The Best Interviewers Get the Jobs!

It’s the job seeker who interviews best who is getting job offers in this competitive market.  You may have the perfect credentials, but if you don’t ace the interview and click with the interviewer, chances are the job offer will go to someone else.  Too often, job seekers think it’s their lack of experience, salary, age, or too much experience that screens them out.

  • If you lack experience, but appear confident, interested and you click with the interviewer – they will teach you what you don’t know
  • If you are “open or negotiable” on salary, the only time salary will hold you back is if you don’t know how to verbalize your salary requirement during the interview
  • If you think you are too young or too old for a job, often the way you “word” things in the interview will reveal that you have this concern
  • If you have extensive experience, focus on the last 10 years and the impact that your accomplishments have had on your past employers and that is where the interviewer will focus

You not only have to interview well, the interviewer has to feel you will fit in with their current team and company culture.  You are not going to fit into 100% of the companies who interview you.  If you did get the job at a company where you did not align with the company culture, you probably would not be happy long term.  If you do not get a job offer, view the experience as an opportunity to learn and fine tune your ability to interview.  If you are not comfortable during a job interview – practice, practice and then practice some more!

To fine tune your interviewing skills focus on these four main areas:

  1. Focus on the impact of your accomplishments on past employers
  2. Show a high level of confidence in your ability to do the job
  3. Display a high level of interest in working for them
  4. Ask the best questions

If you master these four areas you will interview more effectively, which greatly enhances your chances of receiving a job offer.

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  • I would like to personally thank Ken for all his help in helping me to find a job. On June 1st I was released from my job of 11 years. I was unsure of what my next steps would be. I haven't been through an interview in years and I felt like I was unprepared. Ken took the time to help me step by step. He first gathered all my personal information and work history. He built a resume from all of that information and articulated my accomplishments in a way I never could have. He sent me tips on what to wear, questions to ask, and called after my interviews to see how it went. He gave me support and encouragement when I was at my absolute lowest. I couldn't have asked for a better recruiter! Thank you again Ken! Thanks, Again, KenGeneral Manager, Logan's Road House, Chattanooga TN
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    David was extremely professional and took the time to really listen to where I was in my career and what I was looking for. As a result of the work he did to connect me with the right opportunity, I was able to obtain a great starting salary and great benefits as well. I would highly recommend David’s services to both job seekers and employers. Josh Axmacher David Israel was a pleasure to work with!
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    I was originally contacted by Tim as a reference for someone who used to work for me. He must have recognized that I myself was a good fit, because within a few minutes the conversation turned to me applying for the job.  He was always pushing for me. He was there to help with everything, every step of the way, and was in constant communication. He played a massive role in me landing an amazing job with an even better company. I can't stress enough how awesome this guy was. Tim will coach you through the entire process and be your biggest advocate. He has a lifetime of experience and knows exactly what companies are looking for. A+, 10/10, two thumbs up, 5-stars. Thanks for everything Tim! Brock Kinley Tim was nothing but helpful from the start
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