Perhaps You Shouldn’t Apply

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Perhaps You Shouldnt ApplyHas this ever happened to you?

You get the job. Then, after a few weeks of growing frustration, you realize it’s not a good fit — and maybe it never was.

You think you probably should leave and look elsewhere.

But even when it’s a clear mismatch many folks choose to stay put instead of exiting and starting over.

Why?

There are a number of reasons.

Sometimes the salary and benefits seem too significant to leave behind. Or maybe it feels safer to stay put than risk facing another disappointment. Often it was such a long and exhausting effort to get the job, they feel like they don’t have enough oomph left to give it another shot.

But consider this:

Life is far too valuable and brief for anyone to endure the daily grief of an unfulfilling position.

So today, I’d like to share a way to determine if an opportunity is right for you or not — before you ever even decide to apply. That way, if you're looking to leave your current position, you can avoid wasting time on duds and find your dream job faster.

The solution is simple.

When you first come across a potential new job, ask yourself:

“Does this position make me so excited to apply, that I will leave no stone unturned, nor leave anything to chance while preparing for the interview?” If your answer is uncertain, follow up with a second, deeper, question: “Am I genuinely excited about how this job can help my family and improve the quality of my life?”

If your answer is still “no,” then I encourage you to pass. Keep moving until you find something that really speaks to you — something that gets your heart thumping.

When you think you’ve found it, ask yourself the first question again to be sure. If your answer is a resounding “YES”…

Then, go for it!

(And be sure to do all you can to prepare for your interview.)

Because the only thing more frustrating than feeling trapped in a job you don't love is getting turned down for a job that you would have loved — especially if you feel like you weren’t fully prepared to ace the interview.

So — how do you prepare?

There’s no need to wing it or go through a trial by fire. Instead, just follow the step-by-step, time-tested and proven formula for acing interviews that I lay out clearly for you in my Interview Success Formula program.

You’ll get everything you need to walk confidently into your interview, make a powerful impression, and answer each and every question smoothly.

Again – preparation is the key to acing your interview.

And Interview Success Formula is the blueprint.

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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.