Job interview nailed – Our 3 tips!
We at SES Labour Solutions know a job interview can sometimes be an intimidating experience. While your resume will get to the table, your job interview should provide a clear picture of who you are, what you do, and what you are good at. Though people often struggle when asked to ‘Tell us something about yourself’ in a job interview. This is actually one of the best opportunities to pitch yourself and solidify who you are in your interviewer’s mind. A good pitch should answer four key questions: who are you, what can you do, what do you want, and what value can you add to the organisation?
Develop job interview pitch
Prepare your job interview pitch by writing down keywords. What characterises you? How do you work? What was a successful project you worked on? Based on these keywords, write down your pitch in full. Practise reading what you have written out loud, then shorten it by systematically shaving out anything which isn’t absolutely necessary. Try to repeat this process several times until you are left with something short and to the point which only highlights the most important things.
Keep it personal
A good pitch should also include some information about what keeps you busy outside working hours. This helps to add authenticity to what you are saying and enthusiasm to the way in which you deliver it. Whether it is sports, a creative hobby or the travelling you have done, tell the interviewer what you like to do and what you are passionate about – enthusiasm is infectious!
End with a question
To avoid ending your pitch abruptly, cap it off by posing a question to your interviewer. Try asking a question about the organisation or the function in a way which links back to your story. Did you just tell them that you are eager to learn? Then end your pitch with a question about the training opportunities within the job. Your question will be a natural ending to your pitch and will help emphasise your interest in the specifics of the role.
While these three tips are far everything you should consider, they’re a great place to start. You can find further tips here.