Hey There, I’m Natalie Fisher I help New graduates kick start their careers right from the beginning.
Besides having coached many new grads to get great jobs straight out of the classroom I also work in HR and I’ve sat in on over 100 interviews to date. In this post I’ll be sharing 4 things I’ve learned from all this interviewing. So Stay tuned.(Keep reading or watch video below)
1. Most candidates suck. (Sorry and I’m not talking about you, but most do)
I’ve seen some pretty awful candidates and that’s probably why I wanted to help people with this stuff because the truth is you don’t have to be that much better than everyone else you just need to be better. HOW can you be better? If I had one word of advice it would be: BE SPECIFIC. (ok that’s 2 words I know) TALK ABOUT SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF YOUR VALUE.
2. Candidates who feel they lack experience (Also lack this)
CONFIDENCE, if you’re feeling like you’re lacking experience, it shows up in your confidence and candidates who lack experience and confidence normally do a lousy job of articulating their own value (Because they themselves don’t really believe they have any) and if a candidate lacks confidence in himself then it’s difficult for anyone to have the faith to hire him. Especially when there are so many other candidates that are happy to show their confidence.
3. Strong handshakes are important
I can’t remember how many times a candidate has left the interview room and we’re doing a debrief and the hiring manager (or someone on the interview team) will comment on the candidate’s handshake being ‘weak’ it makes a difference! Don’t blow it with a weak handshake.
4. Stand out candidates ALWAYS do this!
They’re always able to talk freely about specific examples, they’re always able to share some solid credibility stories of how they function in the world, either in school or in a previous position. They’re always happy to expand or go into detail when needed. They have specifics to talk about, and most people don’t.
If you like what you learned in this post, you’re feeling inspired, and you’d like to learn more, I have a FREE guide you can get to start creating your own specific stories!
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10+ concrete example stories to the most commonly asked questions
Fill in the blank templates to create your own stories
25 Questions to ask yourself if you get stuck coming up with your own stories +
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