So, your application’s won you an interview. Congratulations! When was the last time you sat for a successful interview? Of all the interviews you’ve had, how many have been successful? In other words, what’s your strike rate? Now add up all the time you’ve spent preparing for the unsuccessful ones; finding the vacancy, preparing the application, the interview process. And just for fun, work out how much that cost you (ie, the opportunity cost). Maybe you’re looking at interview skills training differently now? Watch this quick, 5-minute guide and get some tips to help make your next interview a success.
I wrote this article 10 years ago for local business magazine. Its comments about staff attraction, retention and the shortage of specific skills are just as relevant today.