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How To Have A Good Interview For A Job
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It can be tough out there in today’s employment market, especially with all the other candidates applying for the same job. If you don’t learn how to have a good interview for a job, chances are you won’t get the offer, and continue to be unemployed. Now that you are here you can learn some tips that can help you to get the job you choose.

Introduction to CAR technique: what is the CAR technique? The CAR technique is an effective way to help candidates to answers job interview questions asked by the interviewer. Especially questions that most potential employers have that are behavioural based.

Context: When the interviewer asks you about a previous situation you had in the past, start your answer by briefly describing and outlining the situation you had. For example a question that I had when I was in a interview was “Tell me about a difficult situation you had in the past?” and my answer using CAR technique of context was “A difficult situation I had in my previous employment was when I had personal issues at home that I felt were affecting my employment and my roll with the company”. As you can see how you can clearly outline the situation clearly in this question without carrying on and talking to much.

Action: Now you need to explain and describe step by step what actions you took to resolve the situation. In my example above I continued to explain the following “ How I dealt with my personal issues at home, I took appropriate leave from employment and went home so I could deal with my personal issues but once my issues were resolved I was fit to return back to work fulltime and performed much better at my job”. In this technique you need to jump straight to the point and tell the interviewer what you did to deal with the situation and how you resolved it.

Results: In this technique you want to basically explain what the results were and how you managed to solve the issue. With my example above and said “The results of my issues are now under control and I don’t believe it will affect me in any given situation again as positive outcome at my previous employment I was able to complete all my task and make a 2% increase in sales that same month”. It’s always good to end you explanation with a positive result and any benefits that may have increased your employment by resolving your situation.

If you use the techniques above to learn how to have a good interview for a job, you can simple apply the CAR technique to make you stand out from other candidates and make you seem more confident in a interview and increase your chances of getting the job offer.


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