Speaking Effectively in interviews
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Speaking Effectively in interviews

How To Talk to Nail Your Next Job
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Created by Leighanne Turner
Last updated 1/2020
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  • 10 downloadable resources
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What you'll learn
  • How to speak effectively in interviews so they can successfully get the jobs they are interviewing for
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Description

How do you speak effectively in an interview? A question I've been asked so many times recently, so I thought it would be helpful for you and everybody else who has asked me to write all of these tips and hints down to really make sure that you go into an interview and nail it with full confidence.


I'm going to go through a couple of different things :

  • The research things that you need to do before you go for an interview.

  • Reading the JD and job specification.

  • The format of interviews.

  • How best to respond.

  • Who you're supposed to be answering when you've got three or five people in the panel.

  • You really gotta know yourself in this interview process because the interviewers don't know who you are.

  • You gotta know yourself so you can express who you also.

  • Remember to shine in interviews as it is your time to blow your own trumpet.

Who this course is for:
  • People going for job interviews
Course content
Expand all 41 lectures 01:38:33
+ Introduction
11 lectures 22:35

How do you speak effectively in an interview? A question I've been asked so many times recently, so I thought it would be helpful for you and everybody else who has asked me to write all of these tips and hints down and make this course to really make sure that you go into the next  interview and nail it with full confidence.


I'm going to go through a couple of different things :

  • The research things that you need to do before you go for an interview.

  • Reading the JD and job specification.

  • The format of interviews.

  • How best to respond.

  • Who you're supposed to be answering when you've got three or five people in the panel.

  • You really gotta know yourself in this interview process because the interviewers don't know who you are.

  • You gotta know yourself so you can express who you also.

  • Remember to shine in interviews as it is your time to blow your own trumpet.


Preview 03:39

Do your research on the company you're about to go to an interview with. As well as checking their website go through their Instagram, LinkedIn and all of their social media platforms and don't forget to clean up your own. So check what that tweet said in 1997, make sure it works in line with what the company's motto is and not some rant when you were drunk and broke up with your boyfriend in university that cold winter night.



When you do your research you demonstrate to the interviewer, your interest in the job and it will really give you more confidence knowing that you're well prepared or as well as you could be.


The three things you need to research:

  • is the organisation

  • what they stand for

  • what the job is

Preview 04:14


In your interview, there's going to be a number of different styles of questions that they might throw at you.


The most specific or better framed the questions, hopefully, the better response you can give.


The type of questions usually used in an interview are: open, probing, hypothetical, leading, difficult, negative, and discriminatory

Let's crack open this lecture to learn more.

COURSE INTERVIEW TYPES OF QUESTIONS
01:07

Closed Questions

Closed questions are direct and your response should be a yes or no answer.


An example, were you responsible for recruitment in your team? That's a definite yes or no answer really. I personally don’t like these questions because it stops you from really selling yourself as the probe and the open questions allow you to really sell the great stuff about you. I mean who does not enjoy talking about themselves?

Let's have a bit more of a chat in the lecture.

COURSE INTERVIEW CLOSED
01:06

Discriminatory Questions

Now, this type of question shouldn't happen during an interview. But could occur if the Interviewer is not that good or skilled in that role.


A question like “how would the increased responsibility affect your childcare?” or “if you're starting a family, are you planning to get married?


COURSE INTERVIEW DISCRIMINATION
01:53

I love these hypothetical questions because they encourage you to think about the best and worst-case scenario. Then you get to put your best foot forward and really have the freedom to shine in the answers to these types of questions. It's basically saying in an ideal world what would you do and just say what you would do.

COURSE INTERVIEW HYPOTHETICAL
01:53

Now, these type of questions occur when the interviewer leads you into the answer because they have given you part of the answer in the question. So you’ve got to sit down and think about what they said and then provide the answer starting off the sentence by re-wording the leading question/sentence they have just given you.

COURSE INTERVIEW LEADING QUESTIONS
01:18

“Why did you stay in your job for so long?


You need to turn around any negative questions into the positive, by saying stuff like “I stayed in that role for 10-years because I'm loyal, I was one of the top trainers, I bought in new ideas and was consistency and foundation in a team which had a high turnover” or something like that you need to offer as an answer.


COURSE INTERVIEW NEGATIVE QUESTIONS
01:34

Open Questions

Open questions usually start with “who, what, why, where, which, and how.”

As an example “what innovation did you bring to the team to increase quarterly sales?”

Let's have a look at the best way to answer all these questions.

COURSE INTERVIEW OPEN QUESTIONS
00:35

Probing

So interviewers will use probing questions when they really want to hear something specifically that you did. So they may use a probing question to focus in on one subject or topic. As an example “ tell me what inventions did you create to solve the rat trap situation?”


“What made you consider that option and design question mark?”

Watch the video for more.

COURSE INTERVIEW PROBING QUESTIONS
01:02
+ Who Do You Answer?
3 lectures 08:06

Always look at the person who posed the question. Then when you provide the answer move your head across to all the other people whether it's three or five people on the interview panel so that everybody gets exposed to the answer.


Panel Interviews
01:37

Now in the presentation interview, this is where you have got to turn up the heat. If you're good at PowerPoint slides, creating videos, doing voice over, diagrams, music etc put these in there if it suits the presentation format and you've got the resources to do it. Practice this like a #boss day, weeks, and months before

Presentations Interviews
04:19

Look into the camera, don't mumble, l speak clearly, smile and remember to breath. A suggestion is that if you're going to be showing other information try to have a hard copy because sometimes when you screen share through the other platform it doesn't always come across that well. So go “old school” and showpiece of paper to get the point across if technology fails you.

Telephone or Online Interviews
02:10
+ Know Yourself
4 lectures 06:43

When I say about know yourself very well and if you did something good and you're part of a team that made a huge accomplishment or change with great impact say it out loud. As it might not be clear from your CV or the answers you have given.

Know Yourself
01:57

There are so many examples of strengths that you need to display in an interview for example “quick-thinking, enthusiasm, strength commerce, confidence, a great listener, endurance, social media savvy, politically aware, knowledge, and the list goes on and on and on.


Strength
02:02

I think making sure that you can express yourself about your strengths and weaknesses equally but using positive words will work.

Strength part 2
01:22

Know your weaknesses or limitations and express them in a positive way with solutions and ideas about how you can improve them or overcome them and manage them.

Checklist
01:22
+ Think Postively
1 lecture 02:53

How do you think your mindset is going? You need to focus on your strengths and have a plan with ideas, solutions for all of your limitations or weaknesses.


I don't know, it helps me to meditate, envision, play soft music and imagine myself at the interview doing well and also being in the role. Try doing something similar and see if that helps you to have a positive mindset when you have your next interview


Your Thoughts direct your actions
02:53
+ Body Language is a Huge Part of Your Speaking Skills
1 lecture 00:49


When you walk into the interview room, you need to walk with confidence. That might mean a firm shake of the hand, eye contact and a smile. Please do not shake hands too tightly or too soft like you don't have muscles in your arm either.


Body Language
00:49
+ Voice is Crucial
2 lectures 07:15

I think what helps in an interview is to think first and then answer. Also speaking a slower version of your normal speaking voice is key as it gives the interviewers ears a chance to adjust. They are probably trying to work out how you're saying things as you go along.

Your voice is unique as your thumbprint and it makes you who you are.
04:54

Speak in the way that you normally do and please, please, please don't try and be too posh as if you're in a law firm or try and be too casual if you're in a studio. Just be you.

A little more about your voice
02:21
+ Interview the Interviwer
5 lectures 12:30

Always draft at least three questions: one that shows your eagerness for the role, one on innovation and the final one on team building or something like that. This is what employers want to hear, so please give the answers over enthusiastically with a smile on your face it really helps the way you sound.


Interview The Interviewer
03:52

Use facial expressions effectively when talking and make sure your face supports what you're saying.


Keep to the point.


Express Yourself
02:26

An interview is a two-way process the majority of the time the interviewer or the panel interviewer have lots of questions to put your way but there should always be a section at the end for your Q&A. I like to call it “Your Time to Shine” and that's your time to ask questions to show that you've been thinking about the role and that you've been trying to think of ways to give solutions to the problems facing the company.

Ask Questions
01:30

Be bold, brief and powerful in all your answers.

Keep To The Point
02:57

Always wait for the interviewer to finish what they're saying and complete all of the questions because you may not know where they're going if you jump into the answer too soon.

Listen to learn
01:45
+ Stay Ready
1 lecture 02:22

Do your research, know yourself, research some questions, practice them out loud, record them into your phone, respond skillfully with all of the questions asked and breath. Try to make sure your body language supports what it is that you are saying. Again, review all your notes, do research on the company, go to coffee with someone who's in the industry or something similar, get yourself ready and you can stay ready.

Stay Ready for Interviews at any time
02:22
+ Some more resources
1 lecture 01:01

I could not just stop there and I wanted to throw in a few more things to help you.

Here are some more tips
01:01
+ Conclusion & Masterclass
12 lectures 34:19


Hope you enjoyed all the points that I shared about doing your research, reading the JD, preparing your questions and being able to understand and answer all the different formats of question styles. Who are you going to answer in this interview, know thyself, what's your thoughts, your mindset is everything in an interview, make sure your body language is on point, what is your voice saying about you and be comfortable with the interviewer. Remember the interview is a two-way process you need to listen, ask questions, be clear on what you say and finally remember I said stay ready, then you never have to get ready.


Book and free Speaking Tips call so I can help you prepare for the next time you need to speak https://linktr.ee/leighannesvoice_



Let's Wrap Up Here
02:37
A little more info: Handshake & smile
01:48
A little more info: ask like you already got it
02:46
A little more info: Star technique
04:11
A little more info: positive words & questions
02:03
A little more info: Questions & thank you notes
03:01
A little more info: Skype & Telephone interviews
03:09
A little more info: Podcast Remix 1
03:16
A little more info: Podcast Remix 2 Voice protection
02:31
A little more info: Podcast Remix 3 Mindset
02:35
A little more info: Podcast Remix 4 Presentation
02:56
A little more info: Mindset
03:26