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Things interviewer won’t tell you

Things Interviewer Won’t Tell You

Job candidates talk a lot during an interview. There are many things interviewer won’t tell you even they want to say but they will not say, but you need to know.

A candidate who makes a great first impression and sparks a real connection instantly becomes a big fish in a very small short-list pond.

You may have solid qualifications, but if we don’t think we’ll enjoy working with you, we’re probably not going to hire you.

Interviewing can be one of the most stressful parts of the job search process.

What to wear, what questions to ask and what is the appropriate follow-up post-interview are areas that may cross your mind.

But there is also something else you should consider; the things interviewers judge you on but won’t specifically tell you.

Here you can find few points you should know:

Time Matter

Many interviewers are annoyed when candidates show up more than five or ten minutes early, since they may feel obligated to interrupt what they’re doing and go out to greet the person.

Some feel guilty leaving someone sitting in their reception area that long. Aim to walk in five minutes early, but no more than that.


The way you dressed

In most industries, a professional appearance still matters.

You don’t need to wear expensive clothes, but showing up in some casual outfit or clothes that don’t fit properly, having unkempt hair, or inappropriately flashy makeup can harm your chances.

What you’re wearing, your grooming, and even how you smell are first impressions that interviewers will judge.

No need to over sell

It’s a turn-off when a candidate seems overly focused on closing the deal, rather than on figuring out if the job is the right fit.

The automatic response during an interview is to feel the need to sell you.

While promoting your qualifications and experience is a necessary part of the interview process, there’s a fine balance between outlining your job skills and over selling.

Interviewers can tell the difference between a salesman and genuine experience. Present your credentials – and try to refrain from hyperbole.

If you are the best fit for the job, there is no need to over sell.

Little things count

Candidates often act as if only “official” contacts, like interviews and formal writing samples, count, but hiring managers are watching everything.

Including things like how quickly you respond to requests for writing samples and references, whether your email confirming the time of the interview is sloppily written, and how you treat the receptionist.

You might be talking too much

Your answers to your interviewer’s questions should be direct and to-the-point.

Rambling and unnecessary tangents raise doubts about your ability to organize your thoughts and convey needed information quickly.

If you’re tempted to go on longer than two minutes, instead ask, “Does that give you what you’re looking for, or would you like me to go more in depth about this?” If the interviewer wants more, she’ll say so.

Fit really matters

Fit doesn’t relate to your body structure here employer think a lot about your personality.

You might have all the qualifications an employer is looking for, but still not get hired because your working style would clash with the people with whom you’d be working.

Remember, it’s not just a question of whether you have the skills to do the job; it’s also a question of fit for this position, with this boss, in this culture, and in this particular company.

Salary Conversation

Employer want you to talk about salary first for the exact reason you fear.

Salary conversation are nerve-wracking for job seekers because they know that they risk low-balling themselves by naming a number first. And that’s exactly why interviewers push candidates to throw out a number first.

In an ideal world, employers would simply let candidates know the range they intend to pay, but in reality, plenty take advantage of the power disparity by making candidates talk about money first.

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