"JobPrep - Prepare for your next job" is a four part series tackling the more confrontational parts of your career - The Resume, The Interview, The Pay Rise and The Promotion.
This is the second course in the JobPrep Series - How to ACE the Interview.
Having been in recruitment for over 15 years and completed over 8,000 interviews it constantly amazes me how people just turn up for job interviews with little, if any, preparation and how they don't realize that they can massively improve their chances of being successful if they just understood the process and how to get ready for it. On so many occasions I have seen the well prepared 'B' Grade Candidate beat the unprepared 'A' Grade Candidate.
How to ACE the Interview comprises 15 short videos that break down the process, how to prepare, what goes wrong, and what to do to maximize your chance of getting the job. I will take about 2 hours to complete and will give you a full understanding of the pit falls and simple things that you can do to get ahead of the competition.
For most people, going to a job interview is not something that they do often so this course will give you everything you need to make sure that you put your best foot forward!
The introduction summaries the entire course and clearly sets out the journey and learning lessons you will go through. There's a lot more to The Interview process than most people realize so this will lay down your path on the road to success.
If you know what is going to go wrong then you can solve the problem before it happens. The three main reasons that your interview won't go well are that:
What are the three main things that go wrong at an interview?
BE PREPARED! You now know that can't just 'wing it' so this lecture shows you everything you need to do to make sure your bring your "A Game" to the interview!
Where can you research a potential new employer?
Some people have the craziest ideas of what to wear, when to arrive and what to bring. This lecture gives you the best strategy to being prepared.
Make sure you are prepared for the interview with everything you need.
Your Interviewer will judge you not only on your background, skills and presentation, but the QUALITY OF THE QUESTIONS that you ask in the interview. The lecture gets you ready and gives you the ammunition to ask great questions that will impress any interviewer!
These are questions you must ask at the interview.
What do you get asked at an interview? Ever been caught 'blank' not being able to answer a question? Don't look foolish or unprepared - make sure you konw how to answer the standard questions, the behavioural questions, the technical questions and the 'Nasty' questions.
These are questions that you will be asked at an interview so you better be prepared for them.
The time has come and you are in front of the potential employer and you want to make sure you put youor best foot forward. This lecture will prepare you for the actual face to face interview and clearly instruct you on how to handle yourself. Pay particular attention to 'WHAT NOT TO DO!"
Okay, you have made it to the interview. Let's test if you know how to handle yourself ...
Okay! You've done your best and are in the running for the position. What now? This lecture explains the next steps that will put you in front of the other candidates and make sure the employer knows you are keen and interested!
Right! The interview is done so let's see aht you should do next.
Sometimes you won't be the 'Chosen One' but that doesn't mean that you can't learn from the experience. Watch this lecture to find out how to turn a negative into a positive.
It's not easy to deal with a 'knock back but there are ways to handle it taht will make you look good.
Lucky you! All that preparation has paid off and you have been invited back for a second interview. What are they going to do or ask that they didn't cover in the first interview? This lecture gives you the insight into what happens at the second interview and what you need to do to make sure you end up a winner!
What happens at a second interview and how should you prepare?
The best predictor of future performance is past performance - so make sure your referees are ready for the call, know what you have been doing, and will give you a positive reference check. AND you need to reference check your potential employer as well! Hardly anybody ever does this! Found out how ....
The best predictor of future performance is past performance so expect potential employers to check your references!
Have you ever sat a Psych Test for a job? What do they mean and how much do they count for? Find out how to prepare for them here ...
You may not be asked to do a Psych Test but if you are, be prepared!
Okay, you're got the job - well done! Now how do you maximise your salary and make sure you fully understand what the package is that is on offer.
Congratulations! They are going to offer you the job. So how do you negotiate the best salary package?
Having to resign can be more nerve racking than attending the interview! Here is the best way to do it.
Having to resign can be more nerve racking than attending the interview! Let's test if you know the best way to do it.
90% of people who take a counter offer resign within the next six months. Should you have to threaten to leave just to get a raise? I think not!
Many companies don't want there staff to leave so when they resign, they may respond with a counter offer. What should you do?
You've got the job now what do you need to do to get through your probation period and make sure you keep it?
So, you got the job! Great!
Now what do you have to do to keep it?
Thanks for doing the JobPrep Course #2 - Prepare for your next job - How to ACE the interview. Here are all the notes compiled into one document so you can easily refer to each chapter for the main points that I have made.
Good luck and have fun! Ken Fowler.
Ken Fowler is a successful entrepreneurial leader with 25 years experience in Sales, 15 of which as one of Australia's senior Executive Recruitment Consultant.
He has started five Executive Recruitment Consultancies and has been an employer for over a decade. During this time he has read over 250,000 resumes and interviewed over 8,000 candidates.
Ken has personally employed and trained over 300 of his own sales staff proving that he puts his money where his mouth is and truly believes in what he does!
Ken was appointed as a Fellow to the Recruitment and Consultancies Society of Australia (RCSA) in 2011 for his contribution to the industry and he is also a Member of the Brisbane Chapter of EO - Entrepreneurs Organisation - which is a global non-profit organization whose stated mission is to "Engage leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow."
First and foremost, Ken is a Salesman - and a passionate one at that - who honestly believes that given the chance, he can sell anything. He has always been devoted to training himself and others in the areas of sales, recruitment, leadership and entrepreneurship.
Married for over 20 years to the love of his life, Julie, he has two adult daughters, lives in Brisbane, Australia, and when he isn't working, he is usually travelling on an adventure somewhere exciting!