1. Know Yourself, Your Strengths and Your Weaknesses!

You should understand your value, your abilities, and strengths that you offer to the market. “You should also be aware of your weaknesses. Sometimes these weaknesses are essential criteria in your growth for self-development the organization. DO NOT say dumb stuff like “My only weakness is that I don’t know if I have any weaknesses. Remember that even superheroes have weaknesses. Should you have a weakness like a “short temper” which make teamwork really difficult, then make sure you have a plan to work on it .

  1. Know What You Want and Where You Can Excel

Make sure you walk in with mindset of a winner – as it will show the second you walk into the interview, if not on your CV. “You must know what you want”

  1. I.D The Opportunity

“Identifying the opportunity no longer relies on just using the standard job search function. If you are dead-set on a company or industry, then you should spend time immersing yourself in the company or industry, speak to industry experts, major suppliers and regulators

  1. Gain an Interview

You need to be able to obtain an interview, and this often occurs based on your resume, so have a professional review it if needed. “Or better yet, show it to any friends or family who are Hiring Managers somewhere,Your resume needs to have sufficient experience, and the experience should cover the key tasks in their job description,” he says. “Look for similar ideal roles and ensure your experience discusses or has some treatment of the key tasks listed in those job descriptions. This will maximize your chances of getting the phone call to bring you in for a face to face interview.”

  1. Go Short and Sharp

Preparation for a face-to-face meeting will highlight your soft skills in communication.  that interviews The first section normally begins with short answer questions such as “tell me about yourself”, “what are your strengths and weaknesses”, “where do you see yourself in five years”, “what are your salary expectations” and so on,” he says. “Spend the time researching the ideal answers for the common questions,” he says. Keeping it short and sharp – and only slightly scripted (but still personable) may also help with over-talking that nerves can bring on!

  1. Prepare For Behavioural Questions

Behavioral questions can catch people off guard because they are asked to provide a monologue of how to demonstrate a certain behaviour, “tell me about a time you had a conflict with a team member?”. Ouch! “If you are targeting a role in a large organization, then behavioural questions will be asked because their HR departments are trained to include these questions for interviews. Always to begin using the S.T.A.R (Situation, Task, Action, Result) which you can research easily online.

  1. Prep Your Own Questions

Don’t go into an interview without your own questions as these will make up part of your assessment. And don’t be afraid to detail the key concerns or worries you have,. “If you ask “will there be overtime in the role?” it means you are worried you may be doing overtime,” he says. Most people are guilty of a wasted opportunity when they ask questions, he adds. “I prefer to ask questions on how to succeed in the role or questions about the team culture.”

  1. Know The Company

You need to research the company you are interviewing for Jeff says, adding that this goes beyond just the company website, their social media pages, word of mouth and any public documents! “You should have an understanding of their key suppliers, their key products, how they make money, what their margins might be,” he says. “If there is a lack of information on the company, research the industry.”

This is as simple as reading industry press to identify the key trends, key changes in the law and what major news there is. “Being able to discuss this with some knowledge and authority will raise your profile in the minds of the interviewer.”

9.The Interview

By now you should be 100% prepared for the interview because you have researched the company, the industry, developed your short answer questions, behavioural questions and on top of that, you have questions for the interviewer. Right? “Now your soft skills in communication and persuasiveness need to do their work, If this is a weakness, there are communications courses you can do.

“Don’t be overwhelmed by the communication side of things though as it is important to always come back to the fact that the employers are running through four key questions in their mind when interviewing you,” he says. This includes:

  1. Can you do the job?
    2.      Will you stay longer than 12 months?
    3.      Do I like you?
    4.      Will my team like you?

“If you can sufficiently convince the interviewer of these four key questions, you will be shortlisted for the top.”

  1. Pass Your Professional Probation

After getting the job offer for your ideal job, you want to pass probation and keep the job, or better yet, excel in the job encourages Firstly, don’t stress about probation.They key thing they are testing is that you are broadly competent, and you don’t display bad behaviours like being consistently late or inappropriately using the office internet

“Treat the company like its your own “

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