This part will focus on preparing for that all important job interview.
You now know the type of job you want, all your paperwork is ready, have sent in some applications or are about to. Time to take preparing for an interview seriously. Don't wait until you have been called for an interview before doing some serious preparation. You may not have much time and you want to be prepared and confident. Start early.
To prepare yourself for the interview, do some basic preparation in advance:
NB The key areas to address in your response - are the situation and the action.
At the conclusion mention what you learnt from it.
This style of question is designed to assess your ability to make quick decisions in unexpected situations. The easiest way to answer is to start with a brief summary of the key points and address each issue in priority order. The best way to do this is think in terms of immediate, next and final steps.
Find and/or create some questions which you believe are likely to be asked at interview and start practicing using the appropriate structure. You can also depending on time and circumstances get some professional interview training.
Practice with a friend, colleague, family member. Where possible video your session and play it back. In this way you will be able to assess whether you have clearly answered the question as well as assessing your body language.
NB Do not memorise your answers. Just remember the key points you want to make. The problem for applicants who memorise answers is they often do not hear the real question and give an answer for a question which was not asked.
To discuss your specific needs, find out more or to make an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone mobile 0412 007 682
Also keep an eye on the website as in 2017, dates for group interview training will be listed under events.
About Deborah Barit
Deborah Barit is a Sydney based trainer, author, consultant and Director of Impressive Interviews with over 10 years experience in successfully preparing clients for job interviews individually and in groups
Her clients range from new graduates, management and administration to experienced professionals, including medical, legal, IT, public sector and many more. See website list for more details. Her career has included selection and recruitment both in Australia and overseas and labour market research.
She holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations form UTS and is a member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development.