I hire people or advise clients on hiring people every day. One of my businesses is a recruiting and hiring agency where we are contracted to find the best possible candidates for various jobs.
For over 12 years, I’ve interviewed over 1,000 job candidates for startups, small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, government departments and non profits.
I’ve learned what types of core attributes employers are constantly looking for – and I’ve learned first hand how you can change these small thought processes to nail your next job interview.
In the end, like most things in business, it’s a lot more simple than you would think.
When it comes down to it, employers tend to seek a few core qualities in any interview – some are so obvious they go unaddressed often. Worse, some articles talk about doing the opposite.
Here’s what I learned during my decade plus of interviewing and hiring job candidates.