Plan to articulate how you meet the employer’s needs
You probably spent a lot of time working with the job description when you put together your cover letter and resume. Now that you’ve gotten an interview, you’ll want to review it — pay close attention to the qualifications and job duties — these are essentially lists of the employer’s needs.
For each qualification or duty, identify a skill that the employer is asking for. For example, if the job duty is to “recruit volunteers,” related skills might include:
- identifying organizational need for volunteers
- drafting volunteer position descriptions
- marketing the volunteer opportunities
- communicating with potential volunteers
- selecting volunteers
Your task, as the job candidate, is to prepare anecdotes about a specific time that you used these skills. You can use a format: name the skill, identify a specific time you used it, and explain how the skill will be useful in the new job.