Soon more than 100 million people will gather around their televisions to enjoy the “spectacle” that is the Super Bowl; the culmination of months and months of hard work, dedication and sacrifice that ends with one team walking away a champion and the other team simply walking away.
Today we have some Super Bowl lessons that can be applied to a successful job search:
Landing a job in today’s market usually takes a team effort. The more you network and have people actively engaged in your job search efforts, the more opportunities you will become aware of and the better your chances will be of landing an interview.
Once in the interview, keep that team mentality alive by demonstrating how you can fit in and quickly become a valuable member of the employer’s winning team.
2) X’s and O’s
Research, strategize and create a game plan that will lead to a successful interview instead of multiple penalties that could cost you a job.
3) Re-group and Persevere
While those 100+ million fans are watching the spectacular half time show, the teams are in their respective locker rooms analyzing their performance, making adjustments and getting pumped up to come out and take the WIN! You won’t have a scheduled half-time to do this regrouping, so you’ll need to think on your feet, make adjustments and persevere to a successful end.
4) Go BIG, or go home; Leave it all on the field
Be willing to step outside of your comfort zone, take risks and go for it with all your heart. Know what skills you have that must be shared with an employer, and be sure to share them before you walk out of the room.
5) 30 critical seconds; how you sell yourself is VERY important!
The average 30 second Super Bowl commercial costs more than $4 million dollars. While that may seem like an outrageous amount to most of us, for some viewers these spots are the only reason they tune in. The most successful commercials tell a story, are relevant to the audience they’re meant to attract and highlight the positive attributes of the product. These are priceless tips to incorporate into your own 30 second commercial when you are networking and interacting with potential employers.
Even though landing an interview might not seem like as big a deal as making it to the Super Bowl, to someone who has been looking for a job, it can be. Here’s to hoping these lessons allow you to walk away from your next interview a winner!
30 second Super Bowl spot: $4,000,000+
Implementing these lessons to land your next job: Priceless 🙂
Bobi Cook is a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions in the Houston – Galveston area. She currently conducts job skills seminars throughout the 13 county Gulf Coast region utilizing her MBA and over ten cumulative years experience as a professional educator, quality systems manager within the automotive industry, and small business administrator to help job seekers develop and implement successful job search campaigns.