Interviewing 101: Techniques To Help You Bag Your Next Executive Role

Arete Podcast with Richard Triggs

Mar 05
Interviewing 101 Techniques To Help You Bag Your Next Executive Role EOA Social

It’s always a good idea to go to an interview fully prepared. While some people have great interview skills, others may need to practise prior to meeting their potential employer to avoid common mistakes.

Having said that, regardless of where you sit on the interviewee spectrum, you could be making mistakes you weren’t even aware of. So I’ve come up with good interview techniques for candidates to help you bag your next executive role.

This is the second in the series with Brett Jarman (the founder and CEO of Experts On Air, the producers of the podcast).

In this episode: 

  • Advice offered in my book, ‘Uncover The Hidden Job Market
  • Show your interest - print out company information or a LinkedIn profile and take it with you
  • Don’t assume you know what the employer wants - ask what is expected of you in the role
  • Don’t list off attributes you think are relevant - ask what your role will be and tell stories based on the employer’s answers
  • Practising your stories ahead of time with family and friends or in the mirror and write them down
  • Follow the STAR framework when telling your stories - Situation, Task, Actions, Results
  • Flip the interview round to ask the interviewer questions about why they are in the company and what keeps them there
  • Find out why the company is the right fit for you
  • Why senior executives tend to let themselves down in interviews - low confidence
  • Prepare for your nerves
  • Don’t be too confident or cocky - make sure you ask the right questions that show you’re there to serve the employer
  • Common mistakes people make - asking about money too soon and asking inane questions

It’s always a good idea to go to an interview fully prepared. While some people have great interview skills, others may need to practise prior to meeting their potential employer to avoid common mistakes. #Career #Recruitment

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