#FindBetter Wednesdays: Your Advice for Career Success

At Monster.com, we’re on a mission to find the nation’s best bits of career advice. Everyone, no matter what job they do or where they are in their career, has a story to share about how to succeed. In an effort to “pay it forward” and help others, we’ve been encouraging people all over the world to share their tips with us on our Facebook page or using #FindBetter on Twitter.

Here are some of the best #FindBetter tips contributed through our social channels over the past week:

Have you ever applied for a job that you knew for sure that you weren’t going to get? What job was it?

  • Yes, claims adjuster.
  • Yes, clinical informatics analyst.
  • Yes, I really wanted to become a call-center agent though I’m n0t excellent in English. I kn0w I’m n0t fit for that but still I’m eager to apply.
  • Yes, I apply for front desk and other office positions at medical places (clinics, hospitals) even though I have zero experience in medical offices and don’t know medical terminology.

What do you do to prepare for an interview?

  • Research for the company and study some general rules on interviews.
  • Practice my interview answers out loud every night before the interview.
  • Research the company and try to remember a few things. Also, I think about what my answers will be to common questions as well as look up questions that I want to ask. I do this all on the day off so I won’t forget, although remembering isn’t a guarantee.
  • Review interview questions in the mirror with garment that will be worn. Work on facial expressions…research the company and go prepared with questions regarding the company and individual.

We’d love to hear your story too! Share with on Facebook or use #FindBetter on Twitter!

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