One way to hone your job interview skills is to practice in front of a live audience, especially one that understands how hard it is and will give you constructive feedback.
There is help in Brighton and Hove. It’s free to come along as a guest and available twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings.
Brighton and Hove Speakers Club (Toastmasters) is holds a fortnightly meeting where you can practice your interview techniques and get great feedback. Job seekers can drop by as a guest and get involved right away in our table topics round gaining valuable experience in answering impromptu questions.
The feedback could give you (the job seeker) that edge you’ll need when you get those real job interviews.
The just released movie “Horrible Bosses” is doing well in the box office, but for a lot of working people, the subject of a “horrible boss” is a lot more personal than two hours entertainment at the Cinema.
A recent study showed that almost half of people said they had worked for an unreasonable manager. But employees came up with a better solution than the one depicted in the movie.
In the business world you’ll be asked to do presentations more often as the UK becomes more service oriented as an economy. Being able to present with confidence will become a key factor in gaining and retaining your position within the workplace. It’s not unusual to be asked to “present” at an interview these days so having the skills to plan, prepare and deliver a presentation that will engage your audience will be invaluable.
Toastmasters provides a safe environment and coaching that we all need to become a Competent Communicator and a Competent Leader.
Brighton and Hove Speakers Club hold the public speaking meeting at the Imperial Hotel, First Avenue, Hove.