At Job Duck, our candidates should match our core values and then some. But in general, companies value authenticity. Did you know that being ‘you’ could increase your chances of landing your dream job?
Being authentic means being true to your personality, values, and spirit, even in stressful situations. Staying true to yourself could sway a job opportunity in your favor. Wonder why? Here is the importance of being ‘you’:
Abilities and Personality
Before you apply for a job offer, you should take a moment to think if it’s something that will complement your abilities and personality. Applying for a position that’s out of your comfort zone could make work unenjoyable or narrow your chances of landing the job in the first place.
“Do some research about the company and ask yourself questions like, “does the job align with my skills?” or “would I enjoy the company culture?”
Being true to yourself and knowing what you’re capable of will give you more confidence during your interview and undoubtedly better your chances of landing the job. What’s more, you’ll build a respectable name as someone whose true to themselves and knows what they want.
Communicate Strengths and Weaknesses
Make a list of everything you have achieved in the past. What are some of the obstacles you faced before achieving success? Surely, it must’ve been stressful, right? Yet, you conquered all obstacles in your way. Now, take that information with you on your journey to your dream job.
“Your strengths could give you a better shot, but your weaknesses could be seen as an opportunity for growth.”
But, it’s also important to communicate your weaknesses. The chances are that the employer would appreciate you being honest as it can help them understand what areas you might need training in. The importance of being you is a win-win situation as you could grow with the company.
While we are at it, let’s talk about honesty. Oh, how important it is. It would be best if you were honest with yourself and asked questions like, “do I want this job because it’s something I’ll enjoy and strive in, or am I only going to apply because of the salary.”
“Chances are better to land the job of your dreams if you are not only honest with the interviewer but also with yourself.”
If you are truly passionate about the position you applied for, you will easily be able to show that, and your chances of getting hired will be better. Why? Because employers are looking for passionate individuals who can help their company move forward.
Asking questions is an important part of growth, and it also shows that you are authentic. Not being afraid to ask questions about the position, company, or some things you might not understand can all lead to signs of interest, which could double your chances of landing your dream job.
“Asking questions is a sign of interest, and it could make you a serious contender for the job.”
The most important part of all is to stay true to yourself. If you truly know who you are and what you’re capable of, you’ll feel confident in your abilities, skills, and experience. Asking questions is an opportunity for growth and a chance to get more information on something you want.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s blog. If you believe in the importance of being you in a professional space, let us know in the comment section below. Click HERE if you would like to apply to one of our job offers.
Until next time,
The Job Duck Team