44% of employees are planning to change careers this next year. Are you one of them?
Everyone knows that better jobs are out there, but what most people don’t realize is that the worst thing you can do is let your interviewing skills get rusty.
Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or just brushing up on your interview skills, there are some simple ways to stay sharp and stay on top of your interview game.
Utilize Software Programs to Practice Interviewing
Software programs such as InterviewStream allow you to practice interviewing without ever having to leave your home office. You can create customized scenarios and answers to common questions and have them reviewed by an expert before the real deal. This gives you the opportunity to practice interview techniques and hone your communication skills.
Update Your Resume Regularly
It’s easy to forget about updating your resume when you’re already employed but it’s important that you make sure it reflects your current accomplishments and experience. Make sure that any information (including awards/recognitions and/or degrees/certifications) that could be relevant during an interview is included in your resume so that potential employers will be able to quickly identify why you might be the right fit for their team. By keeping your resume fresh, you’ll be ready for any potential opportunities that come up in the future.
Network With Professional Contacts
In addition to keeping up with trends within the industry, networking with professional contacts can provide invaluable insight into current hiring practices and expectations from recruiters and other employers alike. Keeping in touch with colleagues or former colleagues can also alert you of any openings at their company or within their network of contacts, giving you a leg up in the job search process!
- Staying on top of your interview game is key, even if you’re already employed.
- Utilize software programs to practice interviews without leaving home
- Update resumes regularly
- Network and help build relationships with those who may know of available positions.
By staying prepared even while employed, you will always feel confident when it’s time for the real deal!