Emphasizing your career accomplishments in a job interview is crucial to display to an perspective employer as to why you’re better from other candidates. The business world is competitive and companies would like to hire the best employees with quality credentials although weighing their current skills and what they can offer the company.
Job Candidates should be more recognized as they demonstrate their areas of expertise, exhibit their ability to problem solve, and demonstrate how well they work as a team player and show how resourceful they are.
There’s three groups of skill classes which would be known as personal traits, transferable and knowledge based.
Those skills based on experience are called knowledge-based. Which also include what seminars you have attended, additional training, educational attainment and other practices that have been studied in your field.
Also included in knowledge based skills are communication and computer skills, developing products, managerial and marketing know how. Depending on which industry you enter the skill levels required will vary for each person.
Next are those skills that would be portable that you can bring to a job. This is why you may hear the infamous question, ‘what can you bring to the table?’ As companies like to develop their work force they also try to look for employees that have transferable skills.
Problem solving, writing, team leader possibilities, organized, customer service oriented, time and project management, and good with budgeting and numbers and communications skills are also referred to as portable skills. This type of experience is going vary each job candidate.
When an employer asks you the question ‘Tell me something about yourself’, they are trying to determine your personal traits. Don’t take this question lightly as it will determine the the tone for the rest of the interview to follow.
So what are good personal traits? Those would include being goal oriented, well organized, analytical and creative. Be modest and try to sell yourself in the time available in your interview.
Make an impressive presentation to a future employer by doing a self assessment. Look at your resume and note all the skills you jotted down for your previous employment. Make a good list of what your strengths and skills are. Dig deep, know yourself and put it on your resume why you are the best.
When you finish updating your resume and you know all your strengths, your ready a job interview. Employers want to know what you have done, how well you did it and how concise you can present that information.
The better you can emphasize your job skills, where you exceed, your experience, the better you increase your chances of being hired.