The Great Canadian Job Search | 3a | Workopolis Peter Harris on What Makes a Great Job Interview

Heads you win, tails you loose. Does it ever feel the interview process is random, like flipping a coin? What are the keys to a great interview? How do you calm your nerves? What kinds of questions stand out in an interview? This week’s podcast is part 3a from The Great Canadian Job Search Webinar. Peter Harris from Workopolis and I discussed interview preparation and the keys to a successful interview.

Lou Adler author of Hiring with your Head shared that 95% of hiring managers don’t enjoy the hiring process. According to John Hunter of Michigan State, the typical interview has only a 57 percent chance of predicting employment success in the long-term. I.E. there is only 7% greater chance than using a coin toss to determining whom to choose in the hiring process. Does that give you a good feeling heading into your next interview?

I think there are a few ways to reduce your stress, and improve your personal statistics when it comes to landing a role that you really really want.

1. Be confident and clear about why you think you would be a good fit for the role.

2. Bring consistent and bring tangible evidence that supports why you are a good fit.

3. Let the employer know that you are confident in your ability to do a great job.

Bonus; Don’t be afraid to be personal.

Peter shared “The employer wants to hire the candidate that is truly interested in the role and who wants to work for the company.” I agree, don’t be shy and don’t be desperate when it comes to letting the employer know of your desire to work there.

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