As a Technical Recruiter I spend my days sourcing, people networking, recruiting and hiring highly qualified Information Technology (IT) Professionals who can help the growth of the CareWorks Tech team.
The following 5 tips are what we have found to be excellent building blocks for interviewing.
- Resume: Don’t underestimate the power of your resume. Spend time enhancing your resume, focusing your experiences on the role and job you are applying for: Any little thing that can set you apart or grab the hiring manager’s attention is worth doing. Not only will this help you secure an interview, but by doing this you will already have talking points and specific examples to discuss with the interviewer and it shows you are a good match for the opportunity.
- Research: Research the company you are interviewing with and the people who will be part of the interview process. Understand the company’s business and their go-to-market strategy: This is another way to become a stand out candidate as well as be better prepared for the interview. A few things to focus on when you are researching should be the experience and skills that are needed for the role as well as the culture and company values. This is important because you can convey that you are not only a good match for the job its self, but you fit in well with the team and the overall company’s vision.
- Elevator Pitch: Write a brief elevator pitch on yourself and tailor it to how you are the right fit for the specific role you are interviewing for: Almost like tailoring your resume, this is important because it can convey your skills and background to the interviewer in a quick, concise, and polished manner. Having this prepared will also give you something to fall back on and gives you a good foundation to build on.
- Ask: Hopefully, prior to the interview or it could be during the interview you want to ask, “What are the attributes of previous people who have been successful in the role you are interviewing for?”: This question will help flush out what the hiring manager/interviewer is looking for in a candidate. Once the hiring manager/interviewer shares with you what has made others successful in the role, you can use that to match up and give a real life example of what you have done in the past that lines up with the successful attributes.
- Show Interest: Let the hiring manager/interviewer know at the end of the interview that you are interested in the role and you believe you will be successful by associating the successful attributes to yourself:
This is a great way to recap your skills and confirm your interest in the opportunity. Reinforcing detailed examples from your resume and the discussion points throughout the interview is a great way to solidify why you are the right person for the job.
These quick tips are a great foundation to put you in the proper mindset and allow you to go into the interview with confidence. Also, remember to be yourself and have fun. Good luck!
If you are interested in looking for new opportunities or have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.
Halden Studlien, Technical Recruiter | 614.789.5904