The best month for taking up new jobs – October – is around the corner. It is the month with the maximum number of new job postings. It may just happen you find the perfect job opening – and blowout the interview.
Data released by the market leader in career creation, LinkedIn, shows that your chances for cracking your dream job interview are top-notch this month.
October is the busy season for all businesses. About half, 45% of hiring managers need extra hands on deck. Another 32% believe that filling open positions before year-end leads to putting out more openings during October. The No. 1 hiring day for most managers, as it turns out, is Monday.
How to increase your chances for that dream job:
- Landing a job is not easy, let alone landing your dream job. When looking for job openings in your area of expertise, being in the first 25 applicants increases your chances of grabbing the job.
- Being late for an interview is another thing that you must stay away from. If in an unavoidable situation, calling up and informing about the issue is the best route you can take. Increasing your chances to get a job requires as much effort as working one does. If it is your dream job, being late for the interview is a really bad move.
- Being late for an interview for no real reason is a big deal-breaker for employers. 9 in 10 hiring managers involved in a survey done by SimplyHired.com suggests.
- DO NOT WHINE about your problems during an interview, this creates an unprofessional impression on the interviewer.
- 92% of the 850 hiring managers involved in the same survey believe that this negatively affects your chances of getting through the dream job interview.
- Don’t know the answer to a question? Don’t panic and don’t try to take an uneducated guess. Giving a wrong answer puts the bad, Mr Know-it-all impression on the potential employers. Instead, be honest and say something along the lines of, “I’ve never been asked a question like this. This is a very interesting question.” If you have an educated guess, take a minute before answering, thinking and spinning your thoughts into perfect sentences.
- Saying, “I don’t know.” is not the worst of things if the question is out of the blue and unrelated to the job you have applied for.
All hiring managers are interested in individuals who can take up a challenge and rise to the occasion as it demands.