You’re in the interview and you love it. You’re learning about the company, the interviewer is learning about you, and you feel like there’s a great vibe in the room. The culture of the company seems great, you’re ready to get started and work your way up. Wonderful! But, how can you ensure that your enthusiasm and passion for this potential job shine through and put you at the top of their hopeful candidates’ list?
If you’ve read any of our previous blog posts, you know that first things first, you need to really pep it up during the interview. Be alert, ready to talk and engage, and have solid examples of your past work history to talk about whenever you’re asked any of these common, tough interview questions.
Beyond that, you need to show that your focus is on the employer, not you.
Simple. Take CareeRealism.com’s advice and ask a question that shows you are in the right frame of mind of being an asset to the company. A question such as, “What type of person would succeed in this role?” or “How can I make your life and the lives of my potential management team easier?” will do the trick.
Questions that show you are a problem-solver and not a selfish employee will always perk up any interviewer. By asking these types of questions, you’re showing that you’re already committed and looking for a way to make a positive impact on the company and the team.
Don’t ask these questions just to ask them. Listen to the employer’s response. Are they looking for someone who is organized? Someone who can take hold of a situation and lead? Listen to the entirety of their response, then pick one or two things they mentioned that would make their lives easier. Counter their response with an explanation of how you have been the solution to these types of problems in the past, or thoughts on how you could do this in the open position.
Make yourself the problem-solver in the interview, and you’re bound to increase your chances of getting hired now.