Employers want to invest in people. They all want to unearth a hidden gem or see the best in someone who shows a lot of potential. The human factor is often ignored but it is also the reason that we aren’t hired immediately after sending over our CVs. Here are some important things to remember when going for your next interview.
From the very beginning application process, you should be thinking about how You fit into the role. Think about what they are looking for in an applicant. Can you picture yourself in that description? Think about how your skills and personality lend themselves to the role. Do a bit of research and look at recent industry news, career pages, and think about how your personality and ambitions mirror the company culture?
Make a point to highlight this at your interview. Not only does this show you have taken the application seriously, it reflects your attitude as a person, i.e this person is forward-thinking, they are proactive and they care about more than just the pay.
Talking about interests and hobbies outside of work will helps. It gives you a chance to talk shared interests or get someone interested in you as a person. Remember we all have lives and interests outside of the workplace and this is a great opportunity to show your passion. Stick to what you know, don’t overdo it and remember to ask questions. The best interviews are ones that go off-piste, get people interested and go on longer than they were planned.