KBAL INTERVIEW TIPS

 

BE POSITIVE - SHOW ACTIVE INTEREST - PREPARE YOURSELF WELL WITH QUESTIONS

 

Be excited at the interview.  NEVER sound as if you are only there to find out about the company.  When asked, “Why are you looking for a new job ?” you could answer - “I was tempted by a head-hunter and an opportunity of working with a progressive company like yours sounds very exciting and challenging”.  (It sounds corny but it is what the interviewer wants to hear). Then ask your questions in a positive manner to find out about the company.  Have a list of questions either in your head or on a piece of paper.

 

BE PREPARED – HAVE STOCK ANSWERS TO THE MOST COMMON STOCK QUESTIONS

 

Why do you want to come and work fo us ?

What are your 4 best achievements and how did you achieve them ?

What was your biggest mistake and how did you resolve it ?

Where would you like your career to be in 5 years time ?

What is your management style ? 

 

NEVER DERIDE YOUR CURRENT OR PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS

 

NEVER be negative about your current employer.  Try saying - “I’ve been there for 5 years and am now looking for a fresh exciting challenge”

LISTEN CAREFULLY - IDENTIFY HIS PROBLEMS  - CONVINCE HIM YOU ARE THE ONE TO SOLVE THEM.

Don’t go off on tangents.  Address yourself to HIS needs as HE sees them. DON’T TALK TOO MUCH

                                                                                                                                                               

THE FIRST PERSON TO MENTION MONEY LOSES

 

If you are the first to mention a salary figure, you will do one of two things.  (a) You will never know what they were prepared to offer - it might have been more or (b) You might overprice yourself .    Either way, you are the one who loses.

 

CHASE THE JOB

 

If you want the job, don’t waste time.  By going after the job, you will be displaying the qualities an employer is looking for.  In his eyes, you will be an “action oriented” person. 

 

THE ONLY TIME TO SAY “NO” IS AFTER YOU GET THE OFFER

 

You never know what the job is really about until after you get the offer.  This includes compensation, reporting relationships, responsibilities and the like.  If you say “NO” prior to a firm offer you will never know what they really had in mind !

 

NEVER SAY “NO” TO AN EMPLOYER

 

If an offer is not made and you want the job - ask for it.  He may surprise you and say yes!  If an offer made is acceptable, then accept it on the spot and surprise him !  However, if an offer is made and it is not acceptable, tell him you’d like 24 hours to think it over.  NEVER should you say “NO” to the employer.   That’s where KBAL takes over. Tell us why it’s not acceptable and we will do it for you - maybe we can fine tune the deal so it is mutually acceptable to both of you.

 

YOUR PRESENTATION IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE.  DRESS SMARTLY IN YOUR INTERVIEW SUIT

 

First appearances often make all the difference.  BE CONFIDENT.

 

FOLLOW UP INTERVIEW WITH A LETTER OF APPRECIATION

 

In your letter show that you have given some thought to your discussion with a free thought or two.

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