A Job Interview Tip That Is Easy to Employ But Few Do
Let’s talk with you about an underutilized tool in interviewing. Few people can use it as well as they could. It really isn’t that difficult to pull this out but there is a bias than most job hunters have… Let me just explain.
Most people go to interviews prepared to talk about what they’ve done, and how they went about doing it. Some know their metrics (how much money you helped your firm make or save as a result of your efforts). Maybe you fall into one of these categories.
Unfortunately, the one thing most people don’t access, they are not really prepared to reveal is their personality. You see, it is their personality attributes that can really make you appear extraordinary. It will really help you stand out from your competition when interviewing.
If all you do is recite facts and figures… What you did, how you went about doing it, technology utilized… All this kind of stuff, you are like everyone else.
Your job is to stand out in a positive way.
If you can take a minute or two before you walk into the interview accessing who you are in all your glory, putting a big smile on your face, sincerely, I’m not talking about a pasted on smile that has no meaning, but one that shows that you are feeling great, then, I can assure you you will stand out from others and firms will like you that much more.
You see, the one thing firms look for beyond skills competence is the ability to inspire confidence. Confidence that you are the solution to the problem being sought after a solution for.
You can’t inspire confidence. Unless you are confident. You can’t be confident, unless you feel confident. You can’t turn that on and off like a spigot.
Again, go out there and connect with that part of yourself that is great.
Show it to them and if they don’t like it, it is their loss. You will find an organization that will.
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