In part 1, I spoke about how to properly study the job description, why each section is important, and why it’s important to utilize your network during the job research process. In part 2, I will talk about how I went about gathering a deeper understanding of the role and how to find and prepare to answer interview questions
Strategy to Develop Deeper Understanding of the Role
To prepare for the interview I put together a PowerPoint (dorky I know). I broke the slides up into three sections: Understanding the Role, 30/60/90 Day Plan, and Future Goals.
Why it’s Important: I created this not necessarily for sharing, but more so to put real thought into the position, what I would like to accomplish in the first three months would be, and to generate questions for myself and the interview team. Turns out I used it in the interview and it seemed to go over really well!
For more tips on how to create your own 30/60/90 day plan– here is a great article that I found useful during my research: Creating a 30-60-90 Day Plan to Secure the Job
Preparing for Interview Questions
I like to try to make stressful tasks fun by coming up with games to take my mind off of them. This interview was no different.
Why It’s Important: This is the most important part of an interview. Don’t blow it! Everyone will prepare differently, but I’ll take you through how I got myself ready.
I have used these concepts in my own job search/ interview preparation with success and I wanted to pass them on to you! For more tips on questions you might need to be prepared for your interview check this article out: How To Ace The 50 Most Common Interview Questions
I really enjoyed this part of the preparation! Getting my thoughts down on PowerPoint helped me focus on what I wanted to accomplish and although preparing with my friends was fun, it also really helped me focus on stories I wanted to tell and the pace at which I told them. Look out for my final article next week when I cover developing questions for the interview team and a mock interview. Let me know if you have any thoughts or questions! I look forward to hearing from you!
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