Ever wonder what employers look for on job interviews? In these tough economic times, it’s especially important to learn what interviewers want that will make them hire you. For example, they want to see if you’ve conducted any research. Have you checked out their companies’ websites even if they’re well known? Several managers reported how impressed they were that some applicants brought printouts from the company website and asked questions based on what they’d read. This is notable because employers want a sense that you specifically want to work for their organization — not just any job will do.
In the next several weeks, I’ll be posting more in terms of what interviewers look for and the traits employers want from you. In my upcoming book, Secrets Your Boss Isn’t Telling You, I’ve dedicated an entire chapter to what interviewers are looking for and how you can benefit. What traits do you think are most important for applicants to possess? The following quote by Mark Twain is certainly a good place to start!
“Always tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember what you said.”