NEWS AND TIPS
Interview Prep 101
The STAR method of interviewing. It offers you an opportunity to give answers in a straightforward format. STAR is acronym that stands for:
Situation: Set the scene and give the necessary details of your example
Task: Describe what your responsibility was in that situation
Action: Explain exactly what steps you took to address it
Result: Share what outcomes your actions achieved
PHONE SCREEN / INTERVIEWS
Before the phone screen/interview here are a couple of tips to help you prepare for the process
Do your homework – not only on the company but on the interviewer (this is where linked in can help)
Create a comfortable environment – cut out all distraction, TV, phone, children, pets, etc.
Prepare your own cheat sheet – have the job description, your resume and a pad and pen for notes
Make sure you are prepared to answer the call on time or practiced calling into to the conference call number if provided.
During the interview… Listen first…. Then speak
Think before you answer, speak slowly and do not dominate the conversation
Create a positive ending