How to Make a Great Impression in Your Next Job Interview

You’re ready for a job change or a step up to the next level in your career.

All that stands between you and your new role is the job interview.

You know you’re competent, motivated and a great fit for the new role. But how can you make this clear to the person hiring you? What are job hirers really looking for? And what are the things that make you someone they want to hire?

During my corporate career, whenever we were looking to hire someone, whether internally or externally, we used what we called the “Can Do, Will Do, Fit” hiring philosophy.

  1. Can do – are they competent for the role?
  2. Will do – are they motivated?
  3. Fit – are they a fit for the culture of the organization (and vice versa)?

It was our way of finding the best person for the position and we knew they were a good candidate when they matched each of these criteria.

No matter what job you’re going for, these three areas are at the core of hiring decisions.

All you need to do is make the right impression – one that highlights who you are at your very best.

How to Make a Great Impression: Strategies for Showing Up as Your Best Self

In my guest appearance on LinkedIn Career Talks, I spoke about what hirers are really looking for, plus how you can show this to them in a job interview.

LinkedIn Career Talks - How to Make a Great Impression: Strategies for Showing Up as Your Best Self

Andrew Seaman and I also discussed how unlocking the full potential of your personality can help keep your career moving forward, whether that’s in the context of landing a new job or advancing in the one you have.

Plus, we covered the following topics:

  • How to make a great first impression
  • What you can do to set yourself apart from the other applicants
  • The 3 traits of interesting people
  • 3 ways to be a more interesting conversationalist
  • How to bring your best self to the job interview
  • And more

When you have career opportunities where you need to make a great impression and show yourself in your best light, be sure to check out the full conversation for insights to ace your next job interview!

FREE Checklist: How to Make a Great First Impression in Your Next Job Interview

Since you only get one chance to make a great first impression, it pays to make it count.

Use this valuable checklist to prepare for your interview and know what to do on the day to present your best self, whether your interview is in person or on Zoom.

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