The main concern employers have is how an employee will benefit the company? To consider this, they will be looking at the following:
• What physical and technical skills do you possess? Will those skills be useful to the job?
• Do you present a good image for the company, and can you communicate with customers and associates well?
• Personality – do you brighten up the room? Can you be pleasant at the end of a long day? Do you bring energy and creativity to the job?
• Team player – can you work with a diverse staff and difficult customers?
• Will you be a caring, conscientious, and loyal employee?
• Do you bring new and innovative ideas? Do you think smart?
• Do you have the physical strength and stamina to work all day?
• Are you adaptable to change?
• Will the company be better off hiring you than another candidate? Why?
• Will you fit in with the company culture?
What employers do not want:
• Poor communication skills
• Making excuses
• Lack of confidence, which is often reflected in a poor appearance
• A "know it all" attitude
• A spotty work record and/or poor scholastic record
• An overemphasis on money
• Lacking tact and courtesy during the interview
• Not asking any questions about the job
• Lack of preparedness for the interview