In a job interview, you don’t need to just make a convincing case that you have the skills necessary to perform the job, you also need to convince the hiring manager that you’d be an overall great employee worth taking a chance on. When you’re preparing for an interview, focus on these three things your actions must reveal at a job interview:
- You Have Passion
Your resume shows that you have the background requirements for the job, so your interview is the time to show your enthusiasm for the job/industry. Hiring managers want to see that you have passion because it’s more likely you’ll be a motivated and engaged employee. So don’t hold back; make it clear that you want the job for which you’re interviewing.
- You’ll Fit With Company Culture
Every workplace has its own unique set of values that make up its company culture. It’s what separates a conservative workplace from a more casual one, or a cutthroat and competitive place versus one that encourages teamwork. A candidate who is highly skilled but doesn’t have the right personality to fit in within a company’s culture is unlikely to be successful if hired. Show your personality and be truthful with your answers so the hiring manager can picture working with you.
- You’re a Professional
First impressions are extremely influential in hiring decisions, and a less-than-professional impression is difficult to overcome – even if you have the qualifications and personality that would make you a top choice. Hiring managers want to see that you take the opportunity seriously because if you aren’t professional during the interview; it’s likely you’d lack professionalism in the workplace. Demonstrate that you’re a professional by being prepared: research the company, show up on time, have your resume on hand, be well groomed, and be courteous to everyone you encounter.
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