While you sit in the comfort of your living room watching some of the world’s greatest movie stars receive awards for their successes, don’t become too disheartened. Although most of us can only dream of becoming famous movie stars, there are still valuable career lessons to be learnt from the likes of the Golden Globes or the Oscars.
Check out the following job search lessons learnt from the Golden Globes...
Dress to Impress
We all know that Golden Globe nominees are judged not only on their acting capabilities, but on the way they present themselves. Everyone is desperate to make a good impression and dazzle in something unique – though not necessarily on trend.
As a job seeker, the way you dress says a lot about who you are and how much pride you take in your appearance. Your clothes do a lot of the talking for you, so, while you shouldn’t feel under pressure to wear the latest trends, you do need to ensure that you have a professional interview outfit ready at all times.
Tailor your outfit to the job interview. Are you interviewing for a corporate institution or a more creative company? Try to incorporate your personal style into your outfit where possible, so that your personality shines through.
Expect the unexpected
Awards ceremonies are full of surprises, and just like the Golden Globes, you should expect some unexpected questions during your interview. Don’t be troubled by surprising questions; accept them with grace and answer them as calmly, politely and honestly as you can.
What is an awards ceremony without the thank you speeches? Winners try to thank everyone that contributed towards their success within a short space of time, and as a successful job seeker, it is essential that you thank the people that helped you – whether your interviewer, someone who referred you or a professor who mentored you down the line. Never forget to express your gratitude towards them, either by sending them a thank you note or an email, or giving them a call.
Know your role
Just like in the film industry, you should know your role in the working world. Actors know they’re actors; directors know they’re directors; producers know they’re producers. So understand your role so that you know what you have to offer.
Where do you fit in in your job search? What can you contribute to the success of a whole team? Be clear on your objectives before stepping foot into an interview. This will give you the confidence you need to succeed!