3 Tips to Prepare For a Senior Level Job Interview

Posted by sakshigupta in Business on June 26th, 2018

Senior level profiles are considered to be the most critical as these experienced executives comprise the company’s core leadership team and are expected to steer the company in the right direction. Given the criticality of these positions, firms specializing in executive search in India are very careful when scrutinizing applicants. Their every move is monitored and everything they say is weighed. If you are a senior level executive looking for a job change, you need to stand out from the crowd to land the opportunity. Senior level job interviews are grueling and test the applicant’s patience, intelligence, and experience, which is why it pays to prepare well in advance. To help, in this post, we, in this post, take a look at three things you must do when preparing for a senior level job interview.

Research about the company

The first thing most interviewers would try to do is gauge your interest in the company and the profile you are applying for. Learn everything there is to know about the company. Visualize how your growth plans align with the company’s objectives. Most importantly, make sure you are a personality fit.

Prepare questions

Gone are the days when even the idea of candidates asking questions was frowned upon. Today interviews are more interactive. Most interviewers want applicants to ask questions, as it speaks volumes about their enthusiasm and eagerness to work with the organization. To create impact, prepare meaningful questions related to your role, company, and the team you will be working with.

Develop a compelling story

When it comes to answering interview questions simple is boring. To stand out from the crowd, you need to have an innovative approach to answering questions. To make your answers interesting, develop stories around them. Model your answers on the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Results)methodology. If, for instance, the interviewer asks a question related to a problem you helped solve in your organization you can start by explaining the situation, then the task you were assigned, followed by the actions you took and the results achieved.  

Ready to nail the interview?

Follow these tips to prepare for your job interview. Never badmouth your previous or current organization. When asked about a weakness, think of something you can present as strength. Most importantly, don’t get defensive. Remember, you will be applying for a senior level position, therefore, be ready to be grilled and take responsibilities for your actions. Instead of defending your decisions, explain what steps you took to recover from the after effects.


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