Best Ways to do Interviewing and Selling Yourself

During the interview, you must convey to your potential employer that you’re the best fit for the job. Let’s think together!

What do employers look for?

  • Confidence – eye contact, handshake, attire
  • Personality – smile, small talk, stay calm
  • Enthusiasm – speak up, get excited, ask questions
  • Work ethic – be early, give examples
  • Dedication –follow up, give examples
  • Team Player – be nice, give examples

Be ready for traditional interviewing
1. Tell me about yourself?
2. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
3. What are your three weaknesses or strengths?

Be ready for behavioral interview
What does it mean? Interviews seek specific examples of actual tasks or situations. Interviews focus more on “doing” vs the “having” associated with traditional interviews.

Responding to behavioral questions:

  • Situation or
  • Task
  • Action taken
  • Result or outcome

Interviewer wants to know about real situations, for example, how you achieve goals?

“Tell me about time, when your communication skills helped you to achieve the task” and so on. So be ready for behavioral questions about:

  • Assertiveness
  • Communication effectiveness
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Management effectiveness
  • Goal setting
  • Flexibility
  • Strategic thinking

Questions

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