This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
Skill Level Beginner
- [Announcer] This is an audio course. No need to watch, just listen. Welcome to the latest edition to LinkedIn Learning podcasts. We've curated some of the best business podcasts and made them even easier to listen to. Each episode is split into sections. Use the links in the contents area to skip to whichever section you like. We're always looking for new ways to help you learn and we'd appreciate your feedback. Thanks for listening. - [Host] Well, I want to hear all about your brilliance when it comes to helping folks with interviews. - [Woman] I still do coaching on other career issues but I think I started out focusing more so on career change and bigger sort of career issues, trying to figure out the next chapter of your career and I still help people with that, but I found that along with that, a lot of people, their biggest challenge was once they figured out what they wanted to do next, okay, how do I get someone to give me that job? And most people are not naturally good at interviewing. And even if they're not terrible, they could be better and they tend to get nervous. It's a nerve-wracking kind of experience. It's hard, I think, to look at yourself objectively sometimes and think about what do I want to emphasize? What I want to bring out about myself for this particular opportunity? An interview is kind of a different interaction than anything else we do and, I guess, normal life. So people sometimes haven't had training or it's just not something that they're comfortable with, but with a little bit of training, a little bit of coaching, you can see people make a huge, huge difference and getting good at interviewing is a major life improvement opportunity. You can get a better job. You can get a job that you love more and make a lot more money. There's so many things that you can achieve, if you get good at interviewing. - [Host] I'd love to hear that. A couple of the gems that you share during these coaching sessions that many people say yep, that was totally worth it. And so I'll get specific shortly but for now, I'd like to go wide open in terms of those nuggets you share that make people go, wow, yes, that was the thing. - [Woman] Yeah, well, I think there's a couple things that are recurring themes. I think most people are terrible at the whole tell me about yourself because it's just an awkward, hugely open-ended question, and it's so easy to get off on a tangent or to stumble. So that's one I've seen, make a huge difference. Just spending a little bit of time together, kind of thinking about, okay, how do I want to open this interview? You're opening in an interview and almost always that first question is something along those lines, sort of open-ended tell me about yourself, walk me through your resume. And so I find just making improvements to that and how you open because it's kind of like how do you position yourself with this person? What's their first real impression of you? What do they focus on? Well, you kind of have some control over that in terms of what you emphasize and how you describe yourself in that tell me about yourself. Now, of course, you've got to cover the key facts on the resume, but there's a lot of-