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How can you stand out in a sea of candidates?

Nothing scares the jitters out of most people trying to secure a job than being seen as part of the collective. Being just one of the many applicants the panel considers every day and later promises to call can be distressing.

Nobody wants to be a statistic. Most people want to stand out as individuals who have something unique to bring to the table. Sadly, most people end up looking, speaking, and dressing like the person before them and the person soon to enter after they leave.

Nailing the interview is usually not about doing great things but about doing simple things in a great manner. Some of these things include:

1. Be You

One thing you can be sure about in an interview is that 90% of everybody else will bring in a different version of themselves. They will act straight out of a mental script of something they saw on YouTube or some blog about the first interview. It shows and acts as a severe turn-off. A sure way to lose out on this interview is to sit fixated on the seat, nervous, and afraid that all your crammed platitudes will disappear.

To stand out, go into the meeting as yourself, feel free to speak your mind, make conversation, ask questions, and laugh when appropriate.

2. Have a Positive Mindset

Whether you pass or fail, the interview is determined long before you sit before the panel. Your mindset determines whether you walk into the room a winner or a loser.

Be determined and awaken a sense of self-belief and confidence in yourself. You need the job, but the company also needs your valuable and unique skills.

3. Research Your Firm

Before showing up at the interview, make a point of doing thorough background checks on your company. Every company has a unique story behind it together with a unique set of values and culture. Most people in the panel hold these values close to their core.

Answering questions about the firm with extensive knowledge about their corporate culture and values will strike some chords at the back of the interviewers’ minds, distinguishing you from the pack.

4. Dress Sharp

Dressing for the interview always has a professional touch to it. Your outfit should always meet the values, preferences and dress codes of the firm you’re applying in. Your clothes don’t have to be dull, feel free to let your personality show in your clothing. Many people often dress in outfits they are not comfortable in or in new clothes.

Standout by dressing in something you are comfortable with that shows your confidence.

At Majer Recruitment, we love connecting qualified employees with their best-fit jobs. Feel free to contact us today to discuss how you can stand out in the crowd and develop your best recruitment strategy.

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