The uncertainty of a job search can feel like diving into outer space. New things are constantly discovered and you don’t know what you are going to learn next. Every company and position you are interested in has their own unique qualities, much like every planet has its own atmosphere and gravitational force, but you can take some lessons from the final frontier by looking at how NASA scientists and others around the world are approaching their unknown.
Know What You’re Looking For – How to Live on Mars
When we first started exploring Mars with the Curiosity Rover no one knew exactly what to expect. But scientists set goals for the Rover to make the most of the mission. When you are heading in for an interview you might be distracted by the excitement of the new company and potential of a new position, but it is important to stay goal-focused. While the Curiosity is looking for signs of water and elements to the atmosphere, you can look for things that you know are important to you. Make a list of important elements like cultural fit, technology tools or languages, or the in-office perks that are becoming increasingly more important to job seekers and explore the possibilities through the questions you ask in the interview.