BLUF: How do I best help one of my team to have a great interview?
On Friday one of my directs let me know that they have an interview for a great role in another team in my company. The role is a significant promotion into a fast growing area of the organization and I'm very excited that my direct got shortlisted for interview.
This person has been a star performer for me and I have often shared this opinion with my peers during staff reviews. One of these peers is carrying out the interviews and is the decision maker. I am not involved in the interviews or the decision making process.
The problem is that the interview is on Tue 22 Feb, my direct is very nervous, does not have a lot of experience in the role being interviewed for, and does not have a lot of interviewing experience.
The company I work for uses the STAR interviewing method. I have shared this with my direct and advised that the best way to prepare is to spend the weekend talking out loud about their 3 biggest successes and challenges in the STAR format. I'm hoping that doing this will take out some of the fear of the interview and have a set of examples that are fresh in my directs mind.
I don't want to go back into work next week and drown this person with advice which would probably make things worse.
Based on the above I'd be really grateful for advice on one thing I could share with this person to help them have a great interview.