November 9, 2011
When you are looking to fill a position in an established business, you want to act as an individual who will be highly productive and last for many years in the future. In short, you want be the person who will perform well and do the job right the first time. There are some ways to become this type of superstar employee, and the following three tips can help you do just that.
Ace Pre-Employment Tests
These tests can be customized for the type of position that you are applying for so be aware of them. If you are interviewing for a white-collar position, the most likely tests are behavior, personality, intelligence and mental abilities exams. The results of these tests will help your future employer determine if the applicant has the motivation, behaviors and mental ability to perform the job. These are crucial to fill out correctly to portray the proper qualities you are looking to exude.
Be Prepared for an Intensive Interview
Traditional interviews do not reveal the true abilities of applicants. With that said, you will want to be prepared for your interview to be altered to reflect the type of position you are hiring for. Focus on the talents that are necessary for the position, and be ready to answer open ended questions meant to pull the most information out of you.
Make sure that when asked if you feel like you were productive in the last position you held, you answer with conviction.If you are going to answer with facts about increasing company profits or other impressive figures, have the facts to back it up.
Determine Preferred Bio-Data for the Position
Bio-data refers to those qualities that people in a certain position have in common. For example, if the companies best employees in the position had a certain college degree, amount of job experience and rate of pay, these are qualities you should be prepared to face in the interview. Make a list of the bio-data you qualify for, and you can look to impress your potential employer with these qualities during the interview and testing procedures.
Becoming a superstar employee does not have to be difficult. You teach yourself to be a dependable and skilled individual who will do the job right the first time by following the above three tips. When you implement these tips into your interview process, you can significantly increase your chance of becoming that superstar employee you desire your potential employ to hire.
Ben Fisher is a real estate agent in Park City, UT with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. As a luxury real estate agent in the area I specialize in selling luxury homes in Park City to high end clientele.