The performance shown in the job interview you open or close the doors of the company, so it shows your experience and appeal to convince people that you are the best option. Getting a job depends more than a good resume, performance in the job interview.
To succeed in this you need three ingredients: to demonstrate your expertise with concrete examples to develop ideas for how to deliver value to the company and ask questions that reflect your market knowledge and organization.
The economic recession in Mexico charged a bill of over 3 million unemployed in 2010, equivalent to 6.9% of the Economically Active Population (PEA), warned the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
“In time of crisis like this is very important to have skills to convince the recruiters. A good resume only gets you the interview but does not guarantee employment,” said the CEO of Media Training Worldwide TJ Walker.
In the U.S., he said, for every six job seekers there is only one vacancy. If the recruiter talks with 20 candidates, the key is that at that meeting communicate something that is attractive to the company.
During the interview, many people just ‘repeat’ your CV and “that’s boring, the recruiter already has the data on paper, so that approach is wrong. The important thing is that the organization knows why excel in your area” said the interviewee.
There is the other extreme, people who let slip no opportunity for their preparation. “When the interviewer told ‘you have a question’ and they answer ‘what have you customers’ or suchlike. Ruining an interview that’s a luxury we can not give,” said the commentator also channels like CNN and author of TJ Walker’s Secret to Foolproof Presentations.
The nerve that arises in the job interview is the result of not preparing correctly. To take full advantage of this meeting, TJ Walker provided the following suggestions:
1. An interesting argument. The company is interested in knowing you know how. Example: to say that you have experience in crisis management is not enough, we need a concrete case of how to develop that tool.
Key: Give employers a story, tell what you do with specific examples of how to act in certain situations at other jobs.
2. It captures your attention. Prior to your meeting, probably “three or more and were interviewed. The real challenge is to remember you,” said TJ.
Key: Focus on what interests the recruiter. Sit and talk only of “I did, I worked, yo-yo,” the interview turns into a monologue.
Addresses the concerns that show the other person and if a data call your attention, take advantage of that to mention information that provides value to the post you wish to take, always seeking mutual conversation.
3. Powerful numbers. Interviewers like to know, in numbers, your successes, but “burst out because it will not remind you.
Key: The story behind those numbers. That is, “I increased my market by 25% because I resorted to that strategy.” TJ suggested mentioning two stunning figures and why.
4. Learn. You have to gather as much data as possible about your potential place of employment for this weapon a network of four parts:
Key: First enter the business page, check its content (press releases), sales performance and mission, among others.
Two: Check on the Internet that has been written about the organization, for example, which media have published the company and its competitors.
Three: Check with your own sources, ask friends and relatives if anyone has worked there or had the company as customer or supplier.
Four: He uses the social network. Put in your Facebook status, Twitter and LinkedIn if anyone has experience with that organization. Perhaps the “friend’s friend knows something about it and contact you.
5. Show interest. Upgrade in the industry which accounts for this vacancy. “We want to see someone with enthusiasm and knowledge, not someone who sits waiting to hear what to do.”
Key: The top step in the interview is to provide ideas on how you can contribute some value to the company. For a moment to offer suggestions, even if not used, they value the contribution.
6. Trial and error. “Usually people put great care into their curricula, revising and teaches to a friend. But do not put the same care in the verbal interview,” said Walker.
Key: Instead of leaving everything to last, practice days before to know what to say and what questions might make. Record yourself with a camera and ask yourself some questions or ask a friend to help you on that.
You can lean on specialist sites, such as the Media Training: www.mediatrainingworldwide.com/, where you can record your interview and specialists advise you on the subject.
7. Smart Questions: When the recruiter gets to the part of “you have a question,” what comes out of you should reflect your interest in that company.
Key: Detailed questions demonstrate that you have knowledge of industry and business. Think of a public relations agency, something interesting might be: “I’ve seen you do much work as finance companies, think that such a strategy would improve the impact on media.”
8. What about money? In the first interview is rushed to ask when I leave?, What are my benefits, and what integrates the salary? This is expressed when the recruiter manifests a particular interest for you, as …
Key: Find out how to market your job is quoted, so you have idea how to request or negotiate. Analyze how offered by competitors for a job like that.
If you would ask how to ask for this job? You know you are not responding or doubtful, “you devalue, you send the message to be desperate about the situation and accept whatever”.
If the salary is much less than the ‘monitored’ you can try to negotiate, but your arguments must be logical.
9. Follow up. For TJ, key in the interview is that you act as if you had the job and you were part of the team, so …
Key: If the end of the interview you liked the talk and you see yourself working in that place, say: “I would love to be here.” Do it naturally (without seeming pressure) and asked when they can be in touch soon. Also, send a note of thanks and give them a call when you indicate.
10. Be patient: In these times when there are such good prospects, companies want to be sure of hiring.
Key: This is the sixth time you go to interview, if you want the show yourself as enthusiastic and attentive to what you indicate in every encounter.
“It’s like marriage, you do not marry someone of the first, the same goes for jobs, should evaluate you several times to confirm their decision,” the expert in corporate training