Talk me through your CV?
Which character are you? Slick Rick, Modest Mary….
I start all mock interviews with the above question. I love it, and especially the replies and reactions I receive. I have characters to define my typical responses and replies
Mr Rabbit = frozen in the headlights
The Interrogator = asks me ‘where should I start?’
The Literalist = recalls every detail of life from birth
Slick Rick = well-rehearsed, but read wrong playbook
Modest Mary = humbly tiptoes through answer
The Blind Ant = lively, but zero direction
You don’t want to be one of these characters, only superheroes will succeed
So, let me turn you into CAPTAIN MARVEL
These four words will give you superpowers ….
STRUCTURED: Headline, relevant qualifications, relevant experience
SUCCINCT: Use a mind map and bullet points, not thesis
RELEVANT: Use the job specification to guide what you say
IMPACTFUL: Showcase success, DON’T hold back!!
This question is a certainty at job interviews, a bit like death and taxes
It’s an open question, BUT you MUST take control of your answer
You MUST PREPARE!! Don’t try to build an answer during your job interview. It won’t end well
Remember, a strong start will make a great 1st impression, and a strong start will build confidence to help you perform for the duration of the interview
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