You have to make a meaningful connection with your interviewer if you want to stand out from the other candidates. Our Credence Innovations hiring managers have a couple of suggestions that will help you do so, and they involve asking two insightful questions of your own.
The key to connecting with the person on the other side of the table is to create a two-way dialogue rather than just provide rehearsed answers. This is perhaps easiest to do when you are discussing the reasons you want to work for the organization in question.
We at Credence Innovations think one good strategy is to ask your interviewer why he or she likes working for the company. This invites a deeper discussion than you would typically have during an interview, and it’s a great way to ensure that you are called back for another meeting.
We also recommend asking the hiring manager what it was about your experience and qualifications that led him or her to bring you in for a meeting. This can be especially helpful if and when you receive a job offer, because you will know which traits to promote as you angle for the best possible salary.
Our Credence Innovations executives hope you will keep these tips in mind the next time you are up for a great new job.