The Monologue interview
Its conduct: a true monologue, a kind of one-man show of which you are the star. The only intervention of the recruiter is to greet you by saying, "Well, tell me about yourself!" It's about presenting your CV and your motivations for the job.
The dirigiste interview
It is not you who lead the game partly or partially. You are asked to answer some typical questions. Your personality will be laid bare: your training, your social origins, your family situation, your experiences, your distractions, your goals, etc…
The interview "technical review"
You are placed in front of a hypothetical case that may intercept you while you are exercising the proposed job position, such as asking a seller to sell goods that he does not necessarily know of, to judge his persuasion abilities, or to be a candidate for a marketing job by adjusting an enhanced promotional campaign plan with appropriate supports, etc.
Put all the power points on your side.
Deal with your candidacy without pressure:
Stress management can be an essential part of the job search. To avoid difficult situations and stay positive, it is better to take a step back and follow some basic principles.
Stress management can be an essential part of the job search. To avoid difficult situations and stay positive, it is better to take a step back and follow some basic principles. Succeeding your interview does not just require skill. It also requires a solid mind. The day before the interview, we must prepare appropriate and relevant answers in order to achieve this decisive stage. And in order to avoid anxiety attacks and to maintain your calm and efficiency, you must not underestimate and on the other hand, you need to learn how to emphasize yourself. However, two principles must be put in mind:
Repeat the exercise several times until you feel ready. Forget your reserve, take out a microphone or a mirror and answer in a loud voice the questions of the fictitious employer and do not hesitate to record everything to identify your mistakes. For example language tics and signs of stress are details to be carefully monitored.
- The ideal CV does not exist, no more than the ideal candidate.
In general there is no ideal candidate or CV, but there is an appropriate candidate who can be the best in the position he occupies, whatever the company is. An ideal candidate would actually be a standard candidate. But the recruiters are not interested in ready-to-wear. They want tailor-made.
- How to prepare for a job interview?
Like sport, the best preparation for interviews is training. In order to be successful, it is necessary to acquire practice. So don't despair if your first interviews fail. At the limit, failure is a good preparation, especially for positions for which your interest is not major.
Prepare yourself before the interview with a recruitment committee and have in mind three key words: curiosity, motivation, involvement.
collect as much information as possible about the job and the employer, and ask questions that will help you better understand the specificities of the position, the company and the sector of activity. You must try to predict the recruiter's expectations.
Be strategist: synthesize all the information collected by rereading your notes. You will be better prepared to meet the recruiting commission.
Practice the interview: simulation, theoretical questions and bilingual conversation because it is common for the dialogue to pass to English ...
What documents is it necessary to bring to an interview?
Prepare the day before, your documents for the interview:
Print several CVS (even if you have already sent it) because you may have to give it to several people who have not had it.
- The original or a certified copy of your diplomas.
- Your training certificates and/or work certificates.
- The program of your school or your training in the specialty that concerns the position (to show your recruiter that you have been trained on a particular hardware or software)
- Eventually, your thesis or end-of-study research report if the subject is directly related to the position and you may have to talk about it or your musical instrument if you are applying for a position of a music teacher.
- Paper, pen and notebook to take notes.
- A detailed plan of access to the ATCT to avoid losing yourself or to be late. You need to study the itinerary in advance, providing a safety margin.
- And do not forget to arrive on time, and choose the day before, decent clothes.
How to address the recruitment commission during a recruitment interview, be convincing ...
During the interview, it will be necessary to confirm the first given impression and "to sell" his candidacy.
Do not forget to greet on arrival and departure all persons even those who do not participate in the interview.
Avoid if possible turning the back on one of them. Back up your seat so you can talk easily to each person in front of you.
Attach so much respect to each of your interlocutors regardless of his or her rank... While speaking to your interlocutor, make them feel that you are also talking to them even if they do not lift their noses from their computers or their writings.
Keep in mind that after your departure the person who received you will take the advice of these "spectators". Contrary to what you may think, their opinions will count in your recruitment ...
During the interview you will have to convince your interlocutors in a short time while keeping your calm. Analyze your CV with regard to the needs of the employer and select your arguments in advance. Do not just list your skills and experiences, show what you can bring to the company and provide concrete and relevant examples.
Take notes during the interview, and be sure to request prior approval from the person receiving you.
Demonstrate your intension and interest in the job offered by asking the recruiter of the responsibilities related to the job and the qualities required and the culture of the institution and the team that you will work with ...
Be factual and use short and precise sentences.
Keep your curiosity, enthusiasm and professionalism.
Think of simple things like being smiling, calm and natural as possible, while maintaining your professionalism.
When you leave your interview, write down the questions you have been asked, identify your mistakes, and identify those that would have been the best answers. And if you are not selected, overcome your disappointment and list the items that will help you bounce off the next time.