SACRAMENTO (JobJournal) -- Ever wonder what your next boss really wants to hear in the job interview? What can you say that will raise you well above the competition and greatly increase your chances of receiving a job offer?
I recently heard some great advice that lined up with my previous experience as a human resources manager, so I'm sharing. Here are five things to communicate during a job interview that will convince the employer you are his next great hire:
"You will never have to tell me twice." Every employer wants to know they can give you instructions once and you'll get the job done. I guarantee you that no employer wants to micromanage or ask an employee more than once to do something, no matter what it is.
"I will complete each assignment with excellence." The employer needs to hear that you are going to make it happen - that you're going to get the job done and do it to the best of your ability. Your career opportunities grow when you make your boss look good. Bosses like that.
"I am a team player." The employer wants to know that regardless of the situation, you're going to be a team player - and that you're not going to create confusion, conflict, problems, or challenge their authority.
"I am easy to correct and instruct - I am coachable." We all make mistakes. If there is something not getting done, or if you're not doing it correctly, the employer wants to know they can approach you to discuss the situation, and that you're not going to fly off the handle as you listen to constructive criticism.
"I am a loyal employee." Loyalty isn't about longevity; it's about being a committed and responsible employee while you're with that organization. Prospective employers nowadays understand that asking employees to make a commitment to stay for ten years or longer just isn't realistic.
Try saying exactly this during your next job interview: "I will not talk poorly about you. I will do everything I can to promote you and help promote this business. While I am working for you I will always be the best employee - whether for two years or ten years. And should I leave, I will be rehirable, and I will leave in an amicable and responsible manner."
Those five points are what every employer wants to hear from a potential employee. If you can communicate those very important commitments to a prospective employer during the job interview, they will sense you will be a great employee, an asset to the organization.
You will be their next great hire!
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