Have you been going to job interview after job interview, but haven’t gotten a job yet that you interviewed for? If so, please don’t be discouraged. Look at the positive side – the job that you applied for just might not be right for you. Today, you are going to learn 3 excellent job interview strategy tips, so you can pass your job interviews with confidence. These strategies that I provide are also going to help you get the job that is right for you. If you are new here, I want to welcome you. My name is Holly and I am a former Amazon recruiting leader. I am also the founder of a career accelerator masterclass. In this masterclass, I helped senior to executive tech leaders regain their confidence. I also helped them to define their values and purpose, so they could land their ideal job. If you like what you read here today, consider subscribing and hit the bell notification. This way, you won’t miss any of my weekly career strategies and training from this point on. Now, let’s dive in.
Strategy #1 – Writing Things Down
Are you feeling confident? Research shows that handwriting helps to put things into memories much faster than typing. With this being said, I want you to take out a piece of paper. Don’t cheat and use Microsoft Word or any other computer program. I want you to start doing this right here, right now.
- What are you looking for in your next career move? For example, do you want to get a promotion?
- Describe what you will be doing in your new job. Be as descriptive as you can be. This will help you to visualize just what your dream job will look and feel like.
- How would this impact the employer? Take what you wrote down from question 2 and write how that will impact your new employer. How will all the tasks that you are doing benefit the employer? This information will be helpful when you go to the interview. You can let the employer know why you are the right person for the job.
These three questions will help you find the clarity of who you are and more importantly, why employers should hire you.
Do you have questions about this section? If so, please leave me a comment below.
Strategy #2 – Using Behavioral Questions
You can check out one of my recent LinkedIn posts for a great article by Dave Anderson, an Amazon GM, where he shared his personal experience with the 14 leadership principles.
Now, some of you have asked me to make videos on how to pass the Google, Microsoft, and other tech company’s interview processes. I can’t stop preaching about the Amazing behavioral questions and the leadership principles. I have worked for start-ups and multi-billion dollar companies outside of Amazon. In these jobs, I have seen their rather insane leadership principles. Their mission and core values are nearly identical to those of Amazon. When it comes to behavioral questions, there are some tiny differences. However, in theory, they are all the same.
The behavioral questions are a great way for organizations to measure the applicant’s experience. These questions help the organization or employer to determine whether you are the right person for the job. For example, the employer might ask you about how you would handle certain situations. They want to make sure you would fit into their work environment and that you will succeed in the job, as well.
Strategy #3 – Ideal Company
What is your ideal company? Recently, I told two of my clients that it is a good thing they didn’t get the job they applied for. When I asked my clients to evaluate the interviewers, which also included the hiring manager, they seemed to be surprised by my question.
I know a lot of you are feeling so stuck in your job that you forget to interview the employer. IN your mind, you just wanted an offer, so you could get out of a bad environment. However, if you don’t want to get stuck in another bad environment, it is important not to repeat the same patterns. For this reason, I would like you to take action today!
- Make a list of three key things you would need from your new employer. What are the three most important things you need to ensure you have a great job experience?
- Make a list of questions around what is missing in your current role that you would like to change. What things do you want to be different in your current role regarding the scope of the job or the leadership in that job? Be sure to look for these in your new job endeavors.
- Before you accept another job interview, look over the job description. Does this position title and scope of the job align with your growth? Is this what you want to be doing?
Now that you know what to do, you can find your ideal company, instead of wasting time on job interviews you don’t even want.
90% of Americans are so miserable in their job. However, they stick around and settle, just because they need to pay their bills. Trust me – I get it, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Are you ready to move on? Do you want to find your ideal role? If so, please pay very close attention to my tutorial and training. I will give you specific examples of what you should be doing. I will also give you templates. In the tutorial and training, you will be guided to walk through each individual step. This way you can better identify who you are. You can have a clearer vision and create the right questions to ask the interviewer.
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