Do You Want to be Prepared for Your Interview?
Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you are in job search mode, you have received an interview request, or both.
You want to be prepared for the interview.
This elearning course is for you IF:
•Your interview is soon
•You don’t have time to prepare or memorize answers the hundreds of common interview questions or the hundreds of potential behavioral interview questions.
•You want to feel much more confident that you are ready and prepared for the interview
•You do not have time for a 20+ hour Job Interview course.
•You have had lots of interviews and continually end up the bridesmaid and not the bride.
Do You Know How to Prepare?
I’m sure you’re worried.
A lot is resting on you doing good in the interview, so you’ll be offered the job.
Most people go into interviews not knowing:
•What to expect during the interview
•How to prepare for the unknowns of an interview
•How to answer the interviewers questions
•What types of questions should they ask
Not to mention not knowing
•What to wear
•What time should I arrive?
•Should I send a thank you email?
Another significant challenge is time. Your interview may be in a day or two and you’re worried you don’t have time to adequately prepare yourself, even if you knew what is was you should prepare.
But now what?
Consider this: Interviews are an odd dance we do every 3-10 years. Sometimes way more often, or much less frequently depending on the industry or your level of seniority. Because it’s done so infrequently, candidates are rarely good at interviewing.
Yet everyone understands that if YOU do poorly during an interview, the company doesn’t offer you the job.
However, if the interviewer does a poor job interviewing you, they also are unlikely to make you an offer.
The reality is, all the responsibility is on you to make sure the interview goes well. Also, most interviewers have no interview training and are learning as they go. Some common questions actually require a clinical psychologist to interpret your answer, and the companies don’t have clinical psychologists.
On the flip side, (to quote the Matrix movie), they’re hoping you’re the one. Unless the interviewer is from HR, interviewing is an out-of-band job responsibility of the hiring manager. The interviewer’s still have their regular job to do, so they are motivated to end the interview process as quick as possible, and hire someone.
I Can Help You Prepare
I’ve been a hiring manager for approaching 25 years.
I’ve been a recruiter for the last 10 years.
I’ve lost track of how many people I’ve interviewed.
I actively recruit. I interview people almost daily. I’m in the trenches.
While building this course, I’m speaking with clients on their candidate needs and actively interviewing on their behalf.
Because of that and because of my unique first-hand experience from both sides of the fence, I give each of my candidates a coaching session on what to expect during the interview and what they should study and prepare. I coach students and grads, people in the early or middle stages of their career, and professionals and executives.
I happily offer to coach friends, friends of friends, people in my community.
I understand that landing that new job could be a life changer for you.
What I coach varies depending on the role, type of interview, and time available before the interview.
My candidates and others I’ve coached often came back to me to say that my description of how the interview would playout and the types of questions to expect to be asked, was correct. That my advice greatly helped them with the interview.
They were best prepared.
Once you hear that enough, I decided I needed to try to help even more people get better at interviewing.
In this course, I’m sharing what I’ve learned with you. This course is a superset of what coach to my candidates and others. Each interview is unique so what I coach to my candidates varies depending on their scenario.
Allow Me to Guide You
Interviews are a journey. Journeys can be both predictable and unpredictable. During an interview, some parts are predictable, and others not. You can, and should, prepare for the predicable, and develop strategies to prepare for the unpredictable. Also, some unpredictable items, such as a transit delay which will result in you being late for the interview, can and should be anticipated and prepared for.
This course will not cover every possible interview question or variation. You do not have the time. I will cover what you need to know asap.
Preparing for an interview can be daunting. It can easily consume all your available time, whether the interview is tomorrow or in two weeks. You don’t have time to complete a 20 plus hour course if your interview is in two days AND still do the preparation work you learned in that course.
To help you prepare, this course is designed in mind with how much time you have available. I’ve balanced the need to be as prepared as possible, with your need to maintain any family commitments, personal commitments, and the time at your disposal. As such, there are 5 paths through this course, depending on the time you have available.
Path 1: The Interview is only 1-2 Days / evenings away, or you only have 1 or 2 days/evening available to prepare. This path requires 45 minutes (approx.) and will provide you with the basics of what to expect during the typical interview, how to deal with different interview locations, a glimpse into what happens after the interview, and a preparation checklist.
This alone will remove lots of your worry or anxiety allowing you to be more relaxed during the interview, resulting in a better interview.
Path 2: The Interview is 3+ days / evenings away or you only have 3+ days/evenings available to prepare.
Path 3: You don’t yet have an interview scheduled. This Path also contains a “Refresher” Path. After you’ve completed the course, you should re-watch this Refresher Path 1-2 days before the interview.
Path 4: The Interview is over. Now what’s left? You should follow this path immediately after the interview. While the interview is over for you, the interview process is not over for the company.
Path 5: Interview Locations. Each location can work for or against you. Watch the individual section(s) as they apply to your circumstances.
A practical approach
You cannot prepare for every possible interview question. However, you can prepare for the common questions.
Spending a just a few hours preparing will get you 80% of the way there. Which is likely 79% farther than the other candidates.
If you don’t prepare, your chances of landing the job diminish significantly.