Would You Hire You?

October 16, 2013

You have made it past the phone interview, and now it’s time for the in-person interview with the head hiring manager. Your suit is back from the cleaners, you’ve rehearsed the tough questions, and you’ve researched the company until your brain was sore. What is your attitude, though? Are you confident or in desperation mode? Attitude and body language speak volumes to a hiring manager. Try these tips to ensure you are not only mentally, but emotionally ready for your interview.

1. Plan Your Route
Traffic can be a pain; especially if you are going somewhere new. Save yourself the grief and plan out your route the day before. If possible, go during the time you would need to be arriving for the interview to assess the traffic. It is pretty obvious when you’ve come in from a stressful drive; don’t be in post road rage during your interview.

2. Check Your Baggage at the Door
We’ve all had bad managers, depressing work situations, and dry spells in our employment history. Check this attitude at the door. A hiring manager wants to hear about what you have accomplished; not how horrible your current boss is. Share stories of how you overcame tough situations, rather than venting about them.

3. Be Kind to Everyone
This starts in the parking lot. That guy you cut off for the parking spot could be the CEO of the company. Ensure you are friendly and pleasant to everyone on the way in. That secretary you just rudely spoke actually has a lot of pull with your hiring manager. How you treat others says a lot about your character.

It is crucial to keep your attitude in check when going to an interview. It can mean the difference between getting the job and going back to square one. If you need help getting the interview or finding the right candidate give us a call. 214.954.0700 We are here to support all of your staffing needs! Be sure to also find us on Facebook.

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