Keep Interview Skills Current
The ‘moment of truth’ in many career opportunities is the selection interview process. It’s probably more difficult and nerve-wracking to do oneself justice if the experience of an interview is a distant memory. Some people will go for an interview every year to make sure their skills are current and effective!
Job interviews can be intimidating, even for the most confident people — but they don’t have to be. With the right preparation, you can make a strong impact and keep your career on track. Preparation — which can involve anything from researching the company to knowing what shoes to wear — allows you to showcase your skills and personality with confidence.
Prepare Content - Every Month!
An interview can show up at your door anytime even if you are not job searching. You want to be prepared for these moments to seize the opportunities. Prepare for interview content on a monthly basis, so you can document your most recent experience at a job in an interview format.
Interview questions often focus on specific areas of your skills, the industry you work in, your career plans, and your ability to work with people. It’s important to consider what these questions will focus on and prepare your answers in advance.
Career Companion gives you the perfect space to do this step of your interview preparation. The FREE platform offers 500+ interview questions to choose from (as well as the functionality to set your own questions) and the space to answer each question in full detail. You don’t have to prepare a full script — just outline the 3 key points you want to hit.
It may feel silly to practice your interview, but the mock interview can be incredibly helpful. It’s a simple process where you simulate a real interview environment by having family or friends ‘interview’ you for a specific role.
Career Companion has a list of tools where you can mock interviews online. Here, you can focus on delivering your 3-point responses to ensure that you’re communicating clearly with your ‘interviewer’. Practice makes perfect… by knowing your content from start to finish, you’ll feel confident in your interview skills and with the interview environment itself. An interview can show up at your door anytime even if you are not job searching. You want to be prepared for these moments to seize the opportunities. Prepare for interview content on a monthly basis, so you can document your most recent experience at a job in an interview format.
Having a successful job interview is key to landing your dream job!