Much of your success at interview boils down to your ability to convince an interviewer how interested you are in the role and the business. You can demonstrate interest through your actions and your words, asking the right questions or providing the right information – so that it appeals to the interviewers – can make or break your chances of success. You can contact me to talk more about your interview strategy
There were a few things that I would always try to do to convince an interviewer that I was interested in the role and the organisation. But beware, a skilled interviewer can usually detect if you’re trying to pull the wall over their eyes. Before you go to an interview, you actually need to understand as much about the business as you possibly can, so that you can determine whether you are actually interested. That way, your natural enthusiasm and affinity to the business will come across and your words and actions will be genuine and appealing to the interviewers. Here’s a few of the things that I would normally do.
Ask the right questions..
I would always ask questions that relate to the present and the future. In doing so, I would be able to gain further insight on how well the business is doing and its ambitions for the future. I would also get an understanding of the situation they’re in at the present to enable me to determine whether or not that was a situation I wanted to be in myself. From an interviewer’s perspective, questions about the present and the future lead them to believe that you have a genuine interest in what they’re currently doing and their plans for the future. You’ll then be able to probe further based on responses that you get to the questions and that will further demonstrate your interest in the business. [Read more…]