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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (How do you set and achieve goals?)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

Give an example of how you set goals and achieve them.

What will you say?

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‘Job Interview Questions and Answers App Most Helpful Interview Tool’

JIQA APP - Copy (2)Hey app users...are you getting ready for an interview?  Here's a comment we got about our (free) Job Interview Questions and Answers app:

I just wanted to tell you that your Job Interview Q&A iPad app was by far the most helpful interview preparation tool I utilized during my job search.  Your tips truly helped me get the job I was seeking – I was prepared, confident and professional during my interviews thanks to you, and I am very grateful for your top notch advice.  Thank you Peggy! You’re a gem.

David E.
Financial Advisor

Learning and practicing your answers to interview questions is one of the most important and helpful things you can do before a job interview.  That's why we created this app (for Android, iPhone, and iPad users).  It lets you watch me deliver great interview answers and lets you practice them and record yourself so you can see and hear how you come across to the interviewer.

This app works for job seekers in all kinds of fields:  finance, accounting, medical, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, law, or any other white-collar job.

Get the Job Interview Questions and Answers App today.

 

Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (Describe the boss who could get the best work from you.)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

Describe the boss who could get the very best work from you.

What will you say?

This question is looking at fit—how you’ll fit into the organizational culture, and how you’ll fit with the person who would be your boss. Your answer shows your personality, your work style, and your communication skills. It also sheds light on your past relationships.

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (What will happen a year from now?)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

Assume you come to work here. One year from now you go home at the end of the week and think that this is the best job you've ever had. What happened to make you feel that way?

What will you say?

If you ask others about the best job they’ve ever had, they almost never mention money. (If they do, it’s in relation to “I made great money while I was having fun!”)

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‘The 30-60-90-Day Plan Got Me 3 Job Offers On the Same Day!’

fireworks- anthonyIf you are getting interviews but no offers, you need to pay attention to this story.

Anthony was getting interviews, but never made it past the first one.

He improved his answers to interview questions (with my Job Interview Question and Answers App), but what really made the difference was a 30-60-90-day plan.  Job seekers can be hesitant about trying something new in job interviews, like a 90-day plan, but Anthony is a great example of why you must have a 30-60-90-day plan.

With a 30/60/90-Day Plan, Anthony:

  • got 3 job offers in the same day (for all 3 jobs he used it for),
  • was offered a more senior position than the one he applied for
  • ended up with 30K in additional salary from that more senior role

This is the power of the plan--powerful interviews, more job offers, better job offers, and more money!  Read Anthony's story:

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Monster.com – Peggy McKee on How to End a Job Interview

MonsterI'm excited to let you know I was interviewed for a Monster.com article on How to End a Job Interview!  This article by Margaret Steen, for Yahoo! HotJobs, has some great advice on what to make sure you do before you leave any job interview, including:

  • Know the Next Steps
  • Lay the Groundwork for Your Follow Up
  • Close the Sale

I am thrilled to have been a resource--thanks, Margaret!

Job seekers, this is need-to-know stuff.  Check out the article here:  How to End a Job Interview

 

How to Research the Company for your 30-60-90-Day Plan

Research the CompanyEven though you know how much stronger you'll be in the interview with a 30/60/90-day plan, you may have trouble finding the information you need to create one. Rest assured--if you're determined, you can find everything you need.

Step 1 - Start Online

Google the company first to see what's new with them lately, and then check out the corporate website.  After that, find the company's page on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.These kinds of pages often have different information than they put on their corporate site.

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (Are you better at ‘managing up’ or ‘managing down’?)

Amazon_LogoAre you better at managing up or managing down? Your answer always needs to be, "I'm good at both."

Managing up or down is all about extreme communication skills.

Here’s how this works:

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30-60-90-Day Plan Gets You the Job Even If You Have No Experience

PattyAre you graduating soon? Or maybe you're transitioning from one industry to another?  Either way, your lack of experience could keep you from getting the job you want. Luckily, you can overcome this obstacle with a 30-60-90-day plan for your job interview.  See how it worked for Patty:

Hi Peggy,

I just want to give you a big THANK YOU. I purchased the 30/60/90 Business Plan video. It really walked me through step-by-step on the structure and preparation. I used it on my very next job interview. I was competing with 3 other candidates that were just as qualified. I actually didn't have the exact experience for the position. One of your videos indicated to erase that from your mind--that a company would not have scheduled me for a face-to-face interview if they didn't think I was capable. I kept that in mind during the whole interview. With the help of your videos I was able to prepare for the interview and find a way to present my 30/60/90 day plan. I completely wowed them. Needless to say, I got the job offer. With experience in the job but with no industry experience, I got it because of your videos...I am so grateful. Thank you!!!

Patty

Patty, we are thrilled for you.

If you know you want the edge that a 30-60-90-Day Plan will give you in your job interview...

Best of luck!

 

Communication Coach for US Job Market (ESL)

peggy-redshirt158X210 - Copy (3)Is English your second language (ESL)?  This can cause significant communication problems during job interviews with US companies.  These problems can keep you from getting the jobs you are qualified for.

I've worked with many job seekers from China, Japan, Mexico, France, and Dubai, among others, to help them overcome language and/or cultural barriers so they can communicate more effectively in job interviews.

How a Coach Can Help

For instance, I just got off the phone with a highly skilled job seeker from China.  She knew that her phone interviews weren't going well, but she didn't realize just how much trouble she was having until she worked with a coach.

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Amazon.com – Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Success

Amazon-Logo - CopyBe super impressive in your next interview with this 4 - book bundle for a great price on Amazon:

Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Success

This bundle will get you prepared for any job interview (phone interviews or face-to-face) so you can get the offer!

 

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Check out the 5-Star reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars    Two interviews, two job offers!    March 26, 2015
By Derrelynn
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This bundle is a fast read and definitely increased my confidence in interviewing for new nurse position. I nailed the phone interview and received two job offers. Saved so much time in preparing for interview and priceless advice for any field! Highly recommend.

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Will a 30-60-90-Day Plan Get You the Offer? 98% Say Yes

98When we tell job seekers about 30-60-90-Day Plans (what they are and what they do for you in the interview) and then ask, "If you brought a detailed, customized 30-60-90-Day Plan to your job interview, would you get the offer?" 98% say yes.

If you want to learn more about 30-60-90-day plans, go here:

30 60 90 Day Plan: How to Create and Use It To Knock Their Socks Off in the Job Interview

If you want a tested and proven 30/60/90-Day Plan Template and Coaching, go here:

 30-60-90-Day Action Plan

 

3 Standout Interview Questions to Ask

questionsOne iron-clad job interviewing rule is:  Always have questions of your own to ask.

Here are 3 great questions to ask in your next interview:

  • What qualities does does the perfect candidate have for this job? Ask this near the beginning of the interview, and you'll find out specific desired skills that might not be in the description (who knows who wrote the description or when they wrote it?). Once you know what the manager really cares about hearing, you’ll be able to talk up those related skills you have in your interview answers.  This way, you'll get the maximum mileage out of every interview answer you give.
  • Is there any reason why you wouldn’t hire me for this job? This is a hard question to ask--but it’s the only way you’re going to find out if they have any doubts about hiring you. Knowing what they are gives you a chance to address those doubts and hopefully clear them up. Job seekers who ask this question increase their chances of getting hired by 30 percent.
  • What are the biggest challenges of this job? This question lets you know what the most important tasks are for this job, or what potential pitfalls may be waiting for you. Show how you’ll use your skills to handle the challenges.

Find out more questions to ask, how to research the company, and lots of interview do's and don'ts in our Free Job Interview Prep Kit.

 

Will Your Recruiter Help You Create a 30-60-90-Day Plan?

RecruiterWill your recruiter help you create a 30/60/90-day plan?  The short answer is yes--especially if it's an external recruiter whose paycheck depends on you getting the job.

What's the catch? The key word is 'help.'  You will have to get the ball rolling by asking the right questions to get the recruiter to share with you what they believe and know about the company and the job. Then the recruiter can point you in the right direction for your research on the company.

Here are some basic questions to ask your recruiter to help you create a killer 30/60/90-day plan:

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Project Manager Uses 30-60-90-Day Plan To Get the Job!

balooonsI want to share Dan's story with you for 3 reasons:

1. It shows that even after a layoff, you can step up into senior management (Dan got a Senior Project Manager role)--so if you've been laid off, don't give up hope.

2. It reminds us that when you're in a job search, it's important to stay connected to things that keep you motivated and upbeat.

2. It shows that a 90-day plan can help you overcome a lot of obstacles that might otherwise hold you back--so if you're dealing with a difficult job search for whatever reason, use a 30-60-90-day plan in your interviews.  It will do great things for you, like it did for Dan.

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