Tell Them About Yourself ©

If someone asked, “tell me about yourself,” have you tried this for impact? Three of my last career coaching clients used this and they relayed this helped them a great deal to be successful. “Well, I’m currently an account executive at Smith, where I handle our top-performing client. Before that, I worked at an agency where I was on three different major national healthcare brands serving Corps A, B and C. While I really enjoyed the work, I’d love the chance to go more deeply with one specific healthcare company, which is why I’m excited about this opportunity with Metro Health USA. (Because … your passion is _____________, the challenges you saw are, the actions you took or results you think are needed like X,Y, or Z). They had remember to focus on the experiences and skills most relevant to the hiring manager in this particular position and this company. We worked hard on this before the biggest interview. Ultimately, relax a...
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Really Ready for an Interview?

Check off these critical tasks: Did you shadow the company's social media? Seriously! Companies post news they're proud of. So knowing about a blog post or a company retreat will give you talking points to drive the conversation. And seeing pictures of the office and the employees will not only give you a sense of the dress code (vital information for picking out your outfit), but also the general office climate and vibe. Did you study company and sector products? You don't have to arrive armed with a six-step plan for how to scale a new project (cyber IT protection) or a product (Google’s new phone), but talking intelligently about the company is key. Come prepared with reasons why you like it, as well as a few suggestions for how you can help to improve. Have you research your interviewers? You typically receive an interview schedule with the names of the people you'll be meeting ahead of time. (If not, don't be afraid to ask for...
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Unusual Ways to Land an Interview

Maybe it's time to try a new approach. Check out these methods to landing an interview. Start an online campaign Have you heard of Matthew Epstein, the man behind the “Google, please hire me” online campaign? His premise was simple: to create buzz and draw attention to himself. This buzz and attention would then lead mega-giant Google to notice his efforts, therefore resulting in a job interview. Although Epstein didn’t end up at Google, he had the right idea. When you draw attention to your accomplishments in an unusual way, you stand out from the crowd and noise. One way to capture this type of attention and highlight why you deserve a job interview is through an online campaign. You can do a number of things to create an online campaign. Like Epstein, you can develop a website that houses your accomplishments, recommendations, and plans. You can also use the power of social media and your network to exponentially carry your...
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