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Using Affirmations to Up Your Interview Mojo

by Anne Middleton, on April 15th, 2014

Abracadabra!  Bippity boppity boo!   Alakazam!  We all wish we could wave a magic wand, say a few silly nonsensical words and have our wishes and dreams fulfilled.  Too bad.  With the economy just now picking up, it’s okay to feel that you need more than magic words.  You may even feel like you need a miracle.  Here’s the truth: You do need some magic words.  You need affirmations. 
It’s easy to get down in the dumps if you’ve been laid off or have plateaued in your career.  However, you, as an intelligent human being, also have the choice about how you talk to others (and more importantly, yourself) about the ups and downs of your career wheel of fortune. 

Here are a few tips to help you get out of the rut and onto the fast track:

I am a valuable employee.

Never, ever forget this.  If a robot could do your job, they wouldn’t be hiring for the position in the first place.  You know how they say that you have to believe in the product to sell it?  Well, guess what?  You have to believe in YOU.

I know that it is only a matter of time before I find the perfect job for me.

We hate to wait.  Like Cinderella, “Someday your prince will come.”  In this case, your perfect job will come, but thankfully, you don’t have to don a pair of glass slippers to go out and find it.  Meanwhile, don’t play the waiting game.  Be large and in charge and take advantage of Monster’s resume writing services to give your resume that extra oomph hiring managers are hungry for. 
I am the perfect person for the job.

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This is great for when you have a specific position you’re jockeying for.  Remember your first love--that special moment that you locked lips and knew?  You have to recreate that—except no lip-locking! You have to romance the sale of you in the job interview. How do you do that?  You show interest in the other person.  Dating 101:  Don’t talk so much about yourself at first.  Talk about the company, its values, and its direction.  Be interested.  And then, lower the boom:  talk about how you can help dream employer do all that—and more!  Need to research your soon-to-be employer?  Monster has you covered.

I am a money magnet.

Let’s be real here.  You work to earn a living.  You work to pay for ballet lessons and Disney vacations and sock away some cash for retirement.  You have a lot of financial responsibilities.  Once again, never undersell yourself.  Need tips for negotiating a better salary?  Monster can help!  Still stuck?  Get in touch with one of Monster’s recruiters.

I love job-hunting!

No, we’re not kidding about this one.  If you hate something, you’re not going to want to do it.  Listen, it takes a real champ to pound the pavement and search the job boards, especially when the chips are down.  But, you know what?  You are a champion.  Every interview you flounder through, every resume you send, makes you better.  Persistence and tenacity go a long way.  Now, take that hard work and dedication to the next level.  Work smarter, not harder to find that perfect job by utilizing BeKnown from Monster.  BeKnown helps you use your networks to see who you know at the companies that have the jobs you want.

Not feeling New-Agey?  Too busy for affirmations?  Monster has the tools to help you maximize your potential.  Even if you’re not into self-help, Monster can help you help yourself on the job hunt.  Check out their resources today.