Preparing For A Job Interview
By: Jimmy Sweeney
Author of the brand new "Job Interview Secret"
Secrets to Preparing for a Job Interview
The goal of preparing for a job interview is to go
into the interview with a clear idea of what the
interviewer is looking for in a new hire, and to have
plenty of convincing evidence that you are exactly
that. Knowing what the interviewer is looking for
requires a considerable amount of research and
investigation into the duties, requirements,
expectations, and culture of the job. Compiling the
convincing evidence that shows that you are indeed
that person requires that you look into your personal
and professional history with an eye towards picking
out the stories and examples which portray you as the
desired kind of job candidate. Though it may take some
time and effort, fortunately, preparing for a job
interview is not a complex or confusing task.
As you go about preparing for a job interview by doing
research, one hypothetical scenario which shows the
value of job knowledge to consider is how well you
would perform on an interview for your own position.
If you were expected to go into an interview and
convince the interviewer that you were qualified for
the job you currently hold, that would be quite
simple. You know the duties, you know the
expectations, you understand the corporate culture.
What’s more, you would have plenty of examples of how
you have succeeded in that job. You could point to
accomplishments and results that you know the company
values, and quite easily convince the interviewer that
you could go perform that job immediately. That is the
kind of knowledge that you would like to attain with
your research into the target company.
More Job Interview Preparation Secrets
This image of interviewing for your own job also helps
you in the job interview preparation task of creating
convincing narratives. During a job interview,
interviewers will try to determine whether you have
the characteristics they desire, and can achieve the
results they desire. Since they know that anyone can
say what an interviewer wants to hear, these
interviewers look for more proof. An effective way to
provide this proof to an interviewer is by giving
examples and stories in which you display the desired
characteristics or achieve the desired results. In the
case of applying for your own job, that would be easy.
Any success story you tell would be relevant and
convincing to the interviewer.
Job interview preparation for other jobs requires a
bit more thought, but not much. Since you know what
the target company is looking for, you can go through
your job history and personal experiences and find the
success stories which match up the closest. Those will
be the centerpiece of your job interviews. Wait until
the interviewer gives you a prompt or opening to talk
about why you are qualified for the position, or asks
you about your experience in the tasks that the job
requires. With your examples ready to go, you should
be able to quickly point out relevant and impressive
accomplishments. As you tell these stories, remember
that the more closely you can match them to the
requirements and environment of the target job, the
more convinced the interviewer will be.
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