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  string(2012) "When going to a job interview it is imperative that you have a clear and concise recollection of what you have done in previous roles. It is also important to really think about the type of role you are being interviewed for and which of your skills are the most relevant.

One of the most common mistakes I experience in interviews is an inability to articulate skills and experience.

This brings me back to the age old saying “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail”. If you are interviewing for an administration role, for example, is there anything out of the ordinary that you would have done? Or was there any time that you went above and beyond to help others or make the role and your duties more succinct? I know this probably sounds like common sense but the person interviewing you isn't looking to catch you out or trip you up, they are merely trying to get a good understanding of your experience, capabilities and initiative. The recipe to a successful interview is to research the company, but to also research yourself and be able to provide tangible examples of your experience. Be sure to tailor your resume and your role synopsis to suit the type of role you are hoping to secure. Think of the different duties you completed within your previous roles and how they are applicable to what you are looking to do in the future. Give yourself the best possible chance and put the time into practising what you would say when asked about your previous roles and company. Remember: Nobody knows you better than you!" ["post_title"]=> string(54) "Are You Making This One Crucial Job Interview Mistake?" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(134) "When going to a job interview it is imperative that you have a clear and concise recollection of what you have done in previous roles." ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(53) "are-you-making-this-one-crucial-job-interview-mistake" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(129) "http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/blog/relevance-of-experience-vs-job/ http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/blog/succeed-interview-using-5-ps/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-08-14 16:19:45" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-08-14 06:19:45" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(36) "http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/?p=5815" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "1" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }

When going to a job interview it is imperative that you have a clear and concise recollection of what you have done in previous roles. It is also important to really think about the type of role you are being interviewed for and which of your skills are the most relevant.

One of the most common mistakes I experience in interviews is an inability to articulate skills and experience.

This brings me back to the age old saying “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail”.

If you are interviewing for an administration role, for example, is there anything out of the ordinary that you would have done? Or was there any time that you went above and beyond to help others or make the role and your duties more succinct?

I know this probably sounds like common sense but the person interviewing you isn’t looking to catch you out or trip you up, they are merely trying to get a good understanding of your experience, capabilities and initiative.

The recipe to a successful interview is to research the company, but to also research yourself and be able to provide tangible examples of your experience.

Be sure to tailor your resume and your role synopsis to suit the type of role you are hoping to secure. Think of the different duties you completed within your previous roles and how they are applicable to what you are looking to do in the future.

Give yourself the best possible chance and put the time into practising what you would say when asked about your previous roles and company.

Remember: Nobody knows you better than you!

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One thought on “Are You Making This One Crucial Job Interview Mistake?

  1. Very true, I agree that research on a company prior to an interview with them is imperative to at least give yourself the chance of a successful outcome “may not land you the job” but, at least it shows the company that you have taken out valuable time to understand the demands and needs of the company along with also demonstrating that there is a genuine interest in the company and what the hopes and aspirations are of the prospect company.

    It will never do your application harm to properly research and to ask genuine inquisitive questions about the company such as, where do you see yourself in 5 years time, what new products or services do you hope to be introducing, is their scope for progression in the company etc, these tell your prospective employer that you have your head screwed on right and that you are ambitious and would like to demonstrate your enthusiasm to drive the company towards any aspirations they would care to make.

    Simple things make all the difference.

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