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Seeing I am changing roles, a colleague asked me how I ace job interviews. While there isn’t a magic formula in securing a new job opportunity in the market, I did find some useful tips I could share from my experience so far.

Some thoughts about becoming successful at interviews

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Getting Interviewed For Your Next Career Opportunity

The moment you get that interview invitation, the first thing to realise is that you’re worth interviewing.

Someone has reviewed your CV/resume and matched you against the job spec, so what do you think they are after? Of course to know you better and confirm you’re the right candidate fo...

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Earlier in my career, my interview preparation focussed more on my technical skills.

It was logical to repeat and recite why all my technical skills mattered to the organisation I was looking to work for. And while this is important, there’s something you must not overlook - The i...

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One thing I find super-useful is asking relevant questions prior to the interview, to know more about the role and why they are hiring.

  • Are they replacing a leaver? Why did they leave?
  • Are they expanding?
  • Is it a new role to cater for some new business changes?

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The excitement and overwhelm of interviewing can lead you into the trap of over-preparation.

Whatever you do, avoid rigid and scripted answers. You know why? Interviewers are smart too. They know there are scripted answers all over the internet, and they have interviewed lots of candidat...

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The culture of most organisations can be detected from interacting with many customer facing staff if you have the opportunity.

How was your interaction with the recruiter who first contacted you?

How was your conversation with the lady at the reception?

What’s the first impress...

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I have been a regular culprit of marking my own script. I would leave an interview and start second guessing my answers. Don’t do it! It’s just weight on your mind and it won’t help you.

Instead, relax and give yourself a pat on the back for getting an opportunity to sell yourself to interv...

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I always do that! It helps me understand their background and areas of specialisation prior to my interview. It has helped me anticipate possible interview questions too.

Did you enjoy reading this? I hope you found it useful.

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