While US employers may often overvalue the idea of passion for a position this does not mean a potential candidate should write off this quality. In fact, they should shift their presentation to accommodate the desire for passion in work. During the interview it helps to demonstrate passion by explaining why decisions occurred rather than what occurred. Similarly, showing a potential employer why you went above and beyond on a success will really hammer home your passion. I can also help to discuss your hobbies and volunteer work if it comes up.
- Passion for the position is often overvalued by US employers and should be addressed at every level of the interview process by the employee.
- An important shift in attitude to demonstrate passion is to talk about the “why” of every example you talk about.
- I can help to talk about successes but additionally discussing where you went above and beyond really helps demonstrate passion.
“Demonstrating passion is not the only predictor of a great job candidate, however hiring managers reference this trait repeatedly in their interview feedback.”