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There are a number of universally admired key personality traits which constitute your passport to success at any interview. Use them for reference as formulate answers to tough interview questions.
The interviewer searches for personal profile keys to determine what type of person you really are. The presence of these keys in your answers tells the interviewer how you feel about yourself, your chosen career and what you would be like to work with. Few will arise from direct questions. Your interviewer will search for them in your answers to specific job-performance probes. The following words and phrases are those you will project as part of your successful, healthy personal profile:-
All recruiting firms and organisations seek candidates who respect their profession and their employer. Projecting these professional traits will identify you as loyal, reliable and trustworthy:-
Most companies have limited interests: making money, saving money (the same as making money) and saving time (which does both). Projecting your achievement profiles, in however humbler a fashion is key:-
Projecting your business profile is important on occasions when you cannot demonstrate ways you have made money, saved money, or saved time for previous employers. These keys demonstrate you are always on the lookout for opportunities to contribute and that you keep your boss informed when opportunities arise:-
As the requirements of the job are unfolded for you at the interview, meet them point by point with your qualifications. If your experience is limited, stress the appropriate key profile traits (such as energy, determination, and motivation), your relevant interests and your desire to learn. If you are weak in one particular area, don’t offer this information – perhaps that dimension will not arise. If the area is probed, be prepared to handle and overcome the negative by stressing skills that compensate and/or demonstrate that of will experience a fast learning curve.
Do not show discouragement if the interview appears to be going poorly. You have nothing to gain by showing defeat and it could merely be a stress interview tactic to test your self confidence.
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