Whether you are doing a phone interview or being interviewed in person, one of the most engaging qualities a job applicant can display is passion.
In the context I am using the word, passion can be described as:
a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything: a passion for music. *
Passion displayed for your work usually expresses itself as excitement or eagerness which when contrasted with “coolness” which can be interpreted as antipathy or indifference makes passion a more desireable behavioral characteristic to express.
Now to be clear, I am not asking you to say, “Oh! I am passionate about what I do!” I am inviting you to be passionate as you speak about what you do and have done.
Being excited, being passionate is fun. It;s certainly more fun than being bored.
As Richard Nelson Bolles, author of “What Color is Your Parachute?”, maintains, landing a job once you get to the dreaded interview table is all about being enthusiastic and showing that to a prospective employer.
As he wrote:
“Why is enthusiasm so important during the job interview?
* Source http://dictionary.reference.com
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