With two Irish films, Brooklyn and Room being shortlisted for best film in this year’s Oscars, with two Irish actors, Saoirse Ronan and Michael Fassbender receiving nominations and best actress and best actor respectively, it begs the question would your interview performance receive an Oscar nomination?
Have you wowed your peers in how you have mastered your role and communicated this in such an effective way that your interviewer is getting goose bumps?
If the answer is yes, congratulations, you have landed your dream job. In reality however you don’t need to give an Oscar winning performance to land that job. Interviewers will rarely get goose bumps. Your primary goal should be to deliver a performance which is superior to other candidates by focussing on how you added value for previous employers and convincing your interviewer that you will do the same again.
Of course the interview process is much simpler than the Oscar process. To start with your performance will not be judged by over 5,000 interviewers. Your interview will not be audited by Price Waterhoouse Coopers and finally you will not need to get an endorsement from Brad Pitt or Ben Affleck in order to increase your chances of being called for interview.
However, like Oscar nominees, it greatly helps if you have displayed high levels of quality and distinction in your respective field and that you have received multiple endorsements from your peers on LinkedIn, providing you with the Oscar credentials to walk the red carpet towards that dream job.