Your career move comes closer at the moment you land an interview. Interviews come in a few formats:
- Phone screening
- Phone interview
- Online / remote interview
- On site interview
As with most things in life, preparation is key!
If you do not have a good perspective on the company, the job, your personal career and what you can contribute to this position, the interviewer will figure this out in no time and you will be back to square one.
It all starts with you though. You need to have a very clear idea on what your job and career aspirations are. You need to make sure that you have thought this career move through. Just getting a job may pay the bills but will turn into a daily disaster if the job is not suitable for you.
They say job hunting is like dating but I would disagree, you are not going to share your most intimate moments with the job or the company and you are probably not signing up there “till death do ye part” right?
It is a vetting process from both sides though and the best way to get through it is to first find out everything about yourself and next find out everything you can about the company and the position you are applying for. Knowing yourself with all your strengths and weaknesses and reflecting on your education, skills, knowledge and experience, is of the utmost importance. The better you are prepared and are comfortable with who you are and what you can contribute, how easier the job interview will go.
We have made a page with hilarious videos on the don’ts but it may still help you focus on the right approach. Check it out HERE
On our Ace the Interview we go into more depth about how to Ace the Interview and we offer the opportunity to role play an interview by phone over Skype or Google Hangout or even in person if travel is not an issue. Leave us a message if you want more information on this.