Getting a job is not just about submitting your resume—it goes beyond that. More often than not, it is about going through a rigorous process that includes facing a panel of interviewers. The interview process is something most people dread—and some of our experiences are better left in the past—in the history book. LinkedIn wants to make the process less cumbersome, so your next interview will be something you want to remember for years to come. The professional social media network has just launched a set of new tools to help you prepare for your next job interview.
LinkedIn’s new suite of tools will help you prepare ahead of your next interview. According to the company, 54 percent of job seekers say the interview phase of their job search is “moderately to extremely challenging.” This is usually linked to lack of confidence and uncertainty among other reasons.
LinkedIn has helped identify some commonly asked interview questions, as well as partner with career experts, hiring managers and professional recruiters to help put you in the right frame of mind for your next interview. Some of the career experts that will be offering professional tips to you include Jenny Foss and Linda Raynier.
In a few weeks from now, LinkedIn will make some videos available to you that will make it easier to prepare for your interview. The videos will be short so that you can easily digest the content. Well, the videos, according to LinkedIn are available only to Premium members. Premium members will also be able to get exclusive access to expert-approved sample interview answers.
You can access the new tools by going to the job tab within the job tracker dashboard on desktop. For mobile, you can find the new tools within the job tab under applied jobs.
LinkedIn is not done yet; the professional social media giant will be adding the ability to privately share your recordings with your trusted LinkedIn connections to get feedback, coaching and advice—and that will be in a couple of weeks from now. You will be able to practice privately on your own, which of course, will help put you in the right frame of mind before your next interview.
“You’ll have the opportunity to learn from their ideas, find new ways to translate your experience into a particular role, and deepen your relationships, making preparation and practice all the more valuable and meaningful. Working with a sounding board can also help you build confidence, tighten up your responses and prepare for the unexpected. Stay tuned for other updates coming later this year,” LinkedIn said in a blog post.