I don’t know about you, but when I think about interviews – vulnerability comes to mind.
That’s probably why interviewing is considered one of life’s stressful activities as you open yourself up to judgment, comparison, and subjective evaluation.
The definition of vulnerability is: the state of being vulnerable or exposed; “his vulnerability to litigation”; “his exposure to ridicule”
In Brene Brown’s blockbuster book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, she encourages each of us to understand vulnerability, embrace it, and use it to lead authentic and courageous lives.
This book is based on twelve years of research, her TED talk has been viewed over 10 million times, and many CEO’s of corporate America have invited her to talk to their employees about the topic of vulnerability. I sure wish I would’ve had this resource as a college student!
Do yourself a favor – read it and have your high school or college student do the same.
It’s a great foundation for discussing passions and careers. Hopefully it will reduce the stress level during the interview process as well.
Let me know what you think.