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Interview Tips from Google’s Head of HR

April 3, 2015
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Hi Lovely readers,
 
Welcome back to my blog.  The year is flying by so fast and I hope we are still in track with our 2015 goals. If one of your of goals involves changing a job or a career, then you will be required to sit for an interview.
 
If you have been called for an Interview, you have that opportunity to make that impression and get the job. Making an impression involves a lot of things from your personal appearance, your communication skills, your sitting position and your ability to give correct answers to the questions asked. I came across this article by the Google’s Head of HR and I thought I would share his tips.

1. Predict the future.
 
Thanks to google you can determine what are the most frequently asked interview questions and learn how to answer them. This will prepare your mind of what is coming.
Additionally, read through the position requirements from the job add and predict questions based on the job requirements.

2. Plan your attack.
 
For every predicted question, write down the answers that you will give. By writing them down, you will memorise them and even rationalize and challenge yourself.

3. Have a back up plan.
For every question, there is more than one answer. Write down all the answers and prioritize as to which one will be more useful. If the first answer is challenged, you can always pick the second answer.
 
4. Prove yourself.
 
Have real life examples to all the answers that you give. It gives the interviewer the impression that you know what you are talking about and that the answer you are giving has been applied in your previous experiences.
 
5. Read the room.
Learn the body language of the interviewer and work towards gaining their confidence and trust in your answers. 

I hope these tips have been helpful, visit linkedin.com to read through the whole article.

 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Xo-xo;
Aika!

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