Applying for jobs can be a full time job. It involves customising your CV, signing up for online job search engines, checking several job sites on a daily basis, writing cover letters and networking. There’s a lot of groundwork to do before being shortlisted for a job. If you’ve been lucky enough to get an interview for a role you applied for, you should maximise your chances of getting the job. Remember these five things before your interview.
Job interviews are usually nerve-racking experiences at the best of times, but they can become a surreal nightmare when the interviewer decides to mix things up a little. Instead of talking about your experience, you can suddenly find yourself talking about your favourite cocktail or listing three famous historical people you would most like to have dinner with.
There’s not much in life more daunting than a job interview. Getting married, bringing up a child – sure, there are a couple of things. However, an interview is the case of having 30 minutes to sell yourself to people who could just change your life. Don’t be scared though – there are a few simple steps that if you follow, should put you one step closer to that dream role.
Everyone who has been on a job interview could relate with answering that dreaded “weakness” question. It is the most asked question in an interview, hands down. It can potentially determine if your application is doomed or not. The way you answer this question differentiates you from the rest of the applicants that have been interviewed.
No matter how politically correct we tend to get these days, basic facts about human psychology and social behavior remain constant; we receive a lot of information on the outside world through visual ques, and first impression can really stick in a person’s mind. Taking this into consideration, here are a few steps you can take in order to make a good impression on your potential employers.
Most people are less than pleased when they first hear that they will need to demonstrate their prowess to a potential employer via a web cam. There is actually very little difference between video interviews and the traditional face to face variety, however. I will now outline eight simple steps for handling a video interview like a pro.