The Long Term Prospect

Finding the right position, getting through the interview process and getting hired has a lot to do with mindset. You can separate yourself from so many other applicants just by having the right mindset. Having a keen knowledge of what the company is looking for can pay huge dividends in the future.

Today, I want to talk about looking like you are a long term employee. Many times employees have no idea how expensive they really are. Think about this. Let's say you are a small business owner. You decide that you want to hire someone for a position. So, you pay $500 to post an ad in the newspaper, you spend 10 hours interviewing applicants and you finally find a winner. You proceed to hire the person and spend two months training them to get them up to speed. Then you find out that they are leaving to take a position with a company that they are more passionate about. Think of all the time and money that was just lost. Further, that employer has to do the process all over again!

Now, how can this benefit you? Portray that you are in it for the long haul. A prospective employee that comes across as dedicated to a long term career with a company has so much added value over a similar applicant that doesn't. When you are writing your cover letter focus on a desire to have long term career . When you are in the interview, focus on your desire to create a long term relationship with your employer.

If you come off as the candidate that the employer feels will be in it for the long term, you will get the job. Remember this when you are searching for a new job. Good luck!

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