If you are in the market for a new job, take a moment to consider this reality about your next job interview.
When you walk into your next job interview, you are one in a line of people interviewing for the same job. Only one person will get the offer.
There is a good chance that when interviewers are going through their notes and deciding who to hire, someone will refer to you be asking, “Now, which person is this?”
That’s not a good sign.
Let’s face it:
- Some job candidates fall short of meeting expectations.
- Others meet them, but aren’t memorable
- Competitive folks often exceed expectations
- A very select few set expectations & truly stand out
If you want to be in the final group, work to achieve the following:
- Own the room, without being egotistical.
- Teach them something they didn’t know, without lecturing.
- Demonstrate that you have already done what they are looking for, without being arrogant.
- Make them forget that anyone else interviewed, without saying a negative word.
- Let them know that you appreciate their time and want the job, without being patronizing.