JOB INTERVIEW TIPS! (10 TIPS FOR PASSING ANY JOB INTERVIEW!) By Richard McMunn of: https://passmyinterview.com/top-30-interview-questions-answers/
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JOB INTERVIEW TIP #1 – DRESS TO IMPRESS! 00:51
• First impressions are crucial.
• If you dress smart, it shows you care.
• If you dress smart, it shows you have standards.
JOB INTERVIEW TIP #2 – RESEARCH THE COMPANY. 01:31
• What do they do?
• What products and services do they offer?
• What do the positive reviews say about their company online?
• What does their ABOUT US page say on their website?
• What are their latest news stories? (Visit their social media pages.)
JOB INTERVIEW TIP #3 – ARRIVE ON TIME! 02:28
• I would arrive at the interview venue 20 minutes before the start time.
• Think about your journey to the interview venue the night before.
• If you turn up just on time, or slightly late, it doesn’t give a good impression.
• When you get to the interview venue, be nice to the receptionist.
• Sit down and read your resume or the job description.
JOB INTERVIEW TIP #4 – HAVE AN ANSWER PREPARED TO THE “TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF” INTERVIEW QUESTION 03:22
• Use the format SEAT to structure your answer. (Skills, Experience/Qualifications, Achievements, Type of person you are.)
JOB INTERVIEW TIP #5 – GIVE EVIDENCE OF YOUR KEY SKILLS AND QUALITIES! 05:39
• Before you attend your interview read the job description!
• What skills and qualities are required to carry out the job?
• Have examples (evidence) of where you have previously successfully completed tasks that are a match for the job description.
JOB INTERVIEW TIP #6 – HAVE AT LEAST ONE SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT TO TALK ABOUT DURING THE INTERVIEW! 06:17
If you can prove to the interviewer that you are a high achiever, you are more likely to get hired.
Examples of significant achievements include:
• Working on challenging projects that helped your employer increase sales.
• Winning an important contract for your employer.
• Covering other people’s work because they were off sick or on annual leave.
• Responding to challenges within an organization.
• Inventing something or coming up with an idea to save the company money.
• Carrying out charity work.
• Completing a challenging sporting event.
JOB INTERVIEW TIP #7 – THINK ABOUT YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES! 07:20
Good strengths to give in a job interview include:
– Being able to manage a large workload;
– Having the technical skills or qualifications needed to do the job;
– Being a self-starter who needs little supervision;
– Being commercially aware;
– Being adaptable to change;
– Taking responsibility for your own professional development.
Good weaknesses to give in a job interview include:
– Finding it hard to say no to people.
– Not being confident when talking to large groups of people.
– Finding it hard to let go of projects.
JOB INTERVIEW TIP #8 – USE THE STAR TECHNIQUE WHEN ANSWERING BEHAVIOURAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS! 08:48
Behavioural interview questions include:
Q. Tell me about a time when you worked as part of a team.
Q. Tell me about a time when you worked under pressure.
Q. Describe a situation where you experience conflict with a co-worker.
SITUATION – Briefly outline the situation you were in.
TASK – Explain what task needed to be completed.
ACTION – Tell the interviewer in detail the action you took.
RESULT – Finish off your answer with the results of your actions.
JOB INTERVIEW TIP #9 – LEARN HOW TO MANAGE INTERVIEW NERVES! 10:08
Understandably, people get nervous prior to their job interview. The nerves get so bad they hinder a person’s ability to perform to a good standard, and they end up not getting hired. Watch this video to find out how to overcome interview nerves! https://youtu.be/7_aAicmPB3A
JOB INTERVIEW TIP #10 – HAVE 3 SMART QUESTIONS READY TO ASK AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW 10:48
Do not ask questions about pay, how much time off you will get or whether you will have the chance to get promoted soon after starting. Instead, ask these:
Q. What are the challenges facing the company right now and how could I help you to overcome them?
Q. What training would I undergo if I am successful in the role?
Q. What would you need me to focus on in the role within the first 30 days of starting?
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