“The will to win is not nearly so important as the will to prepare to win.” Vince Lombardi
Amazingly only one in ten people will spend two hours preparing for a job interview. Everyone knows that having the right job impacts all aspects of your life. It can transform your happiness, your career and your finances all in one go.
Two hours is just one evening. Investing that amount of time to increase your odds of getting the job that you want is a no brainer but, as the interview preparation infographic below shows, most people don’t bother.
Next time you have a job interview put yourself in the top 10% by spending one evening preparing. Use this to cover a few key areas and you’ve massively increased your odds of landing that job. Research shows that 93% of employability is determined by preparation.
One great area to focus on is how you structure your answers to questions that require you to describe how you did something. For example, “Give me an example of a time that there was a dispute in your team and how you managed it.”.
You should always use the STAR technique. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Result. By describing things in this way, and in this order, you will make things really clear and easy to understand for your interviewer, even if it was a complicated situation. See this article for a detailed guide to the STAR technique.