Yes, hiring managers want people who are competent. However, there are a lot of really competent people that you are competing with. Why should they choose you? Here’s what to do.

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What is the hiring manager really looking for when they're interviewing you? Competence is only one thing. Self-confidence, character, chemistry, maybe a little bit of charisma, because charismatic people always do better than non charismatics as a fact of life. Ultimately, what they're trying to find out from you is whether they can trust you. That's a feeling that you give them. That's through your behavior. It's how you communicate. And without trust, they hesitate. When they hesitate, they start looking at other people. And then from there, you're gone. I hope you found this helpful. I'm Jeff Altman. Subscribe to Job Search TV on YouTube. I've got a ton there. Have a great day.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2000 episodes.

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