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An Underutilized Interview Tool for Job Hunters

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a resource that more job hunters should be using.


I want to talk with you today about an underutilized tool in interviewing. Few people can use it as well as they could. It really isn't that difficult to pull this out but there is a bias than most job hunters have… Let me just explain.

Most people going to interviews prepared to talk about what they've done, how they went about doing it, maybe know your metrics (how much money you helped your firm make or save as a result of your efforts).  Maybe fall into those categories.  Unfortunately, the one thing most people don't access, they are not really prepared to reveal is the personality.  You see, their personality attributes that can really make you appear extraordinary.  It will really help you stand out from your competition in interviewing.

If all you do is recite facts and figures… What you did, how you went about doing it, technology utilized… All this kind of stuff, you are like everyone else.  Your job is to stand out in a positive way.

If you can take a minute or 2 before you walk into the interview accessing who you are in all your glory, putting a big smile on your face, sincerely, I'm not talking about a pasted on smile that has no meaning, but one that shows that you are feeling great, then, I can assure you you will stand out from others and firms will like you that much more.

You see, the one thing firms look for beyond skills, competence is the ability to inspire confidence that they are the solution to the problem being sought.  You can't inspire confidence. Unless you are confident.  You can't be, confident, unless you feel confident.  You can't turn that on and off like a spigot.

Again, go out there.  Connect with that part of yourself that is great.  Show it to the and if they don't like it, it is their loss.  You will find an organization that will.

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.

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