How do you make the interview count? To do this you must put yourself in their shoes. You must come across as the best person for the job. Will standard questions do that for you? Maybe years ago but today it takes more. You must wow the interviewer by standing out with knowledge of the job, the company and an upbeat personality doesn’t hurt.
Your preparation must include questions you can build on based on your research of the company and the position. It used to be professionals would tell you to be prepared for the “tell me about yourself”-that’s old school. Instead be prepared for some hypothetical situations looking for your reaction. Quick thinking resolutions are the key to winning them over.
A winning personality will include exhibiting strength and warmth. Strength measures how much you affect the world around you. Warmth is shown by how much concern is demonstrated in others interests. This confidence and charisma are also the chief characteristics exhibited by leaders.
To close escrow the secret formula is you must be “likeable”. It’s the biggest reason people are hired or not. An exception may be if you’re applying as a corrections officer. This likeable factor can be a natural for some while others may have to work at it. When you put yourself in those shoes-be what you’d want to see.