The ability to brand yourself during a job interview or introduction to someone new is vital in the financial world today. If you cannot get your point across, or people to realize what your brand is, then it might be time to take a look at how you do things when meeting someone or walking into a job interview. No one wants to know your entire life story or career history, but you still need to express your brand to them. Here is how you can kick your financial job interview off flawlessly.
Express Your Credentials
If they are relevant, you can kick off the financial interview with your credentials. This only works if the credentials are relevant to the financial job for which you are interviewing. If they are not, then do not even mention them to begin your interview/introduction. This will only put you in a hole that might be too difficult to dig yourself out of the rest of the interview.
Do You Have a Specialty?
Is there something in which you specialize within the financial industry? If so, consider leading off your interview with it. This is a good time to discuss your most recent work history, but do not go too far into the past or else you will bore the interviewer. You only need to discuss recent jobs that utilized your specialty.
Use a Story to Support Your Claim
As you try to kick off your job interview flawlessly, use a story that supports any claim you make about your experience, specialty or credentials. Make sure the story is not long and that you get your point across as soon as possible. If you don’t, you will bore the interviewer and even lead them to believe that it is fabricated.
Ask Industry Relevant Questions
If the setting is appropriate, make sure you ask about the person with whom you are meeting. It is not only good manners, but also shows them that you are interested in where they work and what they do. Do not simply talk about yourself the entire time. This will cause the interviewer to become turned off to what you are saying.
If you really want to get your financial interview off on the right foot, make sure you never complain about previous jobs or employers. This tells the interviewer you are holding a grudge, or maybe you did not follow orders at a previous job and only know how to complain as a way to make yourself feel better.
If you follow the tips above, you should have no trouble kicking your financial interview off flawlessly. And if you need further assistance, contact Venteon today! We’re always available to help with any aspect of the job search process.