Job Interview Success Part 1

You apply for a job that you really believe you are suited for.  You get a message that you are being invited for interview.

All you have to do is convert that job interview into a job offer.

If only it was that easy.

Chances are there may well be 4 other candidates who have been invited for interview.

In other words you have a 20% chance of getting offered the job at best.

Some think that success comes down to what they do on the day of the job interview.

The reality is that it’s what you do ahead of the interview that makes the difference.

Let’s look at a sports team.  They train all week for that one game.  They work on tactics.  They work on strategies.  They do research, they gain insight.

Few candidates approach a job interview with the same level of professionalism as the sports team.

It’s almost as if feel that they can just wing it.

Of course few go along frequently enough to ever become really brilliant at it.

Over the course of career you may well only have a handful of jobs.  There can be years between each job interview.

If you are going to have any chance of getting the job offer you have to be well prepared.

If you are well prepared you will come across more confidently.

If you are well prepared you will have a greater impact.

If you are well prepared you are less likely to be thrown off track by that awkward or challenging question.

If you are well prepared you will give better answers.

If you are well prepared you will demonstrate why you are the ideal candidate

So ask yourself what you could do differently to prepare better for your next job interview and increase your chances of getting offered the job.

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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