- Can You Do The Job?
- Will You Do The Job?
- Do You Fit?
- Will You Be An Asset To The Organization?
- Will You Be Fun To Have Around? Are You Likable?
Can You Do The Job is sometimes addressed by training. Some companies prefer to hire successful, inexperienced people and train them to do a specific job the company way.
Knowing which is applicable helps define how to pitch your performance, abilities and expertise most effectively.
Will You Do The Job is an assessment of your motivation, ambition, dedication to excellence and your personal drive to succeed within the company. This is where the over qualified are often dismissed as not being truly interested or challenged by the job.
Do You Fit - is the all important Cultural Compatibility question. Are your values, beliefs, ideals, likes and dislikes consistent with the corporate culture? Can you accept, embrace and exude the corporate culture enthusiastically and wholeheartedly? Will they like having you as part of their team?
Do You Fit Is By Far THE MOST Important Question. By the time you get to the interview, the Can You Do The Job and Will You Do The Job questions are usually already answered. Your performance can be stellar but if there's a cultural clash neither you nor your employer will be happy.
Is the corporate culture diverse and tolerant of differences? Will you always feel and be treated like an outsider? If so, your success and promotions may be limited.
Think about the Can You Do The Job?, Will You Do The Job? and Do You Fit? questions as you plan and prepare for interviews.
Remember, you are interviewing the company and assessing the employment opportunity as well. You do NOT want to accept a position that will cause you problems and pain.