Have you ever left a job interview feeling confident you had the job, only to find out you didn’t get it? You’re not alone. Although adept and able to work, most employers won’t hire a potential candidate if they show unbecoming behavior even in the small things. Why? Because these things say a lot about how you carry yourself, and might provide some insight as to how you act on the job.
So what’s the difference between a good candidate and a bad one? Don’t take these seven things for granted:
1. An impressive and truthful resume
Resumes are the core of any job interview. It’s a basic list of all your education and work experience, but you shouldn’t be limited to these two things. Depending on your field, it might also be a good idea to list any skills you think are valuable to the job. If you have any positive qualities as an employee, by all means, put it in there.
Do not, in any circumstances, lie on your resume. It can be a bit daunting to put together a list of all your life’s achievements. It’s understandable that some people might want to stretch the truth a bit when the list falls short. However, being honest is still a better option, because you might be able to lie your way through the interview, but employers check the facts you put on your resume. They’re bound to catch you in a lie, damaging your employment chances irreparably.
2. Clean, employee-friendly social media accounts
Yes, employers check your Facebook and Twitter acounts even before they hire you. A survey suggests that most employers have judged you based on your social media account before they’ve even met you. Some people might be hard working and perfect for a job, but once they see that you’re getting wasted and cussing a lot in your social media accounts, you’re out of the job.
This also goes the same for trash talking any former employers on any social media account. This reflects negatively on you, as you are not professional enough to address the issue head on. Instead, you opted to post employee-employer dispute for everyone to see, which reflects negatively on the company. Your social media accounts should make you seem professional and ready for hiring.
3. Skills and experience to get the job done
It goes without saying that you should be applying for the right job. This means that you should be qualified and competent in the work you apply for. If you were previously working in an art gallery and suddenly want to apply in the medical field, you won’t be a viable option.
Reliability is a huge factor for employers. This means you, at work, showing up on time and delivering on the tasks that need to be done. Your willingness to stay at a company through thick and thin is a great asset for employers, because it shows dedication and hard work. It also shows respect for the job and the company.
You’re never alone in the workplace. You need to know how to get along and work effectively with the people around you. This requires good communication skills. An employee who does not know the value of working with others will only damage the rest of the team, and is a big warning sign for employers.
6. Knowing your way with money
Everyone knows how important the bottomline is for companies, and nothing puts a smile on employer’s faces than having an employee who can boost overall sales. If you can present a feasible way to increase company revenues, it’s a sure way to impress potential employers.
7. Enthusiasm and passion
Employer’s don’t just want someone to do the job and get it over with. They want someone who take sthe effort to do the job right. In any company, not everything is smoothsailing. However, a positive attitude and a passion to fix mistakes can certainly boost overall morale, making problem-solving a breeze.
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