In the process of job hunting, forgetting to evaluate potential employers is common in job interviews. Interviewees focus on watching videos about the first impression and seeking to look as professional as possible for those moments. However, many times it is not just about the approval of the company, but it is about potential employees seeing the company as a valuable choice.
A senior executive at a Fortune 500 company, said: “You will be spending twelve, thirteen, even fourteen hours a day in your job at times. If you are in an environment where you don’t feel comfortable, your productivity will suffer.”
What the executive said applies to everybody. However, it is important to stress the relevance of this topic for people searching for entry-level jobs. Usually, college graduates, college seniors, and professionals seeking to change their areas have the feeling of running against time. There is anxiety to reach the next step of life, but there is not much care about avoiding the stress of this phase turning into impulsiveness.
Why evaluating the interviewer and the environment helps?
Discovering more about the company, the job, and the possible coworkers will take pressure off of the hiring process. If the focus is solely on the performance or other’s first impression, the anxiety will inevitably grow. The concentration cannot be on uncontrollable outcomes.
Interviewees tend to take all the responsibility for interviews going well. Thus, there is the elimination of so many variables that could play vital roles during these moments. Variables such as the kind of day that the interviewer is having, how the last interviewed made him feel, or how useful the questions are.
If the preparation focuses on the best personal presentation, but also in learning as much as possible from the interactions with potential employers; Interviewees tend to let go of outcomes.
This mentality will help anyone carry less guilt when an interview does not go well. It becomes an experience and not a failure.
Avoiding or accepting a mentality of abundance.
Usually, the level of anxiety a person feels before an interview is related to how much the person values the opportunity.
When there is a belief that it is difficult to find jobs or the interviewee’s self-confidence is low, each interview is highly valued.
In that scenario, the focus is on being approved.
However, if there is trust on the preparation and self-confidence, every interview is differently valued. That is the surrendering of outcomes.
Consequently, there is a better chance of a positive interview because of natural confidence. That is the acceptance of the abundance mentality.
It is not wise to take a job out of fear. It is different to be humble and hustle than to take a job because of low self-confidence.
Interview the interviewer. Value yourself and your potential. Check if they are a good fit for your life just as they are doing with you. It takes pressure off your back.
You will spend a lot of your lifetime in the workplace. Choose wisely. Don’t simply accept it out of pressure.