What Interviewers Want You to Know

Interview TipsEvery job seeker wants to be invited for an interview, but there are times when people focus so much on the job search that they under prepare for the interview. As a result, they end up wasting a golden opportunity.

The unemployment rate today is so high, yet there are a lot of companies with positions that they can’t fill. This can be attributed to employers who can’t find the right people... or maybe it’s because the job seekers fail to impress the interviewer.

The fact is, it takes two to make a good interview. Here are a few things your interviewer wants you to know to help you have a better interview.

No one likes a slob – You might only be interviewing for an entry-level position, but this doesn’t mean that you should show up dressed casually, or even worse, looking like who someone who just rolled out of bed. Whatever position you’re interviewing for should be treated as important. Dress professionally if you want to be taken seriously.

Keep your answers short and to the point – No interviewer wants to listen to long answers. When you answer a question, get to the point. Don’t waste both you and your interviewer’s time by saying unnecessary things. Besides, if you talk too much then you’re more likely to blurt out something that can ruin your chances. You’ll be amazed at how much you can say in a short amount of time; that’s why important to prepare answers beforehand so you know what points you should focus on and what you can leave out.

You should ask questions – Everybody makes mistakes and forgets things occasionally. When an interviewer meets with people day in and day out, it is understandable that they might forget to explain something to you about the job. If you have questions or uncertainties about the position, go ahead and ask.

They want you to succeed – In the back of every interviewer’s mind is the hope that you will be the right person for the job, so that they can stop looking. It’s not much fun to go through hundreds of applications, trim them down for interviews, and ask the same questions over and over. Interviewers really do want you to do well!

Don’t waste an opportunity to get a job by not doing your best on the interview. Spend ample time preparing so that you can have a better shot at getting hired.

Read 5150 times Last modified on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 05:52
Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.