Don’t Be Afraid To Stand Out
Standing out is something which you will need to do in order to become successful. If you don’t stand out, then you will not be where you want to be in life. This may seem obvious but a lot of people tend to follow the crowd and tend to shy away from going above and beyond to get results.
If you ever go to an interview or an assessment centre, then it is imperative that you stand out from the crowd. The employers are looking for an individual who is not like the rest. Someone who is confident and can come to life when being handed tasks. This applies especially to group activities. Everyone will be in a group conversation and so you need to speak up and make some good points to catch the eyes of whoever is marking you.
These people who are marking you will be making notes. On their notes, they will write what each individual has done well and you do not want to be the individual with nothing next to their name. Speak up and contribute in a way which no one else can. One example of this was when I was at an assessment centre. I always referred to page numbers when talking and they had phoned me up later that day to tell me that I was the only person in the whole company’s assessment centres across the country to refer to page numbers. They were really impressed.
It may seem like a simple thing to do when reading but I am telling you, no one will think of these things on the day. They will be under too much pressure and so just want to do the bare minimum. Conquer your inner fears and go above and beyond what is expected of you.
Standing out is not only physical but mental as well. Have the mindset that no one else has. Believe in yourself and your abilities and success will find your way. The mental side of success is not well told and so you need to know that success can only be achieved if you are mentally adept.