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What They Want to See at a Final Interview | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1484. There are a few qualities firms want to see at a final. It isn’t hard. Pay attention and deliver.

Summary

I want to talk with you today about final interviews and what they want to see from you at the final interview. I want to be clear that I'm not good be covering what you want to be doing per se. You know you have to practice. That should be given. I look at it is having 3 primary "C's. "If you seen some of my early stuff, you would've seen that I talk about how a firm looks for competence, self-confidence, character, chemistry and charisma; all of which add up to personal leadership.

Here, I have it narrowed down and I want you to think in terms of CONGRUENCE, CONFIDENCE and CONNECTION as being the 3 primary things that they are looking for.

So what is congruence? You told him certain things before and what you're going to tell them today is going to be congruent or in line with what you said previously. I don't want you to tell him the same stories over and over again unless they want to investigate a particular episode. Think of a new story that you can tell them that they haven't heard before. It's kind of like if you watch the same TV show over and over again, yeah, is familiar but you want to see a new episode after a while, right? Be prepared with the new episode. If they want to investigate further on something old, you can talk about the old episode that is attracted them to you with the question, but you can continue by saying, "You know, it reminds me of another time…" Thus you can introduce the new story.

Confidence. They want to look across from you and find someone that they don't have to worry about. If you are nervous, if you are bashful, if you act as though you will become a slave to them, if you don't interview with them like you are an adult talking with your peer, they're not going really feel confident in you. They're going to see you like you're relatively junior individual. I don't care if you actually look relatively junior individual or senior talent. The idea is you are talking to an equal.

I don't care if they are 30 years older than you, you want to be talking confidently with them without being arrogant, without being annoying, without acting like (I will talk to those of you in your 20s)… You know what it's like when you're being dismissed or being treated dismissive way. You don't want to instigate that with your behavior. They may have a bias that you pick up on but I want you to have the choice as to whether you join.

The 3rd “C” is connection. You want to connect with them and 1 of the best ways to do that is to speak to them with a smile on your face. Engage with them. "Does that make sense to you?" “Am I being clear enough?" “I just want to make sure I am not losing you here." Obviously, you don't asked this in obvious place where you wouldn't lose them; that is insulting to them. You know what it's like when you go off the rails a little bit you're not sure if you've lost them?

“I just want make sure you're following me here."

“Yeah yeah, I'm following you."

Connect with them. Talk with them like an equal. Smile at times. Putting twinkle in your eyes! You would have that sort of spirit in your eyes and your behavior. The more they talk, the more they like you. I'm going to speak with the senior people here. You might ask about the org structure and where you would fit in. What is the upside for the role? Who is going to know about your work? What kind of visibility will you have? Things along those lines.

When push comes to shove, obviously you have to demonstrate competence but going beyond that, you want to illustrate congruence with what you have told them before and maybe expand upon it a little bit, self-confidence, and make a connection with the people that you meet. These are the keys to a final 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.

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

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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.

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


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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.

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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.

What They Want to See at a Final Interview | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/05/what-they-want-to-see-at-a-final-interview-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1484. There are a few qualities firms want to see at a final. It isn’t hard. Pay attention and deliver.

Summary

I want to talk with you today about final interviews and what they want to see from you at the final interview. I want to be clear that I'm not good be covering what you want to be doing per se. You know you have to practice. That should be given. I look at it is having 3 primary "C's. "If you seen some of my early stuff, you would've seen that I talk about how a firm looks for competence, self-confidence, character, chemistry and charisma; all of which add up to personal leadership.

Here, I have it narrowed down and I want you to think in terms of CONGRUENCE, CONFIDENCE and CONNECTION as being the 3 primary things that they are looking for.

So what is congruence? You told him certain things before and what you're going to tell them today is going to be congruent or in line with what you said previously. I don't want you to tell him the same stories over and over again unless they want to investigate a particular episode. Think of a new story that you can tell them that they haven't heard before. It's kind of like if you watch the same TV show over and over again, yeah, is familiar but you want to see a new episode after a while, right? Be prepared with the new episode. If they want to investigate further on something old, you can talk about the old episode that is attracted them to you with the question, but you can continue by saying, "You know, it reminds me of another time…" Thus you can introduce the new story.

Confidence. They want to look across from you and find someone that they don't have to worry about. If you are nervous, if you are bashful, if you act as though you will become a slave to them, if you don't interview with them like you are an adult talking with your peer, they're not going really feel confident in you. They're going to see you like you're relatively junior individual. I don't care if you actually look relatively junior individual or senior talent. The idea is you are talking to an equal.

I don't care if they are 30 years older than you, you want to be talking confidently with them without being arrogant, without being annoying, without acting like (I will talk to those of you in your 20s)… You know what it's like when you're being dismissed or being treated dismissive way. You don't want to instigate that with your behavior. They may have a bias that you pick up on but I want you to have the choice as to whether you join.

The 3rd “C” is connection. You want to connect with them and 1 of the best ways to do that is to speak to them with a smile on your face. Engage with them. "Does that make sense to you?" “Am I being clear enough?" “I just want to make sure I am not losing you here." Obviously, you don't asked this in obvious place where you wouldn't lose them; that is insulting to them. You know what it's like when you go off the rails a little bit you're not sure if you've lost them?

“I just want make sure you're following me here."

“Yeah yeah, I'm following you."

Connect with them. Talk with them like an equal. Smile at times. Putting twinkle in your eyes! You would have that sort of spirit in your eyes and your behavior. The more they talk, the more they like you. I'm going to speak with the senior people here. You might ask about the org structure and where you would fit in. What is the upside for the role? Who is going to know about your work? What kind of visibility will you have? Things along those lines.

When push comes to shove, obviously you have to demonstrate competence but going beyond that, you want to illustrate congruence with what you have told them before and maybe expand upon it a little bit, self-confidence, and make a connection with the people that you meet. These are the keys to a final 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.

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.

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The Big Final Interview Blunder | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1469. There is one big mistake people make it final interviews that damages them, even if they get a job offer.  Here I explain what it is and how to avoid it.

Summary

I want to talk with you today about the big final interview blunder that so many people engage in. And even if you get the job, it proves costly to you because the offers tend not to be as high even when they make the offer.

Yo, let me just say it bluntly-- You take no time to prepare. You take no time to practice and most importantly you take no time to review (#1) the job he as is been discussed with you, (#2) the job requirements and (#3) how your background meshes effortlessly with it.

You may think, “Oh! I can do that easily,” but you can't because there have been little breadcrumbs that they have been leaving along the way that (#1) indicate what the real interests are and (#2 and this may be the more important one; we will see as things go along) but think about it-They've also been leaving you clues about where they are concerned about you.

Final interviews are not, I repeat, they are not a formality. Nothing is locked up until the offer letter is in your hands and, you actually walked in the door on your 1st. There's opportunities for them to rescind. There's opportunities for them to call up and say, “We been thinking about and . . . day.

I want to point to you (#1) to the review process. Take a look at the job description take a little bit of time to review how your background meshes with the job description and where the rough edges are. If you've noticed them, I can assure you that they've noticed them. See where you can refine your responses to them in order to perform at an even higher level.

Number 2 is be prepared with a couple of talking points along the way. Now, if you are interviewing at a very high level, let’s say, you are meeting the CEO of an organization, a senior manager, a senior director . . . whomever it is, they want to hear about where you can present value to them, particularly if you're talking to a CEO. And folks, if you're not doing an interview at that level, trust me, everyone along the way wants to hear about where you can blend your experience with what the need is and deliver more in value than what they're paying you.

Next is, they want to hear about situations that were not, shall we say, on the menu. You know, where you stepped up big when there was a problem. Maybe you identified where there was a problem, came up with solutions for it. It and went above and beyond. In other words, you rescued them from the fire. Everyone loves to hear about how someone spotted a blaze, starting in a corner and came in to rescue it.

Lastly, you always want to make sure that they are talking. What's your biggest challenge? How can I help you?. I have mentioned a couple of questions I want people to ask at the end of the interview and why. I will just simply said, you can and this 1 in., What sort of challenges are you facing and how can I help you?

Please remember, you want to get them to talk. You don't want to always be on the defensive answering questions. You always want to be in the position where, frankly, as I've said before, the more they talk, the more they like you because they are hearing their own voice a lot and are giving you, again, clues and breadcrumbs being dropped about what their areas of concern are that become effective if you catch the cues.

Seize this moment. I'm telling you again, seize this moment. . The best way to do this from preparedness being prepared to talk about these points and being prepared to recognize how your background blends with the role where the rough edges again, if you can spot them, they spotted them, too.

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. Visit JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and join. I have curated information there that you watch, listen to or read to help you find work more quickly. And if we are not connected on LinkedIn, send a connection request to me at www.linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter.

Have a great day. Take care.

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.

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.”

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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.

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How Do I Keep My Focus During a MultiDay MultiSite Interview? | JobSearchTV.com


I received a question from someone, “I am going for a five day multi site/city interview for a job (one of to finalists). All day long -except when travelling on the planes, I will be with people from the organization. Aside from taking mental breaks (bathroom) how can I stay emotionally intelligent from [09:00][21:00] every day during interviews, lunches, dinners (I am not used to being watched for so many days, my history = max of 2 day interviews)?”

Summary

The title of this video is a condensation of a question I received from someone.
It reads, "I'm going on a five day, multi site, multi city interview for a job." He's one of the finalists. "All day long, except when traveling on planes, I'm going to be with people from the organization. Aside from taking mental breaks, like going to the bathroom, how can I stay emotionally intelligent from 9am to 9pm, every day during interviews, lunches, dinners. If I'm not being watched for so many days, my history talks about a max of two day interviews."
So, number one is, thank you. And I also want to say I don't know the kind of work that you're going to be doing so I'm going to try and cover some things that may not apply to this one question in order to deal with a broad audience. So, if you are being tortured by people, if you're being interviewed by people, is different. Because I don't know if you working in a plant, you're being interviewed by people as part of the process of being toured a facility or you're actually going to be sitting in an interview, being grilled by a panel or by individuals. There is a difference.
Now, you mentioned that will be traveling on a plane from time to time. I don't know how many days of travel whether you're traveling from city to city, each individual day to go to another location. If that's the case, the plane is your savior. That's because there you can sleep, you can meditate, you can review what you've done well, review the stories that you've told and look for commonality of the questions, notice commonality of the questions, to see what they're really fishing for as part of the interview.
Now, that's about the process of the interview. I haven't yet dealt with you in this because you've asked how do I stay emotionally intelligent? How do I do this? There's no simple answer, because I don't know you.
You've developed tricks over the years for doing this. You mentioned the bathroom breaks as being one thing. You've mentioned the possibility of traveling on the plane. I don't know, if you meditate, a two minute meditation goes a long way toward regaining your balance. A moment of reflection. You mentioned meal breaks. Well, for some people, they get recharged in conversations with others.
So if you're chatting with someone, and it's not extensively about work, but you're asking them questions, and you're just listening, you can ask them questions about their role in the organization, what they like working there. What this one is like to work for. What your predecessor had done well. Never ask the negative question. Let that come up in your questioning during the conversation with them. Ask people who tour you because some people get charged by connection with other people. I don't know if that's you. But in this scenario that you're describing, a five day multi site, multi city interview for a job, one of the places that frankly, you can recharge, as I mentioned before, is travel. But, assuming that you're an introvert, because I want to address that.
I've generally given extrovert answers, that is for people who find it easy to socialize, for an introvert, you're going to have to live on adrenaline, just like the extrovert will. I want to be clear; I'm not saying caffeine. I'm saying adrenaline. You're gonna have to live on that bottle of water that you're going to walk around with all day long. Drink. Keep yourself hydrated, because the stress is going to dehydrate you.
You want to think in terms of how do you protect yourself physically, in order to make sure that you're mentally prepared to deliver the goods because it's five days! I don't want to overdramatise that because you've already over dramatized it. Your focus is one meeting at a time. I remember Mohammed Ali used to talk about what he would do to trick fight judges into a winning him rounds.
What he said was I always started with a flurry at the beginning. I started aggressively at the beginning. The middle of the round I might loaf a little bit "I'm paraphrasing, obviously". At the end of the round, he would be very aggressive as well, because you want to create a strong first impression and a strong closing impression. He was less concerned about the middle.
For you, you want to be in that same boat, as well. You want to be performing at a high level at the beginning of each interview and at the end of each interview. I'm not saying to loaf, but your greatest impression has to be about the connection at the beginning and at the end.

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.

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Final Interview Mistakes That Will Send Your Candidacy Down The Drain | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1381 3 mistakes people make at final interviews that will send their candidacy down the drain.

Summary

I thought I would do a video today about mistakes people make and final interviews The proof so costly and send their candidacy down the tubes.

1. You don't prepare. Preparation doesn't have to be A big dramatic thing. You can start off by looking at the LinkedIn profile the person you will be meeting with So you will have a degree of comfort Derived from knowing what their background is. Do a Google search to find any recent stories about them which, specifically, if you're an executive candidate, You want to know about these changes so that you can raise comments in conversation during the interview. If you are a staff level individual, you want to be familiar with some of them so that you can have a conversation with your future boss about them.

2. You start to feel bold. You start to feel cocky. As a result, you start to make new demands at the interview. That makes them scratch their heads and ask themselves, "What's with this person?" If you change your thinking about the role, you don't do it in the interview.You don't get arrogant. What you do is you stick with the program so that in this way there are no surprises.1 of the big lessons in recruiting is that surprises are rarely good. After all, If you're an employer and you start to hear a potential hire start to go crazy over money and talk about getting much more time off than raised previously, it just makes you scratch your head and go, "Where did this come from?" In much the same way for you as a job hunter you have been discussing one price and they come in $30,000 less, you go, "HUH?" They are no different.

If you start making crazy demands that come in and out of the blue, they will become turned off your candidacy.

3. This 1 can happen at any point in the interview, but final interviews are particularly treacherous about this Because in many organizations leadership is very good at it facilitating you taking your guard down. The mistake here is becoming too casual and to open in your conversations.

I remember an incident some years ago where client flew someone in for an in person interview because of the rare skill and experience this person possessed. They were prepared to relocate this person for the role. He met with his future boss and she asked him a question. His response was, "I will go into the detail once I am on board." In her mind, it was a brutal response even though what happened is they were so friendly with one another that he got to a point where he forgot that she was assessing him. As a result, he was turned down for this role and they hired someone else.

For you as a job hunter,, as much as they may be friendly and open and all sorts of happy along the way, they are still evaluating and assessing you. They are doing it in every moment of the conversation AND even in the pre-conversation. During the scheduling. At the receptionist desk, how you interact with the receptionist. In organizations that have them, 1 of the things I have heard time and time again is how candidates were obnoxious with the receptionist and he or she comes back And comments, "Where did that come from?" And people pay attention. This is an individual that they know, like and trust and, although they may not be performing the role, they taken as a signal.

Again, there are no "formalities" In ian interview. Everything offers them an opportunity for their BS detector to go up and cause you to be rejected.

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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 1300 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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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

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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 1300 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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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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Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

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EP 1381 3 mistakes people make at final interviews that will send their candidacy down the drain.

Summary

I thought I would do a video today about mistakes people make and final interviews The proof so costly and send their candidacy down the tubes.

1. You don't prepare. Preparation doesn't have to be A big dramatic thing. You can start off by looking at the LinkedIn profile the person you will be meeting with So you will have a degree of comfort Derived from knowing what their background is. Do a Google search to find any recent stories about them which, specifically, if you're an executive candidate, You want to know about these changes so that you can raise comments in conversation during the interview. If you are a staff level individual, you want to be familiar with some of them so that you can have a conversation with your future boss about them.

2. You start to feel bold. You start to feel cocky. As a result, you start to make new demands at the interview. That makes them scratch their heads and ask themselves, "What's with this person?" If you change your thinking about the role, you don't do it in the interview.You don't get arrogant. What you do is you stick with the program so that in this way there are no surprises.1 of the big lessons in recruiting is that surprises are rarely good. After all, If you're an employer and you start to hear a potential hire start to go crazy over money and talk about getting much more time off than raised previously, it just makes you scratch your head and go, "Where did this come from?" In much the same way for you as a job hunter you have been discussing one price and they come in $30,000 less, you go, "HUH?" They are no different.

If you start making crazy demands that come in and out of the blue, they will become turned off your candidacy.

3. This 1 can happen at any point in the interview, but final interviews are particularly treacherous about this Because in many organizations leadership is very good at it facilitating you taking your guard down. The mistake here is becoming too casual and to open in your conversations.

I remember an incident some years ago where client flew someone in for an in person interview because of the rare skill and experience this person possessed. They were prepared to relocate this person for the role. He met with his future boss and she asked him a question. His response was, "I will go into the detail once I am on board." In her mind, it was a brutal response even though what happened is they were so friendly with one another that he got to a point where he forgot that she was assessing him. As a result, he was turned down for this role and they hired someone else.

For you as a job hunter,, as much as they may be friendly and open and all sorts of happy along the way, they are still evaluating and assessing you. They are doing it in every moment of the conversation AND even in the pre-conversation. During the scheduling. At the receptionist desk, how you interact with the receptionist. In organizations that have them, 1 of the things I have heard time and time again is how candidates were obnoxious with the receptionist and he or she comes back And comments, "Where did that come from?" And people pay attention. This is an individual that they know, like and trust and, although they may not be performing the role, they taken as a signal.

Again, there are no "formalities" In ian interview. Everything offers them an opportunity for their BS detector to go up and cause you to be rejected.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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 1300 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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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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.

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

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When you meet the CEO, they already know that you can do the job. What are they looking for in this meeting?

Summary

I stumbled into an article that I want to give credit to TheMuse for. TheMuse.com. The article is entitled, "Here's the Secret to Acing an Interview with a Company CEO." A great article, so full credit to TheMuse. The article was written by Julia Hearts who's the co-founder and president of Eventbrite. If you're not familiar with firm, it's an online marketplace for live events.
Her article really speaks to how she interviews but, from my experience in doing search, it's uniformly consistent. Basically, she starts off with the assumption that if she's meeting someone, her team has already they're qualified and that she's meeting people in what she calls, "The Founders Round."
They've been interviewed by the team, they've done an assignment related to the skills that are needed for the job. So, they know that this person can do the job. So, after the initial introduction, she'll start by asking the candidate to tell her, his or her story, which isn't really to hear this lengthy auto biography. What she's looking for is a great summary of their life and career, not just because she wants to be amused, but specifically covering these points-- motivation, intention and conviction.Catch that one- motivation, intention and conviction.
From there, she progresses on to other questions where she's looking for insights into the person. It's not just the story, but it's about unsolicited compliments, as she says. What she really wants to know is how well the interviewee understands the challenge that the firm is trying to solve, the skills that are needed to solve it, and how they can prove they have those skills.
She also wants to understand whether this person relates to the significance of the role and has a strong conviction for the organization. Understand, generally, if you're meeting the CEO, meeting them at an investment bank or at major American Corporation and meeting with someone at a small to mid-sized firm who was there at the beginning, a founder in this particular case, who has an emotional connection. And, although she hasn't said this, she's looking for much the same sort of thing from you.
Are you inspired to help this organization achieve what it's set out to achieve-- its mission to be the best that can it be in this space?--or is this just a job and, understanding that as been the underpinnings behind questions that you're being asked, it goes a long way towards being effective.
Now, she also talks about, at the end, giving the candidate the opportunity to ask her questions, which, as a founder, I know the temptation is to give softball questions. She shares her perspective that she doesn't want to have questions that could be easily answered on the website.
To her, that gives her the impression that they're not well prepared. What she likes to hear about is being asked questions about certain parts of the business and questions that would give a context and perspective.
So, again, canned softball questions don't really require a lot of thought or intelligence. The ones that require a clarification or a deeper understanding do and since that goes into the question of "can you fit into this organization," although I normally hate the term, fit, because I don't believe organizations know how to interview for fit, and I won't go into detail. Now, I've done videos about this before. I'll just simply say from a personality standpoint, care, intelligence, warmth, honesty, great questions, and the points that she raises in this article will go a long way toward getting hired.

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 1300 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? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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

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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.

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This scenario happens very frequently . . . but what does it mean?

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a career and leadership coach andthe head coach of JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. Someone sent a question to me that I thought was interesting. I'm just going to read it off the screen.
"Why does the hiring manager want to interview me again after the final interview?"
Great question. Happens with regularity. Now, I'm going to say most of the answers I will give relate to you. Some of them relates to them. One big example relates to them and I'm going to start with that and the big one is they're afraid to pull the trigger..They areafraid to make the decision because they don't want to make a mistake and they don't want to be judged judged by their boss, judged by people on the team, they may have a different point of view than their their staff. So, they're trying to make sure. In other words, somewhere along the line,they became gun-shy because of feedback from them or something that happened in the interview involving you. That's one possibility.
Another possibility is at the last minute, another contender showed up and they are good and the hiring manager's curiosity has gotten piqued. Maybe their boss, maybe HR is telling them to talk with them again and make a decision after you talk to each of them one more time. Maybe it's just they're confused because the other one seems so good.
But, ultimately, it comes down to they're not sure who the best person is and you didn't seal the deal. You didn't sufficiently persuade them. Maybe you went into the final interview thinking like it was a "fete accompli" that you were going to get the offer and now, suddenly, there's another contender there.
So, it can be for either type of reason. One is they're afraid to pull the trigger because they're getting different feedback from others or they're just afraid to pull the trigger. On the other hand, there's the part of you that didn't seal the deal with them sufficiently to make them believe that you were the best choice and, suddenly, now they're hesitating because something went wrong in some way during the final interview.
So, I hope you found this helpful. If you did. I hope you give it a great review on YouTube. Leave a comment there. Give it a thumbs up. Same thing on Facebook. You know, like it, leave a good comment. It helps other people discover the videos.
And if you're interested in my coaching you, connect with me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Mention that you saw the video because I just like knowing that I'm helping folks. And, again, once we're connected, message me and let me know that you're interested in coaching.
Hope you have a great day. Take care.

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 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest

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

show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

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 LinkedIn. Like 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

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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.

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