It Makes A Massive Difference In Job Interviews

Job interviews are part and parcel of you climbing the accounting career ladder.

They are by nature slightly strange.

You as the candidate are being asked lots of questions.

Equally you are trying to get a sense of whether the role and organisation you are interviewing with feels right for you.

There’s an added problem.

For most accountants, it’s not something they do that often.

As a result it’s one of those areas where you never really reach that point where you can almost do the job interview on auto pilot.

I had an email a while back from someone who had purchased my online job interview course.

What they said to me was that:

  1. Writing a list of potential questions from the job description.
  2. Writing out answers to those potential questions.
  3. Recording themselves answering the questions.
  4. Listening back to themselves answering the questions and looking how they could improve their answers.

Made a massive difference when it came to the job interview itself.

This shouldn’t be a surprise.

Equally it’s not the norm.

In fact only about 15-20% of candidates will bother to do this ahead of the job interview.

Then they are surprised when they struggle with job interviews.

Equally there’s a real opportunity for you to stand out in the interview if you are willing to do the work ahead of the job interview.

So rather than being one of the 8 out of 10 who don’t do enough to do their best in the interview, make the choice to be one of the 2 out of 10 who do prepare well.

 It really will make a massive difference when it comes to job interviews.

Not quite ready to purchase my online course, check out my no cost mini course on job interviews to get you started

About the Author Duncan Brodie

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.

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