You must go to the meeting armed with as much information as possible regarding the organisation. You must also be ready to discuss your own experience and give examples of the way in which you can use your skills to perform well in the role the organisation are looking to fill.
You will need to be able to give examples of the ways in which you have performed well in your previous roles. Make sure you can give positive examples of:
It’s always a good idea to structure your answers to questions asking for examples from previous experience. One useful technique is STAR – Situation, Task, Action, Result. Outline:
Make sure that you are fresh, and ready to answer technical questions in your field of expertise. No matter how good an interviewee you may be, if you can’t cope with the technical questions you won’t get the job – so be prepared, and be well rested.
You are likely to be asked any number of questions but it is worth being ready to discuss:
Great interviews don’t happen by accident. They take preparation and thought. Each of these videos addresses a particular aspect of that preparation – good luck!
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Even in a down market there are good reasons to be positive as you look for a job – and that attitude will serve you well at interview.
What do you offer a company? Why would they hire you? You’ll need answers to these questions to have a successful job search.
To get the job you want, you need to be able to communicate who you are, not just what you do, when it comes to an interview.
If you want to have your application reviewed and taken seriously, make sure you get the basics right.
If you want to interview well, make sure you’ve done your research.
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