Quite a number of job applicant who are on the lookout for jobs keep asking me the following questions:
- What is the best answer to give for….
- What are the most important questions asked during an interview
- What does the employer expect during an interview….
In my 11 years of having trained people for Job Interviews – I have realized it has come down to the 5 most basic questions.
- Tell me something about yourself
- What are your strengths
- What are your weaknesses
- Why should I give you the job when there are people better than you
- Do you have any questions you would like to ask me.
If you can manage to answer all of them flawlessly – then I can assure you that you will get the job 100%.
But now the counter argument is……
- But in the interview I attended, they didn’t ask me any of these questions
- I know how to answer them easily – why didn’t I get the job?
- I’m an employer. I wouldn’t give anyone a job only for answering these questions….
You are right.
Because if you answer these questions in a manner that you would talk to someone over a glass of scotch – no one would give you a job.
If you want a job, you need to answer each and every question is a scientific & analytical manner.
This is the process how I train people to formulate their answers.
How To ACE Any Job Interview
For each of the 5 questions, I want you to prepare a
- 30 seconds,
- 1 minute,
- 3 minutes,
- 5 minutes,
- 7 minutes,
- 15 minutes
- And 30 minutes answer
For each of those answers (30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes etc), ensure you answer them while taking your video.
Now take a notebook & pen or laptop and now watch the video of yourself giving those answers and write them down WORD-FOR-WORD
Once after you have written them down WORD-FOR-WORD ensure every sentence is separated from the other through an ‘enter’ click so that you have each sentence as stand alone.
Rate each sentence out of a 10–10 being “this sentence gives me 100% value” to 0 being “this sentence gives my brand no value”
Eliminate everything that is below a 10.
Now have a look at what you have stated and see what is it of value that you communicate to your potential employer. (which normally is around 10% of all the gibberish you just communicated)
Once you have done the elimination bit start typing out what you think you need to share about you that would give the 100% value to get the job.
Once you have written down WORD-FOR-WORD on what should be stated, edit this in a manner that sounds good when you deliver (for this you have to read aloud what you have written and keep ironing out the creases)
Now you have a perfect script.
Memorize it and yes, make it part of your unconscious self.
Personal Branding Strategist