After Clients Do This They Get More Job Offers

You get the email, the phone call or even a letter inviting you to attend a job interview.  Clearly this is good news.

Fast forward a few weeks.  You went for the job interview.  You thought it had gone quite well.  Unfortunately there was a candidate who was just a perfect fit (or at least that was the feedback you got).

Now you feel despondent and think you will never succeed in job interviews.  Your confidence takes a dip which just makes you feel even more anxious every time you go along to an interview.

Of all the things I have noticed from working with clients, one of the most common things I notice is that the vast majority don’t spend anything like enough time preparing for job interviews.

Think about it.  A decision to employ someone is a major investment.

Surely in this situation it is only reasonable to be well prepared so that you can make that decision easier.    excitement

If you are the recruiter, what you want are several things:

  • Assurance that the person wants the job
  • Assurance that the person can do the job
  • Assurance that the person will fit in
  • Assurance that the person will bring some fresh ideas and have the tact and diplomacy when introducing those ideas
  • Assurance that you won’t let them down if they appoint you.

While some preparation is better than none, there is a big difference between effective and ineffective preparation.

So what is it that clients who get job offers do that results in more job offers?

 

  • They know about the organisation
  • They know about the sector or industry
  • They know about the challenges
  • They make sure they really understand the role
  • They make sure they understand what’s critical to success in the role
  • They spend time identifying potential questions
  • They spend time creating answers to questions
  • They spend time speaking their answers out loud
  • They video themselves answering questions so that they can identify non-vebal communication problems that might well be impacting on their performance.

 

So are you getting the job offers you want?  If not why not get in touch and look at how we might work together to get you to the next step in your career.

Duncan Brodie helps accountants to achieve career success.  Learn more here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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