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Preparing for an Interview

Introduction – Understanding the Interview Process

When you make the commitment to seek a job interview, you are entering a process that will test you, a process that requires you to focus on your career, your achievements, your preferences at work and your behaviours. Most importantly it will require you to be objective about your skills; abilities achievements and personality, what you really enjoy and prefer to do at work and in what company and team culture you will be successful.

Again, we stress that you read the book, ‘What Color is Your Parachute?’

What will you be asked at the interview?

Many good candidates let themselves down by not thinking through the interview process. In broad terms the interviewer wants to understand:

Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 How and why your career has developed the way it has.
Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 In concise, accurate terms the scope of your key responsibilities in your recent roles (particularly over the last ten years).
Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 The depth of your industry and technical knowledge.
Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 Details of your key achievements in each role.
Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 The skills and knowledge you would bring to a role.
Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 What you seek in your next company and position.
Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 Who you are.
Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 The way you operate at work (for example, detailed, analytical, a finisher, cares for and supports the team, problem solver, entrepreneurial, leader, driver of customer service).
Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 How you like to be managed.
Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 How you manage others.
Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 How you want your career to develop.
Impact_BALL_ONLY_512 The details of your remuneration package and the package you will accept if offered the position.

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