Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Before a job interview...try this
First, you need to look great appearance-wise. Clean, pressed business clothes, no skin, no mini-skirts or collarless shirts. Polished shoes--no sneaks.
Do your research. I type this over and over--do you always go to the company's website? Explore it, see the direction they are going? Do you search on NAME OF COMPANY and COMPLAINTS? Do you have a handle on their products, Have they merged with another company--or plan to.
Ask yourself if you are a good fit. Be honest.Go over interview questions with a coach or friend.
The most common questions you will face are:
Tell me about yourself...55% of interviewers ask this. Be short, hit the high spots. Do not ramble--"Well, it all began 27 years ago in St Louis..."
Why do you want this job? Half get asked this.
Why did you leave your last job--again half the time this comes up.
Greatest strength, greatest weakness--49% of interviews will get to this.
Describe a difficult situation you overcame at work--48%.
NEVER say anything negative about past employers, no matter how bad the situation might have been. Interviewers are human--they can see you saying the same thing about them in a year...and will cool in a hot second.