Listed below are some of the questions asked previously. They illustrate various key points about the help provided through win-that-job.com. I hope the answers cover any queries that you may have but, if not, please get in touch.

Q: What do you do - in a nutshell?

In the present economic climate competition for jobs is fierce. Applying for a new job is not an everyday experience and people generally are ill-prepared to face what can be a very stressful and intrusive situation where the stakes are high. Particularly, the confidence of anyone who has been looking fruitlessly for some time, or 'let go' from a previous job, can be at a low ebb.

Consequently, win-that-job.com provides free current best-practice information and guidance to help people fully understand how recruitment and selection processes really work so that they can:

  • markedly increase the chances of being invited for interview;
  • prepare thoroughly for the experience;
  • identify and present the very best of themselves on the day.

The site aims to work in a similar way to a personal trainer or coach, helping to:

  • improve 'fitness';
  • address and overcome personal key issues;
  • develop skills, abilities and confidence needed to reach a destination.

Q: How do you assess the value of what you provide?

The site is free to use, publications are charged for because there's a cost to generating the content. There's no profit taken, surplus money entirely funds and subsidises support of the site's resources.

The best way to think about value for our paid-for publications is to look at what you're trying to achieve and compare it to the cost of not getting there. The following examples might help:

  1. Even 1 week more out of work will cost you considerably more than the cost of investing in your own skills via this site and our publications.
  2. For the cost of only a few pounds today, you can expect to benefit to the tune of thousands of pounds across a year.
  3. Anything you invest in yourself now will also benefit you in the long term.

Our publications are the best investment you'll ever make in yourself. You will effectively continue to benefit every year for the rest of your working life since the skills you learn will stay with you.

Q: What makes your help different?

Three things. Support is:

  1. end-to-end, from application to accepting a job and beyond.
  2. flexible - get exactly what you need, when you most need it.
  3. free, even when it's 1:1, via expert responses and peer-to-peer posts.

Q: Can you help me, whatever my job?

Yes. Interviewers will take it as read that you can do what you apply for, assuming you meet the listed requirements.

Our interest is in helping you to focus on all of the other factors that the interviewer will assess during both the selection and interview processes.

Knowing how to calculate your own odds and then work to improve them as you proceed through those selection processes will make a substantial difference to your prospects of winning that job.

Q: Can you improve my chances of promotion?

Yes. In fact, not only will your prospects of winning this promotion increase strongly, but so will your prospects for winning the promotion after that, as well.

Using win-that-job.com as a resource will help you to understand how you can add more value to any job you hold, so that you stand out. From the first day of your new job you'll be starting to build exactly the track record that you will need to win the next job after that.

You won't be sitting there in a year's time thinking, "how am I going sell myself this time?" - instead you'll be worrying about whether you've got enough time in the interview to get all of your plus points across.

Q: Can you guarantee I'll get a particular job?

Bear in mind that not all selection processes are fair.

  • You can lose out to an unprofessional interviewer with strong personal biases. (Conversely, of course, you might benefit from this point.)
  • In some sectors, a job will be advertised and people interviewed, even though the post has been promised to someone already.
  • Lastly, if Einstein puts in an appearance on the day there's little you can do except look forward to your next opportunity and interview.

Thankfully Einsteins are rare, so putting aside the random chance factors and the unprofessional behaviour risks, your objectives should always be:

  • get yourself into the frame;
  • work to improve your odds.

win-that-job.com aims to help move you from being, say, 1 in 100 applicants at the outset (or even 1 in 1,000 in some cases) to being No. 1 of the small group of short listed candidates.

Once you are in the frame and at interview, you have to win that final shoot out and your odds of doing so improve considerably if you:

  • fully understand how interviewers make selections;
  • work out what makes you worth more than other applicants;
  • know how to present the very best of yourself at an interview.

An absolutely key part of winning is interview preparation and rehearsal, hence our heavy focus on this area.

Please email any other questions you may have.

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