I have put together five ways to land your dream job – so here they are:
Remember you will be judged on appearance. It’s an ugly reality, but it’s true. Always dress to impress for a job interview – for both yourself as well as the interviewer. Prove you will go beyond what is asked. Actions speak louder than words when it comes to the workplace. Bring real life examples to your job interview about how you’ve made a difference in the past. Knowing you will take action instead of being reactive is likely a big plus for potential employers.
Showcase your skills outside your job to set you apart from other candidates. Prove to the hiring manager that you’re a valuable asset to the company above and beyond the current job. Relate your skills to the current position, and make sure it’s clear that you’re a valuable asset to the overall company with additional skills. Relate the money to your performance. Salary negotiations are part of any job interview process. Make sure your money and benefits expectations are clear from the get go and tell them why you’re worth the cost.
Be likable. Be friendly – and let the interview flow like a conversation. If you and other potential candidates have the same skill set and experience, ask yourself why the employer would choose you over the others. It’s probably because they liked you more. Be professional, but personable and build a relationship with the hiring manager.