How do you prep for interviews?
Many of the candidates I coach in preparation for their interviews have so much potential, but they have ‘floundered’ in their own preparation, not knowing where to start. Reviewing your whole career and looking at what is appropriate for a new role is a vast subject, so it’s no surprise some people get lost.
Most people at this stage of the process should have a full job description (JD). This document is worth its weight in gold. This is where you need to start. You need to make sure that you have examples that demonstrate that you match as many of the skills and competencies articulated in the JD as you can. Read through the JD and think through your experience and see what matches.
Once you have thought about the examples, write them down. Write them in a structure following the CAR model.
Context: One sentence to explain the reason you were involved in this scenario.
Action: What actions did YOU take to address and resolve the issue?
Result: What was the outcome and benefit of your actions? This model will give you structure that will pay huge dividends in the interview.