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3 Things An Interviewer Wants to Know

Bright Idea! Job Search Tip

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When you are invited to an interview, make sure you know what the interviewer really wants to know.

  • What evidence do you have to show them that you will be able to do the job for which they are hiring?
  • Are you going to fit in with the company culture, or will you disrupt the team synergy?
  • Do you have a list of convincing success stories that demonstrate your money-making or money-saving capabilities? The bottom-line matters!

If you are unable to answer those three questions, you are not yet ready for the interview. Conduct a brainstorming session with yourself and write down stories that will help you address those questions.

Join the conversation and add your bright ideas!


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