Integrity Staffing Solutions
best of staffing 2019 client 2x 1

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Interview

  • iwishiknew fb 1

You thought you were well prepared. But once you got in there, you (and the interviewer too, no doubt) realized that some of your comments — or silences — showed a few bases you failed to cover.

 

1. I wish I knew more about the company.

These days, you're expected to do some research on what the business does, who its customers and competitors are, and what sort of economic climate it's operating in at the moment. This will enable you to answer questions like, "How do you see yourself contributing to our company's success?" in a more relatable, solutions-oriented way. For example, you might highlight your experience with a technology you know the company has just implemented.

 

2. I wish I knew it was OK to ask questions.

Don't just prepare answers. The interview is a two-way street and you need to learn whether you want to work there as much as they need to learn whether they want you. You both will be better assured of a good fit if you get a realistic picture of corporate culture and the role you'll be playing within it — the challenges as well as the rewards. And you can't do that unless you ask.

 

3. I wish I knew not to just repeat what's on my resume.

The recruiter has already read your resume. The purpose of the interview is to go beyond that. Be prepared to discuss specific examples of how you used your skills to solve problems or create success for your previous employers. Another great idea is to bring a "prop" that showcases your work: a portfolio of your art or craft; a report you wrote; your salesman of the month award.

 

Get these three areas into your knowledge bank before your next interview, and you'll improve your chances of getting that golden offer.

You might be interested in...

6.07.19
AI in HR: Recruiting with Predictive Analytics
In our new study "Artificial Intelligence for Recruiting Success," we discussed ways that new technology can save us time and effort while attracting a better pool of job candidates. In this article, we'll explore the benefits and uses of predictive analytics.   Basically, predictive analytics is the process of looking at past data in order to determine what will happen in the future. Machine learning automates much of this activity, freeing up recruiting professionals for higher level work of in-person interviews, decision making, and so on.   Finding Talent Programmed with your data on production performance and behaviors, attrition, employee life cycle, engagement surveys and any other metrics you choose, predictive analytics software can be "trained" to look for your ideal employee. It can scan all the available candidate sources, as well as discovering overlooked talent in your existing applicant database.   The longer you use it, the better it works, as it learns...
Read More
6.07.19
AI in HR: Facilitating Flexible Scheduling
In our new study "Artificial Intelligence for Recruiting Success," we discussed ways that new technology can save us time and effort while attracting a better pool of job candidates. In this article, we'll turn our attention to a tool that helps provide one of candidates' most desired job benefits, while requiring minimal time and effort on our part.   Work-life balance and the flexible schedule appear to be here to stay. Surveys show that 77% of Millennials1 and 51% of Generation Z2 prefer flexible working hours. In fact, some experts predict that the traditional 9-to-5 job will be pretty much dead by 20303.   The good news for businesses is that giving employees flexibility does increase morale, overall work hours and productivity;4 and if most employees telecommute, it reduces the need for expensive corporate office space. The bad news is that it can be a logistical nightmare. That's where artificial intelligence comes in.   Here are some types of software5 you may...
Read More
6.07.19
AI in HR: Chatbots, the Recruiter's New Assistants
In our new study  "Artificial Intelligence for Recruiting Success," we discussed ways that new technology can save us time and effort while attracting a better pool of job candidates. In this article, we'll survey the ways that chatbots can save you the time and effort of routine communications, from first contact right up to the hire.   Chatbots use intelligent machine learning to have conversations with prospective employees. The technology is rapidly becoming more sophisticated, allowing the candidate to enjoy a natural, engaging experience while collecting important information about professional qualifications and behavioral traits.   You can choose chatbots to work on different platforms, including text messaging (SMS), email, social media (i.e. FaceBook), messaging apps (such as WhatsApp and Skype), your website or applicant tracking software.   Speed the Time to Interview With a chatbot acting as your assistant, you can drastically reduce the lag between...
Read More
General

Title

More Info
You need an account to do that Set up an account Never Mind

Please register for an account first. If you already have one, log in here.