Posted March 05, 2014 by

The #1 Way To Prove You’re The Best Fit For The Job

Ryan Niessen

Ryan Niessen

Imagine this: you walk confidently and calmly into your big job interview…

This is the one you want… and you came prepared.

You sit down across from your interviewer, and exchange the normal pleasantries. They ask you some normal, day-to-day questions, and you respond with energy… all the while remaining conscious of your posture and body language.

Knowing that there are lots of other viable candidates out there, you decided to think outside the box and literally prove that you’re the best fit for the job.

So as the conversation turns towards business, you whip out a folder, open it, and pass it across the table.

Inside are printed out copies of a couple psychological assessments you’ve taken…

And as your interviewer looks at them in awe, you gently point out that you took the liberty of highlighting the skills mentioned in the job posting that you believe you possess.

You also put notes next to any weaknesses that you’ll have to work around or on in this position.

You and your interviewer go through the assessments together, discussing each point, and at the end, they say “wow, you really are a great fit for this job. Thanks for bringing this in!”

Why does this work so well?

What most people don’t know is that your interviewer is actually just as worried about impressing their boss as you are about impressing them!

By handing them these completed assessments, you’re making your interviewer’s job of pitching you to their boss as easy as possible for them, and at the same time showing them how much you want to be there. It’s an easy sell for your interviewer to tell their boss “here’s why this person is right for the job.

You took the extra time out of your busy life to find and complete profiles they’d likely have you complete anyway, and gave an honest, non-biased assessment of how you fit the job description.

It’s the #1 way to literally prove that you’re the best fit for the job.

So, which profiles should you complete?

At the bare minimum, you should complete the Myers-Briggs Test. It’s one of the most widely used personality tests in the world, and it will give both you and your interviewer some really great insight into what makes you tick.

It’s free, and only takes about 15 minutes, so make sure you block out that time so you can focus in silence, and answer honestly.

If you want to go above and beyond, you can also complete the Kolbe A-Index Test. It’s a paid test used by huge organizations ranging from Microsoft to Nasa that measures how you naturally do things, and will reveal why you can complete some tasks quickly and easily, while others lead to you scanning Facebook…

And finally, there’s the free DiSC assessment, which is also used by lots of organizations and will give you a 3rd point of reference to compare your strengths and weaknesses to.

So if there’s a job out there that you really want, then it’s a no-brainer.

Complete the assessments, match up your strengths and weaknesses to the job requirements, and prove to them you’re the best for the job.

And if you want more great, free tips on how to rock your interview and get your dream job, you can learn more here.


Ryan Niessen is the co-creator of The Gateway Method: a simple, proven way to gain inside access to the world’s best employers and get your dream job. You can connect with him on Google +, LinkedIn, or Facebook.

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