You have interviewed time and time again and you are getting a little down about it but remember the wise words of Adam Carolla when he said, “No one is depressed when they’re being chased by a bear.” Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, start concentrating on other ways you can excel before it is too late.
1 – I want to make movies that I want to go and see. (Jerry Bruckheimer)
This stuck in the minds of the staff at SimplicityResume.com because they only make resumes they would want to use themselves. When you present yourself in an interview, present yourself as the sort of person “You” would want to hire.
2 – Learn from your successes if you ever wish to replicate them. (Dennis Prager)
If an interview goes well, then go over it in your mind and figure out why. Figure out what worked and what didn’t so you can improve for your next interview.
3 – I thought everybody else was doing much better than I was. (Caitlyn Jenner)
We have all been intimidated by the other suited, pretty, handsome, and professional-looking people in the interview room, but try to remember that most of the time, your competition is awful and are probably doing far worse than you are.
4 – If you follow trends then you are already behind. (Donald Trump)
Remember when people were trying to use NLP to get jobs, or power words? Remember how 90s buzzwords were the way to get jobs, buzzwords like re-engineering, streamlining and being a perfectionist? Follow trends at your own risk.
5 – What would I know about comedy, I just sell shrimp off the side of a highway. (Ron White)
In short, you can be good at something without being cocky. Yet, on the other hand, being modest is not a great sales tactic either. Derive confidence from your skills and you will be fine.
6 – Before you try to convince somebody like you, ask yourself if you like them. (Joy Villa)
If you are worried about the interviewer likes you, ask yourself if you like the interviewer because they are the people you will probably be working with on a daily basis if you get the job.
7 – There is a difference between being humiliated and doing something humiliating. (Adam Sandler)
No matter how much of a fool you make of yourself at an interview, you are in control of how you feel about it and how much you let it affect your next interview.
8 – If you work hard and play by the rules, you can achieve anything. (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
That quote is from somebody who has achieved more than most people would in three lifetimes. If you try to be shocking, counterculture, or a rule breaker, then do not expect to get very far in your interview.
9 – You can’t beg from people what they’re not willing to give you. (Elisabeth Hasselbeck)
No matter how much you need a job, you will not get it unless you sell yourself and your skills correctly. People are not hired because they “Need” a job, they are hired because they are the best for the job.
10 – If you strive for the moon, maybe you’ll get over the fence. (James Woods)
Set your expectations a little higher, set your goals a little higher, and perhaps what you achieve will be a little more impressive.
11 – Blame yourself for your successes as well as your failures. (Stacey Dash)
When you look back on an interview, feel free to kick yourself for the things you did wrong, but do not forget to pat yourself on the back for the things you did right.
12 – Before you talk, listen. (Melissa Joan Hart)
This was inspired by the time Melissa (Sabrina the Teenage witch) was shouted down for not being a feminist, to which she replied, “If I am not willing to change who I am for men, I will be damned if I am changing for women.” In short, before you start trying to sell yourself in an interview, listen for what the interviewer is searching for.
13 – People who fail, excel at avoiding opportunity. (Adam Carolla)
Even if you are interviewing for a job you are not thrilled about, you should still give it your all because opportunity comes from the most unexpected places.
14 – Sometimes, a jigsaw piece just doesn’t fit. (Kristy Swanson)
In other words, before you become crestfallen and depressed because you didn’t get a job, consider the fact that it probably wouldn’t have worked out anyway. There are thousands of other opportunities out there that would be a better fit for you.
15 – Being thankful doesn’t make you weak. (Jon Voight)
This last quote may seem a little cryptic, but if you are one of those people who become bitter and angry when you do not get a job, think of all the poor souls who didn’t even get an interview. Gratitude is the key to happiness, and in the job world, is also the key to success.