Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Career Toolkit Workshop
5 tips to help you answer interview questions in an interview. Prepared by the team at http://www.careertoolkit.com.au Career Toolkit Workshop,$197.00, Clarion Hotel, Forest Hill, Vic, 27th February, 2010, a full day of interactive learning and fun for more confidence in job interviews.

Tip #1 BE PREPARED
Do some background research on the company and develop some questions around your research, to demonstrate your interest, knowledge and especially so that you can turn them into discussions and selling points of your skills. Check the location of the interview and print out a map. Allow extra time for traffic, public transport or other issues that may cause delay. Bring copies of your resume and portfolio (if appropriate). Make sure you are dressed in clothing that is appropriate for the industry that is clean, neat and tidy.

Tip #2 BUILD RAPPORT
People like to deal with people they like and who they believe are like themselves. Building rapport helps establish this level of comfort. Be interested in the people you meet, LISTEN carefully and use your words, body language and the tonality of your voice to convey your message so that it is well received by the interviewer and anyone else you come in contact with, in the organisation.

Tip #3 STAY FOCUSED AND ON TRACK
Your job is to discover the key criteria that your interviewer/s are seeking and then demonstrate your capacity to meet those criteria at every possible opportunity.

Tip #4 DEVELOP AND PRACTICE RESPONSES FOR THE FOUR COMMON AREAS OF QUESTIONING
You need to Plan, prepare, practice and rehearse your verbal responses for the following areas
1. Your background
2. Why are you the best person for the job
3. Why this company
4. Your strengths and weaknesses

Tip #5 AVOID NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT PAST EMPLOYERS, CO-WORKERS, WORKING CONDITIONS OR ANYTHING ELSE
You want to avoid coming across as excessively negative or as a potential whinger. Where something may have been less than positive, find a way to address it succinctly, moving on smoothly to a related; more positive idea.

BONUS Tip #6 HAVE A STRONG FINAL SELLING STATEMENT
The interview is reaching its conclusion; you are asked “Is there anything else you would like to say?” Now is your opportunity to shine, as well as having a strong closing statement about your strengths, bring in information you have gathered during the interview and leave a powerful lasting impression.

Min Ku, of Career Toolkit says, “So many people sell themselves short in job interviews, the Career Toolkit Workshop is delivered with innovative learning techniques that make the lessons stick and easy to implement in real life job interviews”

To gain the absolute edge in job interviews attend Career Toolkit Workshop, $197.00, Clarion Hotel, Forest Hill, Vic, 8.30am – 5pm February 27th, 2010.
http://www.careertoolkit.com.au for full details and bookings.

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Career Toolkit is a collaboration between Min Ku, Performance Results Coach and Educator, and Shelley Cox, Certified Worklife Career Coach, Job Search Trainer and professional resume writer of Career Angel Pty Ltd.
Shelley Cox
P: 03 9888 9372
M: 0415 839 702
W: www.careertoolkit.com.au

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