I recently heard some great advice that lined up with my previous experience as a human resources manager, so I’m sharing…
1. You Will Never Have to Tell Me Twice
Every employer wants to know they can give you instructions once—and you’ll get the job done. I guarantee you that no employer wants to micromanage or ask an employee more than once to do something, no matter what it is.
2. I Will Complete the Job/Assignment with Excellence
The employer needs to hear that you are going to make it happen—that you’re going to get the job done and do it to the best of your ability. Your career as grows when you make your boss look good… bosses like that.
3. I Am a Team Player
The employer wants to know that regardless of the situation, you’re going to be a team player—and that you’re not going to create confusion, conflict, problems or challenge their authority.
4. I Am Easy to Correct and Instruct — I Am Coachable
We all make mistakes. If there is something not getting done, or if you’re not doing it correctly, the employer wants to know they can approach you to discuss the situation, and that you’re not going to fly off the handle as you listen to constructive criticism.
5. I Am a Loyal Employee
Loyalty isn’t about longevity… it’s about being a committed and responsible employee while you’re with that company. Prospective employers nowadays understand that asking employees to make a commitment to stay for 10—or even 25 years—just isn’t realistic. Try saying exactly this during your next job interview:
“I will not talk poorly about you. I will do everything I can to promote you and help promote this business. While I am working for you I will always be the best employee—whether for 2 years or 10 years. And should I leave, I will be re-hireable, and I will leave in an amicable and responsible manner.”
These five points are what every employer wants to hear from a potential employee.
If you can communicate these very important points to a prospective employer during the job interview, they will sense you will be a great employee, an asset to the organization.
You will be their next, great hire!
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About the Author: A nationally recognized resume expert, Jessica Hernandez is President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast and a former human resources manager and recruiter. With more than ten years’ experience directing hiring practices for Fortune 500 companies, she has developed innovative and proven resume development, and personal branding strategies to generate powerful results for clients.
As a global resume authority and trusted media source, Jessica has been featured and quoted on CNN.com, Monster.com, Job Talk America radio, SmartBrief, International Business Times, and more. Jessica has her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications/Public Relations from the University of North Florida. Contact Jessica on Twitter!