by Clifford Mintz
It is interview season for many recent college graduates and veteran jobseekers looking for new opportunities. To ensure success, there are a few things that a jobseeker can do to improve the likelihood of a callback after a phone interview or a preliminary face-to-face one. Some of these techniques are well outlined in an article in a Chicago Tribune’s article entitled “4 Ways to Improve Your Interview Skills Like a Pro”.
While some of these recommendations are fairly obvious, I highly recommend that you review the list of things to do to improve the likelihood of success which is either to get to the next interview level or secure a job offer. Personally, the best advice that I have to offer is to have a positive attitude, exude confidence and do whatever it takes to impress an interviewer so that you can move to the next level.
Frequently, many jobseekers have doubts about a job that they may be interviewing for. In these instances, it is a good idea to forget about those doubts and be totally invested in a winning performance. Do not tank a job interview because you may not like an interviewer or you have some doubts about whether or not the job is a good fit for you. If a job is not right for you, you can always refuse an offer if one is extended.
The goal of any job interview is to get to the next level or secure an offer!
Although US unemployment is at record lows-4.3% (lowest in 16 years), securing a new job is still highly competitive. To that point, my son, a recent college graduate, is on his third interview (phone screen, face-to-face interview and now a skill-based assessment). Put simply, it’s still tough out there to get a new job. Therefore, it is incumbent on all job seekers to use whatever tools that are available to them to impress interviewers and move to the next level!
Until next time,
Good luck and Good Job Hunting!!!!!!!