4 Ways to Stand Out as a Leading Candidate

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Here are four ways regarding your attitude and preparation that will help you stand out as a leading candidate:

  1. Is this a Fit for You?  You Decide.
    Before the interview, you have the opportunity to review the parameters of the job and decide whether or not this is a fit for you.  Do your research by looking online for company information or take time to contact a previous or current employee to discuss the company culture and expectations.  Think about the position and determine your suitability before the interview.
  2. Your Focus – Get the Job
    A candidate’s goal in any interview is to move from being one of many possibilities to the one who actually gets the job.  One way to do this is showing the employer that you understand every aspect of the position.  Find out from them what they hope to solve by hiring you and what goal they are working toward.  After you find this out, make sure they know why and how you are the person to help solves those problems and achieve those goals.
  3. This May Surprise You – They Want to Hire You
    They brought you in so they could find the best person to fill the job.  They would be thrilled if that person was you because they can stop interviewing and get back to work.  Convince yourself that you are the best person for the job, walk in with confidence and a positive attitude.
  4. Change Your Mindset
    Think of yourself as an employee ready to discuss a new project rather than thinking that this is an interrogation.  You want to make sure you do not come across as desperate, but as someone who understands the job and are prepared to do it.  Candidates who think of themselves as employees tip the scales of power in their favor, because you understand the job and are prepared to do it.

Centennial, Inc. Leadership & Talent Blog

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