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  string(2933) "I’m often asked, “What is the difference between the candidates that get the placement versus the rest?”

Whilst every employer and placement is different after 5 years, 500 or so “They’d like to offer you the role” calls and 10,000 or more “Sorry” phone calls I’ve noticed some attributes that the 500 ‘lucky’ candidates shared which set them apart from the 10,000 that did not.

1. Preparation – The easiest way to end an interview is to know nothing about your employer. It’s easy to research online; so candidates who know little or nothing about their employer are showing laziness at best. The people who got the job knew the name of the key personnel and understood the culture, strategy and vision for the organisation they were about to join.

2. Genuine Enthusiasm – Employers want people on their team who are genuinely excited to be there. If you’re not excited to spend 8 hours of your life, 5 days a week (at least) with these people, what are you doing there? The 500 that made it were genuinely more enthusiastic than the 10,000 that didn’t.

3. Positivity – Smile. You’re going to spend a lot of time with your future colleagues. They know this too. People like being around those who are positive and happy. The candidates who get the nod are generally a pleasure to be around.

4. Self Assurance –The candidates who made it conducted themselves with calm self-assurance. This transcended the way they walked, talked and dressed. They didn’t talk too fast or sound like they had just taken a sedative. They dressed well, spoke clearly and moved with an air of confidence.

5. Humility – Self Assurance should not be confused with arrogance. Employers want to understand relevant achievements you have made to assess your suitability for the role, however few people enjoy a 60 minute personal trumpeting session from someone they’ve just met. An ounce of humility bodes well for would-be candidates and those who’ve succeeded had it.

So, there you go, the 500 who made it were enthusiastic, prepared, positive and self assured. They watered this down with an ounce of humility compared with the 10,000 that missed out.

Good luck!

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide"
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I’m often asked, “What is the difference between the candidates that get the placement versus the rest?”

Whilst every employer and placement is different after 5 years, 500 or so “They’d like to offer you the role” calls and 10,000 or more “Sorry” phone calls I’ve noticed some attributes that the 500 ‘lucky’ candidates shared which set them apart from the 10,000 that did not.

1. Preparation – The easiest way to end an interview is to know nothing about your employer. It’s easy to research online; so candidates who know little or nothing about their employer are showing laziness at best. The people who got the job knew the name of the key personnel and understood the culture, strategy and vision for the organisation they were about to join.

2. Genuine Enthusiasm – Employers want people on their team who are genuinely excited to be there. If you’re not excited to spend 8 hours of your life, 5 days a week (at least) with these people, what are you doing there? The 500 that made it were genuinely more enthusiastic than the 10,000 that didn’t.

3. Positivity – Smile. You’re going to spend a lot of time with your future colleagues. They know this too. People like being around those who are positive and happy. The candidates who get the nod are generally a pleasure to be around.

4. Self Assurance –The candidates who made it conducted themselves with calm self-assurance. This transcended the way they walked, talked and dressed. They didn’t talk too fast or sound like they had just taken a sedative. They dressed well, spoke clearly and moved with an air of confidence.

5. Humility – Self Assurance should not be confused with arrogance. Employers want to understand relevant achievements you have made to assess your suitability for the role, however few people enjoy a 60 minute personal trumpeting session from someone they’ve just met. An ounce of humility bodes well for would-be candidates and those who’ve succeeded had it.

So, there you go, the 500 who made it were enthusiastic, prepared, positive and self assured. They watered this down with an ounce of humility compared with the 10,000 that missed out.

Good luck!

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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