From new grads to experienced executives, many people find it hard to showcase their best self during a job interview. Thankfully, there are many resources geared toward helping jobseekers conquer their nerves and demonstrate why they’re the best candidate for the job. In no particular order, here are few career professionals and their clients can use.
Tip Sheet (University of Toronto Mississauga)
This PDF document examines different types of interviews and common interview questions, and also provides advice on how to prepare.
Job interview tips 2019: Your complete guide to success (CV Library)
Advice on making a first impression, using the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) method to answer interview questions, dealing with nerves and more.
A Complete Guide to 2019 Interview Questions (The Job Network)
This guide links out to tip sheets on how to answer many different types of interview questions, such as behavioural questions, problem-solving questions, unexpected questions and salary questions.
Ontario Public Service Careers Interview Tips (Government of Ontario)
While these interview tips are provided by the Ontario government, they may also be valuable to people seeking employment in the public service outside of Ontario or in other sectors.
Interviews Resource (University of British Columbia)
This UBC guide offers advice for candidates to follow before, during and after the interview.
21 Job Interview Tips: How to Make a Great Impression (Indeed)
This guide provides an overview of how to succeed in an interview along with a detailed discussion surrounding each point.
Case Interview Basics (CaseInterview.com)
A case interview is a hypothetical business situation that is presented during an interview process to determine how a candidate thinks about a particular problem and how they would solve it. This guide explains how case interviews are different from a regular job interview, who uses them, why they are used, and the types of case interview formats and the difference between them.
Employment Interview Coaching (Career Professionals of Canada)
This five-week, distance-learning course helps career professionals advance their compentency within the scope of employment interviews. Check the events schedule for availability.
Certified Interview Strategist (CIS) Credential (Career Professionals of Canada)
This credential is ideal for interview coaches and employment consultants. It is available only to registered professional members of Career Professionals of Canada. This self-study program relies on the 140+ page Certification Study Guide, The Canadian Interview Strategist, as a resource.
Nail the Interview Prep Pack (Career Stories)
This course is designed for jobseekers and can be completed in under two hours. It aims to help jobseekers ace their interview and get the job offer.
Career Stories also has a blog that delves into topics such as executive interview mistakes, interview issues tied to resume problems and how to feel grounded at a job interview.
Career/LifeSkills Resources (CLSR) DVDs
Keys to Getting Hired: Ace the Interview and Get the Job: This DVD aims to help clients/students master interview research, practice and preparation. A separate DVD in this series is directed toward jobseekers over 50.
CLSR’s Step-By-Step Interview Success and Winning Answers to Common Interview Questions videos provide detailed information that can help break down the interview process to new jobseekers or newcomers to the North American job market. Both videos come with instructor’s guides that include presentation suggestions, activities, quizzes and examples.
LinkedIn and YouTube videos – Career Adviser Ana Lokotkova
Ana Lokotkova regularly posts on LinkedIn and YouTube, sharing short videos on topics such as:
- Preparing for a phone interview
- Creating an emotional connection with interviewers
- How to look confident in a job interview
In 2019, LinkedIn introduced a suite of interview-preparation resources. This includes a list of common interview questions, short videos with expert-approved sample interview answers (LinkedIn Premium members only), and a way to record and review interview practice.
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- Employing a Creative, Holistic Approach to Interview Preparation (Career Professionals of Canada)
- Introducing New Tools to Help You Prep for Your Next Interview (LinkedIn)
- 50+ Good Questions to Ask an Interviewer at the End of an Interview (UpJourney)
- Insider Interview Tips from Vancouver Hiring Managers (LinkedIn)
- How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” in Your Next Interview (The Muse)
- Watch for these 5 hiring trends in 2019 (Fast Company)
- 2019 Recruitment Trends (Career Edge)
- SJVC’s top tips for a successful job interview (San Joaquin Valley College)
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