Many who are looking for jobs go into every day of their search concerned about their wants and needs in a job, take that same attitude into an interview, and then wonder why they are not getting offers.
Generally in an interview, a prospective employer could really care less about your wants and needs – sure, they will ask what you are looking for, what you enjoy, and may even ask what you are passionate about but at the end of the day they really only care about following things:
- How can you help make them money, more efficient, retain and/or expand their customer base, or increase their market share?
- How can you make the hiring manager look really good to his bosses?
- How can you make the job of the other team members easier?
- How can you help make them better than the competition?
As a job-seeker, if you cannot answer those four questions and answer them well don’t expect an offer from that (or any) organization any time soon.
Until next time – good hunting and good luck!