Just before we start, I’d like to say that you don’t have to be a coffee drinker to land your dream job. What I really mean by getting coffee here is the process of meeting an experienced advisor one-on-one for quality time and mentoring, something that you can easily get on Go Get Coffee.
So how exactly does it help?
1. You get a better understanding of what the industry REALLY is like
You’ve probably been to networking events or career talks before, and listened to professionals giving their spiels on the companies they work for. Sometimes, or maybe even most of the time, it can seem a little rehearsed and perfect - after all, these are company representatives tasked with promoting their firms for the next generation of bright young minds.
There is an invisible social barrier during such interactions: candidates don’t want to ask ‘silly’ questions for fear of being judged, while employees need to put on their best face when representing their company in public.
Meeting a person one-to-one removes this barrier, allowing you to ask any question you want to really understand what having a career in the industry is like. On Go Get Coffee, our advisors are impartial to candidates, removing the stress from both parties and allowing open and honest conversations to happen.
This helps you ascertain if a particular company or industry truly is suited for you, bringing you a step closer to discovering your dream career.
2. You learn about common pitfalls in job applications and how to avoid them
Unless you are fortunate enough to have a close network of friends and family working in industries you want to get your foot in (whether by birth, chance encounters, or just lucky networking), you would be hard-pressed to find good advice with the ‘insider scoop’ on how to do well in those job applications.
In my final year of university, I was being a little cheeky and skipped the first two weeks of classes to travel. As a result, I missed out on networking events organised by a particular top-tier management consulting firm, which apparently was a reason for not making it through to the interview stages, even though I secured interviews at all the other firms I applied to! This was an easily avoidable mistake had I known it earlier.
By meeting with an advisor on Go Get Coffee, you can tap into his or her past expertise getting into the industry, and learn about mistakes made and how to avoid them. This saves you invaluable time and energy spent on research and costly mistakes (like mine!).
3. You can calm your nerves and bring out your best at interviews
Whether you like it or not, interviews are a stressful process, especially since your future career is at stake. Many times, candidates perform poorly at interviews not because they are incompetent, but simply because their nerves get in the way of showing their full potential.
This is an easily rectifiable problem - by repeatedly practising mock interviews with a friend, you improve your delivery confidence and your ‘story’ becomes second nature to you.
To take it a step further, you can arrange for mock interviews with an experienced advisor from Go Get Coffee who will provide actionable feedback on how you can improve and really shine as a candidate.
So there you have it - ‘getting coffee’ can make a difference and give you that boost you need to land your dream job. Why not give it a go on Go Get Coffee today?