There are three things all hiring managers look for in a job interview and in this article, you will learn what those three things are.
If you have a job interview coming up for any role or company, please make sure you read this article from start to finish because it will help you be the standout candidate.
What do hiring managers look for in an interview?
To help you pass your job interview at the very first attempt, this article will cover the following three things:
- 3 things all hiring managers look for in job interviews. Because if you know what the hiring manager is looking for from the perfect candidate, you can give it to them.
- 7 BEST WORDS to use during your job interview. These 7 words are guaranteed to resonate positively with the hiring manager.
3 things all hiring managers look for in job interviews
Below are the three things all hiring managers look for in job interviews:
- Passion and enthusiasm
You must speak with passion during your interview and also use powerful words that demonstrate your enthusiasm for the role and their company. As we proceed, you will learn seven best words to use in your interview that demonstrate passion.
There is also one more thing you can do to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm during your interview, and that is to make sure you quickly research their company before you attend your interview.
This is important because it tells the hiring manager you are serious about working for them and you are not just interested in a paycheck.
When you research their company before your interview, do the following three things:
(a) Look at their website About US page and find out exactly what they do.
(b) Check out their products and services online to see what they sell and offer.
(c) Make sure you follow them on social media, so you’re aware of their latest news stories.
All of these things will then help you to answer the interview question, why do you want to work for us?
The second thing all hiring managers look for in job interviews is fit. Are you a good fit for the role? If you aren’t a good fit, then you won’t get hired.
There is a quick and easy way to demonstrate you are a good fit for the role and that is to read the job description before you attend your interview.
The job description will list the essential skills and qualities needed in the position. When the hiring manager says to you, what are your greatest strengths? Make sure you align them with the skills and qualities listed in the job description.
The second thing you can do to show the hiring manager you are a good fit for the role is to actually say you have read the job description right at the very start of your interview when they say to you, tell me about yourself.
Below is a quick example answer to that first question, Tell me about yourself, with reference to the job description.
Question: Tell me about yourself
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be interviewed for this position with your company today. Before applying, I read the job description carefully to make sure I was a good fit for the role.
I am a strong team worker and collaborator, an excellent communicator, always provide outstanding customer service and take ownership of challenges and problems.
I am a high achiever and someone who was often praised by my previous managers for my resilience, the fact I would carry out duties outside of my job description and my adaptability to change.
If you hire me, I will be a good role model for the company and take responsibility for my ongoing development.”
- High Standards
The third thing all hiring managers look for in an interview is high standards. Do you have high standards? Because if you do, then you are far more likely to get hired.
You can demonstrate having high standards by doing the following four things during your interview:
(a) Get to the interview venue 15 minutes early and make sure you are polite to everyone you come into contact with, and that includes the reception staff.
(b) Be organized and take a copy of your resume along with you to the interview in a smart looking presentation folder.
(c) Make sure you wear a smart looking presentable outfit for your interview regardless of the job you are applying for, because this shows you care and you have high standards.
(d) Have a 30, 60 and 90 day plan in place of what you will do in the role if they hire you. This demonstrates the fact you are organized, prepared, and you have high standards.
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7 BEST WORDS to use during your job interview
Below are seven (7) brilliant words to use in your interview that will impress the hiring manager.
Tell the hiring manager you are a results-driven person who always focuses on the team’s goal.
If you are industrious, it means you are hardworking and resilient when faced with difficult challenges and problems.
- Frugal: If you are frugal at work, it means you take care of company supplies and resources and you always seek ways to help the organization save money.
Hiring managers love flexible workers. If you are flexible, you willingly take on duties outside of your job description and work additional paid for hours when needed to help out the company.
If you are supportive, you will help your co-workers and also train up new members of staff as and when they join the team.
Responsive employees are ready to work and they will act fast to get all of their duties completed on time.
If you are proactive, you don’t sit still when things are quiet. You look for ways to make improvements and you want to carry out tasks that help you grow professionally.
There’s the top three things all hiring managers look for and seven brilliant words you can use during your interview.
Thank you so much for reading this article and I wish you all the best for passing your job interview.
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