#CareerLifeNuggets

#CareerLifeNuggets

What do you do when you are fresh from school and don’t have donkey years of experience but asked to introduce yourself in an interview?

I’m sure as an entry level candidate, this runs through your mind a lot. I felt that way at the beginning of my career.

Basically, what you should talk about is your POTENTIAL. For you to be called for an entry level role, they would not be expecting you to have fixed the problem of the world rather they want to see the potential that you can.

Next question you may be thinking of is “How can I show my potential in an interview?

I always tell people not to take the little experience for granted. Informal settings like a church group, class activities, school leadership, volunteering opportunities, etc.

Don’t just tell them the scenario, talk about how you took initiative and how it benefitted the team, How you were proactive in a particular scenario, How the role resonates with you because you have the required soft skills to excel on the role.

You don’t have to be the best orator but you can show your passion in the best way possible.

There is no need to be scared! If you know deep down that you have what it needs to succeed in that role, then go and show it in your best possible way.

I wish you the best!

What do you do when you are fresh from school and don’t have donkey years of experience but asked to introduce yourself in an interview?

I’m sure as an entry level candidate, this runs through your mind a lot. I felt that way at the beginning of my career.

Basically, what you should talk about is your POTENTIAL. For you to be called for an entry level role, they would not be expecting you to have fixed the problem of the world rather they want to see the potential that you can.

Next question you may be thinking of is “How can I show my potential in an interview?

I always tell people not to take the little experience for granted. Informal settings like a church group, class activities, school leadership, volunteering opportunities, etc.

Don’t just tell them the scenario, talk about how you took initiative and how it benefitted the team, How you were proactive in a particular scenario, How the role resonates with you because you have the required soft skills to excel on the role.

You don’t have to be the best orator but you can show your passion in the best way possible.

There is no need to be scared! If you know deep down that you have what it needs to succeed in that role, then go and show it in your best possible way.

I wish you the best!

Yewande Jinadu

Yewande Jinadu is a Recruiter, a certified HR Professional, an employability coach, Public speaker and a Career Blogger. She has a passion for helping millennials grow their careers. Writing is way for her to make an impact and touch lives. She would love to help reduce unemployment by providing people with the right information. She enjoys reading and speaking with young people. She facilitates a monthly career related Twitter discussion: @careerlifeng Send her a feedback by sending a mail to: info@careerlife.com.ng Join her network on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yewande-jinadu/

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