It’s coming up…the big day…your dreaded interview is fast approaching, and you are feeling more and more nervous. Impressing your interviewer may seem like an impossible task, but it’s actually much easier than you...
You have a great job, admirable coworkers, make a decent living and yet you no longer feel the delightful satisfaction from your work experience. By the nagging wife, you know this job is critical in the rat race known as life, but you are simply unhappy. First off, know that you are not alone. About 10% of British workers admit that they are dissatisfied with their current working predicament. – But let’s face it, there’s a whole heck of a lot more! If you are one of these closet unhappy beings, you probably want to be a wee bit cryptic with getting sacked. Yet where does one begin?
Congratulations, you are near the end of the interview, the tunnel truly does have a light at the end of it and you have done fabulously! You have made the interviewer chuckle, you have tooted your own horn more than once. Colors seem brighter and now, now the tables have turned! You are deemed conqueror in the little cubicle room as you are granted freedom to ask ANYTHING your heart contents about your interviewer, the company and what truly lies behind door 666 on floor 66. The possibilities are endless, yet the question remains, where do you begin?
So, you’ve been invited to perform a video interview, but you haven’t got the slightest clue as to what to expect? We get that you’re nervous – the truth is, most candidates are when it comes to video interviews. Being ready with the right attitude, poise and answers means preparing in advance – and this article is just what you need to start preparing!
Clichés exist. Clichés exist in stories, on the telly, in daily communication – even in the corner of Aunt Millie’s cupboard, (behind that moldy thing she insists is an antique). So, what are the clichés in an interview setting? There’s a bunch! But one particular phrase that is used a considerably amount of times is: ‘How did you hear about us?’ This can be answered in an array of ways – so long as you leave the ray gun at home.
Core competencies are skills, attributes and knowledge … essentially it’s a way of combining activities, resources and operations to help distinguish one company from the next. Yes, it is agreed, this is irrelevant to you – or it will be until the light bulb turns on over your head and you realise that you can bend this information to its knees and place it on a CV and cover letter. Now you may be thinking, ‘Great! But what exactly are they?’