[MMM] | Why Some Get The Position and Others Don’t

March 13, 2017 | The “P P P” Edition

 

Good Monday morning,

 

In Canada, you either embrace our weather or you continually complain about it. Fortunately, I enjoy winter and have found ways to enjoy all of the white stuff that we get.

 

When my kids were growing up, we spent most weekends at the hill. They would have lessons for the morning and we would ski together in the afternoon. It was a great way to take advantage of the cold and connect with them. I took up snow boarding and now with my kids older; it is an activity we both share. Over the last month, I had the opportunity to ski with my daughter in Whistler and my son in Calabogie, near Ottawa.

 

This past week, I read a fascinating article about the world’s worst skier ever. Yes, you heard me right.

 

The. Worst. Skier. Ever.

 

Adrian Solano represented Venezuela at the Nordic world ski championships in Finland. In the 10k qualifying round, he completed 3.5km in 37 minutes and 39 seconds. This was the same amount of time it took his competitors to complete the entire race. In the 1.6 km cross-country sprint, he finished last, in 156th place.

 

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Lest you think he had an injury, that wasn’t the reason. The one missing ingredient in his preparation was that he didn’t train with his skis on snow. He did all of his training on skis with wheels.

 

You can watch his “Eddy the Eagle” moment here and get a true sense of how unprepared for skiing on snow he truly was.

 

We always say practice, practice, practice. However, if you don’t have the right kind of practice, you end up not truly being prepared for the race.

 

That’s the same in job interviews.

 

Many professionals have awkward moments and don’t perform their best because they don’t have the right kind of preparation for an interview. They may read some articles, or had a friend or family member to help get them ready.

 

Let’s face it, the job market is increasingly competitive, you don’t want to be caught flat-footed in your meeting with the hiring manager.

 

We invest a lot of time with our clients, helping them to get the job they are truly ready for, with the right kind of interview preparation from our coaching team. Why stumble out of the gate, when you can truly do your best.

 

Along the road with you!

 

Alan

 

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