5 THINGS EMPLOYERS NOTICE ABOUT YOU IN AN INTERVIEW BEFORE THEY GIVE YOU THE JOB

May 16, 2018

5 THINGS EMPLOYERS NOTICE ABOUT YOU IN AN #INTERVIEW BEFORE THEY GIVE YOU THE JOB

It's a little known fact that employers are quite discerning individuals - which is probably the one trait that got them the position of "employer" in the first place.
And to be honest, they have to be (discerning) if they stand a chance in hiring perfect candidates to join their workforce.

That's why every time you talk to an employer they may ask you seemingly obscure questions so as to suss you out and get to the core of who you are. Don't penalize them for this though - they're just doing their job. And rightly so because as much as you want the "perfect job"; they too want the "perfect candidate". It's kind of a two way street that way.

So you may be  on a job hunt right and are wondering what it is that employers  notice about you apart from how firm (or limp) your hand shake is?!
Well, read on to find out.


1. YOUR APPEARANCE

Ive said it before and ilk say it again: appearance matters. It matters a great deal  because it could be the difference between you getting the job or not!
So your appearance is the number one thing an employer will notice about you and the reason why that is is  because taking the effort to groom and present yourself  bodes well with employers as it implies you pay attention to details - a skill that is crucial to doing a job no matter what industry you're in.
So make it a point to present yourself well because the way you present yourself is either going to help you get the job or it'll hinder your efforts.

2. YOUR CONFIDENCE - OR LACK THEREOF!

I think you'll agree that there's a difference between arrogance and confidence.
Arrogance manifests itself as being overly conceited and boastiful (usually without merit) pertaining your own abilities, while confidence is a quite trust over your own abilities and aptitudes.
And i can assure you that an employer will always know the difference  between the two and therefore take notice of and be more akin to a confident persona rather than an arrogant one, or even one that is weak or timid .


3. HOW WELL YOU KNOW YOUR CV

Knowing your CV/Resume  puts a candidate at an advantage because it ensures that you're able to answer any question relating to your CV/Resume that an employer throws at you!
Just knowing your CV/Resume alone can stand to you in more ways than one because there's nothing more frustrating than asking a candidate a question regarding their own CV and for them not to know a thing about it. That immediately puts you at a disadvantage because it makes you appear clueless  - something that can be a huge red flag in a potential candidate.

4. HOW YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS EMPLOYER

There's a reason why the saying goes: "Don't say anything if you haven't got something nice to say." because saying anything negative or nasty about your previous employer does two things: 1) It says to an employer that should your contract of employment be terminated, what  nasty things will you  be saying about them; and 2) It makes you look like someone who's just not that nice, and no one likes to work with an unkind person.
So next time you talk to an employer, make it a point to only say nice things about your previous employer.

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5. YOUR OVERALL ATTITUDE

You may not realize it but employers care about your attitude so much so that they've been known to extend  job offers to  less-than-qualified individuals simply because they like their attitude! They can see themselves working with this individual and can see how they can fit into the pre-existing company culture.
So next time you talk to a possible employer, be aware of your attitude because here's the thing: no one wants to hire someone with a less-than-desirable attitude!

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