Effective Communication Gravitas Model

Ask Insightful Questions at the Job Interview Using the Gravitas Model

Job interviews often end with the interviewers allowing candidates to ask questions. Thus, it is an opportunity to make a final good impression. Using the Gravitas Model is a go...

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Mock Interview

10 Tips to Set Up a Great Mock Interview

Insights on how to plan a good mock interview in order to get constructive feedback and test your answers ahead of the real deal. Mock interviewing is one of the best ways to pr...

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When to Schedule a Job Interview

When to Schedule a Job Interview

Overview of some of the key factors to consider when deciding when to schedule a job interview. Whenever you have the chance, you should schedule the interview at a time when yo...

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Job Interview Tips for Women

Communication Strategies for Women in the Job Interview

Gender bias is pervasive and affects women in subtle ways. This article provides tips on how women can find their own voices and build self-confidence during the job interview b...

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Editor's Note

You sent in your application and are anxious about hearing back from the employer. The phone rings. That's it, you've got the interview. What's next? You have come a long way, but the process is not over yet. Actually, you have been sheltered so far, but will now have to "perform live." What should you do?

Recognize that the finish line is close and that the competition has narrowed down. You're among the finalists. Will you be standing up to the pressure or will you flounder? It is here that the good work methodology that you have followed so far will prove useful. If you have researched the organization and the industry, all you have to do now is refresh your memory and be ready to answer questions that go your way. Anticipate questions and practice out loud. Be ready to discuss your experience and qualifications. Be ready to make positive statements about how you can contribute to the employer. Be ready to give concrete examples.

There is no way for you to know what questions will be asked at the job interview, but that's not what "being ready" means. It does not mean to know what to expect. It means to be prepared for the unexpected. There is just so much you can do to prepare for the interview. Once you have done your part, lay back and put things in perspective. "Absorb" the information as opposed to memorizing it. Be ready to discuss the information as opposed to regurgitating it.

WorkBloom's Interview Center is a collection of articles, each shedding a different perspective on the job interview process to help you prepare for that crucial meeting. As you read through the material in this section, keep in mind that confidence is key when interviewing for a job. If you don't believe in yourself, nobody will. If you want the interviewer to think that you are the best fit for the job, you must first believe it yourself. Notice that we used the word "fit" as opposed to "qualified."


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