How To Improve Your Interview Skills
In this post, you’ll learn:
- How to make sure you’re getting interviews for the jobs you want
- How to face your interviews confidently and make sure you’re setting yourself up for success
- The thing that most people screw up on their first time and how to be prepared for it
- What you need to be focusing on AFTER you get the job for a wildly successful career
What does it take to really find a dream job?
Even if you lack experience, you want a job that you look forward to each morning, a job where you’re in the shower getting ready to go to work.
A job you’re excited thinking about your projects and meetings that you’ve got going on that day, instead of what many people face which is boredom and dread.
How do you face your interviews in a way that really sets you up for success?
I’m going to break it down for you.
It’s the 4 Step system that I’ve developed, and all of these 4 things need to be in place, or you’re not going to be in a position to land those dream job offers and get those roles you want that are paying the higher salaries in your industry.
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1. How to make sure you’re getting interviews for the jobs you want
➢ Create opportunities instead of competing for them, so that you can have an unlimited amount of interviews lined up.
➢ If you’re struggling to get interviews in the first place, or you’re not getting the job offers, it’s probably because you’re competing for opportunities instead of creating them.
And this means that your strategy for your career is already broken, and you’re going to get left behind.
In this day and age, you need to learn how to be creating opportunities instead of fighting for the scraps that thousands of people are applying for. 85% of job offers come from creation of opportunities, and that means that only 15% are posted.
Think about that – that’s a lot of people competing for this tiny 15% of jobs, and if you’re in that pile of people, you’re going to have a hard time getting through.
2. How to face your interviews with confidence
➢ You need to assess WHO YOU ARE BEING in your interviews.
Who are you when you’re showing up – are you that person who earns 70k a year?
Do you show up that way?
Who are you being and how would a person who earns the money that you want show up like?
➢ What are the messages that you want to get across to the hiring panel and how are you showing up in body language and in the words they’re using?
There are a million people teaching you how to answer interview questions online, and that’s great, because it’s important to be prepared, but if you’re not showing up as a person who is worthy of that, who’s not confident in their presence, then it won’t matter what you say.
If your tone of voice is all high pitched and squeaky, and you don’t realize it, or if you’re showing up in a way that you don’t appear confident, it’s not going to matter.
3. The thing that most people screw up on their first time and how to be prepared for it
➢ You need to be confident in standing in your worth.
Even if right now you’re not super confident about what you are worth, you need to make sure that you do your research and that you are!
When they offer you the job and they want to hire you, then you are going to need to be prepared for this, and know how to maneuver and handle that money conversation in a way that is skillful.
This is where so many people go wrong. I’ve got a lot of stories about this being messed up – someone’s got a job offer in hand and they are in a great position to ask for what they deserve and then they go about it the wrong way and lose out on the opportunity all together.
This is super crucial.
No matter if you don’t have experience, if you don’t negotiate, you’re going to get the minimum and you’re leaving money on the table – I guarantee you that you are.
➢ If you’ve got a job offer, you’ve got leverage to negotiate.
You’re going to want to learn how to do it so that you can come out ahead.
What you need to be focusing on AFTER you get the job for a wildly successful career
➢ What do you do to make sure you’re really going to ace it when you’re in the job?
➢ What are the key things to pay attention to when you are there on your first day?
➢ In your first 90 days, what are you going to do to really make sure you ace it and are the person who’s on track for a promotion?
➢ If you’re not focusing on your entire strategy, then you’re going to be left behind.
My job is making sure that you are NOT settling for less, because you don’t have to!
I push my students to really raise the bar for themselves and shoot for more than they thought they deserved, so that’s what my message is all about, and that’s what my goal is, to impact as many recent college and university graduates so that I can help them achieve the unthinkable in their careers faster than they ever thought possible.
And there you have it: A few ways that you can face an interview.
Remember that answering questions is one thing, but there is a lot more to interviewing than just answering the questions.
In fact, if all you do is answer the questions alone, you’ve already lost at the interview.
There is a whole interview strategy at play, and if you’d like to learn more, you can get started with me by clicking the link below to grab my free guide:
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!
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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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