4 Ways to Prove You Really Want the JobShannon Hall
Selling yourself during a job interview is important. Employers want to know that your interest in their opportunity is more than just superficial. Candidates should give the impression that they want this job specifically over others. Luckily there are some strategies that can be extremely helpful in this. Proving to an employer that you want the job and have an interest in the company can help you to secure an offer.
1. Research the Company Background
One very important step when it comes to preparing for an interview is to do thorough research on the company’s background, mission, and culture. Having knowledge of the company will help impress during an interview, especially if an interviewer quizzes your knowledge in order to get an idea of the seriousness of your interest. It puts you at an advantage to have this knowledge of a company that you can use to ask good questions or weave facts into your interview answers in order to sell yourself. Showing that you are well educated about a company’s practices and values will prove that you want to work there.
2. Know How to Answer “Why do you want the job?”
Employers will sometimes ask about your interest directly. It’s important to be able to answer the question “Why do you want this job?” in a way that aligns you with the company. Match your career goals with company objectives and emphasize personal values that align with those of the company. This communicates to an interviewer that you are committed to embracing the culture of their business and could give an edge to your candidacy. Answering this question is also a great opportunity to show that you’ve done your research and have an understanding of the company’s goals and values.
3. Show Passion
Another good way to prove your desire to be hired by a company is to express passion for the company’s work, products, or industry. Showing that you admire what a company does helps to prove that you want to work for them over others. Share enthusiasm for a company’s services and emphasize what it is about the industry that excites you. If you have the experience, it can help to highlight your interest, knowledge, and participation within the given industry. This shows that you are actively involved and passionate about what you do—and what you could do for the company.
4. Write a Thank-You Note
Sending a thank-you note after an interview is a step that is often neglected. However, this follow-up practice can be extremely helpful in ensuring you’ve left a good impression and it could improve your chances of getting an offer. A thank-you note shows that you valued your time with the interviewer and proves that you are committed to your interest in the job. Read our article about common thank-you note pitfalls so that you know what to avoid when writing one. A thank-you note can leave a lasting impression that could improve your chances of getting an offer.
Proving that you really want the job requires research and preparation. By aligning yourself with company values and goals, you show that you would be a good fit within the company culture. Making it clear that your interest is more than just superficial could help you secure an offer.
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