There are a lot of people trying to get a job right now. Whether it’s an individual who has been unemployed for some time, or it’s someone that is looking for an opportunity to jump to a new position, millions of people are looking for jobs. Amidst the many devoted searchers, there are people who are not getting any offers. They get the interview, they make it to the second or even third round, and then nothing materializes. It’s with that in mind that you should consider a few elements as to why this is happening. There are serious elements at play, and some may not even be intentional.
The Interview “Wow” Factor
What many hiring managers are looking for above qualifications is performance. How do you present yourself? No, not just your looks. You already look your best, but how do you present yourself in language, rhetoric, and inflection. Are you excited? Do you really want the position? Have you done due diligence about the position and the company? When you’re in the interview, you have to showcase a certain confidence and enthusiasm for being there. This will illustrate that “wow” factor. When the rest of the interviewees come in nervous, and stumble over themselves, you’ll be remembered for confidence.
Have A Plan For Action
Many people go into a job interview without the notion of getting into the position. Before you’re asked any questions, make sure that you have a plan. Have ideas ready to roll off your tongue when asked what you would do. The interviewer may try to gauge whether or not you have any ideas as to how to improve the role, or the position. If that’s the case, a steady, confident response will trump the standard, “I’m not sure” or “I’ll have to think about that one”. Anyone can walk into an interview, but only certain people can go in with a plan and execute. To become one of those people, you must plan ahead, and wow the interviewer. Test it out, and you’ll see your luck change.
Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge