A Simple Psychological Trick To Conquer Your Competition And Never Again Be Seen As “Just Another Candidate”
So how do employers go about selecting who they want to interview?
I want to introduce you to a concept I’ve learned from a BRILLIANT entrepreneur by the name of Eben Pagan. And that is the idea that most people can be categorized as Givers and Takers.
In life, the "Givers" tend to give more than they "Take" and the "Takers" tend to take more than they "Give"… now this is obviously a gross generalization but there is some truth to this concept.
One of the biggest challenges employers face when they get hundreds of resumes and applications is that it’s hard to decipher the "givers" from the "takers". Let me give you some examples.
• Give as much value as possible no matter where they go.
• They put in extra hours to get the job done or meet a deadline
• They don’t have "expectations" or feel entitled in anyway
• They’re aware of the needs of employers and their supervisors and they do everything in their power to find a way to have those needs met
• They motivate team members and are optimistic and they help others create as much value as possible as well
• Basically they are value producers instead of value consumers.
• Take as much value as possible wherever they go
• They clock in at exactly 8 and clock out at exactly 5…they’re just "there" to collect a paycheck
• They feel entitled to get paid allot of money with all the benefits while putting in as little effort as possible
• They don’t care about the needs of employers and their supervisors and they don’t take responsibility for driving the project to completion
• In team environments, they act as an emotional drain by being cynical or pessimistic. They find more joy in gossiping and playing office politics than they do in looking out for what’s best for the team.
• Essentially they are always consuming value and looking out for #1 instead of contributing value and making life easier for others.
So what’s the lesson here? Be a Giver not a Taker when you sell yourself in your next job interview.
Now do me a favor and leave a comment below to let me know your thoughts…