The Pitfalls of Overcommitment and the Vital Principles for Success in Career, Life, and Marketing

Learnings from a Job Interview

Gaurav Sharma
Nov 14, 2023

Yesterday, I was reading an interview, and I got to know about an article where a candidate made every promise to secure a job.

For example,

  • He committed to doing extra work,
  • Working overtime, and
  • coming to the office on Sundays.

Eventually, he landed the job, and he didn’t do anything wrong.However, what went wrong was the overcommitment.

The three lessons I learned from this are:

  • Never overcommit.
  • Be authentic.
  • Stay true to your words.

These principles apply not only to job-seeking but also to life and marketing.

Often, we tend to overcommit without trying to solve the problem and showcase our capabilities



Gaurav Sharma

Gaurav Sharma is the Founder and CEO of Attrock, a results-driven digital marketing company. He also contributes to top publications like HuffPost, Adweek..