Saturday, July 2, 2016

Their Most Important Hiring Issue: Can You, Will You, Bring Value to Our Company?

By Richard Kent Matthews, Career Coach


There are three things your prospective employer wants to know more than anything else.

You may not like it, but when you go into an interview, it's actually a buyer/seller situation. And both you and the one interviewing you play both roles.

Whether it's a direct hire, through a recruiter, or online job board, these three questions are utmost in the mind of the person--the buyer--looking to bring you on board. If you--the seller--can give them what they're looking for, sell yourself better than the competition, they would be foolhardy not to hire you. But can you deliver the goods? 

The most important hiring issue: Will you bring value to our company?

Can you do the job? Can you solve my problem?
Can you provide sufficient evidence that you'll perform the job well? Based on education, experience, and skills, how can they be assured you'll live up to your own hype, or the hype of your references? They want to know if you've done a good job before and if you'll do a good job for them. Be ready with a lot of evidence. And specific instances of your