October 4, 2015
Your Job Search Agenda
Much of the anxiety associated with the interview stage has to do with fear of the unknown. Who will be there! What will they ask! There is a perception that the interviewer has all the power.
This is not necessarily so. It is empowering for you to have your agenda. Regardless of the skill of the interviewer, preparation and clear purpose will help you create the opportunity to say what you need to.
To plan your agenda, consider:
What critical knowledge, skills and abilities do you have to offer?
How do your education and experience relate to the employer’s needs?
How do your value system and your needs match the demands of the job and the nature of the organization?
What track record do you have in achieving results, contributing to favorable outcomes, enhancing a group’s effectiveness?
When you outline your agenda, you significantly increase your potential for success because you’re clear about your purpose and more confident. Employers look for confident candidates.