You Need To Do These Five Things To Land A Great New Job
5 interview tips to get you into a great new job.
Job interviews are a necessary evil to landing you in a new job. The below 5 interview tips will set you apart and get you a great new job FAST.
1 – Be prepared to answer the “So tell me about yourself” question.
This is often one of the first questions that is asked in an interview. Interviewers ask this question to get an insight into who you are and what you will bring to the company.
You should give a snapshot of your achievements in your most recent and most relevant roles, talk about your unique traits and what makes you the best candidate. Tie this all up with how your achievements, behaviors and experience will benefit the company you are interviewing at.
2 – Research the company you are interviewing at.
This is a must do. I get very frustrated if the candidate has no idea about the company and I think it shows lack of interest if they haven’t even bothered to at least look at the company’s website. Recruiters often ask what a candidate knows about the company at the beginning of the interview and then fill in any blanks.
To impress, you will need to know the specifics about the company from researching online, knowing details about the culture and what it takes to work at the company. Be sure to give some specific examples of where you have shown behaviors that compliment this. Follow this up with a question about the company to show that you are interested.
3 – Wear clothing that is appropriate
Sounds simple but I have interviewed a load of inappropriately dressed candidates in my time. A receptionist candidate who wore a completely see through pink sheer top with a black bra underneath comes to mind. Seriously!
Obviously, you will need to be in your best and most appropriate out-fit. To step it u a notch you should wear a statement piece that will make you easily identifiable to the interviewer. I’m talking about a statement necklace, killer cufflinks or a great blazer. If you can do something to jog the memory of a recruiter or positively standout then it is a good thing. The key here is sticking to your personal brand and being inline with company culture. Easy right
4 – Discuss your achievements in each role
This is such an important way to sell your skills and how you will impact the role you are applying for. Giving examples of previous work is essential.
To stand out you will need to prepare several achievements and have memorized the details. You should focus only on achievements that you initiated and give specific details of the situation and why you initiated the action. You will need to discuss what you have done and how you did it and most importantly you need to give the outcome/result and why this was important to he company.
5 – Ask questions at the end of the interview
Finishing up your interview with a few questions is a great way to show that you are interested in the role and that you have given some thought to the position that you are applying for.
You need to ask questions that are specific to the role and organization. Use your questioning to find out more about how you can add value and give examples of where you have displayed this in the past. You need to make this more conversational in style.
Bonus Tip – You really need to follow-up after an interview.
A simple thank-you email is fine but if you really want to hammer home why you’re the best candidate then be sure to give one final reason as to why you will be perfect for the job.
These simple yet super effective tips ill be sure to see you getting that elusive job offer. If you have used any of these tips I would love to hear from you. Go ahead and make a comment or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.