How good are you at job interviews? Find Out.

Quiz: How good are you at job interviews?

In danger of underselling yourself! Your score is 30-39.

I admire you for what you know. You are keen to do well in your job interviews and have some good ideas that work for you. You're on your way. In other areas your talents may be unspoken. Your scores suggest that you may not let the panel know just how good you can be. The top score on this quiz is 60 and the lowest 10. You are in danger of underselling yourself. 

You may not like talking about yourself and about what you do because you're so used to "doing your job". You're probably concerned about bragging too, or expecting that your CV will get you through the interview. Instead, let them know how skilled you are and beat off your opposition.

Here are some tips especially for you:

  1. Say what is on your CV. Do not assume that the interviewers have read your CV or have remembered it. Even if they have it is still your job to explain your experiences to them. Your CV typically gets you to the job interview. What you say in the job interview typically gets you the job.  
  2. Keep a log-book in which you write down what you do each day in your job. Write down the complexity of the tasks that you've dealt with, the way in which you've dealt with them, the types of difficult or complex challenges you've met, the types of software or equipment that you've used, the types of difficult people you've dealt with, and so on. If you do this every day for a month, then you may find it much easier to describe what you do and to isolate for the panel the strengths and experiences that you have.
  3. Make sure you say everything that is important about yourself; do not wait to be asked a question about your primary skills or strengths. In some way make sure that you say what needs to be said. I have had clients complain that they were never asked about something that was really important. My comment is always the same: "Take responsibility for mentioning it, irrespective of whether they ask you or not".
  4. Write out 10 strengths that you have and be willing to talk about them.
  5. Practise your answers out loud. Many people rehearse interview questions in their head or by writing them down. This is not sufficient. Interviews traditionally involve you in talking. Therefore, before the interview practise saying your answers aloud.

There is so much for you to learn about job interviews, I can't possibly cover it all here, but I do want you to know what to do. I recommend that you learn all the additional techniques you need by obtaining a copy of: "Job interviews: How to sell yourself and help the panel pick you".

It has over 120, A4 pages of top tips and techniques for successful job interviews, many of which you may be missing out on at the moment. You've come this far, now grab this opportunity to learn even more. It could make all the difference.

I want to help you win that job! The book will help. And, as an extra bonus, when you book a coaching session, you get the book for free, RRP $97.