Job Descriptions Provide Great Clues for Interview Success

Carefully read and analyze the job description to improve your odds of success in the interview.

job descriptions provide clue for interviews

“What jumped out at you from the job description?” I asked my client in the interview prep session.

“What do you mean?” he asks.

“Were there specific items that seemed important to the employer or things that seemed different than what you expected?” I clarified.

“I have to be honest, I briefly scanned it,” he admitted. “It looked like standard boilerplate stuff.”

I’m always amazed at how few candidates for executive level positions bother to carefully read the job description. There are numerous clues contained in it that would set them up for success if they took the time to read it.

Carefully read the job description. Read it slowly. Read it several times. Stop and think about why those things were important enough for the employer to include. It’s essentially a scouting report.

You begin to see what their real needs and challenges are when you do this. That knowledge allows you to speak specifically to their hot buttons in an interview.

But if you don’t carefully read it your interview is all about you and not about how you can help them. They don’t really know you yet. But they do care deeply about themselves.

If you want to win the game read the scouting reports and think about the best game plan for you.

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