“Interviewing and Job Strategy Tips No One Will Actually Tell You” – Buzzfeed Tips curated for you!
Always be kind to the receptionist.
You never know who they may know in the company.
Learn how to ask the best questions to show your smarts.
Asking questions can help you to get answers for a given task, help you to excel in your role or help get you closer to the offer; show you’ve done your research by asking smart questions.
Don’t just look up for opportunities, look laterally.
The majority of us always want to move up in our careers, but sometimes the best steps are made on the same level we are currently at, just in a different role or capacity. There is always room to learn before moving up.
Don’t be better, be different.
Use your unique skills and background to your advantage when applying for jobs that you may not be a “perfect fit” for. Your diverse experience could be just what they are looking for to take a role to the next level.
The best job for you won’t be ready at the exact time you are “ready.”
Timing is everything, so when the right opportunity presents itself, make sure you’re ready to move.
Jobs are a marathon, not a sprint.
Steady goes the race; afford yourself work and life balance to rejuvenate for the next go-round. Like you, your job has hills and valleys, energy spurts, and a heartbreak hill. Pace yourself.
“You don’t get ahead by doing your job well—you get ahead by making new things happen that weren’t a part of your job description.” —Victor Wong, CEO of PaperG
Ultimately, your career is largely a concept that exists in your mind. This is the story of your life and you are the writer.
For more great tips, see this Quora thread.