“When life gives you lemons make lemonade.”
Are you a LOSER or a survivor?
If you find yourself “under-employed” in a position that you are over-qualified for, now or in your past, one of the questions you may be asked is how that situation came about.
“Why are you working as a clerk when you are applying for a management position?”
There a couple of ways to look at this situation.
Are you a “loser”? A person can’t get a job anywhere else? Or – Are you as a “survivor? A person who knows how to deal with adversity?
If you can hold your head high and feel good about the job that you are in due to circumstances beyond your control, you can appear to be a “survivor.”
You’re out there working and making money in spite of a terrible job market. Good for you!
“I thought I would let you know how my interview went. It went great! I followed your advice and talked about how my survival supervisor positions gave me valuable real life experience. My interviewer responded positively to my story and said that it was great that I learned things even though it wasn’t an ideal situation. My confidence was high for the rest of the interview and finished strong.
I want to thank you for helping me see the value of my experiences and being proud about them, not embarrassed. It really changed my whole outlook on the interview and me personally.”
By realizing that any work is better than no work – even volunteer work – you can feel positive about having survived a bad time. To be adaptable and flexible are important traits to have in today’s ever-changing world of work. – Carole Martin
You can get expert help – walk out of your interview with the job. Talk to Carole. www.interviewcoach.com