If you are a proactive talent and wishes to bag the next job you’ll apply for then you have to know what employers are thinking during a job interview. This way you’ll be able to prepare to address their concern should they plan to raise it during your interview.
For one, employers have become overly concerned about the talents they hire; that is because hiring the wrong one is a costly mistake and can greatly affect the company’s future. Human resource is still acknowledged by organizations as primary asset to the company; the best ones help impact the company’s growth. Therefore, hiring the best talents has become one of the key issues of human resource management during recruitment. Success is easily duplicable when working with talents or employees that engage with the company’s long term business objectives.
What other key concerns do employees have in their minds? Here are some of them:
#1 – You may be skillful but do you really possess the skills they require?
Skills are learned more on the job, coupled with the technical background to make each skill application work. Unless you have clearly demonstrated in your previous work how your skills set was able to raise the level of business operations that translates to profitability then everything else in your resume about your skills is just an “idea” to your prospective employer. In this case, make sure to always demonstrate the “facts” surrounding your skills.
#2 – What is your work discipline?
Surely you are talented as you say of yourself, but apart from this are you someone that is easy to get along with? When working in an organization it’s hardly that you work alone, and it’s important how well you can demonstrate your ability to blend in with other workers. In the way you present yourself in an interview be sure to have them see you as a person of integrity, wit, good values and good judgment.
#3 – Are you self-motivated?
Good talents do not depend on others to find their inspiration at work, but on simply knowing that delivering the best kind of work, even on a personal level, will impact the company’s overall success. No working environment is perfect even to the best of the companies and pressure sometimes easily wear down workers of their mental and physical motivation to go on doing a good job. A talent that aims for career success will find his own way of motivating himself and transcends that feeling to his co-workers in a positive way.
#4 – Are you open for change?
By being a top talent with clear ability to lead, you may display attitudes that defy “manageability” especially if it means going out of your comfort zone. Change is constant in any working environment especially in a growing company and too often this change requires you be managed by others and to take directions from them.
#5 – Can the company afford you?
Not that you are seen or treated as a commodity but like in any retail scenario you wouldn’t dwell too much on a product that you just can’t afford. Employers feel the same way about highly-rated talents unless they want to hire someone for a specific reason. Likewise, you shouldn’t go down to the level of a sharp bargain unless you can account the other intangible benefits you could get from the company you’re applying for.
Read also: Best Recruiting Practices
Article Contributed by HR in Asia‘s Team.