How to Make Yourself Irresistible to Employers and Hiring Managers


What makes a candidate irresistible to most, if not all, hiring managers? Answers may vary. Nevertheless, some of those preferred characteristics are undeniably the same for everyone. Let’s get into the mind of employers and hiring managers to figure out which “top qualities” they are all desperate for in a potential candidate.

Here are some tips and tricks that will enable you to give off a powerful and compelling image of yourself and be the model candidate for your prospective employer(s).

Stand out of the crowd and prove yourself to be worthy of a job in their organization!

1. Acquire Extensive Knowledge about the Company/Industry:
 This one requires all would-be employees to do their homework – really If you aren’t already familiar with this information, you need to get busy researching all there is to about the about the company and how the industry has affected it over a period of time — or vice versa if the company is a large one. The more you know, the better it will be.


You can expect every candidate to do his/her “research” about the company, but you can’t expect them to go above and beyond when it comes to this. To stand out, you need to look into the nooks and crannies that are otherwise not explored by a typical candidate. For example, apart from noting down the history, vision, mission, products, and stakeholders of the company, you can look into the history of the top management and their past accomplishments, including the hiring manager(s). Familiarize yourself with the use of jargon to demonstrate your knowledge of the field.

2. Be Specific about Why You are A Perfect Fit:
 The employers are definitely going to throw this question at you. In fact, it is the most important question throughout the interview that needs answering. Hence, your response can greatly affect their choice. It is important to note that employers don’t always ask this question upfront or in those exact words. Your resume, profile, or other material handed in contributes to this question.


The best way to tackle this question is to answer this question yourself, “what type of employee does this organization want in this particular position?” This includes both the job description and the company culture “fit”. Tailor your resume or other documents and to that, you answer this question accordingly. For example, a potential sales representative has to have sound communication and interpersonal skills. A potential hire would want to elaborate more on occasions when the above two characteristics were required.

3. Show Enthusiasm:
 Employers are just as excited about hiring enthusiastic candidates as the candidates who are enthusiastic — are about being hired. What are some ways candidates show enthusiasm? For one, they are very punctual when it comes to submitting documents, attending calls, and arriving at the interview. They have done plenty of research and demonstrate extensive knowledge about the company and industry during their interview. They also ask questions that discuss the future of the job or position. They may also follow up with a call and thank the interviewers for their time.


Work on your communication skills prior to the interview. The easiest way to illustrate a likable personality is to maintain a positive attitude. Overall, demonstrate a strong passion for the job at hand and appear genuinely excited about being hired. This sort of excitement is obvious to employers and they don’t “overlook” the positive attitude.

4. Be Likeable:
 The human psyche is naturally attracted to “likable” people. An employer may consider the candidate’s ability to blend in well with others, and possibly the organizational environment, and use that as a rationale to hire a prospective.


Unfortunately, this isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. The good is however that it can be practiced. A candidate must overcome interview stress to attain a calm and confident composure. Appear positive and happy. Smile often and take interest in what the interviewer is saying.

5. Highlight Relevant Strengths:
You are a perfect fit for the job. Great! What’s next? The proof of course! To be “credible” for the job, you need to highlight your strengths. What makes you stand out of the crowd? The best way to highlight your strengths and make them convincing is to present employers with a list of accomplishments.


For example, for a sales representative position, you would want to highlight how you were able to increase sales and profits at any given time, awards or titles you received, and bonuses received from exceptional work. The more concrete your claim(s) — using statistics, documents, and evidence– the better.

6. Practice, Practice, Practice:
 Lastly, the key to being a desirable candidate is to practice prior to the interview. If you have no idea how you sound while delivering your pitch, you need to get busy practicing! Use a digital camera to record your elevator pitch or ask a friend to help and see how you sound.



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