Thursday, October 27, 2016

Job interview tips

Job interview tips

Going to job interviews always makes people nervous. Maybe you've been to a few job interviews but never got the job offer.

This is just so soul-destroying, right? But have you ever taken the time to figure out why you're not getting the jobs?

The job market in the 21st century is tough, and if you're not fully prepared for your job interview, then another candidate will get the job offer... it's just that simple.

But don't get too disheartened as there are lots of things you can do to improve your performance for your next job interview.

With so many graduates flooding the job market, it's easy to feel under pressure to sell yourself and convince the hiring managers YOU are their perfect candidate.
But sometimes if you're against other job candidates on the day, what can actually swing the hiring managers decision is the questions the candidates asked at the end of the job interview.

Just think, this may influence their decision if all the candidates are as good as each other.

OK, so let's look at some of the questions who should be asking to show your interest and get you some brownie points with the interviewers.
Most companies include a lot of information about the job role in the job advert or in the job description, so it makes sense NOT to ask a question regarding what they have already provided you with.

It also goes without saying that you shouldn't be discussing salary or vacation time as that is a BIG RED FLAG for recruiters, they want to be convinced you're keen to work for their company, not just what they pay you.

If they haven't already specified the actual days you'll be working then it's fine to ask them give you some indication of which days of the week you'll be expected come to work. You do have a life outside work after all!

Question 1

"If I was successful in my application which days of the week will I be requested to work?"

Asking about the company's future plans for expansion is always a positive sign you are interested in staying around for a while if you're offered the job.

Question 2

"I've research the company and gained a great deal of knowledge, but could you tell me if you have any plans to expand in the future?"

Another good question to show your interest is asking how this vacancy came about. It could be someone left or that team is actually expanding.

Question 3

"I'd be very interested to know how this vacancy came about?"

You may want to ask about promotion and development opportunities in the organization and add how you are keen to get on and move forward in your career, so consider also asking the next question:

Question 4

"I'm interested in developing my career and should I be lucky enough to be successful, can you tell me more about your training schemes?"

You'll find more career tips and advice at to help get the job you want, do work you love and feel totally fulfilled.

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