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So how do you respond?
What is an answer that will help you stand out from the crowd and be considered? If you want to work with a temp agency, Tampa area job seekers are encouraged to be creative and honest with their answers. Here are some suggestions to get you thinking.
Don’t be afraid to be personal when you’re discussing your qualifications. Avoid getting overly personal and inappropriate, but it helps to humanize your experience for others to easier relate to you. This will also put your interviewer at ease since you’ll be treating this as a conversation rather than an interrogation.
The best way to be personal is to use storytelling to get your point across. When they ask you why they should hire you, tell a story about how you have succeeded in the past. Storytelling is a natural way to connect with others. Use this opportunity to create a narrative to help them really understand what you can bring to the table. Using humor also helps get the message across, as long as you are aware of whether or not your story is appropriate.
The most important message to share with the interviewer is how you can provide value to the company. You can use examples of your past employment, places where you were specifically success, and how you can add that value appropriately to the company if they hire you. You are there to solve a problem, so show them how you would solve it.
The biggest mistake job seekers make is not showing enough enthusiasm for the job. They sometimes get caught up in the fact that they have interviewed at a number of places and they are not necessarily interested in this specific job, but in any job at all. But, that is exactly the opposite of what will show a company that you’re interested. Be very specific about their company and why you want to work for them.
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