Job Interview Techniques

By: Jimmy Sweeney

Author of the brand new "Job Interview Secret"

Secret Job Interview Techniques

Job interview techniques have evolved over the decades that employers have had to look for qualified candidates. Whereas interviews used to be conducted without a lot of structure or theory behind the questions, today’s interviewer might be working from a script or process which has been specifically designed by job interview technique professionals. These interview techniques are aimed at uncovering the true preparedness of the candidate for the position, and identifying the potential employee who is the most suited to come in and begin working in the target position. Currently, one of the more popular job interview techniques which corporations use is called the behavioral interviewing technique.

The premise behind the job interview techniques called behavior interviewing is that past behavior predicts future behavior. Consequently, if the interviewer asks the candidate a question about how he or she reacted in a specific situation in their past, the candidate’s answer will accurately reflect how they would react if put in that same situation in the future. So the interviewer seeks to ask the candidate about situations as similar as possible to the situations that the target position must encounter. Typically, the question is phrased in a way such as “tell me about a time that you had to deal with an angry customer” or “give me an example of when you had to improvise to get the job done.” The interviewer is looking for you to give your response in a way that contains a specific situation from your past, your actions and the results you achieved. He or she is not looking for what you “would” do or what you “usually” do, but rather what you did do on the specific situation.

Job Interview Techniques That Work

The way to perform well during these job interview techniques is to give your answer in exactly the form that the interviewer is looking for. Clearly lay out the situation of the incident, the actions you took and the results that you achieved. But do more than lay them out. Make them as identical as possible to the situation, actions and results that you would encounter in the target job. That makes the interviewer believe that you already have the relevant and required experience for the position, so are a qualified candidate. If you don’t know enough about the position to know what the situation, actions and results that the company is looking for are, then you need to do some research. Read published articles and talk to people familiar with the company until you have a clear sense of what the target job is expected to do all day, and what results are considered a success.

Using these job interview techniques to your advantage allows the interviewer to practically visualize you at the job doing the work that needs to be done. Since most companies are more interested in risk avoidance than anything else, this takes away their fears that you may not work out for the job, or require costly training and acclimatization to succeed.

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