With the annual Oscars upon us we’ve been thinking about what we can learn from these amazing performers that might help at an interview.
Learn your lines – prepare your answers for a competency-based interview (we use CAR – Context, Action, Result). If you are asked to present, try to use your bullet points on the PowerPoint as a prompt. The more you practice the less you will need a script and it will come more naturally.
Do your research – take a look at the company’s website, their products and competitors.
Read the script – learn the job descriptions, find questions to ask and discuss the skills you can bring.
Dress the part – dress appropriately for the business you are meeting – research this beforehand.
Positive body language – sit up straight, firm handshake, look interested.
Remember, practice makes perfect!
Once you have done these things, you will deserve an Oscar for your interview performance.