About a year ago, I applied for a dream job in my beautiful home city of York and didn't get through to the second interview stage. I was gutted, even more so when I received the feedback from my interview. I knew I had sold myself short and failed to demonstrate my leadership qualities in my answers to the competency based questions.
Now that I am working full time on my job hunt, I am determined to be better prepared for my face to face interviews. I have sought lots of advice from colleagues, fellow job hunters and recruitment consultants.
I have used this advice, plus my earlier feedback from that interview in York, to produce an infographic on a powerpoint slide to improve my chances of passing face to face interviews.
As many of the suggestions came from within the job hunting community, I thought it was only fair that I should publish the slide.
I'd welcome any suggestions for further images and if you get the chance to use it, please let me know what you think.
And finally, a big shout out to Tracy A. Miller for giving me the idea based upon the post-it notes she said she uses during telephone interviews.
2 March 2016
Slide updated to include Voice (pitch, tone & volume), Body Language and Match (your interviewer, but don't mimic).
3 May 2016
I am delighted to announce that the infographic must have helped me because I have accepted an offer from ted Learning Ltd to establish a business and management consultancy to complement their theatre-based training company.
It worked for me so why not give it a go and see if it works for you?