Let’s talk about getting organized and setting structures. This might sound really boring, but isn’t a peaceful mind all that the holidays are about?
Checklists and to-do lists beats everything when you are stressed…like when holidays are coming up and you feel no way near ready to turn on the automatic reply, turn off the computer and wander home in the snowy evening to your home where everything is (NOT) set for Christmas. The feeling of ticking boxes in a list is very satisfying. It can even be a good idea to write a “done”-list just to visualize what has been done and get the feeling that you are on top of things…or at least you are climbing the snowy mountain of tasks to get there.
There are other great lists to reach your dream and set goals. Bucket lists are great for finally deciding on things you want to do but never get around doing. Putting the dream into words makes it more “real” and could set you off into the next stage of planning how to actually get there. Bucket lists go hand in hand with new year’s promises…and maybe it is time to actually write down the promises this year?
Another nice list around this time of the year is the wish list to Santa. And who knows, maybe your top wish is to find a job? A new job or even your first job. If so, the Career Service team and recruiter Anna Rennermalm are happy to help out.
Here is below is a good list for nailing the job interview. Anna’s two lectures on how succeed at the job interview can be found on our playlist on KIs YouTubehere. Click here (English) and here (Swedish).
On December 10 we give you a list of the 10 most common interview questions (according to Anna Rennermalm)
- What can you tell me about yourself?
- Can you list your strengths?
- What weaknesses do you have?
- Why should I consider hiring you?
- Where do you see yourself five years from now?
- Why do you want to work here?
- What is your salary expectation?
- What motivates you?
- What makes a good team player?
- Is there anything that you would like to ask me?
Now it is just up to you to practice, write your lists and wish for Santa to come around (because in Sweden he actually knocks on the door and does not sneak down the chimney). Good luck!