How to move into a new career or move up the ladder in the field you want?

Feb 21, 2018 | feigonhamilton | Coffee Cluck by Feigon Hamilton, Feigon Hamilton Blog, Interviewing Techniques

Just a simple note or tip:

Watching a Ted Talk today, subject was, “Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience.” Jason Shen was the speaker.  What I gleaned from this video was that it is key for you to have examples of your work with you in the interview as it relates to the job you are interviewing for. Even if you are meeting “confidential employers” (meaning you can’t research a company or the principals) you know the job itself is going to have certain aspects. If you have not done the job before, do your research and still we suggest you come in with  examples of how you would do the job.

Recently we had a candidate scheduled for a phone chat with a hiring representative. The subject was about a new job they were formulating. They loved this candidate from previous interviews but didn’t have a job opening yet.  The conversation was more listening than talking but the take-away was that the candidate wasn’t prepared at all and they didn’t move forward.

How can you prepare for something you don’t know enough about?  Grab the title, look at job descriptions that are similar from postings on job sites and start your homework! Become comfortable with the terminology, the challenges, the expectations and you will be able to conduct yourself like a pro (even if you haven’t done that exact job.) When the conversation shifts to something similar to what you have done in the past, you can quickly add to the conversation highlighting your experience and skills as well as your IDEAS for developing the position – be it a Personal Assistant, Family Assistant, Chief of Staff or an Estate Manager – be present, be creative, be humble but have ideas and examples ready to share.

Do you want to talk more about this – send us an email and we can set up a quick call:

Feigon Hamilton wishes you much success in your career path!



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