The use of psychometric testing as part of the job interview process has exploded in the last few years. Find out what these seemingly enigmatic tests are about so that you can be better prepared. Fancy having your brain measured?
Whether you succeed or fail at an interview depends on how well you have prepared for the types of questions you are likely to be asked. Empathy plays a large part, thinking like an interviewer, analysing your work experience and individuality, and how this will match up to the job specifications.
Changes in the job we hold, whether for better or for worse, are many times considered by our societal standards as weaknesses – or else an inadequacy in settling down. However, many times, such changes – when undertaken wisely and following careful consideration – form a valuable array of tools to help you improve your job position and push your career forward, and higher, up the corporate ladder.
The most common mistake made by candidates during an interview, with respect to salary negotiation, happens when they shoot out an amount without first judging other factors. Ask for too much and you’ll be out of there before you can pick up your CV. Ask for too little and the employer will think there’s something cooking underneath.
Being untruthful on your Curriculum Vitae can be a real temptation. The resume is supposed to be a correct reflection of who you are. Do you want it to be lasting proof of your dishonesty? Have you ever stretched the truth a little on your CV?
‘Meaning is in the mind of the receiver and not in the message.’ The way you speak may have a lasting impression on your interviewers which may also be to your disadvantage if you do not pay attention to what you say and the way you say it.
This may not have been a question you have asked yourself. However if you really want that job, we recommend you print out this checklist and make sure you go through every item before entering the interview dungeon.
Do you remember your job searching days? Attending on average 5 interviews a week…sending CVs around as if they were Christmas Cards…hoping that one is going to land on the right desk…half of them you don’t even receive a response of any kind.