Preparation Is Key

June 8, 2010

I’m often asked for advise on how to handle yourself in a job interview situation. Take a moment to reflect; on what to say if asked;

  • Why do you want the job?
  • What are your career ambitions?
  • What achievements and skills do you think will be useful in this job?

True success in an interview situation however, is largely a matter of mental attitude. Practice the following strategies until they become second nature;

  • If you’re really nervous take some deep breaths and try to relax.
  • Take your time when answering questions and try to show how your skills and abilities will help you perform the job.
  • If you don’t understand a question, don’t be afraid to ask the interviewer to repeat it.
  • Lie through your teeth. Make sure to cover your mouth with your hand while doing this.