10 Secrets to Interview Success
There are 10 main strategies used by top candidates. These are guaranteed to make you more confident and thus more successful at interview:
1) Tailor your CV
Very few job seekers make their CV totally relevant for the job they are applying for. Brevity, relevance and clarity should be your top goals.
2) Research the organisation
The key here is to do research that the company would not expect you to do and that your competition will definitely not even think about.
3) Research the interviewer
Getting to know who you interviewer is and what makes them tick will give you a distinct advantage over your fellow applicants.
4) Use advanced rapport techniques
You need to build rapport as quickly as possible, and as such should study techniques developed by the NLP and FBI communities.
5) Ask brilliant questions
Most interviewers are bored by the questions they hear and therefore switch off. Make sure you have a strong list of challenging questions to keep them interested.
6) Learn how to present effectively
So few interviewees know how to present with maximum impact and lose out on their dream job. Learn how people like Steve Jobs become a master presenter.
7) Prepare your answers
Most candidates turn up to interview having not prepared what to say or how to say it. A recipe for disaster.
8) Find unadvertised vacancies
Not having lots of options available to you leaves you weak and vulnerable. Make sure you are busy with interviews.
9) Close the interview with style
Learn the correct sales techniques to not only close the interview with style but ensure that you are immediately taken to the next stage. Avoid this at your peril.
10) Negotiate the salary package
This is where most applicants fluff the negotiation or worst still don’t even bother – leaving the interviewer unimpressed.