Interview Notes - A Template

Interview Notes: How to Sell Yourself at a Job Interview

Everyone is told to “sell yourself” at job interviews, but no one tells you how to do it. Chapter 17 does! You will be given a set of seven tasks that have to be prepared…

  • Preparing the selling message that you want the interview panel to hear
  • What to take into the  job interview
  • What sort of questions to expect
  • How to write the notes that will be a guide to your reply to a question
  • How to add further important information about your skills
  • How to frame your questions so they promote your skills to the selection panel
  • How to close the interview with a forceful selling statement.

Chapter 18 has hundreds of questions arranged around the most common selection criteria.

Free Sample on Job Interview Notes

Here is a small example from the book of how to prepare the notes you are going to take into the interview.

The 7 Step Template for your Notes for each of your prepared examples 

1. Name your story. E.g. “ Managing a website”

“…………………………………………………….”

This name also goes in your matrix.

2. Introduce your example with a “selling message”.   E.g. “I have an example that demonstrates my ability to upgrade our firm’s website. ”

……………………………………………………………………………

3. Situation / task (Where were you? What role were you playing? What was the task?)

……………………………………………………………………………

4. The action you took: Step by step in order using only key words.

1.
2.
3.
4.

5. The result of that action. For senior positions it should be the impact it had on the agency of service

……………………………………………………………………………

6. Repeat the “selling message”, that is, give them your message that you can use this skill in the new job.  E.g.  “This shows that I will be able to manage your website.”

……………………………………………………………………………

7. Finally – The feedback question: e.g., “Does that answer your question?”

……………………………………………………………………………

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