To stand out from the competition, you need to convey a few things to the recruiting manager, which most of the candidates leave out. We tell you about a few such things.
In this competitive job market, getting yourself the job of your choice, is as difficult as getting yourself a proper home to live in.
To get ahead in life, you need to show the world what you’re good at doing.
Hiring managers generally tend to provide an ear to candidates who stand out from the competition.
And to stand out from the competition, you need to convey a few things to the recruiting manager, which most of the candidates leave out.
We tell you about a few such things.
1. You understand the work culture and fit into it
While in a job interview, if you convey to the hiring manager that you are already aware of the company culture and are more than willing to join, you improve your chances of getting hired. If you know anyone who works or has worked for the company you’re interested in, make sure you talk about the person (not necessary to mention him) and convince the employer, that they would not really require quite a lot of time and effort to train you for the job role.
2. You have the skills to perform under any circumstance
One of the most received complaints from the employers is that employees cannot problem-solve, handle challenges or innovate when they lack resources. Recruiting managers need to be convinced that you can perform under any condition, without your efficiency getting affected. Having a story ready to share in your interview will make the recruiting manager think about you differently, as compared to other candidates.
3. You are very passionate about the job
Nothing better than passion, to leave an impression on your prospective employer. When an opportunity you’ve been looking for since long shows up, you need to grab it and turn it into your favour. Say, you want the job, but are not quite passionate about it. Making the hiring manager believe that you want the job, not only because of the company profile and work culture, but because you’re passionate for it, is a skill. Try not to use “um” or “I will have to think about it”. Keep your points crisp and strong. Also, a follow up email will not just show your professional etiquettes, but will also serve as a reminder of who you are.
4. You’re ready to work as per their pay scale
You may have used a number of adjectives to prove yourself the best candidate for the job. The manager will have a say in deciding what your pay scale would be. While negotiating is considered important in the job industry, you need to assure the recruiting manager that you’re ready to work in the company’s offered pay scale. As you would have applied for the job, only after having researched on the pay scale and work culture, you need to sound quite professional even while negotiating. Check out the alary other firms are offering for the same job role and do your bit of research before you go for the negotiation.
The job market can seriously be an intimidating place. But following a few tips, you could be on your way to snag a job of your dreams.