LO293-LifeHikes-logo-Hi-Res
Edit Template

3 Tips On How To Ace Your Next Interview

July 28, 2022

The past few years disrupted our lives and the workplace experienced a shift – opportunities suddenly decreased, competition became more intense, and there was time for reflection on your career path.

This year, the workforce is slowly improving and many companies are posting job openings and beginning to recruit new people.

If you are pursuing a new job opportunity, how will you ace the job interview?

In preparation for your next job interview, check out these 3 interview techniques that are sure to position you as the right candidate for the job!

emma

By Emma Seckinger

1. ZOOM INTERVIEW TIPS

As virtual interviews become more and more common, there are many more aspects that you need to consider for making a good first impression:

Your visual first impression is good to go – how can you also leave a deep first impression about your mindset?

Therefore, you need to convey the right mindset at the beginning of the interview, so that the interviewer will immediately know who you are (young, ambitious, or ready to face challenges?).

For example, if you are interviewing for a job that develops business partners, you need to show ambition and determination. If the position is hiring someone to optimize the processes, you will want to emphasize meticulous thinking and attention to detail.

2. SKILLS MAPPING

You now know that you need to deliver a relevant mindset at the beginning of your interview, but how do you know what mindsets are required for the job?

You need to do a skills mapping before the interview.

Imagine you are going to interview for a job selling ice cream on the street. How do you tell the interviewer that you are the perfect candidate for this job?

You can analyze this position using the 3R method. First, understand the job description and the company:

Then, identify your skills:

Then, map your skills to the three R’s. After this process, you will know what the position needs, if you have what they need, and how you can make the connection in your interview.

Indian girl communicate with friend on-line by video call, pc screen view over female shoulder. Mental health expert online therapy, colleagues work on common project use videoconferencing app concept

3. THINK.EDIT.SPEAK

If you have interviewed in the past, you probably have encountered some tough or unexpected questions. Add on some nerves and it can be easy to word vomit.

When asked a question, don’t rush to answer. First, think about what information the other person really wants to gain. Then, edit what you want to say in your brain as quickly as possible. Finally, speak it out.

For example, do you when an interviewer asks you “what do you think of the former boss”, he/she really wants to know the ups and downs between you and your former boss? No, he/she may want to know what kind of person you are through your evaluation of others, so think first.

Bonus Tip

The benefit of this three-step habit is not only to make your answers more organized and concise (and less weak language!), but this half-minute silence before you actually answer will also make the interviewer feel that you are not a person who will blurt out casually, but a person who will think seriously and thoughtfully before giving a response.

cbaa5d550bdfc36b03a6ee8000f4f6b9-sz_79536-1

Our Coaches Are Experts In Unleashing Potential

® 2023 Blue Planet Training, Inc. DBA LifeHikes. All rights reserved.