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How to get best results in a job interview

Q: It was a very unusual job interview, I felt. Every time I told a story in response to a question, they pushed me to elaborate more on the result of the story. I didn’t really know what to say. A story is a story. I told them what I did and gave a general idea of how it went, and I felt that should have been more than enough. I didn’t get the job. Any thoughts? (EF, email).

How to get best results in a job interview

Q: It was a very unusual job interview, I felt. Every time I told a story in response to a question, they pushed me to elaborate more on the result of the story. I didn’t really know what to say. A story is a story. I told them what I did and gave a general idea of how it went, and I felt that should have been more than enough. I didn’t get the job. Any thoughts? (EF, email).

How to get the right tone in an interview

Q: I’m going for a big job interview next week. And when I say big, I mean big. The biggest I’ll have gone for so far, and perhaps the biggest I will ever tackle. I want to let them know everything. As the saying goes, I aim to leave it all our there on the field. However, in two mock interviews I’ve done with my work colleague over the last fortnight, I find myself struggling to remember details from all my employments to date. I’ve tried various ways of prompting myself, but they just aren’t working. My roles to date have been wide and varied and are choc-a-bloc with experience that I’m sure would impress the panel. How can I get this right? (KJ, email).

How to show you meet challenges head-on

Q: They asked me what challenges I find most difficult in my current role. To be honest, while my job is tricky and at times challenging, there's nothing in it that I really struggle to do. I get through things well. They kept pushing for more detail and it felt like they wanted me to show something that I had completely failed on. Why would I say that? I don't want to sound like I'm not able to manage a challenge. Why should I shoot myself in the foot?

Your Career, Your Choices

Q: I have been asked to give a ten-minute presentation as the start of the second interview for the job. I have never done anything like this before. It's an online interview, just to complicate matters. Any tips? (FG, email.)

How to ensure technical questions don’t trip you up

Q: I went for promotion in my own company. The interview panel surprised me by asking a lot of technical questions about my current role. I work in a highly regulated sector with countless items to check, documents to complete and reports to file. I found it difficult to articulate what I do, even though I am very attentive on the job. It felt like they were trying to catch me out. Any tips? (EN, email).

How to ensure technical questions don’t trip you up

Q: I went for promotion in my own company. The interview panel surprised me by asking a lot of technical questions about my current role. I work in a highly regulated sector with countless items to check, documents to complete and reports to file. I found it difficult to articulate what I do, even though I am very attentive on the job. It felt like they were trying to catch me out. Any tips? (EN, email).

How to portray yourself as a leader

Q: The interview panel asked me if I knew the difference between leadership and management. It completely threw me. I’ve been a manager in my company for a few years and I’d always seem leadership and management as being much the same thing. I didn’t get the job and I’d like to be better prepared for a similar question in the future. Any tips? (LF, email).

It’s you, it’s you, it’s you – putting yourself at the heart of your interview stories

Q: In the interview, I felt I gave a good account of how things operate in my department. I talked about how we schedule our work, how we ensure that nothing slips through the cracks, and how we evaluate completed projects. I didn't get the job and the feedback was that I failed to sell myself well enough. I really don't know what else I could have done. Any tips? (EC, email).

It’s you, it’s you, it’s you – how to put yourself at the heart of your interview stories

Q: In the interview, I felt I gave a good account of how things operate in my department. I talked about how we schedule our work, how we ensure that nothing slips through the cracks and how we evaluate completed projects. I didn’t get the job and the feedback was that I failed to sell myself well enough. I really don’t know what else I could have done. Any tips? (EC, email).

 

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