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What Interviewers REALLY Rate You On

August 24th, 2015

Searching for a new job takes a ton of time and effort, especially if you have not done so in quite some time. Dealing with job interviews, questionnaires, applications and tests is tough enough. Now, you have to deal with the fact that interviewers are rating you based on your performance in the interview. The next time you are scheduled for a job interview, go in knowing the fact that you will be rated.

Here, we will discuss the common items that interviewers rate you on following the job interview.

Communication Skills

Communication skills are so vital in today’s world, especially since we have so many methods of communicating with others. Companies want to hire candidates who will openly communicate with co-workers, management and clients alike. Poor communication skills can be discovered in a job interview based on how well you articulate your previous work experience and skills to the interviewer. You must also be mindful of your body language during job interviews.


Job candidates must also show enthusiasm for the job they are interviewing for if they want to receive a strong rating from the interviewer. You do not want to be overly enthusiastic during a job interview, but you need to show the interviewer that you have a can-do attitude and honestly want to work the job and help the company succeed. You can show enthusiasm outside of the interview by having a stellar cover letter and sending a thoughtful handwritten thank you note.

Demonstrating a Good Fit for the Job

You must be able to demonstrate to the interviewer that you are a good fit for the job during the interview. By demonstrating your skills in the interview you will be able to show the interviewer you are a fit in this one category. On another note, interviewers also want to figure out if you will work well with others if hired by their company. If you demonstrate during the interview that you are a good fit, it also means that you should fit into their culture.

Career Relevant Skills

An important part of working at any job is the skills you have for that position. If you do not have the required skills, you likely will not be hired, even though skills can be learned. You need to demonstrate in the interview that you have the skills the employer is looking for because you will be rated on them. Do a little research prior to the interview so you can learn about the company, what the job entails and anything else you can find. This will help you showcase why your skills will translate to success in the job.

Interviewers will commonly rate candidates on the four items discussed above, and more. Check to see if you have what it takes to land the job offer.

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