Sometimes we learn from our mistakes… sometimes we learn from the mistakes of others.
You can rise above your job search competition by learning the top 5 job interview mistakes we see them making right now…
During the interview, you do your best to make a good impression. When your job interview is over, there you are… stuck in the old waiting game wondering what the recruiter really thinks of you…
Did I do as well as I could have? Did I make a good impression? Could I have answered my interview questions better?
In today’s marketplace, everyone needs a “Hire Me” story – a short, compelling tale that (once they have gotten to know you a little bit and know that you can do the job they are trying to fill) that compels the recruiter to say:
“She gets it… I need her on my team!”
I spent a Sunday afternoon coaching Jeff to get ready for an interview he had the next day. It was a company he really wanted to work for. He didn’t want to leave disappointed one more time.
And the day would be grueling. He had 5 one-on-one interviews – each an hour long. In between all that there was a lunch with a few of the team members.
To be successful in this interview, I knew he would need to change up his strategy completely.
While working with him, I saw beliefs about the interview I see in many new grad job seekers.
Does your GPA matter to recruiters?
I would stress that it’s not GPA that’s important, but the work that goes into it. That is, students should not strive for a GPA as the number in and of itself, but strive to do good work and learn something. It’s the work that results in students increasing knowledge, building skills and gaining a broader perspective on the world around them. And this level knowledge will reveal itself in the job interview…
In a survey of 2,000 bosses, 33% said they know within the first 90 seconds of meeting a candidate whether they’ll hire that person.
A minute and a half. That is how much time you have to make what obviously needs to be a very strong first impression…