• Nick Schmidt

Improving your Interview Skills

You’ve created a great resume, you applied for the perfect job posting, and you’ve been asked to come in for an interview. This is both an exciting and terrifying moment for most people.

The thought of introducing yourself to strangers and answering their questions for thirty minutes to an hour is enough to induce some anxiety. However, interviewing is not something to shrink away from, and it definitely not a situation in which you should “wing-it”. Interviewing is a skill, and like any skill, it takes practice, constructive criticism, training, and more practice.

We can help you nail your interview. By working with you in a one-on-one capacity, we will prepare you for a variety of different questions and situations related to the specific job you are interviewing for. With friendly service and a professional objective view, our services will allow you to leave our office ready to tackle your interview.

What we can do for you:

  1. Make the best first impression possible. A value of a good first impression cannot be overstated and for this reason, we start interview preparation from the ground-up. From making sure your dress is appropriate, to assessing your introduction, we ensure your first impression will be confident, friendly, and professional.

  2. Be prepared for a variety of questions. We have assisted many with their interview preparation. We understand what questions are asked of interviewees and why they are asked. We’ll help you be prepared for the toughest questions that will set you apart as an interviewee.

  3. Help identify your skills and strengths. One of the most common questions an interviewer can ask is “what are your skills and strengths?”. Many people can have a hard time bragging about themselves, but it is a vital part of explaining your claim to a position. We will help you identify your strengths and how to communicate them.

  4. Be prepared to ask questions. One thing interviewers look for is that the interviewee asks pertinent questions. It shows critical thinking skills and confidence. We can help you find the correct questions to ask for any position.

  5. Practice, practice, practice. The best way to stop stumbling in your sentences, or having brain blocks is repetition. You’ll find the process we take you through will help you relax and do your best at your interview.

We are here to support you and your career. For more information, call us at 403-743-0347, or send an email to nick@rairdanservices.ca.