When you’re knee-deep in job applications, it might feel like just waiting to hear anything back from employers might be the hardest part of the whole process. Until, that is, you finally get your opportunity to come into an office for a job interview. Transforming words on a piece of paper into a compelling conversation (with a relative stranger) can be surprisingly challenging, after all! Naturally, most people decide to seek out job interview prep advice. Unfortunately, there are so many sources for information – from books to your best friend’s roommate – that it can be confusing to know what to focus on.
Personally, I know that I had a million questions floating around in my head before my last job interview:
“I know I should research the company, but what does that actually mean?”
“Is it okay to call an HR manager with questions? I don’t want to come off as pushy.”
“People keep telling me to ‘go beyond my resume’, but isn’t my resume what they want to hear about? What else is there to say?”
Thankfully, as Executive Director of Field Development at Medix, Lee brings more than 20 years of hiring experience to the Impact Podcast as he shares his comprehensive guide to preparing for a job interview – from research to rehearsing. If you’ve been listening to our podcast series, you know that we’ve touched on a lot of individual elements of preparing for the interview process. Previously, we’ve touched on topics like turning your resume into a career story and identifying your strengths and weaknesses; on this episode, we bring it all together.
If your job interview prep could use perfecting, this is one episode you won’t want to miss!
You can listen to the full episode via Soundcloud below! What’s your process like for preparing your job interviews? Bring your ideas the table by joining the discussion in the comment section!