4 Areas Every Hiring Manager Evaluates in a Job Interview

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When it comes to job interviews, there are certain basics that every hiring manager evaluates. But if you’re not a recruiting expert in Tempe, it’s tough to know exactly what they are. PrideStaff can help. Here’s a look at four of the top areas hiring managers are assessing and how you can make the best impression possible:


First and foremost, hiring managers want to know you’re truly interested in their job, not simply in securing any position available. Hiring managers have a limited amount of time and if you don’t seem excited about the opportunity, then they’re not going to move you ahead in the hiring process.

To evaluate this area, they’ll ask questions such as: “What do you know about our company?” and “What attracted you most to the position?” In addition, they’ll consider whether you come armed with your own list of questions to gain insight into the company and whether the job is a good fit for you.


Once interest is assessed, the hiring manager will dig more deeply into core skills and experience. Their goal is to find out whether you have the ability to be successful in the role and at the company. So be prepared to talk about technical skills, past and current job responsibilities, and your record of accomplishments. Quantify them with numbers whenever possible.


When it comes to finding the right new hire, attitude and personality are critically important for hiring managers to evaluate. They want to know that you not only have what it takes to perform well in the job, but to also thrive in the company’s culture. To assess this, they’ll likely ask questions about the environment you work best in, what past employers were your favorites and why, and whether you operate better independently or when collaborating.


Finally, hiring managers will evaluate whether you showed up on time, seemed prepared for the interview, were dressed appropriately and gave off an overall professional impression. If there are any red flags in these areas, then you might not get called back for a second interview.

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