This is also part of the #GetBritainWorking initiative. Tips for making the most of the interview, asking the right questions, and making a great impression!
It's official. When even Google finds them a poor predictor of performance, perhaps now is the time to bury for once and all those weird and wonderful stress questions.
If you've got as far as the interview, don't wreck your chances by shooting yourself in the foot.
What's the best way to really shine at interview? How can you convince the interviewer that you're not just capable of doing the job, but that you can do it brilliantly?
If you've got as far as an interview, you're already considered capable of doing the job.
In a telling article in the WSJ
, a survey reveals that many new managers over-estimate their skills. 72% said they never questioned their ability to lead others in their first year as a manager. And although admitting that delegating and coaching were weak areas, only 15% flagged these as areas for development.
Not all interviewers are good. Many are untrained, some are inept, and some just turn up ill-prepared on the day. Companies might make you jump through their hoops (read PunkRock HR
about how some companies make candidates attend three or more interviews) and some might not follow-up promptly.
If you have a choice whether or not to accept a job at a company, what would deter you - apart from the question of pay, benefits or promotion prospects?