A slowing economy and increasing competition for jobs have made mastery of interviewing skills critical to successfully acquiring a job. Employers are faced with countless resumes of remarkable candidates who – on the surface – appear alike. Due to this increased competition, and to the physical and financial limits of the employer, interviews have become increasingly tougher. Interviewers need to best use the short time they have with you to determine whether your personality is a fit, find out how you think, and assess what you can do for their company. Impressing the employer during this very important conversation will set you apart from others.
Most professionals readily admit that they find the interview to be a difficult and intimidating process. Conquering these fears through careful preparation and focus on your development areas can make a big difference. In this section, we discuss the different types of interviews, interview preparation, and mock interview testing. We will also introduce a tool developed by The Ginac Group, Inc. called the “Interview Scorecard”. You will use this tool to assess your interview skills. This section briefly outlines strategies you can use to become a stellar interviewee.
Changing your career is difficult. On average it takes 10 – 20 calls to arrange an interview, and 7 – 10 interviews to secure a job.