Whether you’ve held a direct leadership position or not, there are ways to demonstrate that you have strong leadership potential. Here are four ways to demonstrate your leadership potential in your next interview.
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A job interview should be viewed as a two sided street. As a candidate, you should be interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you. I’ve had friends, family and colleagues all end up in the wrong job because they didn’t ask the right questions before they started. Be the candidate posing original questions of the hiring manager instead of merely answering all the questions you’re asked. It may seem a bit intimidating, but this out-of-the-box strategy not only benefits the candidate, who can show that he or she has done their research and knows what they’re doing. It could very well impress a potential employer who will see initiative and promise. Avoid surprises and check out these interview tips so you’ll not only get a job offer, you’ll also know whether or not to accept.
You Don’t Get Past the Phone Interview
Many employers are doing a pre-screening phone interview before inviting candidates in to do an in-person interview. If you repeatedly get passed over after a phone interview, here could be a few interview skills you need to work on:
You need to hire – which means you’re growing (awesome) , you lost a great employee to a competitor (not so great) or the person you had hired for the role just wasn’t the right fit (painful). Turnover, for whatever reason, is one of the most dreaded things in any organization. Losing a valued employee to another company or having to replace a hire that didn’t work out can be extremely costly, with many studies calculating the cost at 1.5-2x the departing person’s yearly salary. How can losing a single employee be this expensive? Here’s just a few of the costs associated with turnover…
Contrary to popular belief, being likable isn’t a trait you’re born with. Like any good habit, developing a likable personality takes repeated effort until it starts to become second nature.
With many positions receiving hundreds of qualified applicants, narrowing down the pool of applicants can be a challenge. Although skills are important, making the right match to your company culture is also critical for long-term retention. Here are 8 personality traits you should look for in interviews to make sure your next hire is the best one.
No, Job Sabotage isn’t your coworker putting your stapler in Jell-o or getting you blamed for something they did. It’s actually the way we sabotage ourselves when looking for a new job. There are a million ways we can unintentionally sabotage ourselves while on the hunt for a job, preventing us from getting the job we really, really want. If you’re looking to make your next move, here are a few tips to help you stop sabotaging and start rocketing into an awesome new job.
Before you lawyer up, hit the gym and delete Facebook (not necessarily in that order), it might be best to change your mind set about what an interview is really designed for. It’s not an interrogation, instead it’s a chance for you and people at a company to meet up and see if there’s any connection. Sure, first dates are nerve-wracking too, but you’re not just worried about whether the person likes you – you’re also worried about liking the other person. Don’t forget, companies don’t hire people, people that work at companies hire people, so often the best qualified or most skilled person loses out to someone that’s more likeable. The problem is most people hide too much of themselves away in an interview and it’s impossible for many hiring managers to form an opinion if you’re likeable or not! Oops.
Great questions can be a critical part in making a hiring decision. Hiring the wrong person can cost thousands in training and wages, leaving you with that same old job opening ready to fill again.