Prior to interview you’ll have received some information about what’s going to happen on the selection day. It should outline if there will be a group exercise, whether there’s a competency/behavioural interview. Again, strong candidates will research both these things before they turn up so they know roughly what to expect. There’s a HUGE amount of information online about selection processes, there are chat rooms that give information too. Be cautious as not all this information is helpful and it can lose some context.
Tip 2: Ask someone to help you practice – this will make you more comfortable with the sound of your own voice (go on, try it…I’m betting you’re thinking “Is that what my voice actually sounds like?”). It will make you think about how you come across to others and give you some confidence and help you find your ‘style’.
The toughest part of interviewing is interviewing someone you can see would be a great ‘fit’ for the Company/role but they’re not meeting the standard you need or fully demonstrating their suitability. Recruitment is a risky business. HR help to mitigate that risk through formulating a fair, consistent and relevant process with various elements to it that show the necessary competencies a successful incumbent would have. When I left my job in interviewing, this was something I knew I wanted to pursue in more detail and to help people to get the results they want. Being a strong candidate takes practice and patience. It is unlikely to happen automatically. Candidates who have the desire to succeed often invest in themselves, spending time working out how to get across the right level of relevant information, selling themselves, their skills and passion to join the Company.
Tip 3: Get help from the experts! I’m an absolute advocate of seeking professional help for interviewing and am proud of the work AirlinePrep do and the results they have helped others achieve. I’m not a sales person but I am honest and believe wholeheartedly that investing in assessment techniques creates confident candidates. Try it, let us help you get to where you want to be.
From AirlinePrep - the very best of luck!
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