One Mistake Capable People Make

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by

By E. W.  1-29-13

     It isn’t uncommon to feel that you are being pulled in too many directions, especially as a Gustie. Who among us isn’t juggling a full class load, social life, extra-curricular activities, job, and (heaven forbid) sleep? As it turns out, though, all these associations that we think will make us a better candidate for a job might just make pinpointing our true passions and talents that much harder.

     Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum Greg McKeown explains that by trying to build up so many different qualities, there are never just one or two outstanding abilities to show off to employers. When this happens, our resumes and cover letters blend into the pile. And if we do get an interview, it can still be difficult for us to articulate what makes us the best choice.

     While few actually advocate for Gusties to drop some of their activities, it is advantageous to take the time to consider what all your time and effort is amounting to. Is there something all your activities have in common that is helping you grow? Is there something you really stand out in? And how are your activities helping you reach your goals? Taking time to answer these questions now might help save time down the road when you’re sitting in an interview being asked how your participation in different clubs and societies makes you perfect for the job.


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