Section 3: Interview Skills

Section 3: Interview Skills

“Introduction … General Interview Preparation … Interview-Specific Preparation … Day of and Interview Follow-Up … Conclusion”
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Summaries

  • Section 3: Interview Skills > Subsection 1: Introduction > 5.3.1.1. Introduction to Interview Skills
  • Section 3: Interview Skills > Subsection 2: General Interview Preparation > 5.3.2.6. Interview Roadblocks
  • Section 3: Interview Skills > Subsection 3: Interview-Specific Preparation > 5.3.3.1. Fundamentals of Interviewing
  • Section 3: Interview Skills > Subsection 4: Day of and Interview Follow-Up > 5.3.4.8. Job Offer Dos and Don'ts
  • Section 3: Interview Skills > Subsection 5: Conclusion > 5.3.5.2. Revisiting Interviewing Skills

Section 3: Interview Skills > Subsection 1: Introduction > 5.3.1.1. Introduction to Interview Skills

  • How do you quickly and effectively make that happen? The simple answer is: prepare, prepare, prepare.
  • You will practice: general interview preparation, industry- and job-specific research, telling compelling stories about your professional experiences, and tips for following up in a professional manner.
  • Making a positive impression during your interview can position you as a compelling, capable, and responsible candidate-qualities that are appealing to all hiring managers.

Section 3: Interview Skills > Subsection 2: General Interview Preparation > 5.3.2.6. Interview Roadblocks

  • I’d been at this one company and left for a number of reasons.
  • The first question he asked was you know, what was the reason you left your last company, and I probably spent 15 minutes just complaining about everything wrong with that prior company.
  • There’s a lot of reasons to leave a company, there’s a lot of great things that happen at every company, and when you’re interviewing, you really need to focus on what the positives were.

Section 3: Interview Skills > Subsection 3: Interview-Specific Preparation > 5.3.3.1. Fundamentals of Interviewing

  • He sits back, he rolls up his sleeves, puts his arms back like this and says, “I’m really tired, I’ve had a long day. Why are you here?” And I kinda sat there for a second, and I had in my mind prepared kinda my three pitches, my three sales points and said look, these are the three things I want to get across this interview, regardless of whether or not he asks the questions.
  • Make sure you have the points you want to get across, and whether or not you’re answering their specific question, make sure you understand what your selling points are and how they relate to the opportunity, and make sure you deliver those points.

Section 3: Interview Skills > Subsection 4: Day of and Interview Follow-Up > 5.3.4.8. Job Offer Dos and Don’ts

  • After reviewing your application, we’d love to make you an offer.
  • How about $40,000 plus benefits? Oh my godthank you so much! Yeah! You finally got a job offer.
  • Hello? Hi, Justin? After reviewing your application, we’d love to make you an offer.
  • How about $40,000 plus benefits? Thanks for the opportunity.

Section 3: Interview Skills > Subsection 5: Conclusion > 5.3.5.2. Revisiting Interviewing Skills

  • Wow! Here you are: a savvy professional ready to mingle at networking events, scour job boards, and converse with interviewers.
  • These materials will help you stand out even in a field of highly talented applicants.
  • Finally, you learned preparation strategies and tips that will help you ace your next interview.
  • Up next, you’ll test your learnings with an application-based final assessment.
  • We’ll simulate real-world problems and ask you to solve them by calling upon the concepts you’ve learned.
  • We’ll be here when you’re prepared to put your skills to the test.

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