Ever wondered what recruiting managers are really looking for in candidates? Well these 4 C’s should help remind you when you are next sat in the interview chair!
1. Capability – all those competency based questions are trying to find out whether you can do the job. They want to hear how you’ve been there, done it, and got the T-shirt! So give real examples following the CAR* framework.
2. Confidence – do the words that come out of your mouth sound convincing? Do you ooze confidence? Are you filling them with the thought that you are just what they need – or filling them with dread? Use your voice to convey your enthusiasm – pitch, pace and tone. Match that with your body language too.
3. Character – what does your personality say about you? And more importantly what does your on-line character say about you?!? Google yourself and see what comes up. If you were a prospective employer, would you hire you based on what you read online?
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4. Compatability – they will be judging you for a ‘cultural’ fit. You’ll see clues to their culture everywhere – online, through their company values, the people in their organisation. Pick up on that culture and ask yourself ‘would I fit in here?’. You can guarantee they’ll be asking themselves the same question!
CAR framework – Tell them about the Challenge you faced, Actions you took, Results you got!!