Q: When interviewing with multiple people, is it alright to deliver similar responses to different interviewers?
A: The most important thing in any interview is being your authentic self. Don’t feel like you have to change up your story simply for the sake of variety. However, if you find an opportunity to tailor your message to the person you are interviewing with that’s usually an effective strategy. Take note of the interviewer’s background and job function which they generally discuss at the beginning of the interview; you may find you have a perfect way to position your experience that will resonate with that individual.
1. Search several different sources
There are so many different places to source jobs online that it’s hard to know where to start. It’s a good idea to find websites that list jobs specifically for your industry, as you’ll be provided with options which are already refined for you. If you have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile, LinkedIn Jobs is a great tool for pinpointing employment opportunities relevant to your experience and qualifications. If you have any industry contacts, don’t be afraid to get in touch and ask if they know of any opportunities that might be suitable for you. Check out these websites (but do not stay limited to):
2. Think about where you want to apply
It’s important to think carefully about which vacancies to apply for, rather than just applying to anything and everything. When you find an interesting role, research the company and the team, and use your research to further refine your options. This means that you will only be applying for jobs that you’ll actually enjoy and hopefully excel in.