Are you struggling with landing job offers?
Contrary to what many people believe, providing the best interview answer is not only about WHAT you say and HOW you say it.
A common approach when preparing for a job interview is to go online in search for the best interview answers. After all, that’s what The Career Upgrade YouTube channel is all about – helping you nail your interviews by teaching you why you’re asked certain questions, what the interviewer wants to know and how to answer the questions correctly.
Today I want to share a tip with you on how you can elevate your answer even further and make sure you deliver a job interview answer that grabs attention.
And that is by showing that you C.A.R.E.
Focus on Establishing a Connection With The Interviewer
The key to a successful interview is to have a genuine conversation, and to that, you need to build rapport with the interviewer.
When answering questions, don’t just answer and then wait for the next question. Instead, think of it as a conversation, and don’t be afraid to ask the interviewer relevant questions throughout the interview. Give them a glimpse into what it would be like to be in a business meeting with you.
Show Up As Your AUTHENTIC Self
The interviewer gets a perception of you when reading your resume and looking at your LinkedIn profile. When you attend the interview, you want to show up as that person they have gotten to know. This is especially important if you’ve received help with the resume.
And the person they’re meeting should be the real you. You should behave the same way as you usually do in a professional setting. Don’t pretend to be someone that you’re not.
If it’s not congruent, it’ll only confuse. And a confused interviewer won’t hire you.
Talk About RELEVANT Experience Only
A mistake many candidates make, especially when attending several interviews, is that they use the same answer for every job.
What easily ends up happening when you have been asked “Why do you want this job” three times already this week is that you give the same answer. In reality, what you should do is take time before the interview and formulate a relevant and specific answer for the job and the company.
Demonstrate Your Enthusiasm For The Role and Company
In a situation where two candidates have the exact same skillset and capabilities, the person who shows a genuine interest in the role and company will land the job.
Why? Enthusiastic candidates are considered more open to learning, contributing, and adding value to the company.
Passion and eagerness to do the work and join the company are very appealing to any employer.