If you want employers to love you, then you will have to show some love first. What I mean by that is that you show them how you can potentially help them out as their employee. So, let’s say you are trying to sell your skills to interviewers – just like you would do if you were selling a product – you would make it your goal to convince them how great you are and why you are what they need.
This means that you will want to focus on what you can do that will benefit the employer. Whether this is increasing the sales or helping the company reach future targets. While this isn’t difficult, it will probably require some effort on your behalf. Besides, you know what they say; if you want it, you have to earn it.
So if you want to be irresistible in your next interview these are the steps you need to follow:
1. Prepare Yourself
Unless you prepare for success, you won’t have success. Job interviews are all about preparation. You prepare your sales pitch, conduct your research on the employer and practice your responses to the interview questions that are most likely to come up. In order to be irresistible though, you have to give 100%. If you manage to do that during the interview, then you will probably impress the employers. And we all know what that means right? The job is yours.
2. Dress for the Part
Never underestimate the power of looks. Wearing professional clothes can make you more irresistible. Think about it. Wouldn’t you find it harder to decline an offer from someone – let’s say a salesman, who has dressed the part instead of someone who wore ordinary plain clothes? When you are in a suit you show employers that you have power and you are more confident in your abilities. Once you have managed to gain their respect you are in.
3. Retain the Attitude
Being irresistible is all about the attitude. Forget about your skills, qualifications and work experience for a moment and focus on how you are going to present yourself in the interview. When you show that you have a highly positive, energetic and “can do” attitude, anything is possible. Whether you make it or not to the next round, will depend on how friendly and willing to help you appear. Essentially, this is what will blow employers away.
4. Say the Right Things
Making a lasting impression will depend on the things that you say. By that, I mean providing some good real-life examples to back up the skills that you have mentioned in your resume, as well as asking the right questions. For example, your true interest in the job will be assessed at the end of the interview where you will have the opportunity to ask employers questions about the role. This is your chance to stand out and learn everything you need to know about the company and show how much you care.
The only way you will get hired is to make yourself stand out. Show what you can do differently and how your skills and experience can help the company develop. Prepare yourself in advance, dress accordingly, keep that winning attitude and be a little creative. If you can do all of this, then you should be an irresistible candidate.
So, how irresistible would you say you were at your last interview? Can you tell by using these four points as your guide? Let me know in the comments section below…