Generally speaking, interviewing helps employers know the three things they need to know before they make a hiring decision…
- Are you capable of doing the job? Do you have the necessary skills and experience or can you be easily trained?
- Are you motivated to do the job? Will you take the trouble to do the job well, ask for guidance when appropriate, and make the necessary effort to meet tight deadlines? Or will you resort to excuses?
- Are you a person they’ll like working with? Will you be a team player and adapt easily to the company culture? Will you be cheerful or a complainer? Will you give or grab credit?
Resumes provide few answers to the second and third questions and alone are not sufficient to speak to the first. The interview process is intended to help fill in these blanks.
Source: “What to Do before the Big Interview”
Original Publication: WetFeet