1. In addition to showing up on time for work, show up earlier than the time you are required to come to work or work later than you usually get out (as long as manager approves). Show your interviewer that you'll come in early or stay later to help the business achieve their goals.
2. That you are open to learning and training. HUGE!! Even if you do not have a skill or tool/software experience like Photoshop or Jira project management software: show your interviewer you are willing to learn that. This can help you get the job many times even when they thought you couldn't do it because don't have skill. Now you showed them you can because you're willing and open to learning opportunities.
3. Willing to go out of their way for others and manager to help out.
4. Understanding of new technology and keeping up with latest trends in marketing, finance, etc.
5. Willing to be a team player and willing to work with others despite team member's differences.
6. Show that you do not give up when the work objective or task gets tough! Show that you persevere during the large work loads.
7. Honesty. Show you are an honest worker and be truthful to other co-workers and your manager.
Parker recommends the following next steps:
- Google ways to to improve going out of way for manager and other coworkers or teams you work with.
- Practice not leaving right away when clock ticks time to leave.
- Ask manager "Is there anything else I can assist you with today?"
- Google latest trends for technology or whatever job industry you are interviewing. Mention that in interviews when they ask what you have been doing to learn about the company or this job position.
- Be kind to others, honest, and be humble as you work. Humbleness goes a long way.