07 Jun How To Get Hired
If you want to know how to get hired, I urge you to follow lessons that we teach in our Straight-A Guide readiness program. Those who want to work through the entire course can start at any time. This article will give you some quick insight.
Step 1: Values:
- Think of Your Prospective Employer’s Needs
When you go out into the job market, remember that your prospective employer has needs. The employer likely wants to build efficiencies and profitability. Employers frequently consider jobs as investments in people. They want to get the highest return on an investment. Before you go into the job, think about your prospective employer’s needs. Then create a strong story that persuades the employer that you will bring the highest return on investment. In other words, don’t think about your needs. Think about your employer’s needs.
Step 2: Goals
- Accomplish Clear Tasks Before the Interview
Everyone has heard the expression that you only have one time to make a good first impression. Before your job interview, prepare yourself with clear tasks. Select an appropriate outfit. Make sure your appearance is clean and presentable. Remember that your prospective employer will assess how well you can represent the company with new customers and existing employees. Write your three-minute presentation on why you can bring enormous value to the company. Rehearse that presentation several times so that your employer sees that you always keep your head in the game. Research the company before your interview. Weave facts about the company into your responses to interview questions, and show how you can add value to the company’s mission.
Step 3: Attitude
- Show Your 100% Commitment to the Company’s Success
Remember that the employer offers jobs with an intention of improving a return on investment. Demonstrate your commitment to building upon the company’s success. Describe why you want to be the first on the job and the last person to leave. Show your commitment to the pursuit of excellence and the company’s success. Make sure that your facial expression convinces the employer that you represent the company’s values well. Smile, be engaging, and show that you’re ready to contribute in meaningful, positive ways as a team player.
Step 4: Aspiration
- Let the Prospective Employer Know How You’ll Grow
Employers invest considerable resources when they hire new employees. Do everything possible to convince the employer that you’re a great investment. One of showing employer’s that you’re the best candidate for the job is to leave the employer that you’re an outstanding candidate to groom for leadership. Employer’s want to hire people that will grow with the company. Let them know that you want to learn every aspect of the company’s mission and contribute along the way. By sharing your ambitions to grow, you will stand out favorably from other candidates.
Step 5: Action
- Convince the Prospective Employer that You Take Action
Employers love self-starters. They place a high value on employees that invest time and energy to contribute. Job candidates that demonstrate they’re action-oriented stand out with employers. During an interview, for an example, candidates may reveal how much they know about the company. It’s easy to gather information. A Google search reveals all types of information. If it’s a new company, then learn about the industry. What are the sales levels? How do you increase sales? How do you find more customers? How do you improve customer service? Candidates that show an employer they’re familiar with the company or the industry demonstrate that they’re people of action.
Step 6: Accountability
- Show That You’re Accountable
Employers do not want to babysit. They want to build teams with competent players. Each player should know what he or she wants. Each player should demonstrate that they strive to contribute. Even during an interview, you can show that you’re eager to do your part, and contribute to the overall working of the team. One way of making this point is to show how you hold yourself accountable. If you write a journal, bring your journal into the company. Use that journal strategically, showing how you follow trends and changes in the industry. Point to a journal entry while you’re talking and convince the employer how you stay on top of the game.
Step 7: Awareness
- Let the Employer Know What You Know and Who You Know
The best way to get hired is to show how the employer will receive 10 times the value by hiring you. Differentiate yourself from other candidates. Show that you have researched the industry and that you know steps that will bring more success for the company. If you’re entering a new industry, show your strategy for learning. Talk about the YouTube videos you’ve watched and describe what you’ve learned about a commitment to excellence. Simultaneously, reveal your support network. Describe the people from whom you’re learning, and how those people advance you as the best candidate for the job.
Step 8: Achievement
- Let Your Prospective Employer Know How Well You’ve Prepared
If you want an employer to hire you, make sure that your employer knows that you’ve prepared. Be creative in celebrating your achievements. Help the employer see that you’ve put time, effort, and energy in preparing for the job interview. For example, you may write a simple report that highlights steps you’ve taken to make you the best candidate for the job. If you write a report, make sure that it shows you’re familiar with the language of the trade and industry. Leave your report with the interviewer. That report provides tangible proof of your achievement in preparing.
Step 9: Appreciation
- Follow up In a Creative Way
Don’t hesitate to follow up with the prospective employer. Never forget that you are making a sale. You’re selling yourself. An employer that offers a $20 an hour job expects to pay more than $50,000 a year for your services (including taxes and benefits). That’s an investment. Show that you’re worth the investment by making the sale. Draft a letter that describes what you’ve learned during the interview and why you’re an outstanding candidate. Put the letter in the mail as quickly as possible. Let your employer know that you appreciate his time, and the best way to show your appreciation is to demonstrate that you listened to the employer’s needs.
Step 10: Actualization
- Celebrate Your new Job
Candidates that follow the steps know how to get hired. Celebrate the job by showing your employer and everyone on the team how you contribute. Contribute and grow every day. Those who live by the Straight-A Guide move from entry-level jobs to high-earning careers.