How To Communicate Better In An Interview — So You Get The Job
When you’re in an interview you obviously need to communicate well with the hiring manager, because if you don’t, you won’t be offered the job.
So to help you do that, I’ll take you through the top 3 ways to communicate effectively with the hiring manager, so you keep them engaged in the conversation with you…
AND you give yourself the best chance of impressing them so they recommend YOU as the one who should be offered the job.
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Ok, so let’s go through the 3 BEST ways to communicate effectively with the hiring manager, so they choose you as the candidate they recommend for the job.
Do your homework about the company and the job you’re interviewing for.
Make sure you’re speaking the same language as the hiring manager. Not literally…
What I mean by that is, make sure you and the hiring manager are on the same page, that the hiring manager feels like you’re on their wavelength.
The best way to do that is to do your homework about the company, their products or services and their people.
Before you go into the interview you should know what they want in the person they hire for the role you’re applying for.
And when I say, know what they want, I mean really know what they want.
Look at the job description and really LOOK at what the employer is looking for in the person they want to hire for the job.
So for example, if you’re applying for an admin role, look at the job description the employer has put in their ad, and read between the lines, so you know what qualities and experience they really want in the person for the admin role.
What is the №1 goal the company wants to achieve from the person they hire for this role?
The second way to communicate effectively with the hiring manager is to take what you found out about-
- The company,
- It’s products, services, people
- What you took from the ad after really looking at it, and reading between the lines…
Then taking that info and creating some compelling stories that you can talk about when you’re in front of the hiring manager, that show why you’re the best person for the job.
Your compelling stories are where you talk about your past experience and achievements.
These could include any projects you’ve been part of, or your previous tasks or duties. Anything that relates to the job you’re applying for.
Your stories should explain what you’ve done in the past, what you learned, and how that experience will make you such an asset in the role you’re applying for.
Ideally, have a few different stories you can talk about with the hiring manager. This will show you have depth of experience, know how to do the job, and given the opportunity, will do the job with a high level of competency.
Be Specific with your answers in the interview.
In other words, long-winded waffling won’t get you the job!
And when you answer questions or make a point in the interview, make sure your answer, or the point you’re making, relate to the job you’re applying for.
Ideally, the point you make should show the hiring manager you’re a great candidate for the job.
It will also mean the hiring manager won’t drift off or zone out while you’re talking, because you’re keeping their interest.
And the third way to effectively communicate with the hiring manager is to practice how you present.
The easiest way to do this is to record yourself answering an interview question before you actually attend the interview.
Use your phone or laptop to record yourself answering a question the hiring manager might ask you and then look at how you come across in the recording.
Do you talk too fast or slow, are you too quiet and shy or too over the top?
Where are you hands? Do you wave them around a lot? Is it too much? Or do you need to be more animated?
When you record yourself you’re seeing what other people are seeing and hearing when you talk to them. So see how you come across to others, then practice giving the right impression to the hiring manager while you’re in the interview.
So they’re the top 3 things you can do to communicate effectively with the hiring manager in an interview.
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Good luck with your job hunting!