Before you agree to go for “that interview”

by | Oct 11, 2017

A few useful thoughts if you are considering / or thinking about going for an interview. 

  1. Why are you going for the role?

  2. What is drawing you towards the position? (try and score these 1-10) 1 being low priority and 10 being high priority.

    1. organization,

    2. role/title

    3. management of a team(s)

    4. manager,

    5. location,

    6. salary,

    7. personal learning and development 

    8. a good change 

  3. What are the expectations in this role that will challenge your current skill set?

  4. What do you understand are the key must haves in the position?

  5. What do you feel you are going to learn and develop from the position?

  6. Do you feel you are going to be challenged in the positon or is it a stepping stone move?

  7. What do you know about the environment you are potentially moving into (and does it fit in with you)?

  8. How will the hiring manager (manage you) and does this work for you?

  9. What are the expectations and process for the 1st Interview 2nd Interview, testing,etc?

  10. Why has the position become available (are there any internal people going for the role)?

All the above are important check ins for you and I know there may be a number of others to include, to think about and consider. Do your research, ask around about environment – why do people join, why do people leave etc. Remember, if its not for you sit tight something will be right. 

Finally, Congratulations on getting an interview – this is your time to personally shine. Be yourself and enjoy. Keep me posted on how you go.

Look after yourself, Nick 

Nick Roud – Career Coach

Roud Career Coaching



For a confidential conversation about your leadership coaching needs, call Nick on +6421375630 or email him

Nick Roud

Nick Roud

Executive Leadership Coach

Nick is the Chairman of Nick Roud Coaching and a Global Award Winning Executive Coach. Nick holds the highest coaching qualification MCEC. His clients are typically Chief Executive Officers, Executives and Emerging Leaders. Nick’s office is based in Auckland, New Zealand and he travels extensively around the world to coach his clients. You can contact Nick directly on +6421375630