Have you found yourself in an interview where you think you have answered all the questions well and come out feeling confident that you have nailed the job interview? Then discovered that you weren't successful and don't really know why or how to improve?
This is a common issue for many of my clients.
It is important to take the initiative to find out why. Some interviewers will only say that they found someone more suitable or with more experience. Not very helpful. Others will actually give you some valuable feedback such as:
This gives you the opportunity to work on specific areas for improvement.
The best point to start is to consider how do you learn and retain new information.
Do you learn by:
Most people learn through a combination of the above, however for some people who work in occupations which require more visual and practical skills for example - architecture, engineering, medical, areas of IT, trades etc people tend to learn best by seeing and doing the job. While you are capable of doing the job, describing what and how you do it is more difficult as there are often no visual cues at an interview.
If this sounds like you, here are a few tips to help you prepare for job interviews, Many of my clients have learnt to approach their interview preparation in a different way The following are some successful approaches.
For example if you are asked a question about your communication skills a common question at interviews.
The key points to include will be;
For people whose primary learning style is through seeing and/or doing this technique has proved to be the most effective.
Initially it will be time consuming to prepare, however in the longer term as you tailor the approach to your skill set and job requirements, it will make it easier to understand complex and multi-layered questions and provide well considered on topic answers.
Having trained many clients who are primarily visual/practical learners I developed this practical approach to assist clients achieving success at interviews.
For more information please contact Deborah Barit email firstname.lastname@example.org office (02) 9331 1853, mobile 0412 007 682