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  string(3075) "Lately I have been meeting a lot of people that have been in their previous roles for 5 plus years. What I’m finding is that they have been in a little bit of a “bubble” and when faced with an interview preparation seem to struggle a little.

You don’t have to sit in the interview room and basically claim that you’re awesome. However, you need to have enough confidence to say that you want this job and why. Ultimately you want to sell and convey yourself in the best way possible in order to secure the role you have your heart set on.

I’m always faced with the conversation of interview preparation and I want to share key elements that will help you master an interview.

There are few different elements that you need to take into consideration when doing this:

Preparation

Prepare like the world is ending! You can never do enough. Filter through relevant websites and LinkedIn and gain as much information possible about the organisation you are going to interview with. Looking at annual company reports can be an interesting discussion point if applicable.

Highlighting achievements 

This is a great point to touch on when interviewing. There’s no need to mention you came second in the high jump when you when in year 12, however the A4 sheets of paper that your resume is written on aren’t going to sell you 100%. You need to mention that you implemented a policy or procedure and it saved X amount of dollars for the business or you were nominated for X award by your peers.

Mention biggest struggles

This shows that you’re human. We all have struggles within our roles, obviously the severity of the struggle may vary – you don’t need to mention that Cupcake Friday was taken away from staff. This is a good point to show what the struggles were, and in turn you were able to overcome them by doing X and Y.

Tone of voice

Tone of voice plays an important part in interviews. Forget the Mariah Carey high pitch; you want to sound confident and controlled but not cocky.

Body Language

Strip back to basics with body language, eye contact at all times, no crossed arms and back up straight. I know it sounds like you’re going on your first date however body language is a silent give away as to how you’re feeling.

Enthusiasm

Most importantly – Be enthusiastic! It can be very easy to prepare for an interview and get caught up with the nerves and forget to smile and show positive energy. This is a non-negotiable! Think non-negotiable like drinking water!

All the above factors play a huge part of a successful interview. Piece them with a great handshake and a smart sophisticated suit and you will be sure to shine.

Hunting for a job can be a very stressful time, however if you take the time to prepare and go back to the basics, you will be sure to land the role of your dreams.

Happy Hunting!

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide"
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Lately I have been meeting a lot of people that have been in their previous roles for 5 plus years. What I’m finding is that they have been in a little bit of a “bubble” and when faced with an interview preparation seem to struggle a little.

You don’t have to sit in the interview room and basically claim that you’re awesome. However, you need to have enough confidence to say that you want this job and why. Ultimately you want to sell and convey yourself in the best way possible in order to secure the role you have your heart set on.

I’m always faced with the conversation of interview preparation and I want to share key elements that will help you master an interview.

There are few different elements that you need to take into consideration when doing this:

Preparation

Prepare like the world is ending! You can never do enough. Filter through relevant websites and LinkedIn and gain as much information possible about the organisation you are going to interview with. Looking at annual company reports can be an interesting discussion point if applicable.

Highlighting achievements 

This is a great point to touch on when interviewing. There’s no need to mention you came second in the high jump when you when in year 12, however the A4 sheets of paper that your resume is written on aren’t going to sell you 100%. You need to mention that you implemented a policy or procedure and it saved X amount of dollars for the business or you were nominated for X award by your peers.

Mention biggest struggles

This shows that you’re human. We all have struggles within our roles, obviously the severity of the struggle may vary – you don’t need to mention that Cupcake Friday was taken away from staff. This is a good point to show what the struggles were, and in turn you were able to overcome them by doing X and Y.

Tone of voice

Tone of voice plays an important part in interviews. Forget the Mariah Carey high pitch; you want to sound confident and controlled but not cocky.

Body Language

Strip back to basics with body language, eye contact at all times, no crossed arms and back up straight. I know it sounds like you’re going on your first date however body language is a silent give away as to how you’re feeling.

Enthusiasm

Most importantly – Be enthusiastic! It can be very easy to prepare for an interview and get caught up with the nerves and forget to smile and show positive energy. This is a non-negotiable! Think non-negotiable like drinking water!

All the above factors play a huge part of a successful interview. Piece them with a great handshake and a smart sophisticated suit and you will be sure to shine.

Hunting for a job can be a very stressful time, however if you take the time to prepare and go back to the basics, you will be sure to land the role of your dreams.

Happy Hunting!

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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