Interviewing for a job that you are very excited about can be a nerve-wracking process. You want to make a great impression and get that job offer. I’ve been recruiting for a long time and I can tell you that unfortunately, while some people are a perfect fit on paper, the way they handle themselves during the interview leaves the interviewer feeling less than enthused. Unfortunately, you rarely, if ever, receive specific feedback on where it went wrong.
In this week’s episode, I’m going to give you an insider look at the interview process and share with you 10 tips that will help you to get that next job offer. I’m giving it to you straight, what I like and what annoys me most as an interviewer, so this is one you won’t want to miss!
PLUS, don’t miss this week’s Take Action Challenge and implement this week’s coaching tips.
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So enjoy this week’s episode of The Nimble Leader show. I appreciate you listening and I hope you tune in next week!
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TAKE ACTION CHALLENGE:
To help you stay nimble, here is this week’s Take Action Challenge. Take these 3 action steps in the next week.
1. In Show #3 of this podcast, I shared with you 5 things you should do when interviewing candidates. In the show notes for that show, I share with you a really amazing resource, a copy of my favorite behavioral interviewing questions. While these were offered to help you improve your skills as an interviewer, you can also use these same questions to help you prepare to be interviewed. Download a copy of the questions and review them. They are a great way to prepare for your next interview!
2. If you are currently seeking a new job or are just open to exploring new opportunities, I highly recommend that you update your LinkedIn profile. Make sure that it reflects your achievements and highlights your strengths and unique talents. Actively increase your network. A large network helps you to access people who are connected to a potential employer that you may be interested in. Use this network for introductions and during your research on companies and interviewers. Companies can select a premium membership level that will match them with prospective candidates that match their job criteria so it is a way to be seen without even knowing about an opportunity.
3. If you are a leader who conducts interviews, take a look at your digital footprint. What do your social media sites say about you and is there anything out there that could be even remotely embarrassing for you. If so, clean it up now before a potential candidate gets a hold of it while doing research on you.