4 Things I Learned From Doing Over 100 Interviews
Hey There, I’m Natalie Fisher I help New graduates kick start their careers right from the beginning.
Besides having coached many new grads to get great jobs straight out of the classroom I also work in HR and I’ve sat in on over 100 interviews to date.
In this post I’ll be sharing: 4 Things I Learned From Doing Over 100 Interviews.
So Stay tuned.
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1. Most candidates suck. (Sorry and I’m not talking about you, but most do)
I’ve seen some pretty awful candidates and that’s probably why I wanted to help people with this stuff because the truth is you don’t have to be that much better than everyone else you just need to be better.
HOW can you be better?
If I had one word of advice it would be: BE SPECIFIC. (ok that’s 2 words I know) TALK ABOUT SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF YOUR VALUE.
2. Candidates who feel they lack experience (Also lack this)
CONFIDENCE, if you’re feeling like you’re lacking experience, it shows up in your confidence and candidates who lack experience and confidence normally do a lousy job of articulating their own value (Because they themselves don’t really believe they have any) and if a candidate lacks confidence in himself then it’s difficult for anyone to have the faith to hire him.
Especially when there are so many other candidates that are happy to show their confidence.
3. Strong handshakes are important
I can’t remember how many times a candidate has left the interview room and we’re doing a debrief and the hiring manager (or someone on the interview team) will comment on the candidate’s handshake being ‘weak’ it makes a difference!
Don’t blow it with a weak handshake.
4. Stand out candidates ALWAYS do this!
They’re always able to talk freely about specific examples, they’re always able to share some solid credibility stories of how they function in the world, either in school or in a previous position. They’re always happy to expand or go into detail when needed. They have specifics to talk about, and most people don’t.
If you like what you learned in this post, you’re feeling inspired, and you’d like to learn more, I have a FREE guide you can get to start creating your own specific stories!
All you have to do is click on the image below to get it.
What you’ll get inside the guide:
Top-ten examples of stories that have proven to be impressive interview answers
The S.A.R.I. formula breakdown of how to answer these questions
The step-by-step of why it works
Fill-in-the-blank templates for each question so, you’ll be able to fill in the blanks and get going!
Now you’ll need to come up with your own stories! (You can steal the ones in the guide if they apply to you though too, I don’t mind)
If you are still getting stuck because you can’t think of your own stories…
I’ve included 25 questions that you can ask yourself to come up with your stories much quicker!
You’ll get all this in a beautifully designed workbook prepared specifically for you to prepare for your interviews.
By the end of working through this guide, you’ll be feeling confident and ready for any situational interview that comes your way!
Here is some feedback I’ve gotten from this guide, and I get new emails like this every day, and they NEVER get old!
Do you know one person who could benefit from the information in this post? If so, do your friend a favour and share this info with him/her.
And remember, the current system isn’t perfect, but you can outsmart it. I’m here to prove to you that you do have what it takes.
I’ll see you next time and I can’t wait!
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