Discover your WHY before you start interviewing.

What is truly motivating you to apply to a particular position? Be prepared with an authentic answer.

When it comes to job interviews, it’s essential for job seekers to present themselves in the best light possible. However, it’s equally important to remember that leading with your WHY is the most important thing – especially if you hear something during the interview process that doesn’t align with your values or goals. Always be prepared to lead with authenticity. 

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of a potential job offer, but it’s crucial to take a step back and evaluate whether the position is truly the right fit for you. If you hear something during the interview process that doesn’t sit well with you, whether it’s regarding company culture, job responsibilities, or something else entirely, it’s best to be honest with the interviewer about your concerns.

It may feel awkward to end an interview early or express reservations about the position, but ultimately, it’s better to be upfront and honest than to move forward with a position that’s not the right fit. Remember that interviews are a two-way street – just as the employer is evaluating whether you’re the right fit for the company, you should be evaluating whether the company is the right fit for you.

Don’t be afraid to say ‘actually I’m looking for x instead of y, but please keep me in mind for other opportunities!’ – your interviewer will appreciate you not wasting their time, and they might work with another company that better aligns with your career goals. As cheesy as it may sound – honesty is always the best policy and by being upfront at the start you’ll be setting yourself up for success in the long run.