A Job Interview Tip to Help You Stand Out for the Right Reasons

Hiring managers weed through piles of resumes, conduct countless interviews and meet hundreds of candidates yearly – so how in the world do you stand out from the crowd of people shuffling through? Outside of your technical skills and wonderful personality there are some tactics you can employ that will help you become employed.

Our Director of Content, Brian Clapp, has a job interview tip that has worked for him, and worked for many people he’s interviewed. Give it a try, it could help you make your next entertainment career move!

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Video Transcript for “A Job Interview Tip to Help You Stand Out for the Right Reasons”

Brian Clapp, WorkinEntertainment.com Director of Content: One of the great benefits of WorkinEntertainment.com is that we not only have thousands of jobs in TV, Film, Music, Radio and more – but once you find a job that seems like a match or is interesting you can apply for a job right there on our site – which saves you time and is super efficient.

But then what?

You’ve applied for this job and then you wait for a bit – maybe a few days later you get a phone call from someone who wants to do a phone interview with you or an in person job interview.

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Then what?! The intensity just keeps ramping up, all of a sudden this is becoming more and more real.

So how do you make yourself stand out in the job interview process from all the other people applying for the job?

Well I have a job interview tip for you today that I think can really help. A lot of times when I am conducting interviews, or other friends of mine that conduct many interviews, we aren’t really looking for the perfect answer to our question, we are reading your body language, personality and comfort. See, once you get to the interview phase, chances are the person interviewing you knows that you have the skills necessary to do the job, or else they never would have called you in.

Now that they know you have the skills necessary, they’re trying to learn more about you. One of the main things hiring managers look for in interviews is confidence.

So here’s what you can do – look for an opportunity during your job interview where you can demonstrate something. If they ask you about how you would build a marketing plan, or to demonstrate a sales cycle, or an editing workflow – you don’t have to sit in that chair that they have given you. You can ask nicely, “Do you mind if I stand up and go over to this whiteboard and demonstrate?”

It shows a lot of confidence to stand up and demonstrate something. If there is a whiteboard there and there is an opportunity to demonstrate or diagram a skill – take that shot – because what you are showing the interviewer is that you know the industry really well, enough to get up and explain it, but also that you have this innate sense of confidence. and that is something that employers are looking for.


About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the broadcast media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

Recently Brian has become addicted to Google+ and LinkedIn so add him to your circles and make him a contact. No seriously, you should.


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