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How to Make The Interviewer Want to Hire You?

I  have  been  talking  to  several  recruiters,  hiring  managers  and  human  resource  managers  about  how  they  conduct  interviews  and  I  have  learned  that  the  best  person  for  a  job  is  often  not  the  one  that  ends  up  of  being  considered.  The  hired  candidate  is  often  the  job-seeker  who  does  the  best  job  in  responding  to  interview  questions  and  showcasing  his  or  her  fit  with  the  job,  department,  and  organization.  In  most  cases,  the average  people  get  hired  because  they  are  fit  in  the  position.

Here  is  what  you  should  say  to  the  interviewer  to  impress  him/her  at  your  next  interview  and  to  make  him/her  want  to  hire  you:

Delivery of information in an interview is crucial and key element to success. The quality of information you are delivering and the way you are delivering are both important.

Learn  how  to  highlight  your  top  skills  and  how  to  demonstrate  a  close  match  between  your  skills  set  and  what  is  being  required.  All  you  have  to  do  is,  recount  your  past  actions  and  achievements  and  link  them  to  the  new  job  including  what  you  have  done,  how  you  did,  the  context  in  which  you  did  it  and  the  desired  outcomes.  You  can  change  the  whole  nature  of  the  interview  when  you  ask  great  questions.  It transforms from the interrogating nature to the discussion.  Learn  the  art  of  how  to  pitch  good  questions  in  a  decent  way  that  shows  you  are  serious  about  the  job.

The  biggest  way  you  can  impress  interviewer  is  to  take  time  to  prepare  your  own  answers  rather  than  simply  using  answers  that  you  have  read  or  heard  somewhere.

Get to know the company and its task before you appear for an interview. There is nothing more impressive and credible than to show your knowledge about the company and its missions. Relate company’s mission to your skills set and tell the hiring professionals that how can you be beneficial for their organization.

Be  grounded  that  interviews  are  more  into  rapport  building  as  they  are  about  answering  questions.  It is also  about  interacting  whilst  simultaneously  articulating  smart  answers.  If  you  fail  to  establish  rapport  and  trust,  it  is  unlikely  that  you  will  get  the  job  no  matter  how  technically  brilliant  you  are.

Justify  your  answers  and  talk  confidently  about  your  career  achievements  in  an  interview about  your  career  accomplishments.  There  are  different  techniques  to  summarize  your  accomplishment  using S-P-A-R: 

  • what  was  the  Situation  in  which  you  were  working,
  • what  was  the  Problem  that you  faced,
  • what  Actions  you  took  and,
  • what  were  the  Results? The results must be quantifiable.

In  an  interview  you  feel  under  pressure  and  your  brains  perform  sub-optimally.  No  doubt,  you  must  have  heard  all  sort  of  advice  on  how  to  overcome  such  pressure  but  I  am  thrilled  to  refer  this video of TEDX  talk  by  Dr  Alan  Watkins.  In  his  video,  he  not  only  explains  how  you  can  actively  control  your  brain  power  but  also  how  breathing  has  huge  effects  on  our  brains  performance.  So,  if  you  eagerly  want  to  know  how  to  perform  brightly  at  your  next  interview,  it  will  give  you  effective  ways  to  it.  Finally,  as  the  interview  winds  down,  ask  about  the  next  steps  in  the  process  and  the  timetable  the  employer  expects  to  use  to  make  a  decision  about  the  position.

 Best  of  luck

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How New Year can benefit Your Company?

Are you a leader or entrepreneur? Do you own a company? Have you made New Year resolutions for your organization? If no, make one today.

At one point of another, we all at least think once what we need to do with our lives in coming years ahead because New Year is the opportunity to start all over again, to change what you want to change in life – it’s the right time to evaluate yourself, your needs and your goals. Life will become meaningless if you don’t have any goals, even a simple housewife has near future goals like changing curtains or buying new stove, and she might have long term goals like, getting her kids admitted in schools or losing weight in 6 months etc. That’s why I always say, New Year is our door to ‘fresh start’.

Now, why do I think Corporate New Year resolution is important? That’s because personal resolutions will only benefit you or maybe your family and close friends, like I have already described in my article New Year-New Start, but if you are a leader or entrepreneur then it’s time to think big, as you will be making changes in many lives along with much betterment in your company and it will ultimately benefit you in return.

While browsing yesterday, I came across a very informative and interesting Yahoo article, written by David Pogue, he explained how big tech companies like Apple, Sony, Uber and other few made big mistakes in 2014 and what are their resolutions for 2015. Take a look here for details.

Before going any further, let me explain making resolution is not that difficult or time taking, one can simple make a To-Do List of actions. I am explaining a few important and easy points to ponder upon before you make any plan for New Year:

Invest a little more in Branding: You definitely want to increase company’s revenue and market position, right? It’s a dream of every entrepreneur to see his/her company flourishing in success, fame and profit. So, to achieve that, one must be willing to spend some amount. Because if that amount is being spent on the right thing and at the right place, it will give 2 times more benefit in return, being a young entrepreneur, I have experienced this myself. All you need is to be little generous for your business.

Align company’s goal with employee success: It’s the most crucial part for any organization. Employee like to work at a place where they have chances to grow and excel in their career. So, companies that offer growth space to employee are ranked high in business market. If leader/owner of the company realizes this fact that employees will give double output if they allow them to complete company’s task in their own way, and yes, appreciation and encouragement are its major parts.

Change things that are not workable: If some strategy or worker is not giving output and you know it, it’s time to take action about it. Because neglecting one termite will cause badly. So, such changes will not only help in saving time and investment but will also provide a step towards success.

Plan development: Make it a habit. Short term plans are more effective and productive. Start making weekly or monthly plans and you will see prominent difference in company’s progress.

Increasing Social Network: Networking is always very helpful for any individual or company. New year is a great time to develop good B2B relations in the market. Besides, management professionals should be encouraged to expand their personal and professional networks so that they too can benefit the company by utilizing them in one way or other. This process can be called as, indirect branding, and it’s a powerful too, you must have heard about word of mouth advertisement, it’s the same.

Simple, isn’t it? All above things do not need much time or energy to be added in your business’s New Year resolution. Many other points can be added as per company’s nature of work, budget, expertise and years of experience. So, look for yourself and start powerfully this year of 2015.

Happy new Year on the Behalf of BrightSpyre Team.

All the best!


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