Tuesday 27 March 2012

A (real) recipe for job interview success

Prepare to Ace Your Job Interview with This Interview One-Sheeter

As you know, preparation is the key to doing well on a job interview and hirers tend to ask the same kinds of questions

This job interview one-sheeter is like a CliffsNotes for getting your strategic answers together.

Prepare to Ace Your Job Interview with This Interview One-Sheeter

Shared by Jenny Blake of LifeAfterCollege, the Google Docs template covers seven key questions or topic areas for you to bullet-point your examples, including how you're suited for the position, what your weaknesses are, what excites you, challenges you've overcome, and goals you have in the future. There's an area for questions you have for the company (such as issues or challenges about the job) and other notes (perhaps personal sound bites would be good here).
Just filling out the sheet can help you prepare, but you can also bring it to your interview and quickly glance at it while waiting (nice to have on you just in case).

Use Google Doc Templates
If you're job hunting, the Google Doc Templates gallery will be your BFF. You can download relevant templates and customize them to use for your application or your prep process. Here are a couple templates you might find helpful:

  •  Modern Résumé: A very modern and clean looking résumé that has a simple design. It doesn't look too cluttered up and has just the right professional touch.
  •   To-Do List: When you're job hunting, you're going to have a never-ending to-do list for things like reaching out to contacts, going to events, sending résumés to a certain company. Keep your job search tasks organized in this Google template.
  •  Job Interview One-Sheeter: This is a great, great interview tool that will help you prepare. It's nice to have all your points located on a single sheet of paper so you can make sure you're covering all your bases. It's also handy because you can print it out and quickly look over for a refresher before an interview.
  •  Networking Tracker: To keep track of the many people you'll come in contact with while networking for a job, use this sheet to stay on top of things. Note: Although the preview doesn't seem to be working, the template still downloads and works fine

Source: Lifehacker

Will you be using this method in your next interview??


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