What can you do to stand out from the crowd when going for a job interview? These days’ employers are not only looking for the best candidate, but actually seeking an exceptional applicant who not only has the skills but also who is intuitive.

Here are some fundamental steps you can take to set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd. Prior to going for an interview, know the interviewer well which can be attained through various social media outlets such as LinkedIn. Also do your research on the company: past history and if possible future goals.

Also very important to understand the market and which direction it is heading because today the business climate is global! In addition, find out who are their main competitors and what are they doing different?

When asking questions, abstain from the norm. Instead ask questions that are profound and compelling to the interviewer. This will mostly get you noticed as the interviewer begins to reflect before answering.

For instance what makes this organization more competitive and unique than the competition? Or what advice do you wish someone gave you before you started working here? What are the greatest challenges I would face in this position?

In today’s competitive job market, the right candidate needs not only to be qualified but also business savvy.