And interviews are one of those pivotal moments in life where we know that preparation is key to success but also we know it is very hard to simulate the actual conditions and pressures that you will face in the real-time interview.
That is why Brosna Career Consulting specialises in working intensively with professional job seekers one-to one to make sure they are in peak readiness for that critical job interview.
We work intensively 1:1 with many individuals who are struggling to make a career breakthrough. Remember if you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got. Just maybe we can help you make a difference in 2017.
Summer is here, you are looking for a job but its all gone very quiet.
Here are some important hints and tips on how to use your holiday downtime productively so that by the time everyone returns to work in September, you can hit the ground running in that search for your next big job
Job interviewers come in many different shapes and sizes – and until you walk into the interview room you probably won’t know what style or approach is likely to confront you. We summarise some of the predominant interview styles you might face together with some suggested tips on how you might choose to respond.
For many senior managerial and professional roles, recruiting employers are increasingly looking for, not only demonstrated excellence and achievement across the range of core technical and professional competencies for the role, but also evidence from the applying individual that she or he can demonstrate a strong “cultural competence”.
So why are interviews the source of so much stress and what might we do about this to ensure that our anxiety doesn't trip us up, or damage our chances of success. Here are some of the most common reasons, along with the top 10 tips on managing interview anxiety from our Brosna coaches.
You are successful; you have a good, demanding high status job in a reputable organisation: your professional and technical capabilities and achievements to date are beyond question; you are definitely firmly on the executive career ladder to success. And yet…
Skillful interviewers who are very well prepared, will come to a job or promotion interview armed with a range of tough questions designed to get as much information as possible about you, your capabilities and behaviours.
Here is a small sample of the types of questions you might expect (and can therefore prepare for), with some suggested ways that you can turn these to your positive advantage in the interview.
As your important job interview draws ever closer, it is worthwhile taking a few minutes to suspend your own perspective on the interview ahead, and consider the challenges and pressures facing the interviewer.
Seeing the interview through the eyes of the interviewer(s) will give you a stronger, more focused sense of what you might do and say that will most influence the person you are facing, and how you can help her/him meet their objectives for the recruitment process.
Remember in that brief period of the interview, the person(s) that you are engaging with will have a critical bearing on your future career. Putting yourself in their shoes can only help you.
Paying conscious attention to, and being in control of all your behaviours during an interview process, might be the aspect that makes all the difference in you securing the targeted role ahead of other candidates.
So what do we mean by behaviours and how do you ensure that you take control of your behaviours so that you create the most positive impact on the interviewer?
Recruitment or promotion processes for leadership roles will often require you to make a brief presentation about yourself or on your thinking about the advertised role.
Most presentations are of course a great opportunity for you to shine and show yourself in a different way from just answering interview questions. Here are a few simple tips and guidelines about how you might fully capitalise on this opportunity.
How do you know when it is time to change your job?
To help you provide a more logical evaluation of whether the time is right to look for a new job, we invite you to play Brosna Job Bingo – a slightly tongue in cheek (but only slightly) way of helping you make a decision.