The Number One Piece Of Feedback Candidates Get When They Don’t Get The Job
In this post I talk about the one piece of feedback employers won’t always give you (but they’re always thinking) when they don’t hire you, so stay tuned!
So have you ever been to a job interview, interview, it went great, and then you get a call or an email with some disappointing news saying they decided to go with someone else? Then maybe you even ask for feedback and they may or may not give you something of use?
Like maybe they say “You were great but we decided to go with someone who had more experience” Or they say “Thanks for your time but we didn’t think you were the best fit”.
And you’re still left not really knowing where you went wrong or what happened?
Well from all the interviews I’ve sat in I can tell you that the number one thing discussed in the debrief is this:
The candidate failed to communicate their value in a powerful enough way.
In some form or another this is what it always comes down to.
So how can you make sure that you communicate your value strongly you ask?
Well there are a few ways that I suggest:
1) BE SPECIFIC by using Stories!
Give specific examples of value you’ve brought in the past, whether that’s in a classroom or in a previous role. Check out my Free guide download below if you would like to see 10 concrete examples of how to do this!
2) Create a bigger vision
Get a good idea of their needs first by researching and asking questions, and then when you’re interviewing, don’t just answer the questions, but create a bigger vision for the role and get them excited about what you will do if you were hired in the role and what results and changes they will start to see towards their company goals.
Start talking specifics and get them excited!
3) Connect and be human
The best way to connect in a short amount of time (like in an interview) is to learn how to tell effective stories that show your personality and who you are as a person.
I have a ton of other youtube videos on this which you’re welcome to check out, and If you want to learn more about how to tell stories effectively for interviews you can get started right away by downloading my free guide where you can draw from 10 concrete examples.
Insert your personality in there! For example if you’re asked what do you do when you get stressed? Start out by saying: “I eat lots of chocolate!” To break the ice, then move into a real story of how you handled something stressful!
Who doesn’t like chocolate, so it makes them laugh and it connects you as a human being! (Of course only do this if you like to each chocolate while stressed like I do)!
And there we have it: The number one piece of feedback people get (or don’t get) when they are rejected for a job. And 3 things you can do to effectively communicate your value.
If you’re interested in seeing specific examples in action of how you can communicate your value effectively, feel free to download the Free Behavioural Interview Example guide with 10 concrete examples to the most common behavioural questions.
Click below to grab it now.
What you’ll get inside the guide:
- Top-ten examples of stories that have proven to be impressive interview answers
- The S.A.R.I. formula breakdown of how to answer these questions
- The step-by-step of why it works
- Fill-in-the-blank templates for each question so, you’ll be able to fill in the blanks and get going!
- Now you’ll need to come up with your own stories! (You can steal the ones in the guide if they apply to you though too, I don’t mind)
If you are still getting stuck because you can’t think of your own stories…
I’ve included 25 questions that you can ask yourself to come up with your stories much quicker!
You’ll get all this in a beautifully designed workbook prepared specifically for you to prepare for your interviews.
By the end of working through this guide, you’ll be feeling confident and ready for any situational interview that comes your way!
Here is some feedback I’ve gotten from this guide, and I get new emails like this every day, and they NEVER get old!
By the end of working through the guide you’ll be totally ready for any situational interview question that gets thrown your way!
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And remember, the current system isn’t perfect, but you can outsmart it. I’m here to prove to you that you do have what it takes.
Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next week back here in my digital corner.
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