The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
Interviews. Sounds fairly easy, all you have to do is talk about what you’ve done and how that relates to the job opportunity. In fact, the interview is the hardest part of the job search process and the single largest reason why people don’t get the job. Yes, you must have a great resume with relevant experience, but can you interview? But interviewing is not just talking about yourself, it’s asking the right questions, giving the right answers and expressing yourself in the right way.
Today’s installment in CareerAlley’s Job Search Marketing Toolkit will focus on the interview process, providing some links to advice and resources to help you nail that interview. What is clear from the links below is that the overall theme is consistent (without being repetitious).
- Acing the Interview – Another article from our friends at About.com, this article provides an overview of what you need to do to “Ace the interview”. In addition to the basic steps, the article includes links to interview questions, company research (via About.com) and detailed responses. Following the article is an amazing list of additional resources including how to dress and additional related articles.
- How To Master Telephone Interviews – Telephone interviews have become more popular over the last few years and have almost become a standard “first” before the “in person” interview. The skills required for a telephone interview certainly overlap with the “in person” interview, but there are a number of things you may need to do differently. This article, provided by Worktree.com, provides important points on the What, When and How of telephone interviews. There are advantages to a telephone interview, you can have materials available that would not be possible in an “in person” interview. This article covers what to have and what to do.
- Preparing for a Job Interview (like your future depends on it) – Another great article, Top-sales-jobs.com does and excellent job of listing the important aspects of a job interview – questions, mock interviews, interview answers, attire and more. The best part of the post (in addition to the content) is that each sub-topic title has an additional link to more in depth information on that particular topic (just click the subtitle).
- How to Prepare For A Successful Interview – This article, from the Spinstrategy.com blog, provides what you need to know about preparing for an interview. This is an excellent article and supports the overall process laid out in some of the other links listed above, the difference is that this article provides some additional insight and steps not included in other interview preparation articles. Best of all, download their Sip Strategy straight from the blog.
- Job Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts – Last, but not least, you do need to know what not to do (and reinforce “what to do”). This article, provided by Quintcareers.com, provides some points not covered in the other articles. Of course, it is a bit worrying if you have to be told “don’t chew gum”. The list is somewhat long, but the overall article is short. Don’t forget to check out some of the links embedded within the article as they provide additional support to the overall process.
Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities