Always The Interviewee, Never the Successful Candidate

You have taken part in countless interviews, on the phone, face to face and casual meet ups, but as the saying goes always the bridesmaid never the bride. Here are some suggestions for you to take into consideration to boost you from being an interview to a successful candidate

Attitude

It’s important to find the balance between enthusiasm and composure. Highlight your enthusiasm and energy towards the job in question and the company you are applying for. However, positivity aside, you must remain composed. Yes, it may be your dream job, but coming across desperate will not entice the interviewer.

Self-Expression

You have made it to the interview, which means one thing, your skills and experience is what this company wants. Knowing your CV inside out is a pre-interview must. Expand on your CV, explain your experiences and give examples and insights into why you are the ideal candidate!

Fit

Every company has a culture and most employers tend to hire those who fit into the company culture. So, do your research and highlight how you’re right for their company throughout your interview.

Contribute

Yes, the job has been advertised so clearly there is some work to be done, but how are you going to improve things? Explain what you hope to achieve in your role, including your short and long-term plan. Join the dots and show how your skills and previous accomplishments will enhance the growth of the company.

When it is all over and done with and you’re at home dreaming about your new position be sure to send a quick email to your interviewer or the company’s HR department thanking them for their time and the opportunity. It costs nothing and might just be the final step to your new job!