Virginia at Work: Interviewing for the job

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It’s a topic that affects most of us … interviewing for a job.

In this week’s edition of Virginia at Work, we have advice from the professionals on how you can shine to land that dream job.  Every Sunday night, we partner with Cortex Leadership Consulting on the best ways to navigate the work week that lies ahead.

For those of you looking to land that job you really want … listen up!
According to the Cortex Leadership team, of the more than one hundred people who typically apply for an opening … 20 percent will land an interview.

To make sure you rock the interview, be prepared!

  • Research the company
  • Log onto websites, like … read and pay attention to current employee reviews of the company
  • Use social media, such as Facebook or Linkedin to research the person interviewing you
  • And show you are prepared – by formulating well-thought out, questions that show you did your research.

“The way conversations are processed in our brains are 7% to words, 38% to tone of voice, and 55% to body language.  When you are on the phone, they’re only hearing your words, and they are only hearing your tone of voice, so they are losing the entire body language.  What’s worse, you’re losing the ability to see their body language.  So, it’s difficult to process when you are doing a phone interview is, how did what I just say, land?  The better you get at asking questions, going into the interview with as little anxiety as possible, so you can clearly go, answer question and say, so what do you think about that,” says Lynda McNutt Foster, the CEO of Cortex Leadership Consulting

Foster adds, remember this is a conversation and the people are both sides of the table want someone they can get along with.  If you get the job, this will be one of many conversations to come.

The Cortex Leadership team compiled research to look at what career fields are estimated to grow, along with several other tips, all of which you can find in Foster’s article, Getting The Job You Really Want.

You can also listen to our podcast on how to rock the interview and get the job!

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