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Stand out in your next job interview with these tips from the experts at TRACKS Employment Services

Prepare for success with advice from Tracks

TRACKS Employment Services, a not-for-profit resource centre for Employment

Ontario, helps unemployed and underemployed individuals of all ages find and retain reliable employment in South Georgian Bay at no cost. Funded by the provincial government, TRACKS offers multiple programs and job preparation services geared towards specific demographics, ages, and more. 

One of the many workshops available for job seekers offered by TRACKS Employment Services includes a resume workshop on Mondays – but once you’ve provided a top-notch resume, the next step is to ace the interview.

The key to a successful job interview is to be prepared. Prepare your answers to common questions, research the company, and prepare your own questions for the employer to improve the likelihood of making a great impression. 

Here are some tips for standing out in your next interview. 

Prepare for common interview questions.

Some of the most frequently asked questions end up being the most difficult to answer for job seekers. So, preparing for them in advance will greatly increase the chances that your answer will impress,” says Kathryn George Employment Counsellor at TRACKS Employment Services in Collingwood.

Some of the most often-asked questions include:

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What are your main hobbies?
  • What is your greatest achievement?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years' time?

Next, the importance of researching the company before the interview should not be understated.

“Read up on their values and mission statement, so you can talk about how you align with them during the interview,” says [insert last name]. “Look at their website, social media channels, YouTube channel or other online sources to understand what they do and what they're working on right now. This will help you impress the interviewer with knowledge about their company as well as give you a great foundation to ask more informed questions during the interview.”

It’s important to also be confident when you step into your next interview – it does make a difference. “You can be confident in your next interview by knowing that you have done your research on the company, the culture, and the person interviewing you,” adds George] “You should also take some time beforehand to know their needs and come up with an answer as to how you can offer them a solution.”

The first impression is crucial for an interviewee.

Dress appropriately and be punctual. Be confident with your answers and don't forget to smile!

With TRACKS Employment Services, you can find a job you're interested in and one that fits your life with a variety of resources and support geared toward job seekers from a variety of demographics, including newcomers, seniors, and those looking for a career change.

All services offered by Tracks Employment are free and confidential. Contact us today!