Job interviews or a series of job interviews are still the most common way of selecting staff. Given this reality how can you shine in job interviews?
When you build a house, it’s essential that you lay solid foundations. Success in job interviews is no different. The better prepared you are the better your performance and the better your performance the better your chances of success.
Be An Equal
Job interviews are not a one way decision. You are selecting the organisation as much as they are selecting you. Be an equal in that process and don’t have the mindset that all the trump cards are in the hands of the employer.
You are going to perform much better if you target your applications to roles that are a good fit for you. It just reduces the pressure.
When you are answering interview questions you are going to be nervous. When we are nervous we all have a tendency to ramble. Use a prop like a glass of water to slow you down. The more succinct you are, the more you have the opportunity to demonstrate what you have to offer.
It is vital that you are positive and upbeat about the role. If you are not it is pointless taking up valuable time to go along for the interview.
There are going to be some really tough questions. Be ready for them and don’t let them throw you off track.
In truth there are a number of factors that contribute who gets appointed. At the same time you want to give yourself the best possible opportunity of being the successful candidate.
Duncan Brodie helps accountants, business and other professionals who are frustrated at the lack of progress in their career to achieve more career success. He invites you to sign up for his free audio masterclass.
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 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.