7.22.22 Today’s Learning from LinkedIn, Harvard Business Review, Stanford, Google and a Renowned Mindset Expert
You may have read or heard that curiosity and inquisitiveness are important “power skills” for ambitious international candidates to master. Yet, you might still wonder why this attitude/behavior pair is so crucial, and/or why it’s significant enough to merit mention as a designated Mandarin Consulting Personal coaching topic (vs. simply deserving a casual mention while discussing others).
Surprisingly, curiosity is emerging as not only valuable but critical, at least according to noted Harvard Business School Professor and behavioral scientist Francesca Gino, who includes it among the top three competencies companies are seeking from new hires. In the article below, she goes so far as to advise companies to intentionally seek out talent who specifically demonstrate curiosity in their interviews.
Fortunately, there are multiple ways that our coaches can support job candidates to learn why exuding curiosity is essential for success in global/Western firms. Through partnering with a coach, ambitious international students like you can learn to become more aware of what you are curious about, you can find ways to develop your “inquisitiveness” and you can master ways to communicate the “beneficial outcomes” of your professional curiosity in interviews.
Make sure to seek out coaches who can help to create a coaching “safe space” for you, and who are able to model their own curiosity, as well, which will set a great example for you, too.