You may not have any professional working weaknesses that you are aware of that hinder your ability to perform a job to the best you can. Many professionals and tradespersons perform their job very, very well and do not have any areas of concern that they feel they need to address or has been raised to them by a former supervisor or colleague.
So, you may decide to be upfront and honest that to your knowledge, there are no weaknesses that you can think of which need to be dealt with so that you can effectively undertake your duties.
Answering no when asked this question might not be the best approach to take.
Why is that?
I believe this may not be the best approach to take because a prospective employer/the recruiting agent may not entirely view it as truthfulness. But this is only an assumption. It may even impress them. We don’t know.
Another option to take is to think about an area of ‘professional development.’ that you would like to pursue. It might be to learn another language so that you can converse better with customers from other backgrounds, or it might be a challenge that you recently faced (ie. Being confident on the phone) but recently you have worked on this and it no longer presents itself as a ‘weakness’ as such.
Do you have an interview coming up and would like one-on-one coaching?
Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that provides interview skills coaching, assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au
This is a common question that employers ask during the interview.
The employer doesn’t want someone half-hearted about their decision to change employment.
To be half-hearted means that you are neither here nor there. The main thing is that you come across credible.
When you desire to want to leave your job, there can be many circumstances surrounding your decision. Some of the reasons can be that:
- You honestly want a job that brings with it new challenges
- You are searching for better prospects and more opportunities.
But above all, try and avoid saying anything negative about the company or that you had issues and matters unresolved with your superiors or teammates.
Always put other organisations, companies and individuals in a positive light.
Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with putting your best foot forward to an employer.
They also assist with interview skills coaching either face to face or via online video link. For more information, please visit: https://www.clientcentric.com.au/interview-coaching-for-melbourne
Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au.
Are you in the IT sector applying for work and feel that you really could benefit with some guidance and help with being interviewed for a job? Many interviews these days consist of a panel of interviewers of 2 or more individuals, which may include both the Human Resource Manager and/or the IT Manager/Team Leader. They will most likely ask you a series of questions both behavioural, technical and general type questions to see if you are a good fit for their team and to test your knowledge and capabilities. John Coppola is an interview coach with Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions based in Australia but he also delivers interview coaching for clients overseas.
ABOUT JOHN – INTERVIEW COACH
John Coppola is an Engineering and IT professional with over 30 years experience.
John has had an extensive career in the IT industry in which he has held a variety of technical and leadership roles for a number of major IT companies in Perth, where he has led large mult-disciplinary teams. Staff that he has mentored, guided and supervised range from project managers right through to software engineers. John has worked in software and hardware development. He has managed multi-million dollar bespoke projects for both government and private organizations and has worked extensively in the mining industry.
He has held many senior roles and personally recruited many staff during his career. He has also managed and mentored many teams and colleagues and is therefore well qualified to provide coaching advice for interview skills.
He understands how an interviewee needs to clearly express themselves to the interviewer in answering both technical and behavioural questions as well as in actually selling themself for the position.
Please visit www.clientcentric.com.au and contact us today.
For most of us, securing a job is a 3 step process. This includes first applying for the job by submitting your resume and cover letter as well as any other supporting documentation, then being called in for an interview and if successful, accepting or rejecting the offer followed by negotiation. But the most important part really is the step of being interviewed. It can make or break our chances of securing the job no matter how good our application is or our potential as a employee with the company.
Being interviewed and handling the interview well is almost like an art. We need to present well, speak well and get along with the interviewer/s. Most interviews consist of one person or a panel of people, asking a series of question both behavioral, job specific and general in nature. No matter how good someone can be at their job, they may struggle with being interviewed. They may say the wrong thing or the right thing but in the wrong way, speak too short, too long or not show enough understanding or experience. First impressions count in an interview.
Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offers interview coaching via Skype, Phone or Face-Face (Perth & Melbourne, Australia only) and the session is designed to provide you with some confidence and understanding of how to respond to a variety of questions that may be asked of you. The benefits to you can be:
- Improved confidence
- Better understanding of how to approach certain questions
- Understanding of how to market one’s strengths
- How to demonstrate and align experience and value to the role being interviewed for.
Visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au and they would be more than happy to assist you and work out a suitable time and day convenient for you.