Maybe You Shouldn't Apply

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Maybe You Shouldnt ApplyIt happens all too often.

The interview goes well…

The job is awarded…

Then, after just a few weeks of frustration, it becomes painfully obvious the job wasn’t a good fit in the first place.                       

Yet, unfortunately, instead of leaving and heading back to square one, many people decide to remain. And I can understand why they might feel that way. Especially if the position was awarded after a long, exhausting search.

When it comes down to it, your life is far too valuable to waste on a position like this.

So today I’d like to share a simple way to know if an opportunity is right for you before you apply. This technique can help you avoid job-search burnout.

First, when you look at a job, ask yourself this question:

“Does this make me so excited I will leave no stone unturned nor leave anything to chance while preparing for the interview?”

If the answer is “no,” or “I’m not sure,” then ask:;

“Am I genuinely excited about how this job can help my family? Will it vastly improve the quality of my life? Will it help me sleep better at night?”

If your answer is “yes,” then revisit the first question and be sure you’re ready to commit to doing everything you can to prepare yourself.

If the answer is still “no,” then I'd strongly encourage you to pass on that opportunity and find something that really gets your heart thumping. Remember, you only have so much time. Focus your energy on what can enrich your life.

What if your answer was “YES!”?

Then go for it. And go all in.

After all, the only thing more frustrating than finding yourself stuck in a job you hate is getting turned down for the job you would have loved and knowing you could have done more to get that offer.

If you’d like help with this, Interview Success Formula provides a step-by-step framework to help you be sure you’re absolutely ready for the big day.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.