Job interviews are scary. They’re a big deal. A lot is on the line. It’s normal to get caught up in how you feel, what you need to say, putting across your story.

If you put yourself in the shoes of the recruiter, you will better tailor your answers to them. Why are they spending the time interviewing you? What do they need to know? What is it about your CV that encouraged them to invite you for an interview? What are the key attributes that they are looking for? How will you fit into their team? What will it be like to manage you? How will you behave under stress?

Remember to think about who is receiving your message and adapt your message to them.

When you are able to put yourself in the shoes of the person sitting opposite you, you will make a better impression. You will be able to better meet their needs. They will be more likely to want to speak to you more. To have you as part of their team. You will reassure them that you understand what they need and are able to meet that need. You will be more likely to be hired!

For more tips on what to do and not do in a job interview, check out this short video and download this preparation workbook (aussi disponible en français).

If you have an interview coming up and need help in polishing your interview technique, calming your nerves and putting the best YOU forward, contact me.

A final useful resource:

Interview Preparation Matrix (from B-inspired)

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