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Interviewing Skills

Congratulations, you've earned the interview. Preparing for the interview and showing up strong will earn you the job.

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

 

Developing Interviewing skills

 


Preparation

When you arrive at the interview prepared you make that positive first impression. Find out what you need to do to most effectively prepare for the interview.

Types of Interviews

There are a multitude of interview types and styles. Knowing what you might encounter will assist you in breezing right through.

Image

Ever heard the term, "Image is everything!" Well, in this case it is true. From the appropriate dress and grooming, to your body language, what you portray comes out loud and clear to your interviewer.

Communication Styles

When in an interview your best bet is to match the communication style of your interviewer. Though how do you recognize his or her style in order to match it? This can be a powerful tool for you to use in building rapport and gaining an appropriate comfort level in the interview.

Answering Questions

Be clear and concise! Your key to the job is to answer the questions directly, knowing when to stop. Anticipating and practicing answering possible questions before the interview will help keep the answers clear and concise and help you remain calm under pressure.

Asking Questions

Asking questions of the interviewer is a great way to show your interest as well as to show how much homework you have already done. Knowing when to ask what questions is key to your success.

Practice

That's right, practice makes perfect. Through our coaching together, you will have plenty of time to practice answering and asking questions. The more you practice the stronger you will be in the interview.

Follow Ups

The appropriate follow up can gain you more respect and admiration from your prospective employer and raise you one notch above your competition. Be sure to end the interview knowing the next steps in the process and who to follow up with and when to do so. This can be a critical balancing act.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

There are a few common mistakes that you can avoid just by knowing what they are. Don't make 'em.

References

The use of references can be a powerful job-hunting tool. The key is choosing the appropriate references and setting them and yourself up to win.