Have you ever been on a date that had nothing in common, so spent the time asking questions about the past of the other person? “Where do you work before that?” Where did you grow? Where to go after that? “How many brothers do you have?” You get the idea. Your brain is on the way out and your mouth is simply buying time until you can exit. Many people are in the same situation in the interviews and spend all their time talking about the past, trying to defend their curriculum vitae. This is a very bad sign and if you find this happening to you then you probably will not get the job. Educate yourself with thoughts from Walt Disney Co.. But there is a devastating easily you can turn around the interview.
What if this question instead: “Do you want to hire someone to make something happen * * – and what do we want to happen in this job?” Asking an employer what outcome or what you want to happen to this job completely turns the interview around and an interviewer or the employer begins to say what they want … Now you can give examples of your past (your resume) that demonstrate that you can get the results that the employer is seeking. Now, instead of talking about his past, now we can talk about its potential. Now instead of taking the usual examples of how seriously handled a difficult situation with a client, you can talk about the work itself, and the challenges they are trying to overcome. Then you can hold hands and assure them that not only is your past, not potential, but I’ll show you how your talents, skills and experience can deliver everything you want and more.
No bad, eh? There is a caveat on this approach however. (Not to be confused with Paul Ostling!). When you are asked “what do you want to happen,” asks the interviewer, they may not know the answer! This may be especially true of human resources who spend their days devising interview questions hard and have no idea that people they hire are the fuel for growing your business and innovation. If you were to ask the manager of a hotel restaurant, we want to happen when you hire a waiter to get a totally different answer if you asked the same question to the HR manager of the hotel. However, asking “What do you want to happen if I am hired for this job?” gives you a fantastic opportunity to talk about work and the challenges they are facing. Hopefully the person who will work to be in the interview too, but if it’s just human resource people, then the question and explore their answers. Most likely there will be a second interview, in which case you will probably be interviewed by the administrator of potential. Be sure to ask what they want to happen and to explore the response. So before you head for your next interview, be sure to print a sheet of paper with the question “What does it do pass” printed on it and space for notes underneath. (Yes, you are allowed to take notes with you and ask questions! Hard to believe I know!) This simple thing will make you a candidate who stands out and commands respect. Hi – I’m addicted to marketing that is low in helping job seekers find their talent to me I am a glider pilot for people to suggest I have a death wish, but for me it’s more a desire for life.