1. Pay Little Attention to Details During Your Job Search: This will definitely get employers attention. And yes, you will stand out amongst the other job seekers. Think about this. The other job seekers waste the employers’ time by paying attention to every little detail. Paying too much attention to details is only for those job seekers who have all the time in the world.
2. Arrive Late for the Interview: Managers are busy and important people. So whatever extra time they have between interviews gives them more time to get other important things done. Arriving late shows the employer that you are a busy and important person, too. This creates a favorable impression of you.
3. Don’t Answer the Questions Asked of You During the Interview: Dodge as many questions as possible. Especially since the interviewer has your resume with your glowing list of duties and responsibilities. Make sure the interviewer has to figure out what you are trying to convey during the interview. This way he has to listen deeply to really get the answers he needs to understand you.
4. Make Sure the Employer Knows You Don’t Really Need the Job: Sure jobs are hard to come by these days, but talented employees are hard to come by, also. So be as reserved as possible. Show little or no interest and you’ll increase you likability factor. This makes employers really want to hire you.
5. Don’t Prepare for the Interview: Preparation takes up too much of your valuable job search time. Use this time conducting your job search and scheduling more interviews. Remember job searching is a numbers game. Save this time for those more important job search activities. Besides, the employer won’t know how little time you spent preparing for the interview.
6. Do as Little Company Research as Possible: The only thing you really need to know at this point is 1.) the duties and responsibilities and 2.) how much the job pays. You can learn more about the company during the interview and on-the-job training once you get the job. Again, this saves you much needed time for other important job search activities and allow you to conduct more interviews in less time.
7. Take a Look at Your Calendar and do the exact opposite of everything I said above. Have a great April Fools Day!
Yes you will differentiate yourself from the other job seekers by following these tips… but not in a positive way. Your first impression will be a lasting negative impression.
So pay attention to details, show up on time for your interviews, answer the questions asked, show interest in the job and company, prepare well, and learn as much as possible about the job and the company prior to attending the interview and you’ll differentiate yourself from the “me seekers” and get the job you really want.
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Original article: “Seven Things All Job Seekers Should Do To Get The Job They Really Want!”