For an important job interview, it is not uncommon for a candidate to prepare for hours and to try out multiple techniques to battle his or her nerves. As you prepare, George Bradt, a Contributor at Forbes, clues us in that outside of job knowledge, the decision of whether you get hired or not boils down to three main questions.
1. Are You Capable of Handling the Job?
Recruiters want to know that you have the knowledge, skills, and management abilities to handle the job that is given to you. You should highlight your strengths and if they ask you about your weaknesses, tell them what you have learned from your past mistakes.
2. Will You Like What You Do?
Recruiters want to know that you enjoy your job, your colleagues, and your environment. If an employee is only motivated by salary, then he or she will soon be unsatisfied and leave the company. To reduce turnover, recruiters look for employees who love their jobs.
3. Will You Fit Into the Corporate Culture?
Recruiters want to know that as a new hire in a new environment, you will mesh well with your colleagues and the culture of the company. During an interview, recruiters are not only evaluating your skill set but also your attitude and personality.
As you prepare for an interview, decide how you will answer each of these questions. Be ready to provide relevant examples. The questions may be asked in different ways, but all questions will circle back to these three main points. Best of luck in your job search!