In this video. Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you exactly what to do before your job interview do that you’re ready to roll when it starts.

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Today, I want to talk with you about job interviewing up until the point the interview starts. Everything you need to do to set yourself up properly in order to perform well.

Let's assume you have an interview scheduled. The 1st thing I will tell you to do is to do some research of about the firm. No employer likes a job applicant who arrives at an interview and says, "So, tell me about your company what it does." It's ridiculous. Ever hear this thing called the web? Go unwanted find out about the firm and what it does. Look up the individual that you need through LinkedIn. Do a Google search. Do some homework about that individual CF since what their background is.

Then, on the day of the interview, arrived a few minutes early. Why? Real simple.. You want to set your mind in the proper frame so that you can perform well. If it's hot out, you want to cool off because no one wants to shake hands with someone with sweaty palms. If it's cold out, you don't want to shake hands with hands like a popsicle. They clearly don't. Warm up, cool off, depending upon the weather. Then, invariably you walk into the building and greeted by a receptionist who invariably says, "Hi. Can I help you?"

"I have a 230 appointment to see so-and-so."

They will invite you to have a seat for minute and wait. Sit facing the greatest number of entry points to the room so that you can see someone approaching you. Years ago, I remember having a meeting at a bank. It was summer the reception who had an interview scheduled with someone. There were 2 entryways into the reception. This person pick the wrong one; they should have been seated facing where both doorways open up so that they wouldn't be surprised; instead, this person had their back to 1 of the doors and, of course, this is where their interview was going to emerge from.

It was a rainy day. They had overcoat, an umbrella, a copy of the New York Times and their briefcase. They were intently reading the newspaper, the name was called. They were startled. They try to pick up the newspaper, pick up the raincoat and fold it over there arm, put their umbrella there. Pick up the briefcase, shake hands... They were startled kind of flustered. I know that in perform well at the beginning because you could see the just and stop a lot. As a result, face the greatest number of entry points, were someone could come out to greet you.

As you walk to the interview area, as you want to their office with the conference room where the interview is going to go on, immediately size them up as a person. Are they smart or not? Are they aggressive or not? What are they like? Then, deal with them as you presuppose them to be. Experience tells me that if you meeting someone socially for the 1st time, 95 times out of 100 your instincts about them would be right. But because it's an interview, it's important, it's your career on the line, people paralyze their decision-making and freeze up. Just deal with them as you judge they're going to be. Like I said, 95 times out of 100, your instincts are right. Frankly, if you are at a casino and you knew you're going to win 95 times out of 100, would you worry about the other 5, or would you deal with a hand that you got dealt to know that you would win almost all the time? The latter, of course.

As soon as you walk in, size them up as you presuppose them to be and deal with them. That's because the 1st 10 minutes of the interview are the most important time of it. It's for each of you decides whether or not to pay attention to the other hour of your conversation.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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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  1. bigbillyz

    Hi Jeff thanks for the great video. I am wondering what would be some good
    questions to ask during an interview (accounting)? Thanks again

  2. bigbillyz

    Hi Jeff thanks for the great video.
    I am wondering what would be some good questions to ask during an interview (accounting)?
    Thanks again

  3. bigbillyz

    Hi Jeff thanks for the great video.
    I am wondering what would be some good questions to ask during an interview (accounting)?
    Thanks again

  4. Jeff Altman

    I happened to cover this on my radio show this morning on BlogTalkRadio. It
    will be on my website later (JeffAltmandotcom). You can also read some of
    them here: YouTube won’t let me post a link. start with my website address,
    forward slash, then add this page No-BS-Questions1.htm

  5. Jeff Altman

    I happened to cover this on my radio show this morning on BlogTalkRadio. It will be on my website later (JeffAltmandotcom). You can also read some of them here: YouTube won’t let me post a link. start with my website address, forward slash, then add this page No-BS-Questions1.htm

  6. Jeff Altman

    I happened to cover this on my radio show this morning on BlogTalkRadio. It will be on my website later (JeffAltmandotcom). You can also read some of them here: YouTube won’t let me post a link. start with my website address, forward slash, then add this page No-BS-Questions1.htm

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