How do I get my dream job? I am more than qualified for this position but for some reason I wasn’t chosen. What can I do differently?
These are some of the questions you might have while interviewing with companies. So how does a company like Leadle hire? To start of, we get a lot of great candidates and because of that it’s so hard to choose! I mean if everyone is super qualified and has all the right experiences, how do we pick the best one?
Ultimately, it does come down to the little things. Don’t worry we’re going to list them out for you so the next time you interview with us you have a little something to help you out ;)
1. Be curious
ASK QUESTIONS! In this case, curiosity never killed the cat. At Leadle, we always value curiosity. The more questions you ask, the more you understand the problem or product better. In fact, during the first few months we actually expect you to absolutely pepper us with questions. It shows that you are genuinely interested in the growth and betterment of the company. So yes, feel free to be a little annoying.
2. Being genuine helps
In today’s world, fitting into the company culture is super important. So while hiring, we want to make sure our goals align with yours. At Leadle we are always 100% transparent and open about everything. That means we also expect a level of honesty from our employees. Being truthful about your experiences-be it successes or failures, we want to know about it! It’s how you overcame those failures and learned from it that we’re interested in.
So, research the company and the industry before the interview to get an idea of what the company stands for- if you are a good fit for the company and vice versa.
3. A positive state of mind
By positivity we don’t mean being upbeat and energetic 100% of the time. Let’s be honest, life isn’t a Disney movie. What we mean is we need people who have a “can-do” attitude towards work and life in general. It means the ability to adapt to any situation and making it a learning experience by working through them with optimism. Like Queen Kim says, get up and do something about it!
4. A learning mindset
At Leadle we look for candidates with a thirst for knowledge and a hunger for growth. Having some idea of where you want your career to go and taking the steps to achieve that goal is something we really value. There must be a drive to constantly improve yourself. A good example is upskilling. Find out what's new in your field, see if it's a useful skill to have and get to work!
5. Self awareness
Do you know your strengths and weaknesses? Are you willing to work on your weaknesses and add to your strengths? Candidates who are able to identify where they are lacking and are willing to work on them to better themselves are the ones that stand out to us. Refine what you know and learn what you don't.
These qualities will absolutely make you stand out from the rest of the candidates interviewing. Now that you have some inside information *wink wink*, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org