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Employer’s Mindset: Putting on their Shoes

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Most applicants come to Having an Employers Mindsetan interview with the wrong mindset. Often, this is why they don’t get hired even when they have the necessary skills and experience. The problem is that they have the applicant’s mindset.

When you come to an interview you should be there with an employer’s mindset. Why? Because this will help you understand what goes through their mind when they interview an applicant. Using this knowledge, you can prepare for an interview with the right mindset.

Desperation Hurts

What most applicants forget in an interview is that the employer needs you. All too often, applicants fail to impress because they show desperation. In the interview, you want to establish the right rapport. Understand that an employer needs you just as much as you need him. What you want to establish is that you are offering your skills and not asking for something you need.

When you show desperation to an employer, you’re not showing the right energy. Putting yourself in the shoes of an employer will give you an idea how you want to present yourself. Doing this will help you understand what skills they are looking for, what kind of employee they want, and what they want to see in their ideal candidate.

Seeing things differently

Having the right mindset in an interview helps you look at things from a different perspective. This helps you have the necessary confidence, because you now understand that an interview is a conversation, not an interrogation. It is a conversation between two individuals trying to find out if they are a good fit.

A right mindset not only allows you to have confidence, but it also helps you give better answers. You can give answers that demonstrate how you can offer value to your employer, and not about how you want the job because you have to pay your bills or things your employer doesn’t need to hear about.

Putting yourself in the shoes of an employer will help you understand what they want. It will help you understand how best to present yourself during the interview—thus giving you a better chance of getting hired.

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