Stand out in your job interviews by asking questions that show your expertise.
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My name is Peggy McKee, and I am The Medical Sales Recruiter. Jacob asked me to participate in his guest blogging contest and so I thought I would talk to you about what really separates candidates.
It is not what you think.
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Of course, you need a great resume and you have to have presence. You have to have your shoes shined, show up on time and answer all the questions correctly.
But you know what really makes a great candidate stand out from the others?
It is the questions that they ask.
The questions that show:
I had an entry level medical sales candidate last week call me right before she had her phone interview. She said, “Hey, I want to ask you a couple questions, do you mind? I want you to tell me, without worrying about hurting my feelings, what are my weaknesses and what do you perceive are my strengths?”
I’ve never had a candidate ask me that!
Most candidates think they already know what I think, but we don’t really understand how anyone perceives us without first asking questions to find out.
What it takes to ask a question is:
I will tell you, that gal that asked me those questions, she set herself apart. I was impressed! And that does make a difference about my confidence in supporting her candidacy.
So when a manager called me and said that he was not quite sure if he was going to move forward with her, I insisted because I felt strongly about her. Since she had enough guts to ask me those questions when I interviewed her, she convinced me that she could probably do the job well.
She will probably ask the customers questions like:
Get the point: QUESTIONS!
This is the key. I hope this video helps you and I wish you the best of luck.
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Peggy McKee is The Medical Sales Recruiter and the owner of PHCConsulting.com.
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