𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗻, 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘁.
So why do job candidates (a.k.a. athletes) recruit for jobs with little to no preparation?
We can learn a lot from marathoners:
🏃 Marathoners visualize completing the race
👔 Job candidates should visualize landing multiple interviews and choose from multiple offers
Deconstruct your goal
🏃 Marathoners have proper nutrition and consistently stretch
👔 Job candidates should network effectively, conduct mock interviews, and research the company in detail
Build new habits
🏃 Marathoners run on a consistent basis such as 3x per week.
👔 Job candidates should set weekly goals such as messaging 10 professionals on LinkedIn and scheduling 5 networking calls
🏃 Marathoners train in all conditions to prepare for bad weather on race day
👔 Job candidates should expect rejection and use it as redirection
Want to hear more from a 9-time marathoner?
I sat down with Amanda Porter, Head of Talent at GSV Ventures as she explained on The Final Round Podcast how recruiting for a job and running a race are the same thing.