Archive | May, 2007

Why Should They Hire You?

30 May

Tell them why, share with them why, show them why. You so need to ponder this before showing up for that interview. I talked to a client hiring manager last week and she told me the answers she gets are "horrible" most of the time. She used the word horrible. These are candidates who have passed phone screens and have been flown into corporate for a face-to-face.

Why? Why are candidates ill prepared for interviews. Here’s a few reasons why and my thoughts on overcoming them.

1. You need concrete, real, recent examples of your work.

2. You need to get to the company’s website and do research on the company.

3. You need to have a great answer to why you want to leave your current employer.

4. You need to know how to answer the money questions.

5. You need to not worry about what they can do for you right now.

6. You need to anticipate the difficult questions and how to answer them.

7. You need to list your 10 best assets and the 2 accomplishments you are most proud of.

8. You need to be able to articulate your skills.

9. You need to THINK about this interview.

10. You need to THINK some more about this interview.

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