I found this great video from the guys at Kiplinger providing 5 tips for job interviews. I must say, I think I went through more than a career’s worth in the last 10 years, and the one thing that I noticed is that the more you do, the easier they become.
For those in the workforce, interviewing skills are very important and (whether it’s right or wrong) can have a huge impact on how far you advance in your career. The best thing I ever did to help myself with interviews was to prepare my answers in advance. I would find out the most common interview questions asked and prepare my answers for each.
In all honesty if you have about 5 different stories from your past work experience, you can probably use them as answers to many of the questions you might be asked. So, I would think of a story when I helped solve a problem, when I made a mistake and how I fixed it, how I dealt with an unpleasant worker, etc.
Having these answers prepared made a world of difference when I was sitting at the conference table. Instead of having to spend 30 seconds trying to think of a time when I helped the company improve it’s bottom line, I already had the answer rolling off my tongue. My job interviews never were more comfortable as when I was properly prepared!
Kiplinger’s 5 job interview tips
What advice do you have for those job interviewees?