Interview Tips (133)
After helping thousands of people over the years, I’ve learned something important:
The best candidates have a “secret advantage” that not only makes them a lot more likely to get the job but also makes them more likely to earn more money and better benefits.
It also makes them feel much less stressed when they walk into an interview.
Back in college, I knew a guy that I couldn’t stand to be around for more than 13 seconds.
Let’s call him “Ethan.”
Now, Ethan wasn’t a bad person or anything like that – we just held radically different worldviews. Plus, his manner of speaking and fake baritone laugh made my skin crawl.
From my perspective, he was an arrogant know-it-all who craved attention in the worst way, and I wanted nothing to do with him. (Okay, so I guess Ethan still isn't my favorite person...)
Recently a great success story came in from “J.”
She wrote in to share how she aced her interview:
I just got the job!
It’s an Aerospace Instructor position at National Park College in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
David Dinges, a University of Pennsylvania professor (who also conducted sleep studies for NASA), says the average adult needs to get 7.5 hours of high-quality shut-eye if they want to give their best the next day.
You may have heard that before.
A particular relative of mine dropped by for a visit.
We hadn’t seen her in several months — for a good reason.
I’ll explain why in just a moment. But first, here’s what happened:
If you’ve been reading my blogs for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a story or two about “Judy.”
To clarify, Judy isn’t actually a single person.
Instead, she’s a very realistic portrait – a mix or amalgam if you will – of dozens of good friends, happy clients, and Interview Success Formula members that I’ve helped over the years.
Let’s say you can have your dream job right now if you can answer this question. Why you?
A lot of people imagine what it feels like to be working their dream job but don’t consider what it would take to get there.
Imagine your dream job. Go ahead and do it now. Picture in your mind your ideal role and visualize sitting across from the hiring manager in an interview.
I've failed several important job interviews in my life.
(At least, they were very important to me at the time.)
The ones that hurt the most were the ones where I looked back over the coming days, weeks and months and felt the piercing sting of regret.
Alan here, from InterviewSuccessFormula.com.
Today, I want to tell you about my most humiliating job interview ever. It was a long time ago, but even today, looking back, it still makes me cringe.
You'll see why in a moment.
Every now and again, I like to read Quora. It's a social network where people ask questions, and others answer them -- it's a great place to learn new and interesting "random" things you wouldn't ever think of asking.
Anyway, someone asked the question:
"What is the single, most revealing interview question?"