Interview Tips (128)
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?"
I’ve heard a number of people ask, “How do I stand out in the job interview?”
Today, I want to share with you six powerful ways.
Be warned. These methods aren’t a free lunch. To be exceptional during the interview, you have to do extra preparation before your interview.
Here’s a great question from a Daily Success Boost reader:
My biggest challenge when it comes to handling interviews is trying to sound confident in answering some of the weird interview questions that the interviewer may ask.
I know my worth and what I can bring to the table, but I guess I'm not very good at bragging on myself, as I've always been taught to show humility in everything I do.
Here's an important interview lesson many folks learn the hard way:
As I might have mentioned a while back, I recently took up playing the guitar after I inherited my aunt's old Spanish guitar.
Anyway, a few weeks back, I was (attempting) to play along to Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train", and I was doing pretty well -- until I missed a note and got flustered. You can guess what happened next.
Perhaps you’ve heard it said:
“You know you’re getting old when the cops start looking young.”
Isn’t that the truth?
Let's talk about impossible interview questions:
They're the dreaded questions interviewers ask you about your career history, where -- if you answer them one way, you risk bad-mouthing your last employer and/or giving the interviewers ammunition to disqualify you from the role; but then, if you answer the other way, they'll simply not believe you, or worse, think you're a fool for making (what seems like) a silly career move.