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Insider Tips That Make The Difference from the Staffing Pros At Penn Apartment Staffing, Houston Office

When you’re interviewing for your dream job, one of the worst things you can be is forgettable. You know you want to set yourself apart from the competition, but how can you do that? And more importantly, how do you make sure you’re remembered in the right way so you get the offer letter?

Here are some ways to make hiring managers and recruiters remember you in the best way possible.

How to Be Remembered for the Right Reasons

Be genuine. Hiring decision makers across the board agreed that this is one of the best ways a candidate can stick out in a good way during an interview.

If you’re nervous, tell them…It’s fine to admit nerves; it stops the interviewers trying to ‘read’ you and usually acts as a bit of an icebreaker.” Instead of trying to be something you’re not, you can be more relaxed by admitting your nerves. Tillyer goes on to advise that, “If you’re excited, tell them! Everyone wants to hear if you’re excited to interview at their company.” Make sure it’s genuine, though. No one likes a brown-noser, and they can be spotted a mile away.

  1. Think outside the resume.
  2. Present your best work (literally).
  3. Share real-life examples.

How to Be Remembered for the Wrong Reasons

While there are ways to stand out positively, it seems there are even more ways to be remembered negatively. Here are some of the common, and not-so-common, complaints hiring managers had about job candidates during their interviews — avoid them at all costs.

  1. What? It’s my lunch break! 
  2. Watch out for wardrobe malfunctions. 
  3. Know your audience. 
  1. Only acknowledging the “boss”. 
  2. Put the phone away. Far, far away.

Whether you’re an interviewing superstar or still a rookie, take note of these tips to hone your interviewing skills. At the end of the day, it all comes down to being respectful, genuine and aware.



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