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Blog Series: Interview Tricks from People Who Know WHAT WORKS - Steps 3-6

So you've landed an interview... now what? How should you prepare?

Here are a few steps to get you started.

Let's quickly review the first 3 steps...

Step#1 – Your Story (Elevator Pitch)

Step #2 – The Bridge (Trust...Connections...Networks)

Step #3 – Your Mantras more about these steps in our previous blog post

Step #4 - "Cheat Sheet"

Create a pre-interview bullet list. Answer the following:

  • What are your 3-5 greatest career achievements?

  • How did you (and others) judge their success?

  • Did you include:

    • Quantity

    • Quality

    • Scope

    • Sequence

    • Specific technology and certifications

Step #5 - Value Propositions

A picture is worth 1,000 words.

  • Built a process

  • Managed a project

  • Excel spreadsheet

  • Testimonial(s)

  • Solved a problem (and can prove it)

Might include: (you probably guessed it!)


Step #6 - PRACTICE!

  • Tell me about one thing that you have done in your life that was really did you overcome the barriers?

  • If you had to choose one animal (or two animals) that would describe you at work, what would it/they be and why?

  • Tell me about one time you “got in to it” with someone at work – how did you handle it?

  • Tell me about one experience that would show me that you are ethical?

  • How do you deal with a hard boss?

  • What is something that you are very proud of?

  • In your opinion what is the best-possible leadership style?

  • Do you have any questions for me/us? (research...research...research!)

  • Give me an example of one time when you were “all in” on a project during your life.

  • Tell me about one time that you “saved the day” for someone else.

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