When it comes to the job interview, it always comes down to one thing: YOU.
Might as well get up in front of a mic right?
Of course you say. Wasn’t that damned obvious?
There seems to be several factors which influence overall outcomes:
1. Do the hiring people think you’re qualified.
2. Do you match the other technical criteria?
3. Do the hiring people think you’re going to fit in?
4. Do the hiring people like you?
All are important however it’s the last 2 that really get you far.
It’s the last 2 that many hiring people say they value most. And those 2 depend on social and communication skills. The ability to say, “Hello, there! What’s up? How ya doing?” They’re looking for sociability.
Note: Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that in the pursuit of the last 2 which links indirectly to “old boys network” methods, you have a way of hiring not very innovative, risk taking creative types – the sort you need to thrive and stay alive.
I’ve helped people with their resumes and with their job hunt. I’ve helped them with their interviews. The thing that ultimately ties the knot is whether they are confident or believe in the job and when they walk in they are enthusiastic.
The good ones just need a reminder.
The rest need me to help them remember their successes. They need their confidence returned to them. Ultimately, they do have the potential. It’s just the rest of life that sucks them dry of belief, hope or self-esteem.
Trust me – it ain’t easy when you get to the human soul, to the history.Did you like this? If so, please bookmark it, RSS feed.