Hello my ninja circle! 🥷🏽
I wanted to to come to you with some ninja nuggets on interviewing. Additionally, if you prefer to watch the video of this post you can find it here: VLOG
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Now, I’ve been coaching, and helping individuals achieve their career goals for well over 10 years. I also have 21+ years in corporate America where I have hired and sourced talent for teams I led.
As I have been working with clients that are looking for new career opportunities over the last few months one area I see that caused a lot of anxiety in the job search is the interview. I’m sure that is of no surprise to you. Even, I get nervous for interviews. However nerves are not a bad thing. It just means you care, and frankly you should because making a career move is a HUGE life decision. Nerves can become a hindrance when you let them take over the mind. This then hinders your ability to effectively communicate during the interview.
Now stay with me, for a moment so you don’t miss the nuggets coming shortly. I want to make a parallel here to give some context. As a martial artist the first thing I learned was how train the mind. Being in there right frame of mind is crucial for execution. If the mind is not conditioned on what to do as far as emotion (staying calm), or technique and skill (knowing which techniques and skills to use in a given situation), our execution will be off. The value isn’t just conditioning the body, but conditioning your mind on how to react in certain scenarios.