The Byham Foolproof System To Get You A Job
Getting your resume
noticed by human resources is only the first step on your way to securing a new career. Nevertheless, you need to go the distance. Don’t sputter out just as you’re getting started. “You have to turn that around and give them a good interview even if they didn’t ask for it,” says Bill Byham, co-founder and CEO of Development Dimensions International.
Byham’s consulting firm has developed a unique interviewing strategy called targeted selection. The Fortune 500 consultant has crafted this unique system in order to get job applicants to speak in specifics to potential employers. Having interviewees spill the beans to the hiring manager is an easy way to get the goods on the incoming talents. However, Byham recently divulged a few tidbits from his system to aid the fresh faced up and comers as well as the grizzled veterans in nabbing that hot job.
Study Those Who Came Before– Interviewing for a job, as Byham says, is very dependent on who came before you. Was the individual who held your potential position habitually late? Most likely this will translate into interview questions focused around combating tardiness. Scout out the terrain before taking the plunge. Try and find an inside man or woman. Do your research on your potential employer and understand what issues they are currently trying to address by hiring you.
- Honest Abe It– Liar liar pants on fire is a maxim passed on from childhood. Apply it when you’re making the rounds applying for jobs. Interviewers can often get pretty specific. If you’ve embellished yourself a bit too much be prepared for damage control. Be honest. It’s better to tell the truth about your average work performance than to lie and talk yourself up only to be backed into a corner. Honesty is always the best policy to insure against overeager digging by the hiring manager.
- Strike While the Iron’s Hot– It may be daunting to be interviewed but often it’s a two way street. A bad interviewer will stick out like a sore thumb. Maybe they’re having an off day. Perhaps they’re just not that experienced. Regardless, take advantage of a sluggish interviewer by guiding the conversation. Be cagey enough to ask questions back. Doing so will not only shed more light on your potential job but also enable you to be in control. However, walk a fine line when doing this. Don’t be a jerk and dominate the conversation. Even a bad interviewer can sense smugness.
Byham’s tips could be essential to scoring the latest gig. His system has been touted far and wide by the Fortune 500. Use these hints to beat that system.
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