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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  • Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview process with my CEO management opportunity. Karen helped and coached me to prepare myself for the interviews. With Karen's help and my experience I feel that it was a perfect fit for Me.  It's pretty awesome to come back to work in my home town and connect to the community again 2o years later.  It awesome to be close to my family and old friends. I'm happy and proud to say that I'm working for a company that values and cares for there employees. I feel like this is a great opportunity that will open doors for my future. Thank you for your time And big thank you to Karen, she is amazing! Ron G Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview processChief Experience Officer, BC
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  • During my 20+ years career in hospitality I had the opportunity to work either directly or indirectly with several recruiting firms and individuals. My most recent job search lead me to Bruce Leininger with Patrice and Associates. Bruce is one of those rare individuals who combines needs of the employer with knowledge and skills of the job seeker. He sees both perspectives, analyses where there is common ground between employer’s culture and applicant’s strengths, then delivers a candid assessment to both parties. Bruce was relentless in pursuit of job opportunities and in finding the “right fit” for my career profile. EVERYTHING that Bruce said and promised in his introduction to me was delivered, and even MORE! Most importantly I truly felt that Bruce was genuine, understanding and caring in regards to my specific needs and goals. As far as I am concerned when it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else. Ned Mirkovic, Hospitality General Manager When it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else.