When you go back to work after a career break or redundancy, it’s probably been a while since you’ve practised your interview skills. One mum I chatted to earlier this week hadn’t had an interview in more than 10 years because she’d been headhunted for her last two roles.
If the thought of attending a job interview is quite frankly somewhat daunting, here’s a round-up of the articles I suggest to my clients. These articles explore a range of interview scenarios to help you polish your interview skills. Get confident, get hired!
Interview tips from Mum And Working
What questions could you be asked (including some of the curveballs) and how best to respond: http://www.mumandworking.co.uk/Flexible-Working-Advice/interview-tips
Tips to prepare for the interview from Kidspot
Tips for mums returning to work and how to prepare in advance for the interview: http://www.kidspot.com.au/lifestyle/career-and-money/returning-to-work/job-interview-tips-for-mums-returning-to-the-workforce
Strength-based interviews from Michael Page
Recruitment agency Michael Page explains how to be fabulously confident at strength-based interviews: http://www.michaelpage.co.uk/career-centre/job-interview-tips/strength-based-interviews-and-how-to-ace-them
Group interview tasks and activities from Reed
Do you dread group interview tasks and activities? Reed summarises some of the most popular and how to do well in them. https://www.reed.co.uk/career-advice/group-interview-tasks-and-activities/
Dealing with video or phone interviews from Totum Partners
More and more organisations are using video and phone interviews to shortlist candidates. Totum shares their top tips. https://www.totumpartners.com/insights/no-panic-phone-and-video-interviews.
Panel interview tips from Cordant Recruitment
First published in The Guardian, Steven Kirkpatrick explores how to prepare for panel interviews. https://www.theguardian.com/careers/careers-blog/how-prepare-succeed-panel-job-interview-advice-careers
What about you? What’s the worst interview question or scenario that you have experienced?