Job Search – The Interview – Competency Based Interview Questions and Answers
Here is a straight forward overview of the competency-based job interview process.
The guide includes insider tips and guidance on how competency-based questions are asked. It describes how the competency-based is conducted and how to succeed at this type of interview. Learn how to structure your answers and prove your ability to perform well in the job.
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Job Search – Mistakes to Avoid in Your Telephone Interview
Knowing what to expect and how to prepare for the telephone interview can give job seekers with an enormous advantage. But too many candidates make common mistakes that knock them out of consideration before getting a chance to really show their skills.
I would add to the information in the video below, on the technicalities, if the interview is by Skype check out before you start that you have a good connection. Practice telephone interviewing with a friend beforehand. And gen up on general interview preparation advice too - telephone interviews are similar to face to face in terms of the information you need.
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This is a great piece from Alison Doyle on About.Com
Interviews can go really wrong really fast. Sometimes, you can knock yourself out of contention for the job before you even get a chance to introduce yourself. It could be wearing the wrong interview clothes or talking on the phone or chewing gum or even having beer cans fall out of your backpack at the worst possible time.
Some interview mistakes are embarrassing, others could have been easily prevented, and some are funny later – even if they weren’t funny during the job interview.
How Not to Impress the Interviewer
One of the funniest interviews, looking back, that I ever conducted when I was a hiring manager involved an applicant for a top level finance position who started taking off his shirt to show me the scars from a boating accident he was in. He wanted to show me why he had been out of a work.
It wasn’t funny then. I couldn’t imagine why he was starting to get undressed in my office. Years later though, it still makes my list of the top interview mistakes I’ve seen…….
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When you submit a written application, with or without a CV/Résumé, what matters most is that you show clearly and convincingly how you meet the criteria for the vacancy. You need to include keywords that will stand out like head lights – you can find out more about job search keywords at this link.
Once you get to the interview stage, it is reasonable to assume that all those others who are being interviewed at the same time, have also demonstrated that on paper they meet the requirements. Yes, you can assume that the interview and following up your references will be used as opportunities to test whether what you have said on paper in valid. But at the interview stage you want to stand out from the crowd.
Now, standing out from the crowd is not without its risks. And you need to take into account the culture of the organization when deciding how to make your mark. When deciding what to wear for the interview, for example, knowing the company dress code is important. If it is casual then make sure that you wear very smart casual attire. No, you don’t want be so bland that you sink into the wall paper. Wearing, for example, a smart but distinctive tie, scarf or piece of jewelry, can help the interviewers to remember you. The “something distinctive “needs to be chosen with great care and very good taste!
The interview is also an opportunity to show clearly that you will bring added value beyond that required by the job specification. Again show that added value with care and make sure that what you say is relevant to the questions that you are being asked and to the job.
You can also stand out by being actively engaged in the process and showing real interest in the organization and in what the interviewers have to say to you. Make sure that you get a good night’s sleep before the interview, if possible. Do your best to arrive in plenty of time. You want to be bright-eyed and relaxed – not red-faced and slightly out of breath. The impression you want to leave is that you are intelligent, highly competent and likely to be an asset to the organization and to your future work colleagues.
You want to be remembered but for all the right reasons.
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