Job Interview Tips
Effective preparation will have a positive impact on your performance at job interviews. There are a number of key interview tips you must consider during interview preparation.
Understand employer needs: You can’t sell yourself at interview if you don’t understand the employer needs. You must access all available information about the job, from the job description, the recruiter and your network. Dissect the job specification, identifying key points.
Identify how you meet employer needs: Trawl through qualifications, training, work experience and other interests to identify relevant information. Take this one step further, ensuring to identify key achievements, examples and results. You MUST back up everything you say at interview with hard facts. Having these facts identified before interview makes the job easier.
Know your CV: You must be able to answer basic CV questions at interview.
– Talk me through your CV?
– Tell me about your current role?
– Tell me about your education and training?
– What are you leaving your current role?
– What do you do n your spare time?
Research the company/industry: An employer will want to hire someone interested in working for their company. Failure to do any research will mean failure at interview.
Prepare questions to ask at interview: Asking questions at interview highlights your interest in the opportunity. Prepare a few questions to ask at interview.
So, take the above interview tips on board. It’ll help provide a bit more structure to your interview preparation. It’ll help give you a confidence boost, and help reduce those interview nerves. Don’t forget to review my articles on common interview questions.
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