Take the Road to Success

If you’ve been around the television for quite some time now, you’ve probably seen the hit TV show "Dancing with the Stars" which puts together professional dancers with celebrities and dresses them up in fancy clothes with well-made up faces and extraordinary hairdos. This show is one of the better metaphors for looking for a job today.

Every week, the couples that have been matched on "Dancing with the Stars" rigorously compete by following well-choreographed adaptations of the cha-cha, tango and waltz as they compete for different scores from various judges as well as public votes in order to advance to the next round.

We like this competition to looking for a job simply because there is a long process that is needed to be undertaken by the job-hunter. And like the dancers on the show, there is so much to do before you are able to advance from being a job-seeker to an employee of your dream company.

As a job-seeker, you might encounter a few setbacks here and there and may have to encounter rejection from a few "judges" in your job-seeking endeavor.

However, as a job-seeker, you should always be mindful of the different steps to success that you need to go through in order to eventually earn a spot in your company.

Here are several lessons that job seekers can learn for them to dance all their way to their company.

Believe in yourself

The dancers in the show can be seen to move from emotions of doubt to confidence in a matter of weeks. This should also be in your mind as you apply to one job.

You should believe in yourself and remember the different qualities that you have as a person and as a holder of a degree. Whatever strengths that you might have, you should focus on them and build on those skills.

Listen to criticism

Because the judges might not like each and every move that the dancers make or because they might find an area of improvement here and there doesn’t mean that the dancers have to stop dancing altogether. It just means that there is something that you need to focus on. This is how you should look at criticisms.

Whether your interviewers tell you that you’re still inexperienced or that you lack some qualifications, let that be a stepping stone for you to turn those criticisms into motivating factors so the next time, you’ll be ready.


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