Writing down a CV is not easy but it becomes easier once you do it a couple of times. The interesting part is that even though most people have a general idea of what organizing means, people in HR departments are Pros. Regardless of what you write in the CV that you handle in the beginning, the interview will reveal inadequacies in the understanding of what people claim about themselves. The most common scenario when the interview comes to organizing is that the interviewees will mention their abilities about filing, making lists, managing their time to achieve the expected goals, and scheduling. Today we are not going to talk about these. In this article, we will give you some insight on how to differentiate from the rest of the candidates.
Let’s see in detail what the interviewers expect on that part.
- Resource allocation
Identifying the resources that will be useful to deliver a project is essential. We tend to think that the more things we have available to work with, the more rich the outcome will be. It is a matter of good organizing to understand which ones you will need and exclude the rest. It is a way to eliminate distractions and it is a specific one. Let the interviewer know that you are aware of its significance and you will impress them. Even if they understand that you mention that to show off they will surely appreciate the fact that you have done your homework on what you include in the resume.
Every time employees complete a task they have to take a moment to evaluate the result and check whether they have to make rearrangements and spend more time on the particular project. Why is this so important? This way companies can avoid firefighting. Employees who retain their efficiency will not need to go back to fix things. Things will be done in a precise way. Completing the task is not the last step of the project. Being organized means that you can identify and deliver all the steps of the project. During the interview, it is nice to underline the importance of this step and why it saves the company a lot of trouble.
- Delegation and collaboration
Delegation is about handling a part of your responsibilities to a coworker who you trust. It is an excellent sign of perfect organizational skills that go beyond the obvious time management and planning. It is also proving a team spirit who is confident with his work. Collaboration, on the other hand, has to do with keeping track of the colleagues that are included in your team and even in the company. In the same way, we organize our files, tasks, and time, we have a map of the people we work with. Therefore, when an emergency arises we instantly know who we have to go to for help. Collaboration and delegation are not the same things. They are both equally important, however, collaboration shows that you have taken the process one step further and you are so organized that in case of an emergency you can be the cold-blooded employee that everyone admires. A way of organizing the human resources available in the working environment is what stands out as a future leader and valuable employee from the rest of the competition.
- Priorities and goals
Another aspect that has to be discussed is the ability of the interviewee to set goals, understand priorities, and balance the action they will have to do. The process of organizing is a mental activity and is strictly related to the individual’s ability to scan a project. At this point, it is not only important to clear out that you can identify the significance of the required tasks but also to focus on your ability to set goals. Setting goals gives the clue that you are more than an employee, you are a future executive. In the meanwhile, it refers to the organizational skills showing that you can make the difference between what is a goal and what is a priority. Priorities do not necessarily indicate that you are done with the project. Talking about details like that will let the interviewer see that you have a deep understanding of what a company needs.