A perennial question with varying answers. As my guest speaker stated in yesterday’s classes, “if you have the personality and the passion for what you do, we can teach you what you need to know when we hire you.”
Self-actualized companies practice this daily and in their long range plans.
What makes most companies fail at bringing the best out of people is not taking chances on a good personality with lesser knowledge or skills.
What makes potential employees fail at selling themselves is their unwillingness to look beyond what they lack to instead focus on how good they can be as a person for the organization.
Next time, before you go on an interview, practice, practice, practice. As well, make sure you don’t sound too rehearsed, and sound like yourself. Hopefully, you sound enthusiastic, professional, and caring enough about the organization to succeed and be hired.