Drop your Defences

Given my roles in the recruitment and staffing sector, I have interviewed a lot of candidates over the past 10 years.

 

When asking candidates for their weaknesses a common answer was and still is "I am a perfectionist".

 

My advice: Please drop your defences.

 

I always give the example of parents. As a parent, you don´  t set out to be the perfect parent. A perfect parent would equip its child very very poorly for an imperfect world.

 

Why don´  t you try to equip your child with kindness, gratitude and compassion instead of perfectionism?!

 

Coming back to the recruitment process and candidates or jobseekers try and equip yourself with open-mindedness, curiosity and happiness instead of perfectionism.

 

You´ll find it will go along way with your hopefully soon to be new employer.

 

Much love.

 

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