HOW TO RULE OUT THE COMPETITION WHEN APPLYING FOR A JOB POSITION: CREATIVITY

HOW TO RULE OUT THE COMPETITION WHEN APPLYING FOR A JOB POSITION: CREATIVITY

Following our file rouge about what the current job market requires to candidate in terms of personal and professional skills, here we would like to address the theme of creativity.

The most successful companies, as well as startups and multinationals, base their process, product and overall advance on innovation and disruption of previous way-of-being. They are engaged in a continuous search for those talents who are capable of being autonomous in completing their tasks and, at the same time, manage to propose new and innovative ways to complete old tasks.

Creativity it is defined as a mental characteristic or personal aptitude that enables an individual to think “outside of the box”, which results in innovative or different approaches to a particular task (Business Dictionary, 2015).

Therefore, it is not only a subject-matter of creative careers in the strict sense of the word (designers, marketers, copy…). It is instead an innate aptitude, a personal trait that everyone can improve and craft over time. In fact, it is possible to train the ability to think outside of the box, and it is simple: For each time you make a decision, think about other three plausible ways to do it! Do not focus on the feasibility straight away, because for the most creative experiments there was not a regular way before a creative thinker found one! For every time you are studying s definition or a model, imagine five limit-situation that that model would apply, even slightly.

During a job interview, show the manager your creativity by describing how you managed to solve a problem, either at work or during your life, in a creative and unexpected way. Another way to show your creativity-oriented aptitude is to come up with unusual questions ad the end of the interview.

All in all, even if your professional profile has to do with numbers and statistics, the creativity trait is always welcome in every kind of firm you want to work in.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *