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Recruiting Is Like A Marathon

By December 5, 2021January 30th, 2022No Comments
Recruiting Is Like A Marathon

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜.
So why do job candidates (a.k.a. athletes) recruit for jobs with little to no preparation?

We can learn a lot from marathoners:

Visualize success
๐Ÿƒ Marathoners visualize completing the race
๐Ÿ‘” Job candidates should visualize landing multiple interviews and choose from multiple offers

Deconstruct your goal
๐Ÿƒ Marathoners have proper nutrition and consistently stretch
๐Ÿ‘” Job candidates should network effectively, conduct mock interviews, and research the company in detail

Build new habits
๐Ÿƒ Marathoners run on a consistent basis such as 3x per week.
๐Ÿ‘” Job candidates should set weekly goals such as messaging 10 professionals on LinkedIn and scheduling 5 networking calls

Anticipate roadblocks
๐Ÿƒ Marathoners train in all conditions to prepare for bad weather on race day
๐Ÿ‘” 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.

Here is the link to Episode 7 with Amanda Porter