Kick Ass in Life: Interviews
The founder and CEO of Envision Horizons talks networking secrets, applying for jobs and how to kick ass during the interview process.
Preparing for an interview is not easy. You have so much going on during the job search and you’ve finally gotten an interview – yay! You want to make a great impression and arrive prepared and confident. But it’s hard to keep the stress at bay. And there is nothing worse than a bad interview where you feel off, don’t have the answers to their questions and where you keep stumbling over your thoughts (or worse, not having any thoughts at all). In this episode, I talk all about how to prepare for an interview.
Interviewing is hard! It’s nerve-wracking. But you can’t avoid it if you’re trying to land a job. I had the privilege to talk to Stephanie of the Career Talk podcast about how to stand apart in the interview process. I reveal one of my favorite secrets to get hired fast.
Interviewing is NEVER easy. For anyone. Even for those who interview all of the time, it still is a challenge. Sure it might get easier over time, but it still plagues most folks with some level of anxiety. There are always ways that interviews trip you up and make you fumble and you lose your self-confidence.
If you can’t master the first round, it’s hard to get any further in the process. Learn who you’re talking to, what the purpose of the interview is and how to master that first round so you move forward with additional interviews.
So you’ve been invited for an interview – great news. This is your chance to wow them, show them how awesome you are and snag that job.
The purpose of a cover letter is to express your interest in the opportunity and why you are perfect for the job.
So you have your sights set on working in a city you don’t live … yet. Great – that’s progress! You’ve identified where you’d like to live (this is better than most). Well done in making decisions – it’s a tough decision to make. Moving to a place you want to live IS doable — in fact, it’s imperative if you want to get a job in that city. You can’t expect you’ll make any headway sitting on your mom’s…
Struggling with what to write in your email for an informational interview? Fear no more. I share all dos/don’ts for how to reach out and get an informational interview that won’t annoy the other person. Instead, it will get them to say YES quickly so you can impress the hell out of them. One tip: it does NOT involve the words “pick your brain.” If you’re including this in any of your cold emails – you’re doing it WRONG. Learn…
Have you ever struggled to get started in a job search and not known where to get started? In this episode, I talk about where to look for job opportunities. From using the resources online to your network, there are a few places you should always be searching for a job. 2018 is the year of YOU. If one of your goals is to find a new job this year — get started and start searching. Actively looking for opportunities…