How to Get and Keep a Job - Week 6 - Interview SkillsWednesday, 7 November 2012
Welcome to week 6 - Special Edition of Lets Get Working called How to Get and Keep a Job. This week we are looking at Interview Skills.
Don't be concerned about not being good at interview skills
QUESTION: Tell me about yourself?
I'm interested in...
My personality suits this kind of work
Talk about your qualities - hard working, etc.
QUESTION: Why do you want to work for this company?
Iíve heard its a pleasure to work for this company
Its a busy company I can keep busy in
DONíT SAY - for the money
QUESTION: Previous work history?
Don't tell them you were fired unless you say you learnt from it.
And that you want to give it another go
What if there are gaps in working life?
Disclosure of health issues
Always be honest and real about who you are.
QUESTION: What skill set did you develop in previous jobs?
List these and add that you are keen to learn more.
QUESTION: why have you moved on from previous jobs?
After 5 years I needed a change
The company didn't suit me.
The company closed down
DO NOT bag out the previous place you worked
QUESTION: What are your strengths & weaknesses?
State whatever your weakness is and that you are working on improving it.
Be upbeat and positive
IN THE INTERVIEW
Slow down the interview
Research the company
Ask some smart questions - philosophy of business.
Interview them to know more about the company - skills learnt here, is there training?
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW
Ask: is there anything I can tell you that will make me get this job
When will you tell me your decision?
Will you ring me and give me feedback?
Until next time,
Enjoy the journey!