In today's global workplace many employers are opting to use Skype as a way to interview candidates from multiple locations. This type of interview cuts down on travel expenses and provides employers with an alternative way to quickly and easily find the perfect person.
Many candidates will complete a great interview and then fail to close it properly. This is like baking a terrific cake and forgetting to put on the icing! The closing of your interview is the most memorable part, not only because it comes at the end of your time together, but because you are able to reinforce your own personality, comments and questions into the conversation with the interviewer.
Follow these simple tips at your next interview:
Christmas party season is upon us again and like everybody you want to make sure that you enjoy yourself but that you also don’t make any embarrassing mistakes that make you dread going back to the office the following Monday!
With this thought in mind think about going to an interview as similar to going to your Christmas party – you want to be the last person standing but it is important that you don’t fall at the last hurdle!
You've spent time preparing and researching for your first interview and just got called for a second round interview, congratulations! But you're not hired yet, so stay calm and get ready to do a little more work. You will be expected to perform well in this second round interview. I have collated some tips which may come in useful:
Finding a new job is like running a marathon, not the 100 metre sprint. The Marathon and 100 metre sprint are two of the most popular and highly anticipated events and races which will be viewed at the Olympics this year. Although both are equally competitive races, the methods of training and type of challenge facing athletes competing in the two events are completely different.
When it comes to interviewing there is only one thing for it – Preparation is King!
You want to be able to go into the interview having a fairly good idea about what you are going to say and how you are going to sell yourself.
It is a great endorsement that you have gotten to the interview stage, feel positive about this – it means you have a good CV and on paper at least have the skills and experience that an employer is looking for.
Interview preparation is a key factor in you being successful for the role you have applied for.
Before you go to your interview it is vital to go through the job specification. Go through each line of the responsibilities and duties, making a mental note of when you have sucessfully fulfilled each task in your previous positions. Usually, the person who writes up the job specification is the person that will be interviewing you. So if you try to make your experience sound as similar as possible to what they are searching for, your chances of success will be higher.