Having the right skills in an interview and when managing a project help to determine how successful you will be in either landing the job or completing the project on time. Knowing how to address an interviewer and understanding what they are looking for from you during an interview will help you to make it to the second interview. Being able to manage a project with planning, assembling a great team and communication will help make sure the project will be completed on time and be successful.
This is the Right Way to “Tell Me About Yourself”
One of the most common and often overlooked questions in any interview is the one that asks you to tell the interviewer about yourself. Understanding the interviewer is not looking for anyone to tell them their life story, but also needs to be provided some insight that links the interviewee with the company makes this a balancing act during your interview. If you start with a boring, canned and often cliché start that is full of buzzwords the interviewer will likely become bored and distant mentally and will not focus their full attention on you and your interview. Instead, tell a story, not a long one, but one that tells about yourself and what your connection to the company is along with how you can add in a positive way to the company as a whole.
How to Nail the 2nd Interview
Being invited back for a second interview is always a positive sign of progress toward a job, and it also allows you the opportunity to prepare better for the interview than you may have done for the first. In many cases you may leave your first interview wishing you had answered some questions differently, the second interview is your chance to do just that. Between interviews brush up on the questions you might be asked and be prepared with some questions of your own so you can be ready to learn even more about the position, many companies don’t offer a second interview unless they are very interested in hiring the candidate so be sure to dig deep into what the job will entail.
3 Skills to Help Your Team Complete Key Projects
American Express Open Forum Article:
Being able to manage projects and meet deadlines is a skill, habit and culture that are sought after by many companies and someone who exhibits attributes to getting things done are often asked to be project managers. The three key skills needed to be an effective project manager are project panning, team management and communication. The first part is to plan out the project along with expected deadlines and progress dates to help gauge how successfully the project is staying on course. Ensuring your team is fully aware of the project and their role in its success along with ensuring the team has the necessary skills to get the job done is the next step in making sure the project will reach its completion by the deadline. Finally, communication is the key. There is no such thing as too much communication, but there does have to be a balance between communication and micromanagement.