How do YOU prepare for an Interview?
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Here's what I answered:
Candidates need to tell a story, painting a picture in the hiring manager's mind of how the candidate would approach a similar problem/situation at the targeted company. Anyone who can do that will be well ahead of the game.
It's one thing to answer - It's tough to keep good people these days, I know, I've been there. However my 15 years of experience in management and HR have trained me to do whatever it takes to succeed.
And then for the hiring manager to hear, "Before I came to ABC company, their turnover rate was quite poor. It was costing the various departments thousands of dollars in recruiting, training and getting the new hires up to speed. When I came on board, I had my team focus on retention. By doing (here are where the details would come in), we were able to improve the level of candidates applying for the positions and their dedication to the company. Most stayed with us for five years or longer with many progressing to senior positions."
That's telling a story companies want to hear.