“The biggest and most important thing for any job, but it’s especially true with entry level roles, is you need to display a strong bias for action.”
Trying to land a job can feel like an endless hunt with no success. Tim Dyck, owner of Best Culture Solutions, helps people find clarity as an employer or as a job seeker. He shares his expert insights on how to navigate the competitive job market and stand out from the crowd. This conversation is full of best practices for landing a job.
One of the key topics we discuss is around giving feedback. It may seem surprising, but feedback can boost your reputation and increase your chances of landing a job. Offering candid and constructive feedback can set you apart from the competition. As Tim points out, investing in feedback, you will strengthen relationships and create opportunities for growth. Don’t hesitate to ask for feedback during your interview to show your commitment to growth and improvement.
Along similar lines, employers and recruiters must be upfront and transparent with job applicants. By providing clear expectations about the hiring process and how to succeed, you create a positive candidate experience. Amazon’s proactive approach of emailing candidates beforehand to introduce their interviewer is a fantastic example. Tim recommends the book “Motivational Based Interviewing” by Carol Quinn for anyone conducting interviews. He says that it serves as a guide for job seekers to understand how interviewers identify the desired mindset in candidates.
It was an absolute pleasure having an expert in the field bring such a wealth of knowledge and experience to the podcast. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, this episode is packed with practical advice to help you stand out in the job market. Make sure to take a listen then share the episode with others it may help.
Connect with Tim and his team:
LinkedIn: Best Culture Solutions, Inc
Podcast : World at Work
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[00:02:59] Be selective for the right fit; what to do when candidates ask about areas of improvement.
[00:04:21] Investing time in providing candid feedback to others can greatly enhance one’s reputation
[00:10:26] Teach the skills and let them leave if they want.
[00:15:19] Some people offer interesting responses on why they left a job, but the best ones focus on their experience and growth.
[00:23:28] Experience isn’t everything. Self-motivation is key.
[00:24:57] Job rejection leads to self-reflection and growth.
[00:29:10] To develop and interviewer mindset read Customer Rules by Lee Cockerell and Motivational Based Interviewing by Carol Quinn
[00:31:35] Check out Tim’s podcast, World at Work