Oral Interview Preparation
Simple Tools to Uncomplicate the Process
1. The job interview is like auditioning for a play. Do you meet the minimum
requirements? You must know your lines for the part.
2. To learn your part, make an outline why you want this position, what you
have done to prepare, why do you want to work for this agency, etc. It must be
about you; not a clone of someone else.
3. The outline will become your script to audition for the part. Practice,
rehearse, and over learn the part with a tape recorder until it becomes second
nature to you. This will help prevent stage fright.
4. With tremendous enthusiasm, use your new role to capture the first 32
seconds of your audition. This creates its own energy.
5. Don't reiterate in your closing. Use only the key points not already
covered in your script. Without being boring, tell the interviewers how you
really want the job and with your qualifications hope to be considered for the
position. Make a cordial ending. Then, shut up and get out of the building.
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