5 Steps How to Describe Yourself In a Job Interview

Job interviews can be the most terrifying things when applying to a job! Now I have made 5 steps, learned during my Human Resources study, which can make you help to prepare for your job interview. Those steps will help you to explain more about yourself and to make yourself stand out from the rest of the candidates.Some of the most terrifying things about getting a job is to do a job interview. You have to be on your best and you don’t know what to expect, most of the time. There will be several questions every job interviewer will ask, which you can prepare for. Let me help you out!

The idea of this kind of explanation of yourself and how you work is to sift a situation. In this method you can talk about yourself in a good way. You need to think of a situation in which you were of great value for the company. It’s a good idea to explain a situation where a problem was solved by you.

1. Situation

If a job interviewer will ask you if you are stress resistant, you will immediately answer: ‘Yes I am!’, because you think that’s what they want to hear. Of course they want to hear that, but the thing they really want to hear is what is it that makes you stress resistant? The trick here is to name a situation you had in your previous job when you did a good job while being under pressure. And please don’t make this up, because you will jam eventually and it’s probably not the first time this man is taking a job interview 😉

Job interviews can be the most terrifying things when applying to a job! Now I have made 5 steps, learned during my Human Resources study, which can make you help to prepare for your job interview. Those steps will help you to explain more about yourself and to make yourself stand out from the rest of the candidates.

2. Assignment

So the job interviewer wants to know more about that particular situation when you were so stress resistant as you claim to be. To clarify your point you’ll tell what your assignment was in that situation. Were you the manager? Did you just did your job as a employee with less responsibilities? Make sure the job interviewer knows what your point of view was during the situation you are clarifying. 

3. Activities

What did you do during the situation? What made this situation so important to tell because of your stress resistance? Make clear what you did during the stressful situation and what your role was in it. You can tell what you said or did during the event to, for example, get the stresslevel to a lower point. It is okay to talk about yourself and a little brag about yourself, but don’t use this opportunity to exaggerate. Keep it realistic.

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4. Result

What was the result of your activities during this stressful moment? Did the stress really decrease or did it got out of hand. Of course it’s a good idea to choose a situation to tell in which you were some kind of hero for the company, but you can also take the next step to tell what you did wrong and how you would do it next time.

5. Reflect

Tell the job interviewer how you learned from your mistakes during the previous situation and how you would handle it next time. The job interviewer will get the impression that you can admit your mistakes and reflect your proceedings. This will give a sign of responsibility. But only use this if this was really true, because you can’t really trick the job interviewer! He will have his references and check you behind your back.

Be one step ahead of the questions the interviewer will ask. On your way to the job interview you can calm yourself down by getting ready for it using those steps.

Do you have a job interview soon? What are you applying for?

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