Interview Yourself Before You Interview with Someone Else

Tue, May 29, 2012

Interview Skills

You already know you need to sit down and practice your interview skills before heading into an interview, but you also need to make sure you’re interviewing yourself to ensure you’re the right fit for the job.  By taking a few minutes to check in with yourself and whether you can actually do the job you’re signing up to do, you can make sure you ARE the best candidate.

(And you won’t have to spend the entire interview pretending you’re the right candidate.)

Here are some questions you need to ask yourself:

  • Am I qualified? – If you can’t do the job you’re trying to get, then you may find you are out of a job before you even begin to hang pictures in your cubicle.
  • Do I love the work that this company is doing? – While some people can go into an office and not care about the work they’re going to do, if you’re the type of person who does care, you need to make sure the job is right for you.
  • Does the job fit my needs? – Sometimes, you just need to take a job because you need to work.  But if the commute is long, the hours are terrible, and the pay is less than what you need, then you’re not going to stick around long.  Why put yourself into that position just to call yourself employed?

Take a few minutes right now with each job posting you want to pursue and ask yourself these questions.  When you do, you’ll be able to see whether you truly are qualified to head into that interview on your best behavior.

You need to find a job that suits you because that’s how you’ll create a career – or at least a stepping stone to an even better job in the future.

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