In this blog, we’ve published the “6 Things to Say During Your Job Interview.”
We’ve also published the “6 Things NOT to Say During Your Job Interview.”
In this entry, we’re going to address other critical aspects of your interview. After all, the face-to-face interview is one of the most important parts of the hiring process. It can make or break your chances of getting a new job.
That’s why you don’t want to leave anything to chance. Instead, be completely prepared so that you can have the best interview experience possible.
In another previous blog post, we listed seven intangible traits that employers look for when it comes to hiring new employees. These are traits that serve a candidate—and the company that hires them—well once that person becomes an employee and is on the job.
However, what about during the interview stage? Which intangible traits will help a candidate the most while they’re interviewing for a new position?
There are four such intangible keys to interview success:
1. Passion—Employers are intrigued by people who love what they do and who get excited when they talk about it. The face-to-face interview is the perfect time to exhibit this passion. Employers know that if people are passionate about what they do for a living, it won’t even seem like it’s a job to them.
2. Confidence—There’s a fine line you must walk with this intangible key. That fine line is the one that exists between confident and cocky. People like and are attracted to those who are confident. On the other hand, they are turned off by those who are cocky. Be confident of your skills and your ability to handle the responsibilities of the position.
3. Enthusiasm—This pertains to your enthusiasm regarding the job for which you’ve applied and are now interviewing. It only makes sense that the employer wants to hire somebody who is enthusiastic about the job opening. However, don’t be “over the top” about your enthusiasm, but be sincere and communicate that sincerity.
4. Energy—While it’s true that some people inherently have more energy than others and this final intangible key is tied more to personality than the others, it’s still important that you display a certain amount of energy. Being perceived as dull could be “the kiss of death” in your interview.
How would you rate yourself in regards to these four intangible traits? Have you displayed them during past interviews? Which ones do you need to work on the most?
Taking a personal inventory now can help ensure interview success in the future.
Time Staffing Inc.