You may wonder “what does it take to be a great candidate for the job I really want?”. If you’ve asked yourself that question, chances are you’ve probably gone to several interviews and didn’t get the call back for a job offer.
If this is your situation, don’t despair. We may have the answers you are looking for.
During the Interview, there are ways to stand out and be that impressive candidate the organization needs. So, besides the importance of dressing appropriately, have an updated resume, and have questions to ask; let’s dig a little deeper with the following article.
Forbes recently published a great article This Is What The Best Candidates I Ever Interviewed Had In Common, by Sara McCord, Staff Writer/Editor for The Muse.
This article brings the point of view from the hiring manager’s perspective which can help you identify what is considered a great candidate.
One area this article truly focuses on is connection. The hiring manager is more interested in a candidate that can really connect with him or her and show true interest in the position and the company.
According to this article, this can be accomplished by making clear statements as to what makes you a great fit for the company, truly listening not just hearing what the hiring manager says, and writing a Thank You note that contains parts of the conversation you had.
Getting a different point of view can really open doors to understanding how others view you and how you can be noticed and appreciated as a great candidate.