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From The Eyes Of A Job Interviewer
When you are looking for a job, preparing to go through a series of job interviews can certainly be a stressful experience. One thing that can put your mind at ease the next time you have a job interview scheduled is to look at the interviewing process from the eyes of an interviewer.
Just as you are hoping to get a job offer when you go on a job interview, the interviewer is hoping to find the right candidate to fill the open position. When you are the one searching for a job, you donít often stop and think that the interviewer needs the job filled just as badly as you need the job. Donít go into an interview thinking that the interviewer wants to scare you away. The interviewer is looking for reasons to hire you.
When you consider the interviewing process from the eyes of the interviewer, itís a little easier to realize that he or she isnít looking for reasons to exclude you from consideration for the job. No matter who you are interviewing with, it is a safe bet that the person is hoping that you will work out for the position, so that he or she can stop looking for a new hire.
Interview With a Small Business Owner
If the job interviewer is the owner of a small business, he or she is probably having to do all of the work that the new hire will take care of. While the interviewer certainly wants to hire the right person, his or her life will certainly be easier once someone is hired.
Interview with a Recruiter
Sometimes when you interview for a position with a larger, more established company, you will interview with a recruiter or member of the human resources department. What many job seekers donít realize is that a major component in most recruitersí performance evaluations is the length of time it takes them to fill open positions.
What Do Recruiters Look For?
Interviewers look for signs that you have the skills needed for the job, that you have a good work ethic, and that you will be a good fit for the organization. Since you probably submitted a job application or resume prior to being invited to interview, it is likely that the interviewer is fairly certain that you have the skills he or she is looking for. However, expect some questions designed to determine if you really do know how to do the things that are detailed in your application paperwork.
In terms of evaluating your work ethic and fit for the organization, the recruiter will consider a number of factors. In addition to asking questions about your work history, the recruiter will ask questions designed to determine your attitude toward work. Interviewers look for good, positive attitudes in new hires. The interviewer will also look at your approach to the job interview. For example, if you are late arriving to your interview, you are not going to make a positive impression regarding your work ethic.
More than anything, job interviewers are looking for an answer to a pressing problem. The pressing problem is a vacant position, and the answer is to hire the right person to fill that job. Remind yourself before you go to your next job interview that the interviewer will be overjoyed if your interview is the last one he or she has to conduct for this particular job!
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