Employers want employees who will help grow their business and keep it running smoothly. You may be asking yourself: How can I encourage a prospective employer to see me as a problem solver? When you are interviewing for a position, use this “No Problem” approach to help make the case that you are an ideal candidate.
Step 1: I have no problem. You may have had a bad break in life, you may have lost a job unexpectedly, you may be increasingly anxious about finding a good position. Leave all that baggage behind you as you walk into the interview. You do not want to communicate directly, or even subliminally, that you have burdens that may overshadow you. A prospective employer who senses that cloud over your head may pass over you in favor of the next candidate. Come into the interview with optimism, enthusiasm, and confidence! You want the employer to know you will hit the ground running.
Step 2: I will cause no problem. This is about your ability to work operate successfully in their employer’s environment. Team chemistry is important, and employers want to know that new employees bring in collaboration, a strong work ethic, willingness to learn, attention to detail, communication skills, and consideration for others. Be sure to talk about ways you demonstrate these traits.
Step 3: I will solve your business challenges so that you have no problem. Prior to the interview, think about your experiences and successes. Be prepared to tell stories that illustrate how you encountered a work situation (the “problem”), what factors you thought about, what actions you took, and what results you achieved (Situation, Action, Results). Problems will always pop up. Employers want to understand how you approach challenges and how you overcome them, to have a better understanding of how you might do the same for them.
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