The interview is a large part of your job search. It is the last step to you getting or not getting a job. The first part of the interview is “for you to know yourself”, “where you are in your career path” and “how hard you are willing to work” in getting that job you want.
There are steps to do some or all the above. Put together a career plan which includes researching all the career websites and social media (LinkedIn) that has to do with searching for open positions. Then list your strengths and weakness which you and/or an employer may use in interview questions. Lastly do anything that will help you during the interview/s.
When the interviews are set up and during the interview, look confident not like you are just there to get a job. Introduce yourself with your full name, a smile and a firm handshake…not a crushing one. Then answer all questions completely and honestly…with just the facts. Be sure to tell them about you, things that you have done career-wise and situations that have helped the company and maybe you. While they are asking you questions, you ask them questions about the company, about the position you are interested in and anything that is connected to them and the job.
Be sure during the interview you are positive and confident by not being negative toward your last boss or job. Watch your body motions, the way you talk and what you are telling them. Most importantly, you should practice the interview in the mirror, with a friend or coach. All of this will make you believe that you will get the job and show them that you can do it.
One thing you can do while you are in the “situation” part of the interview is use the “STAR” formula. Which you state a Situation… you had to solve or would help the company then the Task…you was required, when, where and who helped you then the Action…what you did, skills used and things that would bring you to the Result or outcome and what happened.
*Just remember…even the employer you interview with can have a bad day!
In closing, know this and remember over the years the way of interviewing has and will change. In the past there were both phone and “face to face” interviews. Now there is the computer and other ways of doing interviews. Stay aware of any changes in your job searching from the resume to getting that job you want.
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