Interviewing Skills

Preparing for an Interview

  • Always plan on being on time- intend to be at your interview 20 minutes early to avoid stress finding the right location and parking, you still give yourself time to plan what you want to say.
    • Research the company by taking a long hard look at the enterprise’s website and blog posts
    • Analyze the language the company uses so you sound like you already joined the company. This way you will understand the culture and find some common ground, for instance, similar charities and sports involvement.
    • Get to know the company structure, core product, and services. Find out how long the company has been in existence, who are the key members of the corporation
    • Express your passion for the role and think why would be a good fit for the company’s culture.

Cultural Fit

A candidate’s skills can be assessed, upgrade and trained in areas that are lacking but whether you fit in culturally with the company has to be explicitly evaluated.

Find a group that shares your values; this will give you a greater on the job satisfaction. You will be happier working with like-minded people who share your attitude towards work.

You will do better in a job that is a good cultural fit, be it a structural environment that suits you or a freer creative workplace, and thereby you wI’ll be keen to develop your skills that match in with the company’s culture.

A good cultural fit will make you feel right at home the minute you walk into the business and meet the people who reflect your principles and commitment style which will encourage you to invest more into your work and be more productive.

 

Basic interviewing question to consider prior an interview

When researching potential issues that might come up in the conversation within an interview try to have three answers prepared that could cover the necessary elements of the question asked.

What do you know about the organization and why do you want to work there?

  • This question will show you have done your research and that you are interested in the role or not.

Describe your most challenging colleague and how you overcame a conflict.

  • When analyzing the answer to this question the interviewer will categories the candidate into either the group who is willing to shoulder responsibility and work through conflict to find a solution

What do you think success will look like in the role?

  • This type of question is finding out if you understand what the role requires

How long do you think it will take to be successful in this role?

  • To answer this question with conviction, you must use past experiences to justify your answer.

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