Good interview prep can absolutely help you get the job...but what does 'interview prep' really mean? Researching the company? Yes--but wait, there's more.
Good interview prep also means:
- learning how to present yourself more positively to employers
- practicing better communication skills and techniques
- preparing for not just the interview, but also the actual job with a 30 60 90 day plan
Being the best-prepared candidate helps you get the job.
Here's how Ting Zhao used all these tips and more, and had a GREAT interview:
Thank you so much for your great tips...
...thank you for your closing tips on your video. The technique was powerful. I used it with everyone...at the end of my interview. I literally got them all to say "yes". Even though I was not able to get the boss' boss to make a commitment on the spot, he was impressed with everything I shared with him.
...I asked permission to show my 30/60/90 day plan without hesitation when the hiring manager's boss asked me if I had any questions...
Finally, here is my "tell me about yourself" pitch:
I am an eCommerce solution architect and information systems expert. I specialize in user experience and 3rd party content integration. My passion is to help businesses build a 5-STAR award-winning eCommerce site that delights your customers, awards your shareholders and makes your associates proud.
Then, I handed over a presentation of my last eCommerce project.
...Take care and be well until next time!
p.s. In addition to my brag book and my 30/60/90 day plan, I printed out their job description and highlighted my qualifications. My goal was to keep them on track. I also prepared some slides to show my past performance that demonstrated my qualifications for each job requirement. That worked really well.
p.p.s. I got a remark. "You are the most prepared candidate. We had so many candidates. Nobody was this prepared."
THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING!
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