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An Interview Preparation Tip (VIDEO)

 

In this periscope video, I offer a simple way to prepare for the standard interview and the behavioral job interview.

Summary

Today, I want to talk with you about interview preparation trick that works whether you receive a behavioral interview or 1 of the standard ones with those obnoxious questions.

Just to illustrate with behavioral interviews, they are going to start off with language along the lines of, "Tell me about a time when you…"It's kind of like mutual funds… If they start out by saying, "Tell me about a time when you…" They are looking for examples. Because, like a mutual fund, they are trying to evaluate past performance and predict future outcomes. That's what the trying to do with behavioral interview.

Even with the standard 1 when they ask you dumb questions, they are looking for much the same thing. They just don't say it. The looking for the same type of answer.

Here's the tip. It doesn't matter with your rookie trying to get your 1st job, an experienced person who Is trying to find another job, or veteran individual. the C suite. Here's what you do in advance.

Look for 3 things that are key to the role. For example, with the rookie, they talk about a hard-working individual who is reliable, but they are really looking for is a self-starter. For the "self starter stuff,," think of it this way. They are looking for examples of instances, stories that you can tell about how you step into a role and, without a lot of direction, picked up the baton and just running with. Come up with 2 examples of that that you can use in the interview.

For the experienced person, you may be looking at skills that they are looking for. They may be looking at leadership stuff. again, 2 examples of things that you tell along these lines that you can use as an example, on your interview. Experienced people generally have an idea what they are walking into but I'm so that encourage you to ask what I call the single best question you should ask on any interview. That question very simply, is asked before the real interview starts. I want you to speak 1st. Say something to the effect of, "Thanks for making time to speak with me today. I recall from the advertisement (or from the search firm, my conversation with so-and-so, whatever it is from wherever it is that you learned about the job) what the position is, but I'd like to hear from you and get your take on it. What you tell me about the roles you see and what I can to help?"

Now that they have defined it for you, you can speak about what you've done that matters to them and, knowing the true veteran individual, yes, I'm sure you do a certain amount of preparation in advance based upon what you been told, but you have the capacity to switch gears pretty quickly and adapt to what you hear on the spot. That's because (1) I want to just talk about what you've done. I want to talk about what you've done that matters to them.
(2) , I want you to have stories in your mind or instances where you can demonstrate that which they are looking for. Experienced individuals, managers, people operating the C suite are used to adapting. You guys are used to dancing on your feet. Recognize that you have to think quickly for examples. Think of one right away. My experience tells me the most you can come up with the 2nd 1 pretty quickly in order to demonstrate your experience of relates to them.

Again, always have two stories in place to illustrate every point that matters to the employer that is evaluating you.That's how you really prepare an advantage yourself on a behavioral interview or any interview for that matter.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio” and “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” both available through iTunes and Stitcher.

Are you interested in executive job search coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Do you have a question you would like me to answer? Pay $25 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com  

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

 

How to Prepare for a Job Interview: The Pre-Interview Checklist | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/07/02/how-to-prepare-for-a-job-interview-the-pre-interview-checklist

EP 792 A few things to help you prepare for an interview.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio” and “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” both available through iTunes and Stitcher.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us
and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Do you have a question you would like me to answer? Pay $25 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

How to Get a Job With Zero Experience | Job Search Radio


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains several ways to find a job with no experience.

Summary

Right off the bat, I want to encourage you to realize that you are going to be perseverance. This is not an instant strategy. There is no instant strategy for finding work unless mom or dad walks you in the door of the firm and you are hired because of them. That strategy works 100% of the time.

Assuming you are not born with a silver spoon in your mouth, this is the way to really do it.

There are 3 strategies.
1. Try to have someone introduce you to hiring manager. I need the quip about mom and dad, maybe it is an alumni from your school, who provides an introduction. Want to find some of those alumni that you don't really know? Go to LinkedIn and there are series of drop downs along the top. Locate the one that says, "Find Alumni." It will connect you with former students from your school and they can provide information about they found work at their organization and introductions.

2. You might try doing something related to what you do. You may not get hired as a teacher, but you might get hired as a teacher's aide. You may not be hired as an accountant at the firm that you want to join but that could be related position at that big 4 firm that could be a steppingstone to accounting. Maybe you have to temp at that firm before they consider hiring you. If you do temper the firm, make sure there is no noncompete in the temp agencies contract before you commit to joining.

3. This is "the guts one. " This is the one we are going to need to have some income to pay for this while you are doing it. Find the individual that is a leader an organization that you want to work for in the role that you wanted to do. Reach out to them an offer to do pro bono work. In turn. Be an assistant. Volunteer to do stuff for he or she. In doing that, what you will be doing is building a network of relationships within the firm because you will wind up in situations where you will be there assistant. Obviously, you have to do great work. If your intention is to do half-assed work and expect them to hire you, this is not a strategy for you.

However, if you put your effort and make connections, if you reach out to this person while you're working there, and ask "Please give me a sense of how I'm doing and what I can be doing better.' Again, you have to make some money elsewhere. You see were coming from with this? You're doing free work in order to get attention, a network, which, when you're coming out of school, you may not really have.

Building that relationship with an individual order two becomes a way that your entrée into an organization where some of you might notice you and poach you to their project or team.

These are 3 great ways in order to find positions (plus of course the 4th 1 which, of course, is, Mommy or Daddy get you the job.)

I hope you have the courage to not download stores and build those relationships because it will make all the difference to you, not just simply in this job search, but in every single one from this point on.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com  

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

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EP 823 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to answer this elegant question.

Summary

Here is another 1 of those tough interview questions that confuses a lot of folks. Like most of them, it is very easy question... Today's question is, "Al plane is flying from Paris to New York at 500 mph. There is another plane that is flying from New York to Paris at 450 mph. They meet over the Atlantic Ocean. Which plane is closer to Paris?"

They are in the same place. They are equidistant from Paris.

After all, they MET over the Atlantic Ocean. They are in the same place. We aren't talking about a crash. They are in the same location over the Atlantic.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com  

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

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