3 Things Hiring Managers Want To know About You

Today I’m going to cover the 3 things that hiring managers want to know about you.

If you’ve been frustrated by the lack of interviews you’ve been asked to attend, or if you’ve had some interviews but haven’t been able to impress the hiring manager enough so you’re offered the job, then you’re in the right place.

When you know what the hiring manager is looking for, it makes being offered the job much, much easier.

Before I get into it…

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So what hiring managers want to know about you, is who you are, what you know and what you’re good at.

In other words, the TYPE OF PERSON you are, how you’d you perform in the job and how you’d interact with the people around you.

They also want to know what you ABILITIES are,

And lastly, they want to know what EXPERIENCE you have.

Now, instead of telling the hiring manager what you’re like as a person and how good you’ll be in the job directly…

Here’s how to do it indirectly so your explanation has the most impact and it’s put in terms that the hiring manager will respond best to.

So first up…

Show the hiring manager what VALUE you bring to the job and the company in general.

The best way to do this is to show them how you can solve challenges the company may be experiencing.

How best to do this obviously depends on the role you’re applying for, so think about the role and what you can offer the company that can make things-

  • More efficient
  • Cost less
  • Faster
  • Produce more sales
  • More profitable

Or in any other way better for the company when you’re in the role.

Make it clear to the hiring manager the benefits you’ll bring to the job for the company, and if you can, the benefits that no other candidate they’re considering can bring to the role.

Think about this before you sit down for the interview, or send your cover letter or resume, so you have the most compelling reasons you can possibly make.

Then secondly…

Explain to the hiring manager what your short term goal is when you start the job.

Your short term goal will be to explain to the hiring manager how you intend to get EVEN BETTER at the job after you’ve started.

Again, how you explain this depends on the job you’re applying for.

Some ways you could do this is to explain the training you’re doing or intend to do.

Or it could be that you’ve learned a specific skill and then explain how you’ll use that skill to make things more efficient, or lower cost, or produce higher revenue, or whatever it is that will make you more valuable to the company.

Companies want to know what sort of person you are, what your abilities are and how experienced you are.

But instead of explaining these things directly to them, it’s better to impress on them how VALUABLE you are.

And then by talking about your initial short term goal for the role, how much MORE VALUABLE you’re going to become after they hire you.

The more homework you do on the company before you send them your application and the more you think about what your edge is, the better you’ll be able to communicate a compelling reason to the hiring manager why you’re the best person for the job.

Before you send off your next application or sit down for your next interview, have a think about how you will add value to the company, ideally over and above what any other candidate will offer.

You’ll be more likely to be offered the job, and in particular, you’ll have a better chance of securing the job you really want with the company you’d most like to work for

So give it a try. It works!

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And lastly, as always…

Good luck with your job hunting!

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