Top 5 things every employer wants to see from your Interview

Top 5 things every employer wants to see from your Interview

Top 5 things every employer wants to see from your Interview

Imagine you are employing someone to work for you. What would you want that person to be like? What character traits and behaviour would you like to hear and see proof of if you were interviewing someone to work for you!?

You can turn this around to ask, what does a potential boss want to hear/see from me in an interview and what can I say or do to increase my chances of receiving an offer!?

I know what I look for. So here is my top 5 things I look for as an employer:

Hard workingShow me you can work hard, give examples of hard work or demonstrate that to me by knowing something about the company, our clients, industry, history e.t.c Put the work into preparation and you will be rewarded.

ReliableDemonstrate to me that you are reliable. Turn up to interviews on time, give evidence/ examples of reliable behaviour to demonstrate this to me. I will simply not invest time and money in unreliable people.

Evidence of experience/aptitude to do the jobIf you have done a similar job before show me that you have done it to the best of your ability and if not then relate your experiences/skills/education to the position you have applied for. 

Evidence of good characterThe most important point for me! If you have all the experience and qualifications required for the job, but I don’t think that you have the character that fits with my company, then you wont be invited back for another interview. You have more chance of being invited if you don’t have the required experience and qualifications, but you have shown me the desire, tenacity and strength in character I require.

Evidence that you can fit in and work well to improve the structure/environment I have alreadyLastly show me that you are friendly, will listen, will learn and be a positive influence on the company.

These are 5 points that I look for. These 5 points have been developed over 10years of interviewing and employing people in both the IT and Hospitality industries. The Hospitality industry is so volatile, therefore character, reliability and hard work are very important. So if you are going for a job in the Hospitality Industry and you show that you have these traits and behaviours you wont go far wrong!!

Top 5 things every employer wants to see from your Interview

Another example of more things to say in an interview

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