He’s abrasive, potty-mouthed and arrogant, but he’s also tremendously successful. His shows are angst-filled, f-bomb dropping, train-wrecks waiting to happen—otherwise known as Reality TV that we love to watch.
But also in a warped way, they are mini job interviews for the contestants involved.
Now hopefully the next hiring manager you come across will not be quite as volatile as Chef Ramsay, but you can take some clues from him as to what the hiring manager will be looking for.
Be passionate. Focused passion is contagious. There is nothing better that getting the hiring manager engaged in your vision and passion for the job at hand. Now is not the time to talk about your vision for world peace, but to share with him your ideas for solving his concerns.
Be confident. If you know what you’re doing, then show it to the hiring manager, but don’t be conceited about it. Being wishy-washy won’t cut it either. Having confidence in your skills and abilities will go a long way in making the hiring manager comfortable in hiring you.
Be truthful. If you don’t know what you’re doing or make a mistake, admit it. Don’t try to cover it up or place the blame elsewhere, it will just make matters worse and make you look bad. Besides, a good hiring manager will know when you’re bluffing.
Be teachable. See “Be Truthful” above. Be willing to learn new things and—most importantly—be willing to learn from your mistakes.
Don’t argue with the Chef. Repeat after me, “Do not argue with the hiring manager.” He could be wrong about something, but he’s also the one with your fate with that company in his hands—which in the end makes him right. The interview is not the venue for a debate. After the interview is the time to mentally go back and decided whether you can agree to disagree or decide that a particular workplace is not going to be a fit. Don’t allow the hiring manager to make that decision for you.
Be appreciative. Be sincere in your thanks for the opportunity to interview. Even if you’re not their first choice, you never know when or where a new prospect will pop up.
As a nationally Credentialed Career Manager, Coach Kevin Tucker has been partnering with individuals like you for the last 25 years. Through the military, as a minister, a human resources executive, and finally as a career and life transition coach; he has continually been able to help motivated individuals find their calling in life! Check out more at http://ccubedcareer.com.