Common Interview Trap #3: Loosing Focus

Here’s another common trap that people fall into during interviews – loosing focus.

The Trap: Talk about your own great features – strong people-person, team player, results-focused, etc. – and forget to focus on the hiring organization’s point of view.

The Solution: Somehow, you need to turn everything about you, into everything about them. To turn your thinking around a full 180 degrees, take the time to research and identify your targeted hiring organizations’ current challenges. Write them down in table format. In the column next to each challenge, write down exactly how you can use your expertise to help them solve their issues. In the third column, include an example of what you’ve done in the past that supports your claim. This is a good way to start re-focusing yourself on the hiring organization – not on you.


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