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Whether you’ve been interviewed over one million times or can count on one hand how many times you’ve been face-to-face with a hiring manager, the process is always stressful. Not only are you trying your hardest to present the very best version of yourself, you’re also attempting to read your audience and gather as much information as you can about the role, the company culture and the organisation itself. No pressure.
There are remarkable people in this world who excel in their chosen field of work because they are blessed with natural talent. So where does that leave people who just aren’t as ‘gifted’? We’ve been told that hard work can trump any kind of talent, but is that really true or are they just empty words of comfort for people who aren’t perceived to be naturally good at what they do? There have been a lot of research done on this topic. We take a closer look at the talent versus determination debate.
We love stories about people who succeed by a young age. The Mark Zuckerbergs of the world become heroes while the rest of us feel like failures if we haven’t succeeded by 30. That mindset is completely backwards.