When you are looking for a job, it is only natural to show the employers your best side and hide a few things that are deemed a bit informal.
Similarly, you might have figured out that employers also hide a few things, or just do not reveal a few things when they are open to hiring new employees. We have the most helpful job secrets here. The cats are out of the bag, use them in your favor!
There are ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ answers to ‘open-ended’ questions
Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? What are your strengths and weaknesses? You might have been told that these questions have no right or wrong answer, and that you must just be yourself and answer them any way you want. These harmless questions are not so harmless. Recruiters purposely ask these questions to identify if you will be a good fit for the job position and the company’s work culture. If you say something out of line with what the interviewer wants to hear, your chances of getting hired will drop significantly.
2. Your personality will make or break your chances
Not everything is about scores on tests or gold medals you got awarded in college. Gone are the days when recruiters blindly hired people based on what they saw on paper. Now, your personality, and how you speak and present yourself does matter. This, of course, does not mean you have to change yourself for any job. But upskilling and highlighting the best of what you have is going to be beneficial for your future. The reality is that employers often make their final hiring decisions based on which candidate they simply like the most as a person.
3. They cyberstalk you as much as they can
You are not the only one who reads about the company and goes through online reviews on sites like Glassdoor. All information about you will also be carefully looked at and how you behave online will also be a factor they consider when deciding. Any employee of an organization is someone who inadvertently represents the brand in public too, thus, they must be careful about it. So, before your next job search phase, make sure you clean up your internet portfolios too.