Guest blog by Adrian Evans
How do you respond when you don’t receive the job offer you want?
I have recently observed the varying interpretation of feedback, by people when they have interviewed for a job.
Some react with:
“It was a bit of a shock, just how much effort you have to put into the interview process. I was rejected from my ideal role but have now secured a position - not ideal but got a role. I will seek professional career advice when back on the job market.”
Others respond with:
“That was a wakeup call, my ability to be competent at the role is only part way to securing the position. I am not going to compromise, I will improve my interviewing skills and will invest in myself to achieve my ideal role.”
Essentially the first person is saying I won’t invest in myself now, I will take what is given and when another crisis in my career happens I will do something about it.
The second is saying I will improve. They are committed to honing in on their missing skills, a career planning process and have a vision of their ideal role.
Whom from these two people is most likely to have a fulfilling career and be appropriately rewarded for the value they add?
There is a business truism that a plan is often useless, but the planning process is vital. Champions in every field share this view - they have a vision for themselves and see daily planning and improvement as vital to their success. They see feedback as a vital part of their refinement and have it for breakfast.
Steps that make the most effective use of feedback:
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Many thanks to our guest blogger:
Adrian Evans of Accelerated Career Results http://www.acceleratedresults.org
First published on LinkedIn Pulse - Jul 14, 2016
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