Congrats! You’ve landed the interview. You now have the perfect opportunity to get in front of a hiring manager and show them why you’re the right candidate for the job.
Best way to do this? Do something that makes you really stand out among all the other candidates
Read on and learn from the interview experts at Career Marshal, on how to stand out at an interview among a pool of candidates.
- Demonstrate Drive: During an interview demonstrate your drive to be hired by the recruiter. Show your enthusiasm and your dedication to your work and if you spot any errors in the interview process or any tests, point them out to the recruiter. This shows your interest and your attentiveness to your work. Any recruiter would like to hire a candidate who shows skill as well as dedication and drive towards his work.
- Focus on the interview rather than yourself: The interview is like an intense game of psychology between you and the recruiter. They are judging your every move; you’re your expression, and your words. And you are playing his game, dodging all obstacles and throwing your own jabs at him. But you can’t win unless you know what he actually means behind every question he asks. Did you notice the pause he took where he expected you to elaborate more on your answer? Maybe he offered you a handshake and you missed it while you were checking if you had all your documents with you.
- Body language – one has to be polite, do smile, offer a handshake, and more importantly say thank you, etc.
This doesn’t just apply to interviews. It applies to all aspects in life. After all who wants to meet a sour patch, much less work with them every day?
- The right resume: We have already talked a lot about the importance of a good resume that summarizes all of your relevant details in one page. At Career Marshal we recommend getting professional resume writing services, as your resume will be then be made by people who know what they are doing and will definitely do it well.
- Arrange documents in a convenient manner: Or better yet, use a filing system that allows you to access required document at once without having to sift through your entire stack of documents.
- Interview them as well: Yes we’re serious. Many candidates see the interview as an interrogation of sorts, like a brutal test that one needs to pass so that you finally got a job! But is that really how you want to spend the rest of your career, finding just any company who will hire you? We advise taking the time out to see if you would find the job enjoyable. Do some research on the internet about the employer and read about them.
An interview is always a two-way street. You need to know if the company is a good fit for you as well. Don’t take the job if something doesn’t appeal to you.