3 interview techniques that could land you your dream job
August 12, 2016
Everybody has a dream job they would love to achieve and we spend a huge amount of our lives preparing for that special opportunity to arise. So don’t let an interview hold you back from achieving your perfect job. Take a look at these 3 techniques that could land you your dream job:
Describe yourself well
The best candidates are those who can describe themselves well and in a variety of ways. You should always try to back up your skills with stories and evidence, but refrain from bombarding your interviewer with too much information and figures. They want to hear about interesting evidence that demonstrates how you would be best for the job. So think about your compelling stories that will allow you to shine.
Do your research
Prepare before your interview by doing some research on the company’s website and the industry they work in. You should try to find information, if possible on the latest press releases, the company’s annual report and the organisational structure. Gather as much information as you can and be prepared to ‘WOW’ the interviewer with your findings. Why not bring the information with you and display it in a nicely presented portfolio and achieve recognition for your strong interest of the business.
Always ask a question
You’ve really impressed your interviewer for your perfect job and can see yourself fitting in nicely there, but they then ask you the dreaded question – “do you have any questions?” The worst thing you can do here is say no, as it may seem like you’re not serious for the job. This is your opportunity to showcase your skills and thinking, whilst gaining more information about the company you hope to be working for. So don’t waste it! Here are some questions you may want to consider asking:
- What’s most important to you in an employee in this position?
- How will you define ‘success’ in this role?
- How do you collect feedback from employees?
- What’s performing best?
- What does the career progression from this position look like?
- How would you describe the culture here?
- What’s your favourite thing about working here?
Go out there and get your desired job!