Interview Question: How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team?

How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the teamDon’t let your nerves get the better of you when you hear this question during the interview. Here’s how to establish your credibility and get yourself noticed.

Believe it or not, establishing credibility lies in simply asking great questions and understanding the situation beforehand. Of course, you need to figure out what questions are the most important for developing your credibility. Asking the right questions shows how strong you are as a candidate.

Understand the Situation

When establishing credibility, understand that if you’re presented with a problem, you don’t have to charge in immediately with a quick and decisive fix. Thinking or acting too quickly may do more harm than good, and can make your colleagues blame you in the end. Understand situations in order to make stronger decisions based on the evidence you have.

Do Your Best

Action speak louder than words. This includes getting to work on time, and submitting high-quality projects and reports days before the deadline. As long as you stay committed to your job without letting other factors distract you, expect to achieve positive outcomes.

Know the Company

This should be obvious for every applicant. How can you answer questions about the organization if you haven’t done your homework ahead of time? Get an understanding of what you’re getting yourself into and understand the company’s background, value and environment to get a feel of what it’s like to work for the organization.

Create a Plan

After getting to know the company, create a 30-60-90 day plan for the primary actions you are willing to take during the first three months on the job. This will be easy as long as you’ve done your research about the company and the job itself. You can be as specific as you like; specificity will give the hiring manager ansolid impression of how prepared and enthusiastic you are about the job.

As long as your plan shows how capable you are, there’s no reason to worry about the results of the interview. If you do get the job, good for you! If not, think of it as a learning experience, and consider ways to do better next time.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.