Written by Lauren Kutsko
Carmen Payne, the owner of SOAR, a Transformational Life Coaching company, left us feeling confident to step into our next interview room. We all deal with negative self talk as we navigate entering new endeavors, Carmen shared helpful ideas to get mentally prepared.
We all struggle with some interview questions. Carmen started our time together with some tips on answering a few different types.
What is your weakness or greatest strength question?
- Answer with things that don’t have anything to do with the job at hand.
- Prove to them that this is the area that you are trying to improve by sharing what books or seminars you have taken to grow.
- Utilize S.W.O.T Analysis which stands for Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats. This is a tool that will help you prepare ahead of time to share stories clearly and concisely that display your abilities to manage, change, execute, resolve problems and challenges in the past.
Can you tell me a time when you had a conflict with a co-worker?
- The goal in answering this question is to display how you stood out in that situation.
- Follow the STAR formula.
S- Situation, background set the scene
T- Task or Target, specifics of what’s required, when, where, who
A – Action, what you did, skills used, behaviours, characteristics
R – Result – Outcome, what happened.
Tell me about your last/current job or X employer question
- Keep in mind your body language, facial expression and tone of voice when answering these questions. We want to make sure to stay positive and neutral as we talk about our previous employers.
- Even when you aren’t communicating you are communicating.
This was our homework!
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
- Body language is very important
- Maintain an assertive stance
- Watch your hands
- Pay attention to you face
- Maintain appropriate eye contact
- Mirror the body language of others
- Stop Fidgeting
Carmen ended our time with an encouraging poem. It was a pleasure to hear from Carmen and walk away with tangible resources to ponder!
Let your Light Shine By Marianne Williamson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
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