If you haven’t tried it, imagine the richest, thickest and densest chocolate cake you’ve ever tasted – almost like a block of fudge.
It’s not for everybody.
In fact, most people would take a bite, say it’s “interesting,” then pass the plate because it’s too rich for their taste. However, some folks can’t get enough. The regular chocolate cake just won’t cut it once they’ve eaten the flourless version.
Well, as odd as it may sound, this is precisely how you need to come across in an interview.
You must embrace your uniqueness.
Think of it this way:
Some hiring managers will see what you have to offer, then they’ll politely pass you along. Yet a small niche of hiring managers will LOVE what you have to offer because it suits their tastes perfectly. Regular candidates just won’t cut it once they’ve seen what you could bring to their team.
That’s the sweet spot.
How do you do this?
How can you utilize the “flourless chocolate cake strategy”?
The key is really knowing what you’re all about and what qualities you bring to the table – what you can offer, and what you can’t. Being confident in how you are different and knowing why that’s a good thing. And, above all, knowing you can’t please everyone.
Believe it or not, you have something different to offer that will set you apart from the rest of the candidates. Embracing and nurturing your uniqueness gives you an edge – a flavor – that makes you attractive to the right hiring manager. So I encourage you to dig deep and contemplate the qualities that make you special.
If you’re interested in discovering more, that’s what my Interview Success Formula system is all about.