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Stupid Interview Mistakes: Giving Pat Answers to Questions | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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EP 1504 This is another 1 of those stupid mistakes people make that results in no connection and no further interviews.

Summary

I want to talk with you about another 1 of those stupid interview mistakes that people make all the time. It's really very painful and, I don't care what level you are at professionally, doing this proves so costly.

You might be asked the question by the interviewer and your response will be to give what I call "the pat answer." The one that reveals absolutely nothing about yourself, the one that seems like it was taken out of the textbook on how to interview when you're in high school or college and basically translates into (using an example), "So, why do you want this job," and your answer translates into, "I want to learn. I want to work hard. I want to get ahead."

"Why do you want to make this career change?"
"I want to do exciting work."

You sound like a robot, even if you are not a robot or speaking robotically, it sounds like fiction because it really the pat answer.

You have to give them much the same information but do it in a way that is far more believable. The "believable" involves revealing your humanity.

I want to be clear that I am not talking about "over sharing." Using example from someone I coach not too long ago, you might just simply say in response to why you want to make this change, "I have been very successful for a long time and have been working 90 hours a week for years. The fact of the matter is that I have young kids at this point. Having kids isn't something I can just "work in." I am making a choice here very consciously to scale back. I don't mind the typical 60 hour week . . . You know what I did before and how much goes into that. I can't do it at this stage in life. I have no problem taking direction from someone. I have done it for years." I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this.

You reveal something personal about yourself that deals with the real issue or that they have. Unless you give them something to connect with, that makes sense, they think it is a bunch of BS and they don't trust you.

Risk opening up. The wrong firm will want to hire you if you don't open up. The rate firm will because they will understand what your needs are and they are not going to try to work you over.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for 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 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

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Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

How to sit during an interview

How to Sit During Your Interview | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains the best way for you to sit and act during your job interview.

Summary

Let's look at posture during a job interview. Speaking with a friend of mine who works for another recruiting firm or was with another recruiting firm until he retired, he was of the opinion that you sit there for the interview, you sit are fairly formal position. Seated forward in her chair, leaning slightly forward, looking intently at the interviewer.

I am of a different opinion. I sort of the premise that I want you to be comfortable. What I would like you to do is sit down comfortably in the chair, one leg crossed over the other. Whatever version of that is comfortable for you, but you don't want to look sloppy or casual.

For women, it is obviously different than for men , but all simply say one leg crossed, hands on the armrests, I don't want you holding them like you gripping the armrests of the plane is about to crash with fear. I just want you to sit casually and never drape one arm over the back of the chair.

The ideas that I want to look comfortable; I want you to be comfortable. Somehow, the idea of sitting forward in the chair and looking like, to me, an obedient schoolchild in the 3rd grade class trying to look intently at the teacher doesn't seem to work for me. I want to be able to sit there comfortably for 45 minutes to an hour or longer. Unless you need something to wake you up, you don't need to sit for in that way.

What I would rather have you do is sit back, relax, crossed one leg, hold the armrests casually, and, as you speak, I want you to feel free to use your hands to emphasize points, but never want to cross your hands and further face. Always try to use your hands as emphasis points but never have to go across the face line. Always keep them chin level and down because, in this way, if you're trying to emphasize a point, it's something that culturally, at least in the US, is a very comfortable thing for people to see and demonstrates strength, power and enthusiasm.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for 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 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Job Interview

The Key to Superior Focus on Job Interviews | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1201 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a technique for improving your focus on your next job interview.

Summary

I want to talk with you better technique for preparing for your interviews that will help you perform so much better, it won't take you a long time to do, it could be 2 or 3 minutes, it could be 10 minutes but it is a very simple technique that has been done for thousands of years.

What's that technique?

Spend a few minutes in meditation.

I know. I know. You think meditation is real. "Whew."  I must tell you, when all is said and done. If you spend a few minutes on your breath, for example, or about a single thought, what you will wind up doing is relax your mind, relax your body and get yourself incredibly focused. If you drift off on 1 of those topics, just returned to it.  Don't beat yourself up.  Don't criticize yourself for doing it wrong.  Just returned to the breath, for example.

You will find that by doing this, your focus and concentration is going to grow.  Your ability to perform well on interviews and your career in general is going to improve as well.  What can go wrong?

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for 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 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

 

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

JobSearchaGram: Second Interviews


A short video about your attitude on second interviews.

 

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 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 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Stupid Interview Mistake: Winging It | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/02/24/stupid-interview-mistake-winging-it

Ep 665 I discuss the second big mistake job hunters make–winging it.

Summary

I'm back today with another 1 of those stupid interview mistakes that way too many people make. Let me paint a picture for you.

If you are an accountant and there was someone who walked in the office and said, "I would like to be an accountant," and you had them in the computer spreadsheet and said to them, "Go be an accountant," how effective do you think they would be? And yes, I know you could probably come up with that one miracle child who knew exactly what to do in order to be an accountant.

Let's try this 1. You take a person who's never seen an automobile before, put them behind the wheel of the car and say to them, "Go drive to the store." Interviewing is just like these situations. There are rules, logistics that you need to know in order to be effective. You go to job interviews and say to yourself, "Well, I'm just going to wing it!" Is stupid on your part. It really is a stupid mistake.

You need to take time, whether it is for an in person interview or a phone interview,, to prepare for an interview. I have a video with what I call a pre-interview checklist. What you need to be doing is practicing how your experience relates to what they are looking for. Be prepared to tell stories about what you did and how you went about doing it. Don't make the mistake of just simply saying to yourself,, "It will be no problem. I will just simply walk in and we get."

That's the way amateurs conduct themselves. Amateurs think that they can figure it out.. Pros take the time to prepare. Don't believe me? Watch a professional athlete. Do you think all those plays are not rehearsed? You don't think they practice them from the time they were 6 years old until now when they're paid millions of dollars to execute these place? Of course they were trained. Of course they practiced. These are the top people in the field right now and they are practicing all the time. Why can't you?

They do it because their successAnd their livelihood is tied into it. Well, your success is tied into it as well and you are acting like an amateur.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman - , The Big Game Hunter - Job Hunting Coach - Job Search Coach
Jeff Altman – , The Big Game Hunter – Job Hunting Coach – Job Search Coach

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for 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 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Connecting With the Interviewer

Connecting with the Interviewer | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/02/12/connecting-with-the-interviewer-no-bs-job-search-advice-radio

Ep 653 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses connecting with an interviewer.

Summary

One of the classic pieces of job hunting advice Is to make a connection with the interviewer. That doesn't mean you talk about your respective tennis games, even if that is something on their LinkedIn profile that's something that you can file a way to talk about in the course of the interview IF IT COMES UP. What it really means is how you interact with this person. How do you talk with them as an equal, not as though they are a superior and you are an inferior.

That's the whole game plan – – to be relaxed and calm with this individual as a peer would be, as a friend would be. I'm not saying crack jokes throughout. The idea to talk with them as an equal Is pivotal for you to demonstrate that way of connecting with them.

At the end of the day, you may not get hired because you don't have the skills that they are looking for. That's fine. When there is a tiebreaker, what they are looking for is that connection.. When looking for that tiebreaker, they want to see someone who they like being with. Someone who they can trust. That's what the connection really allows them to do. It allows them to feel comfortable with you so they have a choice between you and the shy one with equal skills, they will pick you each time.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for 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 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Stupid Interview Mistakes | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/02/10/stupid-interview-mistakes

Ep 651 It’s Friday and that means another stupid interview mistake

NOTE: Production values are not ideal while Jeff waits for the return of his damaged laptop

Summary

I'm back with another one of those stupid interview mistakes that job hunters make almost every time. Now, I've spent a lot of years talking about the single best question to ask on any interview and when to ask it, and a lot of you haven't learned it. You haven't spent the time practicing it. You've never deliver it even if you know it.
Now, this is a technique that works very well on phone interviews, and on in-person interviews. So, yet again, I want to walk you through it so you have an idea. Alet's say it's an in-person interview; you've been escorted into the person's office; as the two of you lower your butts in the chair, rather than wait for them to start the conversation, I want you to start it. And the way you start it is by saying, "I want to thank you so much for making the time to speak with me. You know, I spoke with (You can use the referral to the recruiter who sent you or you spoke with HR in the otelephone screen, or you saw their ad online, and you can say, you know, I spoke with Jeff Altman, I spoke with Sheila Montero, I saw your ad online and he gave me a thumbnail of what you were looking for but I want to get your take on it. Would you tell me about the position as you see it and what I can do to help."
Now you ask this question at the beginning of the interview, before anything has happen so that, this way, you get their current thinking about the job. Now, I want you to understand when employers approve a job description and post it on the web, or they give it out to recruiters, by the time you see it, mentally, they may have tweaked the job description, but done nothing to change it online, with recruiters or anywhere else. So, you want to make sure that you're operating with the correct knowledge of what they're looking for. So, you asked that question as soon as you lower your seat in the chair.
Now, if it's a phone call, again, just making sure you get this, they call you up . . . ring ring ring ring. "Hi is this Paul Provenza (Or whoever whatever your name is)?
"Yes."
"Hi. My name is Sheila Montero, I'm with Such and Such Big Entity Corporation or Steve Whatever from Small Company You've Never Heard of Before.com.. I saw your profile on LinkedIn and wanted to have a chance to chat with you. Is this a good time?"
"Yes it is, Sheila (Yes it is, Steve). Before we start, let me ask a question. Could you tell me about the role that you have in mind and what you want me to do to help?" Again, the idea is you find out at at the beginning of the interview, what they're thinking is, so, in this way, you can talk about what you've done that relates to what they're looking for, and not just talk about what you've done, which may just overwhelm them.

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 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 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

The Final Interview With The Person Who Did the Job I Am Trying to Get | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/18/the-final-interview-with-the-person-who-did-the-job-i-am-trying-to-get

EP 1497 This can be the easiest or most difficult interviews you can imagine.  How do you play it?

Summary

A question I received from someone painted an interesting situation and that is the final person they are scheduled to meet with is the former person who did this job and has since been promoted and thus this position reports to them.

How do you handle that situation where the person you're talking with, your future boss, is coming out of this job and you're going to be reporting them?

So it's a fun scenario. It may be the trickiest of any interview you can do because they have opinions. They were obviously successful in that role and, as a result, can really offer you insights into how you can be successful. So consider that a lot of your interview is going to be picking their brain, asking them for advice, about how to be successful in the role. So, for example, they may talk with you about your background and talk to you about how you handled situations in the past and you answer those questions.

You answer them the same way you happened previously because as because, as I've said in other interviews, you want to be congruent with everything that you've said before. But at the end of answering some of the questions, you might turn around and say, "Given your experience in this role with this be effective in this case? How did you do it with this user? How did they respond to it? Was it effective? How would you recommend I do it?" Do certain things to extract from them information that (number one) will be useful to you when you're in the role. Or more importantly treats them as an ally that lets them know that this is not an adversarial conversation, that lets them know it's not an adversarial conversation but one where you're taking input from them about how to be successful. After all, would they have been promoted if they weren't successful in this role? I don't think so.

So it can be tricky if you're not someone who you asks the follow up, who doesn't approach them for advice or input about how to be effective in the role. You might ask them about some of the misses that they have, some of the things that backfired in some way shape or form did not work. Emphasize the positive.

As an afterthought, later on, say, "You have given me a world of information and, I'm sure, not everything that you did worked. What missed? What didn't work with these folks so I don't step into it.

So that's the simplest way I would approach an interview with the former manager for the group.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for 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 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Sales People Have Something to Teach You About Job Search | JobSearchTV.com


Although many people thing of sales people as liars (which almost all are not), sales people use some easy to follow techiques to close sales that are transferable to job search (not lying).

This is an interview with Elinor Stutz, author of “Hired: How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews,”  about these techniques that proved so effective in her previous career in sales.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for 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 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

JobSearchTV.com
JobSearchTV.com

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Reading Body Language for Interviewers | No BS Hiring Advice


What if I told you a lot of the cues you believe you understand are wrong? Like arms folded. How someone’s leg is crossed.

Susan Ibitz is a “human behavior hacker” who, as a profiler, is able to read body language and teach it in the course of this interview.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for 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 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

No BS Hiring Advice
No BS Hiring Advice

 

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.