When it comes to job hunting, there is such a thing as chasing a job too aggressively. As with romance, too much desperation can push hiring managers away. Don’t play up or oversell your strengths. Instead, try to aim for a two-way conversation in which you ask good questions and develop a realistic understanding of how you can help accomplish the mission or goal in question. Don’t come off as either a chatterbox or a social media stalker, as either one can be alienating.
Reflect on these key points:
- 1In an interview situation, it’s a mistake to come on overly strong by selling yourself for all your worth.
- 2A better tack is to relax, listen, ask questions and treat the hiring process as you would a business meeting.
- 3It’s important to stay on point, be clear and concise when answering questions as it shows you are paying rigorous attention.
“Don’t give interviewers a reason to eliminate you from the process before you’ve even had a chance to showcase your skills.”