The Secret To Job Interview Success Starts Long Before You Get Invited To Interview
Job interviews are no walk in the park.
“They can be extremely stressful, time-consuming to prepare for, and are full of opportunities to put your foot in your mouth,” says Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and content marketer who teaches people how to launch meaningful self-employed careers.
“And then afterwards, there’s always the uncertainty of when you’ll hear back and if you actually got the job.”
But it’s a process we must all go through several, if not dozens of times throughout our lives, in the relentless pursuit of finding meaningful work, he says. “Then, when you do find that dream job, it’s important to be so prepared for the interview, that there’s no doubt about you being the best fit for the position.”
But getting the job interview in the first place is nothing short of an epic journey, as many of our clients will confirm. With employers often making the shortlist based on due diligence performed they even shortlist applicants, there is a considerable number of factors to consider before you even apply for a job,m from cleaning up your social media profiles, to researching your own digital footprint to see what employers might find when they google you. And what is commonly known as resume spamming (sending the same resume to every job you wish to apply for) has got to be the worst tactic used by job seekers, and one that rarely, if ever, presents any results.
And yes – this is a shameless plug, but lucky for CV Saviour clients, we’ve identified 16 target areas for every resume that need to be updated or amended for every job application, and as a result of following out guidelines, clients experience significantly increased success rates in getting to interview. In fact, we’re so confident about our method, we guarantee it.
In the meantime though, if you’re lucky enough to land the interview, this infographic (also with 16 tips) is your step-by-step to nailing it.
Here’s exactly what you need to do to land your dream job.
From brushing up on your people skills, to nailing your first impression with confident body language, the 16 interview tips featured on the following infographic — created by Robinson and Rachel Frankel, a designer at CreativeLive — click here for more.
This article by Jacquelyn Smith first appeared in Business Insider.