Interview Coaching Services – What You Need to Know
Many applicants are unaware that hiring and interviewing for a new position can be as stressful as it is enjoyable. There are a lot more to being hired in this day and age than just the ability to fill in a form, send in a resume, and hope for the best. While some applicants are not prepared, others are very aware of what to expect, and the interviewing process is not always the same for each person.
Executive interview Coaching helps you articulate these skills in an efficient manner. When these applying for an executive position reach me, most often they say one of the three things that come to mind when they are asked the question: “I don’t know where to begin.” “My application looks like my last pet.” or “I am not sure I am qualified for the job.” (This last statement is also the most common answer for new business owners).
The first step toward hiring the best possible candidates is to provide an interview and have them answer as many questions as possible. I know of some companies that will only have an interview or a phone conversation with a potential candidate, while others will conduct a second interview after that interview. These companies will make a second round of resumes and interviews, but in some cases they will use a third round of questions to determine if a candidate fits their hiring criteria.
Interview Coaching services will provide you with a list of questions to ask an applicant. You should try to focus your questions on the specific job requirements and how the company expects its executives to perform their duties. Be specific about the skills needed for the position, and be prepared to make an employee’s strengths shine through in their answers.
It is important to note that the hiring manager will not always be as prepared as you are during the interview. They will likely be using a template or question list from their past applicants. Make sure to look over these answers so that you are not confusing them with your own unique style of speaking, and thinking.
Make sure you are prepared for their response, and that you have the facts. Your response should be clear but concise. If you do not have the facts right, make sure you are prepared to provide a detailed response if they ask for further explanation.
Most executives will spend at least an hour at the beginning of the interview process talking about the company, the purpose of the position, and how you fit in with the current culture of the company. This is also a great opportunity to discuss the job duties you will be handling once hired. Let the hiring manager know about any experiences or hobbies you have that relate to the job you are applying for.
This is not the time to mention anything that might put you off or be distracting. You are not required to discuss your past job experiences, however, you may wish to include a short story about one that has made a positive difference in your career. A good interviewer will be able to tell whether you are likely to do well in the position you are applying for, and if not, will ask to see past job references that show other accomplishments.
As you are preparing for the interview, you will need to have a well-organized business card or resume handy. You will want to use it for the entire duration of the interview, not just for the purpose of filling out the application. It is very easy for an interviewer to make assumptions based on your appearance, and if you do not have a well-made card on hand, make sure to give it to an employee as soon as you arrive at the interview.
You will also need to make sure you are wearing your best clothing. Many employers do not like to see a sloppy, wet or wrinkled suit on their desk. So, make sure you are comfortable, clean, and presentable.
Be prepared to make the most of the interview by paying attention and listening carefully. The person interviewing you should be able to do this, and if they are not providing feedback, there is a problem.