How good are you at job interviews? Find Out.

Quiz: How good are you at job interviews?

You are better than you say! Your score is 20-29.

Don't give up hope! I suspect you are far better than you say you are. At the moment you probably find it difficult to sell yourself at a job interview and may not do your skills and experience justice. The good news is that there are specific steps you can take to learn how to sell yourself in an interview even when you are nervous, as I suspect you may be.

The top score is 60 and the lowest is 10. Take hope! You don't have to be stuck with this score. There is so much more you can do to sell yourself and to help the panel pick you. You just need to know exactly what to do and learn how to prepare yourself in the best way possible so your nerves do not get the better of you.

Here are some special tips for you. Make sure that you:

  1. Can clearly explain your strengths and not just your experiences. The interviewer wants to know what you are good at, not just what you have done. I explain more in my book what I mean by strengths, and how to make sure that you explain your strengths in a better way than the other interviewees.
  2. Understand the organisation and make it obvious to the interviewers that you do know their organisation and you do want to work specifically for them.
  3. Have strong, powerful examples that provide evidence of your skills. Examples are like the proof you give in court, the evidence that you have the skills that you say.
  4. Speak at a high enough level so you use the language that fits the criteria and the position.
  5. Take some practical action to reduce your nerves, whether it is through meditation, yoga, relaxation exercises, tapping or other self-soothing techniques. Learn how to calm down before you get there.

There is so much more to learn about job interviews so you glow with confidence and can clearly sell yourself; these tips are just the beginning. I strongly recommend that you now obtain a copy of: "Job interviews: How to sell yourself and help the panel pick you". If you work through all the practical steps in the book and practise saying your answers, strengths and examples aloud, then your confidence can increase and so can your ability to convince the panel of your value.

There is also information in the book on how to overcome job interview nerves and build your confidence. Now is the time to get the skills you need: before your interview.

I am here to help. If you prefer 1-1 job interview coaching then I can provide that too in Perth, Western Australia. Skype job interview coaching is also available wherever you are in Australia. As your coach I will be able to see the blind spots in your answers and help you develop even better responses.

And, as an extra bonus, when you book a coaching session, you get the book for free, RRP $97. Do everything you can to polish your skills and get that job. I am here for you.