Does the thought of going on an interview make you nervous and anxious? Do you feel totally overwhelmed and out of control? During an interview does your mind go blank? Questions that you should be able to easily answer make you tongue tied? Do you offer up information to prospective employers that you don’t want to mention or was inappropriate to discuss during an interview? Or do you say things and then wonder “Why did I say that?!” Or in retrospect think “I can’t believe, I didn’t answer that question like this…”Participating in one-on-one mock interview sessions prior to the real thing can alleviate most of these problems. Sure, you’ll still feel some nervousness because that’s natural, but the more prepared that you are for interviews the better the outcome will be for you.
Judy Vince from DeAnjo Coaching has over 6 years of agency Executive Recruitment experience. She has prepped hundreds of applicants to meet potential employers. Judy has worked with applicants that have applied for various types of jobs, at all levels and for many different industries. In addition to Judy’s recruitment background, she brings over 30 years of experience working in the corporate arena as a hiring manager. Due to this experience, she can provide first hand insight as to what hiring managers are looking for from the applicants they interview and how you can make your interview successful.
Interviewing is a skill and like any other skill needs practice to make it perfect!
There is nothing magical about acing an interview. Yes you can, land the job! All it takes is:
- Awareness — knowing what to expect in terms of the most likely questions hiring managers will ask and what questions are appropriate for you to ask.
- Communication — Knowing how to answer tough interview questions in a concise and simplified manner. Also, knowing how to share additional pertinent information that could have a major impact on being selected as the top candidate for the position.
- Confidence — knowing that you are well prepared to present the absolute best side of you and make a lasting impression on the interviewer. Feeling positive, comfortable in who you are, relaxed and in control of the situation.