Do your homework, study the plays, win the game!
It’s game day, the plays are drawn and the quarterback is suited up, but has he done his homework? Has he studied the defensive plays? Does he know the ins and outs of the other players on his team? With the start of college football knocking on the door (Go Dawgs!), I can’t help but look for the similarities in career coaching and preparing for the big game.
I love to do everything I can to prepare my clients to put their best foot forward, play their hearts out and come away with the win. It is important for anyone looking for a new company, a new position, to re-enter the workforce or undergo a career change to do their homework.
► Spend time researching the company’s culture, mission, leadership, recent news, products, and services.
► Know who you are interviewing with. Leverage your network for insight.
► Know how to answer most asked questions.
► Study STAR method.
► Practice. Do a real mock interview.
Just like in football, it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. One solid play change can determine the game - a customized resume doesn’t mean a complete overhaul each time, it can be as simple as tailoring the headline to speak directly to the company and position.
A quarterback has to be flexible, react to the defense, and alter plays on the spot. Be the quarterback of your career and with each opportunity, take time to study the plays and show up to the game prepared to win.
I’m rooting for you,
Ps. Georgia is playing Clemson this weekend. 🙏