Earlier, we discussed important tips that is necessary for an interview to turn into a successful employment; whilst demonstrating your true interest in the position as a candidate. This concluding part highlights what is required for that next interview.
You were not ready to talk about yourself
You weren’t prepared to tell them why you want to work at this company at this time in this position. Many interviewers will ask you to tell them something about yourself, but you don’t know what to say. It is a sign that you are not ready for the interview.
How to Fix It
This is your opportunity to explain why you are a great match and what you have to offer. Without bragging, be prepared to answer questions about yourself in advance and tell them about your previous experience, what it has taught you, and how it can help you in the role for which you are applying. Discuss how you are best suited to the organization’s corporate culture, use real examples of relevant challenges you’ve faced, how you addressed them, and the results. This tells employers you know what you’re talking about and that you can do the job.
You did not prepare any questions.
At the end of the interview, when the hiring manager asks if you have any questions, you say NO. It implies that you have no interest in the organization you are hoping to work for. A candidate should always prepare questions in advance that demonstrate an interest in the job.
How to Fix It
Excitement about the position is a major factor in the hiring decision. Express enthusiasm during the interview and have several questions prepared in advance! Prepare thoughtful questions to ask at the end of your interview. By asking questions about the company, its mission, or why employees love working there, you’re showing a genuine interest in learning about the company that you want to work for. Stay away from asking questions that can be found on the website or that shows ignorance, such as “what does the company do?”
Make sure, during the interview, that you address cultural fit. According to a 2016 Recruiter National survey, 60% of recruiters reported that culture fit was a key part of their hiring decision.
Get Ready! Get Set!! Go Get The Job!!!