Introducing New Tools to Help You Prep for Your Next Interview

June 18, 2019

Co Authors: Deepti Patibandla and Himanshu Khurana

You’ve submitted your resume and heard back from the recruiter - you’ve made it to the first round of interviews! While making it this far is an accomplishment on its own, now comes the hard part. It’s time to buckle down and prepare for the interview that could be a make or break moment in your career path.

At LinkedIn, we’ve found that 54 percent of jobseekers say the interview phase is “moderately to extremely challenging” due to two reasons: uncertainty and lack of confidence. That’s why we’re starting to roll out a new suite of tools to help you prepare more effectively, so you’re ready to crush your next interview.

Prepare for the most common interview questions
We’ve helped give you a head start on your prep by identifying commonly asked interview questions. Then, we partnered with career experts, hiring managers and professional recruiters, such as Jenny Foss and Linda Raynier, to weigh in with their advice and tips.

In the coming weeks you’ll be able to view short, easily digestible videos to learn how to approach each of these head-scratchers in the most effective way. As a Premium member, you’ll also get exclusive access to expert-approved sample interview answers so you can see how you might approach the top interview questions.

Our interview preparation resources will be rolling out on our mobile app and desktop in english speaking countries starting this month.

  • If you are on Desktop, you’ll be able to access these tools within the job tab within the job tracker dashboard.

  • If you are on Mobile, you’ll be able to find these tools within the job tab under applied jobs. Learn more here.

Practice Practice Practice.
As you prepare for an interview, remember that practice makes perfect. That’s why more than half (52%) of successful job seekers in the U.S. spend time creating answers to tough questions they expect ahead of the interview. As part of our new interview preparation tools, we’ve included an easy way for you to privately practice answering interview questions, self-evaluate, and improve by reviewing your recorded answers at your convenience.

And this is just the beginning. Later this summer we’ll be rolling out the ability for you to privately share your recordings with your trusted LinkedIn connections to get feedback, coaching and advice. 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.

Whether you’re looking for tips, expert answers to the top-asked interview questions, or a simple way to practice your responses, we’ve got you covered. And remember, you can use LinkedIn as a resource to research your interviewer or learn more about the company you’re interviewing with anytime.

We’re here to help you on your career path - and wherever it takes you - we’re in it together.