Wednesday, April 8, 2009

3 Things Employers Want To Learn from You

Interviewing are stressful. All you know is that you are being evaluated. Interviewers aren't evaluating you on any one thing in particular. Interviewers are not evaluating you for any single skill, behaviour or competency. Employers use interviews to learn about you, with the end of answering the following three questions:

1. Are you able to do the job?
2. Are you willing to put in the effort to make the job a success?
3. Are you manageable?

Every aspect of the interview is geared toward answering one of these questions, with the thousand-dollar question being this: "Do you show promise as a potential employee?"

Studies have shown that the single greatest contributor to performance failure and job dissatisfaction has to do with a lack of fit with organizational culture. If you don't align well with the boss's core beliefs and values, it will be very difficult to develop an effective working relationship.

Enter every interview with these three questions in mind and you will find the process not as stressful.

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