Updated: Nov 3, 2021
Ahhh, the dreaded job interview!
This is often how many people feel about the prospect of the process of a job interview. I get it, I've been there, and I know the process can completely push us out of our comfort zone. I have also been the recruiter though, and what you need to remember is that the interviewer on the other side of the table really wants you to do well, they just need to assess if you have the required competencies to successfully fulfil the duties of the role, and will be a good fit for the company.
Whilst we can never know exactly what questions and vibe to expect in a job interview, there are ways to effectively prepare that will give you the best chance for a successful interview. The other thing that's really important to remember about a job interview is that it's not a one-way street. Whilst you are being assessed for a role, it's really important that you are also assessing if the role and company would be the right fit for you.
A few areas to focus your interview preparation on should include:
Knowing where to effectively focus your research
Knowing how to analyse the job description and job advertisement to gain a better understanding of the competencies you will most likely be questioned on
Understanding different interview styles and different types of questioning formats and how to effectively prepare for these
Having strategies to control nerves and boost confidence and self-belief
Let me enlighten you on the best strategies to ensure you are well prepared for your next job interview so you can perform to a high standard, sell yourself effectively, and control those nerves. Our regular career workshops and 1:1 career services aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills to effectively prepare for an interview, to give you the best chance for a successful outcome.
Oh, and maybe don't reference Queen songs when being asked about working under pressure! 🤦♀️😂