Today, many companies hire internally or they use employee referrals to find candidates to interview. This leaves many qualified candidates in the dark. But don’t worry. We’ll clue you into a number of ways that you can gain access to the hidden job market and open the door to many more career opportunities.
You own your career. You choose which path to take, which decisions to make, and at the end of the day, nobody cares about your career more than you do. While it’s great to have supporters and people in your corner when you really take a look at it, the only person you can really count on is YOU and you alone.
Just because the job is yours to lose doesn’t mean it cannot be lost. It’s never in the bag until you sign the employment contract; and even then, things can go wrong. Too many candidates, believing they are the perfect candidate, let down their guard a bit, get a little cocky and even greedy.
An internship is your opportunity to show what you can do and prove to the company that you have what it takes to become a permanent member of the team. It’s not just a learning experience and getting to know what a real job in finance will be like.
Many marketers are creative. However, saying you are creative is very different than actually showing that you are creative – especially during a 30-minute job interview. You have limited time to communicate and explain your creative side to interviewers. But it can be done. You just need to be creative about how you show your creative side!