From the first internship to the last C-suite position, every milestone of your professional journey will begin with an interview. And whether the interview takes the form of a standard grilling by an HR executive or an informal chat with the CEO – it all boils down to how you position yourself as THE ideal candidate for that particular job. It is all about marketing yourself effectively.
At SoaringEagles, we conduct Interview Skills Training as standalone workshops and also as a critical part of our professional career advancement training programmes. Typically, an interview skills training at SoaringEagles comprises –
1. Tips and tricks to present yourself with confidence and make the right impression –
The interview starts before even one word is uttered, and many of the decisions at the end of the process are based on the personality and behaviour of the person rather than their qualifications.
We share several time-tested tips that help in making candidates understand basics like – how to greet recruiters, present themselves at their best, how to overcome nervousness and appear relaxed and confident, as well as physical behaviour such as how to shake hands, how to sit, how to move, where to look, and more.
2. Fine-tuning physical appearance and body language –
Apart from the psychological and professional strategies, the SoaringEagles workshop also teaches candidates the finer points of getting their physical appearance and body language on-point.
Whether subconsciously or overtly, what they wear, how they carry themselves, and their non-verbal behaviour leaves an impact. We give participants the insider’s perspective on what works and what should certainly be avoided.
3. Information on various types of interviewing styles
We acquaint our participants with the details of different interviewing styles, such as case-based, strengths-based, or behavioral-based interviewing methodology. They are then encouraged to use this information to tailor their interactions and put their best foot forward.
With our training, participants will be able to identify the purpose of an interview, use the psychological techniques we teach to leave the best impression, and understand the motives of the interviewer (what they are looking for and what they are trying to avoid).
We also teach them how to structure their conversation, how to show they are interested in the job, make themselves agreeable, and more.
4. Best practices for phone and Skype interviews
Face-to-face conversations flow quite differently from the ones on the phone or video calls. As more and more interviews happen remotely, it is important to be prepared for this situation. We share some applicable tips on how to create a fantastic impression on calls or video chats.
5. Mock interviews
All our teachings culminate in a series of mock interviews that give participants a chance to put to practice all the tips and strategies we explained before. We cover critical bits such as introductions, and how to prepare and answer stock questions such as – tell me about yourself? We also cover the best methods to deal with difficult questions or recruiters, improve listening skills, and handle sticky conversations such as salary. Another critical part we cover is how to leave an interview with a good impression, how to follow up, and more.
So many of us dream of landing that perfect job, but when we eventually get a foot in the door, we sometimes lose out – not because we are not capable, but because we are not able to show our capabilities in the right manner.
The unfortunate part is that showcasing abilities can easily be learnt. There are several simple ways to prepare for interviews that can drastically increase your chances of winning through. So much so that it can all be learnt in one day!
Imagine increasing your interview success rate to 80% (FOREVER) by investing one day in learning interview skills! Who wouldn’t want to do that!
Do you want to know more about what we teach and how it can help you? Call us or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the details.