I was honored to recently participate in a colleague’s article interviewing 11 experts on how to “stand out from the crowd” while in an interview. Below is my tip for jobseekers, and a link to the full article.
“Craft answers to Behavioral Interview questions prior to the interview. I take every one of my clients through an exercise to develop these before walking in an interviewer’s door. Go through performance reviews, your own resume examples of success, think about projects you have worked on, documentation you have created, how you contributed to cost savings or profit and revenue development, and how you increased customer service. Write these in a format of Challenge, Action and (successful) Result and take them with you in a career portfolio to the interview. Now you will have an arsenal of perhaps 20 or more examples to refer to if necessary. You can write them in a brief synopsis (three sentences will be sufficient) but can share and expand on during your interview session.
Since nearly every interview has Behavioral Interview questions, this exercise will pay huge dividends in your success. Don’t be stuck trying to think of an answer for every interview question that comes your way, prepare ahead and reduce your stress while you impress.”
To see the full article, please go to the following link: https://www.offtheclockresumes.com/blog/11-interview-tips-experts-say-will-make-you-stand-out