It's important to shift the focus away from you during an interview. In this video, learn to remind the interviewer who referred you and how you know them, demonstrate your knowledge about the company, and talk about how you can help the bottom line.
- When I do mock interviews with clients … and I play the boss, … I begin each session by telling them … that there's only one person in the meeting who matters … and that's me. … I'm not really interested in what they want, … it's what they can do for me. … After all, the golden rule of business … is whoever has the gold makes the rules. … So, if you're the one who's interviewing with me, … whether for a job or project, … let me clue you in beforehand about what it is I'll need. … One, remind me again who referred you and how you know them. … I don't normally hire strangers. … I'm not going to know you in half an hour … and will not risk my job only to discover a few weeks … into your employment that you've misrepresented yourself. … Someone I trust vouched for you and I like your resume, … that's why you've made it in this far. … So, remind me who we have in common … and how well they know you. … Two, demonstrate your knowledge about my company. … Did you thoroughly research what we do? …
- Understanding the 21st-century workplace
- Identifying your monetizable passion
- Knowing how to interview well
- Managing your search for work
- Negotiating salary
- Becoming a lifelong learner