Ep 695 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers the question from a viewer about to excel at interviewing.
I received the question today. I'm going to do my best to answer it. The question is, "How can I do well on interviews?"
This is too generally question is one obvious thing I have to say. I don't know you. I don't know how well you perform so I have to give a basic answer.
1. You have to do research. Research the firm; research the individual that you will be speaking with. Again, I don't know if this is a phone interview or an in person interview. Research is a certain component of it.
2. Understand the job. What do they want to hire you for? Why are they interviewing you? What's the nature of the position? What is in your background that fits this role?
3. Practice. Practice comes in a variety of different forms. There are hundreds of different questions that, in theory, you could be asked. I have a bunch of them available at my website. Not knowing the nature of the firm you will be interviewing with, it could be any type of question so it's impossible for me to prepare you other than to say, practice, practice, practice. Spend some time reviewing and practicing answers. You can do that on my channel on YouTube. Search for "Jeff Altman TheBigGameHunterTV" and look for the option on the left-hand side for playlists. You will find to their that are relevant. One is, "Tough Interview Questions;" the other one is for brainteasers. Not knowing the nature of the firm that you're interviewing with. I don't know which, or both, you should prepare with.
Practice. Practice. Practice. When top performers are starting out, they don't just simply "wing it." They rehearse. They rehearse of the things become 2nd nature. Athletes. The best athletes in the world don't just simply perform willy-nilly. They practice in order to develop the muscle memory in order to perform well. You have to do much the same thing.
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