We’ve all heard the saying, “practice makes perfect” and that applies to interviewing as well. Learn from our guest blogger what questions to practice answering and how to set up your practice interview.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
All too often, people don’t take the time to properly prepare for an interview. Sure, you may do some research on the company, review your resume, and perhaps you hopped on the internet to get the 411 on the hiring manager you are meeting with. Those are all great – but that’s not what will get you the job!
Take the time to think about how you will answer questions that may arise, such as “tell me about yourself”. This question is the opportunity for you to provide a succinct statement of what makes you qualified for the job. Beware not to just recite your resume – most people do that, and frankly it’s boring.
Also, rather than focusing on what you want to tell an employer to know about you, think about what the employer needs to know. What relevant skills can you bring up that will paint a picture of how you will be successful in the role?
And last, but certainly not least… an interview is not just about you selling yourself. Part of the process is to ensure this is a place you want to work. Listen carefully to how the interviewer speaks. If you don’t like their manner on the interview, you certainly won’t appreciate it on a daily basis at work.
What other ways could you prepare a practice interview?