To be honest – the past couple months at your job have been R.O.U.G.H.
You know that you want more out of your work- and where you are working just isn’t cutting it right now.
You started applying for some jobs that looked interesting, and much to your delight you’ve got an interview set up!
All those nerves are starting to come back about how you “make sure” to impress them and hopefully walk away with a job offer in the next few days.
This week, we’ve got out top tips on how to nail your next interview.
People can tell when you are being yourself and when you are just trying to say, “what they want to hear”. As hard as it is, try to prepare yourself to not give “the RIGHT answer”. Just be true to who you are!
Be prepared for the “trick” question
This can be “what do you see your biggest challenge with the job being” or “what is your biggest weakness”? Think about the intent of the question- why is it being asked in the first place?
Usually, people want to see how you are continuing to grow and change. Think about a way you can talk about your weaknesses or challenges while also highlighting how you are growing from them.
Here’s an example: “One thing I’ve learned about myself is that I tend to assume the best in people. I trust they will get the job done and I tend to struggle in following up on accomplished tasks. I’ve learned to become more consistent in follow-ups. I set calendar reminders for myself the day before something is due. This gives me the accountability structure to help me be the most successful”
Come with your OWN questions
…And not the “why is this a great place to work” question!
Think about the aspects that are actually important to you in the job and/or company. A few questions to consider:
- Are you passionate about working for a company with great culture?
- Do you want a job where the role is extremely defined or one where you are getting a new project each week?
- Do you feel that regular 1×1’s with your boss are key to your success in your role?
Center your questions around the things that are important to you. This shows that you really care and also give you some information you may need to make sure you are making the best decision for you!