3 things a hiring manager needs to know to hire you

Proving you can do the job well at your job interview isn’t nearly as important as impressing the hiring manager with your likability and high motivation. Here’s why.

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If there is one thing organizations want to avoid, it’s hiring the wrong person.

If a new hire quits within three months, some say the cost for the company could be significantly more than that position’s annual salary. As a result, hiring managers have a very low degree of risk tolerance when it’s time to make a decision.

That’s why knowing the three things that a hiring manager is looking for will lower the perceived risk about your candidacy and help you slide right into that dream job.

1. Are you likeable?

This is the proverbial “fit” question—it comes down to first impressions and personality. It comes first because most hiring decisions are made here.

The hiring manager is going to ask herself whether or not she can work with you, eight hours a day, five days a week, without jumping off the top of the office building. It’s important to let your personality come through—professionally, of course!

2. Are you motivated?

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