I recently spoke to a great
networking and career search group, Re:Focus on Careers, about creating a kick ass elevator speech. Keep an eye out for all of these free interview tips in my Career Corner posts:
Prepare for the Interview
The best way to ace your next job interview is to prepare for it. This may sound obvious, but it’s not. Too many applicants walk into an interview without knowing as much as they should about the industry, the company and its problems. Remember: You are there to solve a problem. Otherwise, the company wouldn’t be hiring. Follow these steps:
5. Prepare questions of your own. Employers are as interested in your questions as they are in your answers. And they’ll react favorably if you ask intelligent questions about the position, the company and the industry. (Examples: Where does this position fit into the company as a whole? Is there any problem on this job with waste/accuracy/meeting quotas, etc.? What is the largest single problem facing your staff now?)
Extra Tip from Career Coach Hallie: This is so important. If this is a place you really want to work – make sure that it’s the right fit. You don’t want to jump into something without knowing the full story. Choose wisely. This is as much about the job being a fit for you as it is for the employer.
If you’re interested in having me speak at your next event about finding a career you love, go here: www.createyourcareerpath.com/appearances.html. I’d be happy to discuss!
Career Transition Coach