How to interview with four qualities employers look for

How to give a good interview hasn’t changed much over the years. You still need to present your achievements while matching them to the job’s specifications. And you still need to answer those killer interviewing questions as taught in the chapter titled, interview questions—how to answer the toughies and strategic questions you should ask, in my book, “Your One Minute Job Finding Coach.”

What has changed in the job search is how employers hire. All you had to do decades ago was provide information and match your achievements in previous jobs to the needs of an interviewer.

Today’s interview is more than simply linking your skills to a job description. You need to differentiate yourself from other job applicants by focusing not only on what you’ve done, but how your accomplishments will add value to a company.

You can accomplish this by showing five qualities that todayh’s hiring managers look for: The first two are self-management and the ability to learn quickly. You need to demonstrate those qualities because there are fewer layers of management in place as most companies make due with less employees to increase profits. So you must do your job with less supervision than you did decades ago.

The third and fourth qualities you need to show at interviews are enthusiasm for previous work and how you’ve taken the initiative not only in past jobs but especially for the job you’re being interviewed for. Explain how you were able to get things done, finish your work early, and pitch in to help colleagues.

An effective way you can take the initiative for conducting a successful job sedarch is to learn some game-changing job finding techniques in the book mentioned above, “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach. Order now.

Copyright ©2016 by Ransom (Randy) Place

About the Author

RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.