Tuesday, 31 May 2016

INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES- PART 4


Where you have been able to get your CV to speak for you and you have been called for an interview, you then have to speak for yourself at the interview.

In the first blog on interviewing techniques, we mentioned a few bullet points which we are continuing with in this blog.

NEVER ANSWER A QUESTION AS “NO”:
Never say no to an interview question, even if you do not know anything about what was asked. Instead, I always say, answer the question like a politician. Think of anything which you know may relate to the subject asked and try to get a closely related answer.

For example, if you are asked; do you know how to use Quick books and maybe you have never used this before, rather than saying no, you may want to consider saying something like;

“I am able to use Sage 50 confidently up to trial balance level, but not Quick books, but I also know that all accounting software are built on the same double entry principle and with little guidance I will be able to use Quick books confidently”.

Notice, I have not said no I don’t know how to use Quick books, but I have implied it anyway, but in setting an answer like above, you are giving yourself a fighting chance in getting the job.

Notice, also in this answer, there is a trace of using accounting terminologies- Sage 50, trial balance, double entry principle. This will show, you don’t know the exact subject being asked, but you are still reflecting signs of knowledge in accounting. You never can tell, the company may be willing to train you on the aspects they may find lacking if they are convinced you have other strong accounting qualities.


Ability to swing a question to your advantage, does not come easily, it comes with practice and loads of practice. So get on with asking yourself questions and speaking out answers to such questions, using the right accounting terminologies.



WE WISH YOU ALL TH BEST from:
THE TRAINING PLACE OF EXCELLENCE


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