In both situations you are trying to make a strong case. In the case of the attorney, the attorney is putting forth a strong case based on evidence as to why their client should prevail on a particular matter. In the case of the job seeker, the job seeker is putting forth the case as to why they are the strongest candidate for the position.
The problem is that most job seekers do not take their job search seriously enough. The average job seeker may spend 20 to 30 minutes researching the position or the company, but will not put together a “case” for why they should be hired. An attorney would never dream of only spending 20-30 minutes working on a case that could make or break their client’s bank and/or spare their life.
For job seekers, finding a job can be a life or death situation. The job seeker’s livelihood, as well as the livelihood of their family often directly depends on how effective or ineffective they are at finding a job to provide for themselves or their family.
So what is it that has an attorney to be able to make a compelling case time and time again when in court? I would say that there are three things that has an attorney be effective at making the most compelling case for why their client should prevail and that job seekers should learn to apply these same three elements in making the strongest case for why an employer should hire them.
These three elements are:
Each day, for the next three days I will get into why each of these elements is so critical to one’s job hunt and what one can do to make a stronger case the next time that they go in for an interview.