Taking the plunge into the job market during a pandemic takes a lot of courage. It also takes a lot of preparation. In uncertain times, you have to believe in yourself, your abilities and your achievements. You also need be able to communicate your unique talents clearly and confidently to your prospective employer.
Preparation isn’t easy. You have to take the time, not just to research the company and job description, but also to review your knowledge, soft and hard skillsets, and personal attributes. How do these match up to their requirements?
How will you highlight these in an interview? What evidence do you have of your past accomplishments. What examples do you have of how well you have used those skills? How will your skills benefit them?
When it comes to impressions, we all know that the first 10 seconds are the most important. We also know how quickly decisions can be made, but that’s far from the full story.
Giving a good account of yourself during an interview can be a challenge, especially if you haven’t had an interview for a long time.
You need to be able to talk confidently about yourself and your suitability for the role whilst building rapport with your interviewers. You will also have anticipate and deal with challenging or even awkward questions.
Being able to keep cool and confident during an interview can only be achieved through practise.
Our Presentation Skills for Job Interviews is a highly practical course. We take you through the whole interview process from the small talk, through to communicating your skills, handling challenging questions, asking relevant questions and closing the interview successfully.
We recommend a one to one session on Zoom. We personalise the training so that it’s focused on you, your skills, your experience and your interview. Our aim is to help you succeed. Book a two and a half hour session or join a slightly longer course with a few others. Either way we will tailor the training to you.