There are times that candidates should ask questions to understand their prospective manager’s perspective and determine which companies they feel they’ll want to work with for the next stage of their career. Phoenicians appropriately directing the interview process on the company need to figure out when they can make assessments on the company, department and management style of the supervisor who will be helping them to be successful in their career transition.
‘First’ to select isn’t necessarily the best choice for your career transition. The Voice is a perfect show to watch if you’re moving toward the stage of your interview process where you are making decisions between companies. Smart recruiters – especially third party recruiters – will always ‘sell’ you into believing that you are the best candidate that the company wants. Of course, it’s great to be desired by a company for your skills and experience. In order to make the most informed decision, you need to be strategic in how you manage the interview process to determine which supervisor is the best fit for you.
Selecting the same job description you know works for you may not be what is right for you now. Changing job functions or industries is scary. Employers want to know you have transferable skills from previous positions that will help you be successful in the job that they are hiring for. Does that mean that you should only apply for jobs with the same title or job functions you have done in the past? No – be open to using your skills in different ways to make companies in varied industries successful.
Your direct supervisor may be perfect now, but what happens if someone Steals you? One of the most compelling parts of The Voice competition for hiring managers is to see The Steal round. It isn’t because anyone wants their talented people to leave their team…but the reality in the business world is that talented people can be stolen. So – this round of The Voice helps competitors realize that they shouldn’t ‘pick a Coach’ as if they will be there for the rest of their career. Job seekers need to keep this in mind as well – when you are selecting a company – don’t choose only based on the boss. Evaluate the company as a whole and determine where you will succeed over time in your career. Watch for upcoming career fairs like this one to start your conversations with prospective employers: