Many people call me a few days before a very important interview asking me to help them prepare. Yes, I help them. But, they are missing the opportunity to be their absolute best – both polished and confident in their interview. That comes from preparing well in advance.
You are probably wondering how you could possibly prepare when you don’t know the exact details of the job. So, here’s how to get started, before you receive the call for your interview.
- Identify the key requirements of your targeted jobs by reviewing the descriptions of jobs you’ve already applied for or are interested in pursuing. Review a minimum of 3 to 5 of your targeted positions.
- Create a list of common qualifications, skills and attributes from these job descriptions.
- Then, using this information you can uncover your key interview stories. Create 3 to 5 interview stories that prove your qualifications and your ability to deliver results in those areas.
By preparing these 3 to 5 interview stories in advance, you’ll have plenty of time to practice and refine them by testing them out on your networking contacts. That way they’ll resonate in your next job interview. And, by preparing in advance, you’ll feel more confident too!
If you need help identifying the common elements of your targeted positions or want help identifiying and refining your best interview stories, just call me at 416-570-7959 or contact me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d be pleased to help!