Career expert Steve Langerud, director of professional opportunities at DePauw University and workplace consultant (http://www.stevelangerud.com/) tells ADVANCE interviewers are trying to answer three simple questions about candidates for their facility:
- Can this candidate do the job? They are seeking information about skills, education and experience.
- Will this candidate do the job? They are seeking information about whether or not the candidate will show up every day, be on time, and be fully engaged with their work.
- Will the candidate embarrass me? They are seeking information about character, behavior and fit.
The key to answering these questions in a way that will land you the position is to do your research about the facility, its mission and the position you're applying for.
Then you can tailor your resume and your responses to ensure you are inspiring confidence in the recruiter that you can do the job, will do your best work, and will exemplify the mission and values of the facility you wish to work for.