I’m Not Comfortable Role Playing

There are many reasons why role  playing may not be something you can accomplish:

  • You don’t know anyone who can role play with you
  • You are currently employed and don’t want people to  know you are in a search
  • You find it too embarrassing to get comfortable with  the process
  • You don’t want to be judged by someone who is not a  hiring authority

If any of these describe your  situation, you have another option in order to enjoy the benefits of role    playing.  You can write down sample  interview questions which I have included later in this presentation.    Begin to record yourself as you ask the  questions and provide your answers.
When you listen to yourself,  you can pick out your strengths and weaknesses as you critique the  recording.      Listen to the recording as if  you are a hiring authority and rate yourself on a scale of 1 – 10.  Continue     this process until you are scoring a  9 or 10 in most areas.
Once you become comfortable  recording your interview, you then need to role play with family, friends,      neighbors, individuals in Job Clubs or anyone else who is willing to role play  with you.  It’s important     to realize that  if you are NOT comfortable role playing, you are probably NOT comfortable with  interviewing.      You can delay the live  role playing with another person, but you really can’t avoid it.
The most qualified person does  not necessarily get hired, it’s the person who interviews best.  When you     think of  how difficult it is to schedule interviews,  you want to be at your best during the interview process.
Hiring authorities react to  your ability to:

  • Make a great first impression
  • Answer questions effectively
  • Show your personality
  • Overcome objections
  • Stand out from other job seekers
  • Ask the best questions
  • Have the interviewer “envision” you in the position
  • Show your confidence level and interest in the  position
  • Close strong
  • Set up the follow-up process

The  more your record your interviews and role play with others, the better you will  interview which will result in job offers.

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