Ways You Can Improve Your Interview Odds! | Kelly Magowan, Giving Careers Direction
There is a lot of information about on how to prepare for an interview, some of it is great - some of it is the same old content reworded. That is why I enjoyed reading Jeff Haden's article 'The Perfect Job Interview in 8 Simple Steps' All of the 8 steps that Haden details are important, a few however really stood out for me in terms of where I most commonly see candidates fall down. These are; • Point 5 - Know what you can offer immediately • Point 6 - Don't create negative sound bites In relation to point 5, you would be surprised how many candidates cannot articulate what they have to offer the prospective employer. Having done a similar job before is not enough, nor are giving vague generic answers. This is where mock interviews and role plays are effective. Haden's take away from this point is to 'just think about what makes you special and show the benefits to the company. Point 6 highlights the need to create positive messages that stay with the interviewer, not negative