Does it feel like every interview is exactly the same? If you’ve been on the job hunt for several months, you may feel like you’re simply going through the motions at every interview. This can indicate it’s time to sharpen your interview performance and focus on shaking things up to become a more memorable candidate!
As you refine your interviewing skills, here are a few tips for how you can stand out:
During an interview, it’s common to let the interviewer drive the conversation. While you should always let the interviewer take the lead, it shows initiative to offer a handshake immediately and thank the interviewer for the opportunity to meet with them. Facilitating a positive introduction will set the right tone for the interview and show a high degree of professionalism on your part.
Point out a specific area of interest
Most employers expect you to research their company, so you must go beyond the basics. One of the best ways to do this is by focusing on one specific asset of the business such as culture, management or corporate responsibility. For example, does the employer invest in its managers’ professional development? During the interview, discuss why this is of value to you as a candidate. This will show the employer you’ve taken an interest not only in their company and the job, but in the workplace experience afforded to their property managers. The more specific you are in identifying an area of interest, the more memorable your interview will be!
Show you’re passionate about the field
No matter how qualified you may be for the job, almost nothing can help you shine as much as passion for the property management field. Demonstrating excitement for the job will show you’re interested in more than just a paycheck. Employers value candidates who have a true desire to grow professionally, as these individuals will ultimately make the most productive employees on their team. Showing genuine excitement and enthusiasm will never steer you in the wrong direction!
Ready to rock your next interview? While there’s no magic formula for how to stand out during an interview, following the tips above will certainly position you for success.
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