'The Secrets of interview Success'

Written by Gerard McLoughlin

Many well qualified and extremely able candidates fail at job interviews simply because they are unaware ofrepparttar conventions ofrepparttar 149483 job interview andrepparttar 149484 expectations ofrepparttar 149485 interviewer.

Successful candidates, onrepparttar 149486 other hand, manage to impress prospective employers precisely because they know how to present themselves.

Thus, they studyrepparttar 149487 job advertisement; they analyse what is required inrepparttar 149488 way of skills qualifications and experience; they assess their own suitability forrepparttar 149489 job; and finally, they present themselves in a thoughtful and carefully prepared manner.

Their written applications are comprehensive and business like, containing allrepparttar 149490 relevant information presented neatly and concisely.They prepare themselves carefully for interview anticipating likely questions and rehearsing their responses. They studyrepparttar 149491 structure ofrepparttar 149492 interview and devise a strategy to satisfyrepparttar 149493 interviewer's requirements. In short, they prepare themselves to succeed.

Let us begin by giving some general advice to candidates who are consideringrepparttar 149494 daunting prospect of an interview. As a candidate you should be able to express yourself with clarity and precision. To do this, you must make adequate preparation, anticipating likely questions and rehearsing your responses. However, this does not mean that you should learn your responses by heart.

To do so would make you sound unnatural. Your answers should appear spontaneous. Atrepparttar 149495 same time, you should come across as thoughtful, articulate and coherent. So preparation is essential.

Duringrepparttar 149496 interview you should speak confidently, making sure to support your answers with relevant examples from your work experience. Sometimesrepparttar 149497 questions might not be wide-ranging enough to enable you to present your case as fully and convincingly as you would wish. In such circumstances, it is up to you to takerepparttar 149498 initiative and acquaintrepparttar 149499 interviewer with whatever information you consider to be important in advancing your claims torepparttar 149500 job on offer. Remember, it is up to you to sell yourself.

Always relate your answers torepparttar 149501 job for which you are applying. This is particularly important inrepparttar 149502 case of candidates who are faced withrepparttar 149503 sort of indirect questions favoured by many interviewers. For example,repparttar 149504 interviewer may ask you to describe your current job. This is an indirect way of asking you to what extent your present skills and experience relate torepparttar 149505 job for which you are applying.

Always present a positive face. Having studied your application form, interviewers will have identifiedrepparttar 149506 weaker aspects of your case. They will often use such material to build up a negative impression of you. So it is in your own best interests to examine your application critically with a view to identifying any weaknesses or negative aspects, whichrepparttar 149507 interviewer might spot. Having identified such negative aspects, you should be ready to answer tricky questions by preparing positive answers.

Taking Stock!

Written by Harry Robinson

Taking Stock....

For many years I have used (an american system)

The Broad Concept!

1...Where are you Now?

2...Where would you like to be at some given time inrepparttar Future?

3...What arerepparttar 149470 options available to you?

4...What isrepparttar 149471 best option for you right Now?

Simplistic, at first glance, however when expanded this can lead to a whole new life plan and can also be used for any individual aspect of your current circumstances.

e.g Are you out of work?

1. Detail on paper your current coircumstances. ( Writing it down focusesrepparttar 149472 mind!) Write down everything, financial, personal achievements to date, people you know, previous work undertaken and your views on that work,etc. Until you know where you are starting from how can you decide where you want to Go!

2. This can be seen as a general Goals section ..but slimmed down to 'getting back into work' could also be streamlined to items such as...what work would I really like to do. What extra qualification will I need. What is a reasonable timescale for gaining such qualifications. What Income level am I looking for. Remember this section can be split into Long, Medium and Short term goals. ( Write it down!)

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