PREPARE YOUR 30 SECOND COMMERCIAL TO ‘GET THAT JOB’

Before going into any job interview you must prepare your 30 second commercial which sells your skills and expertise to your prospective boss according to Sarina Russo, Managing Director, Sarina Russo Job Access.

Ms Russo said your script should concisely state who you are, what you do, what you have to offer (i.e., skills, experience, accomplishments etc.), what you are seeking (i.e., career goals), and how you can be an asset to the employer.

"Your 30 second commercial is an excellent opportunity to sell yourself in a poised, polished and professional manner to make a memorable connection.

30 second commercial tips:

  • Practice until it sounds natural and effortless, but not memorised.
  • Speak slowly and clearly.
  • Keep it simple and professional.
  • Be prepared to elaborate or provide examples of accomplishments.
  • Let your personality shine through.

Quick Job Interview Checklist

Preparation

  • Know where you are going
  • Know who you are seeing
  • If you can, research the position and the company
  • Know what questions you want to ask
  • Think about what the employer is looking for

Punctuality

  • Be on Time!

Presentation

  • Dress for Success
  • Smile and be friendly
  • Ask Questions
  • Be a Good Listener
  • Be Enthusiastic