You know this- job search mode requires a resume full of information that a prospective employer wants to know in order to determine if the candidate qualifies for the job. But, it's the information the employer learns in the interview that comes from the education and experience of life that determines "fit-ness" for the position. The resume may get a person in the door but it will not be the sole factor to cause the employer to invite a person back to stay.
This is the stuff that counts when the resume is finished and it's time for the interview:
- Some of the best lessons in life are not awarded with a grade, a certificate or a diploma. We do not pay tuition to experience them but they can be costly. However, the value and the return on this kind of investment can be priceless! If you have learned from the lessons, speak as one highly educated and a good steward of the lessons you have learned in life. Give credit where credit is due to the teachers who have taught you these lessons.
- Know your personal strengths and be able to communicate those strengths with examples. Do this as natural and familiar as having a conversation about your strengths with a friend. Need some help? There are a variety of inventories and assessments, along with asking others for input.
- Be familiar with your personality type and that of others. It's not enough to know how you relate and show up, you need to be aware of the style of the interviewer and team. Don't pretend to be something you aren't but make adjustments which honor their personality and work culture. If they ask for facts, share the facts. If they are slow paced, slow down your talking pace. Ask how much time they have for the interview and respect this in your replies to their questions.
- Ask them sincere questions. Be as genuinely interested and curious about them as you want them to be about you. What do they have to teach you? Learn.
- Seriously consider before you go, what can you do for this company or workplace? Why will they be glad they hired you? What kind of person do you want to work with and what kind of coworker are you? Remember it's not all about you and what you will get from being their employee. What will the "employer benefits" be because you are on the team?
What is the easiest part about the interview process for you? What have you learned through being interviewed or interviewing others? What parts do you want to strengthen? Remember, this stuff counts!
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