Mojo. Swagger. Attitude. Whatever You Call It, Show It! |

Whether you call it mojo, swagger, or attitude, make sure you show it on your next interview.

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This is a show about Mojo… Swagger… Attitude… Whatever you want to call it.. Whether you are a leader, executive or a staff person, firms buy into it. Often when you're out looking for work, and on your turf and don't feel completely confident, you feel like you want to feel about the other person… Mistake.

What you need to do is deal with the other person as you presuppose them today. After all, 95 times out of 100 when you meet people in the social situation your instincts about them right. Don't waste time feeling out of the people; just go right into trusting your instincts about the other person.

As you walk into the interview, shake hands assertively with someone. I'm not talking about one of those ridiculous handshakes that almost seem like someone is pumping water from a well.

I'm talking about a firm confident handshake. An assertive manner about yourself (Being assertive is not rude or obnoxious. It's just confident, certain and decisive).

We think about certain actors or actresses and how they carry themselves in front of the , a have "IT." You want to have "IT" and show it. You want to have that great handshake, a great smile in your face, as you talk you don't want to seem concerned or worried or like you are wondering. What you want to be doing is speaking confidently and with certainty about the subject.

At the end of the day if they choose someone else, it makes no difference because someone is going to hire you. You have to conduct yourself with that belief. Someone is going to hire you. It's just a question the right firm finding you and you demonstrating your skills in a way that makes sense to them.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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