Two days after you have interviewed with the person who is going to make the hiring decision, what do you want them to remember about you?
As you prepare for the job interviews, how are you going to communicate your message so that what you say will be memorable?
Writers of sermons, essay and screenplays, for example, will tell you to begin with an ending in mind. Think why a prospective employer would want to hire you. Then think about the Core and Categorical Questions and the answers you can give that will reinforce your ending theme.
Job interviews almost always begin with that ubiquitous first question: “Tell me about yourself,” or “Why do you want to work for us?” There are many ways to ask that question and there are a plethora of replies that will let you to set the table for your ending message.
Writers of sermons, essay and screenplays, for example, will tell you to begin with an ending in mind.John G. Self
To succeed, you must be strategic in your thinking, you must do your homework and then rehearse. And rehearse again. The job interview is one of the most unique of the communications mediums. Most people are not that good at it because they do it so rarely.
In this new, highly competitive, digitally driven job market, you cannot show up and hope for the best. You will be wasting time – yours and the prospective employer.
That is not the ending you can afford to leave behind.
© 2020 John Gregory Self