TheÂ perfect interviewÂ is every job seeker’s dream. A great interview also gets the recruiting or hiring manager excited about a great candidate. How can you become that ideal candidate who is a slam dunk for the job?
It’s the dreaded question for everyone who has experienced a termination: “Why were you fired?” You know to expect it, and many people allow their fear of this question to throw them off their games.
When you prepare to interview, it’s tempting to believe the only way to win the job is to spend days or weeks memorizing answers for 501 possibleÂ interview questions. It’s overwhelming, and luckily, it’s not true.
One of the most challenging and frustrating aspects of a job search is that there is no one “right way” to handle any aspect of the process. The interview is no exception; every employer has an idea about what constitutes a good answer to a key question.
If you’ve been laid off, gettingÂ back into the swing of thingsÂ for a job search could require some extra effort. You may need to work to gain your confidence and mojo so you can approach employers with assurance and certainty and impress them with your skills.