by Mark Smallwood and Charlie Teare of Business Squad
We have years of experience when it comes to recruiting right- so what is it that you, as a candidate, need to know but never get told?
Simply this – focus solely on why you are good for the role – do not spend time explaining why it’s good for you!”
At the point of interview, most potential employers do not yet care about you as a person.
They have a gap in their organisation and they care much more about addressing that than whether you are appreciated, happy, lonely or fulfilled etc.
If you choose to tell a potential employer how great this job will be for you; how keen you are to progress; how driven you are etc. You are likely to be politely shown the door.
This will also be true if you are vitriolic about previous employers; after all, if you will say it about them, we can picture you saying it about us!
Next time you are thinking of applying for that great job, take a moment to consider it from an employers perspective and if you are seeking unconditional acceptance, call your mum.
One last tip- consider all of the reasons why they wouldn’t want to give you the job. Use this information to make sure you prepare some robust responses and remove doubt from their minds.
As with all things worth having in life, the more time and effort you put in upfront, the better the outcome is likely to be.
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