What Single Project or Task Would You Consider Your Most Significant Accomplishment of Your Career?

This is one of the great interview questions anyone can be asked because it sets up great follow up questions.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a career and leadership coach the head
coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. This is one
of those tough interview questions that really isn't but it just requires a
little bit of forethought. What single project or task would you consider the
most significant accomplishment in your career so far?" Developed by a man named
Lou Adler. What Adler says is basically the interviewer can spend 20 minutes
asking follow-up questions as a result of your answer. Now starting with the
answer, you want to give them a degree of substance about what this was and you
want to light up a little bit as you speak so the smile comes on your face,
the twinkle in your eye, the severity of the situation and you can use the
acronym of SOAR. S-O-A-R to walk through this because what we're being asked is
what's nicknamed a behavioral interview question. And what the interviewer is
attempting to do is get a sense of you and how you approach a real-life
situation and thus you need to give them a context, which is the situation that
you stepped into, what the objective was that you had. That could be in terms of
mobilizing a team of individuals in order to deliver this success within a
fixed period of time, the action that you took and the result that you got in
terms of money saved, money earned, percentage improvement if that's more
appropriate. And, again, we're talking about an outcome. Situation-Objective-
Action-Result. Now in the follow-up questions, understand that they're trying
to get a sense of you and your character.. So the questions may approach your work
ethic. How you analyze the problem.. How you drove to get the results and thus
they may actually ask you "what were the actual results of this," because they
want to hear the numbers. Why were you ,
obviously want to hear you were the only person available. They want to talk about
how you built up to this moment in your career and how you were the obvious
choice. "What would you do differently next time," is a great follow-up question
that you need to be ready for so that you're not surprised by it.
Remember, emotional intelligence is a big part for most senior professionals and
although this can be asked at a staff level, the more likely place is going to
be for those of you who are more experienced. Be ready for this. Always
think in terms of that one big success that you've had that makes you stand out.
And, if you don't have one, speak as though this one is. i'm Jeff Altman and hope
you found this helpful. Visit my website, TheBigGameHunter.us
I've got a lot there that you can watch, listen to or read that'll help
you find work more quickly. An,d if you're interested in one-on-one coaching with
me, you can message me from the site and we can set up a free discovery call.
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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1700 episodes and “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com is also a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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