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Job Interview Masterclass - Max Your Interviewing Success with Powerful Tips - Power Preparation!

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13 Lessons (1h 4m)
    • 1. Interview Masterclass - Max Your Chances!

    • 2. Get Yourself Ready! Power Preparation Tips!

    • 3. Final Prep Tips! 1 2 Days Before Interview

    • 4. It's Interview Day! How to ACE the interview!

    • 5. Positive Personality Traits

    • 6. Conversational Scenarios

    • 7. Asking Killer Questions

    • 8. Answering Questions Like a Pro

    • 9. After Interview - Still More You Can Do!

    • 10. Staying Professional

    • 11. That Wasn't What You Expected

    • 12. Waiting For The Answer

    • 13. Let's Review the Tips - So Much To Consider!

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Hi – I'm Paul.

Welcome to this Productivity ACE course on Skillshare. 

I've been a people manager for over 20 years at some of the biggest companies in the world. I've been involved in hundreds of interviews and have built up a ton of experience in the area of hiring, interviewing and ensuring my team gets great people in.

I've also had to face some of the toughest interview processes there are as a candidate, so I know how stressful it can be and what to do to give yourself the best chance of success.

In this course I'll give you the benefit of the experience I've used to get jobs at some of the biggest enterprises there are, as well as giving you an insight into what an experienced hiring manager is looking for in their dream candidate.

Job interviews are some of the most stressful events anyone will go through. They're full of ups and downs, taking you from the depths of despair to the heights of ecstasy. It's incredibly hard to make sure your best self comes across in a short, intense interview and many great candidates slip through the net due to lack of preparation, planning or complacency.

Many of the tips you'll see in this course are simple to implement but in combination will enhance your preparation and ensure you eliminate many common mistakes from your interview.

Using the tips in this course, you'll be able to significantly increase your chances of success, whilst keeping the stress levels down and allowing yourself to relax and enjoy the experience. I'm gonna give you real world advice from someone who's been involved in the field for 2 decades, not sanitised textbook guides.

We'll be covering long and short term interview preparation, the questions you should expect to be asked, what you should do on the day of the interview and during the interview itself. And then there are still tips for enhancing your chances of success post-interview and for future interviews.

So welcome to this Productivity ACE course. Let's get it done!

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Paul Banoub

Leadership, Coaching & Productivity ACE


Hello, I'm Paul - a technologist, people manager, blogger, YouTuber, public speaker & productivity enthusiast!

I have over 20 years experience as a people manager and leader at some of the world's biggest companies. I've led teams large and small. spoken at international conferences and delivered for high-pressure clients.

If you want to be more productive, a better leader, manager, coach & mentor then you're in the right place.

I'm dedicated to making work a great place to be by removing blockers, empowering people and creating a safe place for people to express themselves and innovate. 



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1. Interview Masterclass - Max Your Chances! : Hi, I'm full. I've been a people manager. Some of the biggest companies on the planet for over 20 years are built up a wealth of experience on the interview process, how you get into these companies on from the perspective of a hiring Montreal what hiring managers really looking for? This course is all about providing you with the skills needed to maximize your chances of getting that dream job. When you're in an interview situation. I've also had to face some of the toughest interview processes around, so I know just how stressful it can be as a candidate to trying to get yourself into that company to get that dream rule, I've been involved in hundreds of interviews that some of the biggest companies on the planet from the perspective of a hiring manager on also from the perspective of an employee or potential employee and this course I'm gonna give you the benefit of my experiences, and it has a hiring manager. Over 20 years, you'll understand what you need to do to prepare you understand what that hiring wonder is looking for. You can structure your learning structure of preparation to give yourself the absolute maximum chance of getting the job. Job interviews are some of the most stressful situations anybody will face the full of ups and downs to take you from the depths of despair to the height of ecstasy they could make or break your career. They can be an incredibly stressful or exhilarating experience. It's really, really hard to ensure that your best self comes across an interview. Even the most talented candidates can fall foul of the pressure involved on the stress involved in the interview process. Many of the tips you'll learn in this course will ensure that your best self arrives at that interview. Many of the tips very simple to implement on, easy to comprehend but in combination with each other can become very powerful and a very powerful edition for your armament. As you go into the interview process, The advice I'm going to give you should significantly increase your chances of success. This is from the perspective of somebody who's been involved in both sides of the process for over 20 years on and is going to give you re a world tips riel world knowledge, not sanitized textbook theory. This is gonna be really tangible tips that you can implement that will definitely make a difference to the way you approach in interviews. And I can pretty much guarantee that your success rate will increase. Should you implement a number of these tips, we'll be covering long term and short term interview preparation. What you need to do on the day of the interview itself, how you can then conduct interview to give yourself the best chance of success, as well as focusing on things you could do after the interview's finished. To continue to enhance that chance of you getting a job. It's productivity. Fists. Let's get it done. 2. Get Yourself Ready! Power Preparation Tips!: So you got interview Well done, you very great news. So let's give you the best chance possible of getting that job. Let's go over some tips. Now. The first thing to realize is that this is really, really good news. Getting an interview is not easy. You would have, doubtless, being up against many other candidates. Some jobs are up. You could be up against thousands of other candidates, all one in the job. So to get selected for the interview process is very positive. And it's important to realize that being selected means that what you've got on your CV or your resume has really attracted. The recruiter really attracted the hiring manager that there's something in there they want to explore. They're curious. They're interested. So now it's up to you to work out a way to bring your best self to that interview to satisfy that curiosity. So let's explore number of tips for interview preparation. We're going to start about 1 to 2 weeks before the interview. Now it's important that you realize that you need to do a lot off work. Preparing for an interview is difficult and time consuming. You'll need to do a lot of reading, a lot of planning, a lot of preparation, but it's all worth it, and it will all enhance your chances of being successful. And remember, if you're not preparing for an interview, if you're not enhancing your skills, you're not coming up with a plan. Well, there's competitors we talked about. They will be. They will be getting the jump on you because they they will be planning they were preparing . They will be enhancing their chances so up to you to do it and do better. Tip number one Research the company on Do the job rule. First off, you need to get researching the company, so get onto linked. Then get into the Internet and work out the basics. You don't have to know the complete company history, but areas of key areas of business or importance locations, company thoughts. Maybe any particular major times have been in the news is, well, make sure you get researching that to build upon understanding off what the company is all about. That's very important. It's also important to put a positive spin on this. So try and research The times the company has been mentioned in the news positively, you'll find a lot of companies have had negative news coverage. It's probably a good idea to leave that out and also make sure that you understand exactly what the job role is about. Now that sounds really obvious, but I'm always amazed as a hiring one. Jack, how many candidates do not know the rule that they're actually applying for? It's always the first question I ask in interviews. Please. Can you, in your own words, tell me the role that you're applying for? And you would be astonished how many candidates can't. If you can't describe the job you're applying for, how do you know you're a good fit for it? How do you know it's the right role for you? So researching the company researching the job or is critically important, it gives you also a sense of confidence as well that you already know the type of company that you're gonna be stepping into the type of ethos, the type of organization, the way the company runs on. It shows the hiring manager that you're interested on that you have done your background knowledge that number two is find out who you're gonna be speaking to. So since you've got your interview, it's very important to find out who is going to be interviewing you. So contact your recruiter, get the names of the people. If you can get their positions and their roles as much information as you can about the people that will actually be asking you the questions on the day, then it's up to you to get onto LinkedIn, build up as much information as you possibly can about people. Find out what makes them take, find out their areas of research. You may well of cross process previous companies, and no, I never known it. But it's important to look at what there is interest are and understand. And don't leave it at that. Get onto Facebook, get onto Twitter. So if they block the tweet, try and understand what their areas of interest are as much as you possibly can, and maybe build up some commonality. This could actually work in your favor quite in quite strange ways. I once had a job interview well worked out through my research that the person who was interviewing may have gone to a nearby schools may support the same football team is May on . That allowed me to instantly strike up a very good relationship right at the start before the interviewed even started. And obviously, if you're building a good relationship, good personal relationship with somebody, then that enhances that bond enhances that attraction and allows you to be more successful . And that was a successful interview for me so that background research could be very, very important, and you never know where it's going to lead. In the interview, you can branch off into areas of conversation related to their interests or relative to their hobbies or or related or any aspect of their work. So it could be a very good thing to have that background knowledge on the actual interviews themselves. Tip number three is prepared answers to the obvious questions in interviews, you can pretty much guarantee that there are set of questions. You are almost certain to be asked questions such as these. Where do you see yourself in five years time? Why do you want this job? Why did you leave your last job? Give me an example of a time that you had a big problem and managed to solve it What did you do? Tell me about yourself. Why should we hire? Watch your biggest strength? Watch your biggest weakness These questions that are commonly asked in job interviews, and you really should prepare good quality answers for them up front. Don't try and answer them on the fly. You're probably tie yourself up in knots. You want clear, concise, quality. Answer. Student. Especially things like Why do you want the job? Why do you want to work for this company? That's where you have to connect your desire for the job with something that's attractive either in the company are in the job role something that can really be demonstrated toe bind to your areas of interest. It's no good just saying, Well, I like the look of this company or or that rule, I think suits me. That's two basic. You need to be going into more detail. Those are very important questions to answer. Tip number four is construct a list of questions yourself as an interview. I get really disappointed when at the end of an interview, asked the candidate, Do you have any questions for us on? They say, No, I don't to be. Is disappointing. It's a missed opportunity for a candidate to really bring their personality to an interview . So during this time of preparation, 1 to 2 weeks before the interview, make sure you're writing a list of questions. Five or six questions is fine. Write them down, print them out so that the tangible there on a piece of paper, having a list of questions gives you an interview, a clear sign that you're engaged, interested, curious, have a curious mind on that. You're wanting more information. You're not just satisfied with the job description that you that you've been given. You want to research, you want to get more information. That's a That's a key characteristic off people that are attractive to big enterprises. I'm being quite honest. The actual questions don't really matter right down questions that you already know the answer to if you want. It's not the actual answer to the question that matters so much. It's psychologically impression that you're creating with the interview by having this prepared list of questions to hand. This creates a really positive bond between you and the interview. It's always a great opportunity. Tip number five Remember this is interview preparation 1 to 2 weeks out. Plan your interview outfit. That one sounds kind of obvious. You don't want to be whipping out your best threads on the day of the interview and then find that they're really damaged or the dirty, or that they need washing or the knee dining. You really want everything to be prepared upfront well in advance, so check out your interview outfit now and get it ready. That'll take a lot of stress away from you on the actual day, and this also applies for a remote interview as well. Trying Get an idea way you'll be conducting the interview. If it's a video interview, have you got a room where you can have some privacy eyes, The audio quality Good enough on your equipment? You have a decent enough webcam, that kind of thing. You know, make sure that you can be happy with the environment. You're going to be conducting the interview in 1 to 2 weeks in advance of it. If you have a problem, you have ample time to do something about it. So that's a good set of tips for 1 to 2 weeks before the interview. The next lesson. We're gonna go closer to the interview time and explore some tips, maybe 1 to 2 days before the interview. 3. Final Prep Tips! 1 2 Days Before Interview: Let's continue with this course on job interview masterclass. So now it's a couple of days to game time, and you really well prepared You've got a list of questions. You've got your best interview outfit ready to go. You've researched the company. You know who you're gonna be speaking to and you've got some great intel on them. So you're all set up now to really expand on what you've learned on what you've prepared. It's, um, extra tips that focus on the time, maybe 1 to 2 days before the interview itself. Tip number one is clear personal and work calendars. Make sure you have no alternative events booked for that time. You could really do this probably earlier, maybe a few a few days earlier. But make sure your calendar is clear and that sounds pretty obvious. But I have had interviews before where I've been expecting a candidate to turn up, and they haven't turned up because they've completely forgotten that they needed to be somewhere else at the time. That obviously doesn't create a good impression. And also make sure you have clear your calendars of any major socials. You don't really want to be out for a big night out with your mates the day before. Really important interview again. I've seen it happen where somebody turns up on their No, quite on the ball. Maybe? No, maybe a little bit worse for whale. Very tired. Um, and that's pretty avoidable. So make sure you save your socials for after you've got the job and have a celebration instead. Took Number two is recharge. So a couple of days before the interview, start recharging your body and mind, so make sure you get good quality sleep and lots of it. Make sure that you're eating good food. Give you energy like food that will give you lots of energy. Makes you doing a little bit of exercise to keep yourself. Keep yourself fit and healthy. Generally making yourself have good body good mind. Avoid the alcohol on the caffeine to really try and flush your system out. You want to be getting to that interview in tiptop physical condition as well as tiptop mental condition. Tip number three is positive thoughts and behaviors, So just to be talked about preparing your body for the upcoming interview, it's important that you prepare your mind as well start visualising some success that scenarios visualized the interview. Going well, Visualize yourself in the interview scenario. You some mindfulness exercises to try and understand how your breathing works and to keep yourself nice and calm. It's important to trying to recreate the scenario off that interview and try and keep us calm as possible. You could practice mindfulness exercises on meditation. You could practice power poses, see the links in the description for some interesting information about those and try and clear thoughts of any negativity as much as possible, and replace with positive messages and positive positive feelings. That all kind of boosts your mindset for it for the big day and take number four a couple of days ahead. Four words for you. Rail Replacement Bus Service Now you don't want to be seeing that when you arrive at the station to catch the train to the interview, find out about the delays in advance so you can amend your travel. Believe me, I've done it myself where have assumed everything is going to be on time and you know what it isn't. And then you've got an awful rush to get to where you need to go, so check you travel in advance and then you can make alternative plans. Seems obvious again, but you'd be amazed how many people don't do it. So that's it for interview preparation for 1 to 2 days before the big day. In the next lesson, we're gonna go into how you can improve your chances of success on the actual day itself. 4. It's Interview Day! How to ACE the interview!: Welcome back to this class on job interview masterclass. If you follow the tips so far, then you're gonna be in a really good place. You have prepared well in advance with your list of questions. You have extensive research on the company, and the people you be speaking to on your mind and body will be in a great place. Also, your interview outfit is bang on and ready to go. But now it's game time. This is the big day, so let's explore some tips that can help you get the absolute most out of today. Tip number one is allowed lots and lots of time. This one seems obvious, but it's very important to allow time for any unforeseen things to happen on the way to the interview. You don't want to be late. Much better to arrive early, get a coffee, get your mind and body in a good place, go via notes, go over your questions and stopped pumping yourself up for the big interview. I have known some interviews to actually blanket reject anybody who is late for their interview as a bit of an extreme attitude and not one. I subscribe to that I've seen it there. I've seen it happen. It's important to be aware of that. So are lots of time to get yourself to the building as easily as you possibly can in nice, relaxed way. Number two is the before the interview interview an interview before the interview here, asking, What's that all about? Well, it's important to realize that you are being interviewed from the moment you arrive up the building. So don't save your best self For the interview room itself, make sure that you are on the ball from the minute you step off the trend or out of your car. Everybody you meet is judging you. Be nice to the personal reception. Be nice, the personal security being nice to the person that signs you in. Be nice to anybody that you encounter. Be friendly, Be pleasant, be energetic, personable. Everybody's watching you. I have had interview situations where I've had a call from the receptionist or have had a call from security or have had a call from somebody else who has interacted with a candidate on the way in all the way out of the interview process and has given me some either positive or negative feedback. So it's important to realize you are being watched. You're being judged the whole time you're in there. Don't arrive in the building, slouching in on a chair with their legs crossed on your on. Your Ford would make sure your your best self From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. Tip number three is Bring some energy. It's really important to lift your energy levels for this event. You might not be the most bubbly, bouncy, ob brilliant person that doesn't really matter. Just lift your energy levels one or two notches above what they would normally bay Anyone. Time, try and imagine yourself having a really good day. You've got to impress, and employers are looking for a personality company fit on the ability to blend into a team and work cohesive unit. That's a very important characteristic on showing some energy. Showing some personality can be one way of bringing that across. It's very difficult to convey personality in an interview situation. It's a closed timeframe. There's limited opportunities, but lifting and lifting your energy levels is one way to create that psychological impression with your interview. So try and boost Your energy level is just a bit. You don't have to go massively over the top, ends up bouncing around the room, but just try and lift. Tip No before listen to the questions. Now this one again seems quite obvious. Surely, and I'm going to listen to questions. I'm going to answer those questions. Well, one of my biggest frustrations is the hiring manager is when I ask a question on the interviewee has clearly not listened to what I'm actually asking. Aan has rambled on too often to some completely different, not completely different, but rambled off onto a semi related subject on and on and on and on before I've had to interrupt them. It's actually that's not the question that I asked you. So it's really important to actually listen to the question that is asked on formula. Clear and concise. Answer. Answer that specific point. If your interview would wants more detail on what you've just said, they will ask. They'll ask you to expand on that answer or provide more detail. But it's important to listen to the actual question rather than in a submission of what you think the question might be that can waste an awful lot of time and interviews. When candidates ramble on about different or semi related subjects that there aren't. The exact question has been answered. So please make sure you listen to the question as a hiring manager. I'm always looking for that. I'm always looking for has the Has the interviewee actually listened to what I'm asking here? Tip number five is Use your list of questions. So the questions list that you prepared a couple of weeks ago make sure you whip this out at the end of the interview. Any good interview will give you an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the interview. Got any questions for May? Have you got any questions for us? There anything you want me to expand on? This is where you pull out your list of questions and make it obvious. Make sure that the interview has seen your list of questions, because again, it's the psychological impact psychological impression you're creating with the interview rather than the questions themselves that make the difference Here. You don't have to go over every question in the list. Just select a couple that are relevant to the interview to the discussion that you've been having the questions. Time is also an opportunity to crowbar in subjects that may not have come up in the interview. This is your time to set the agenda to set the discussion points I've been in interviews before. I recall one interview where the interview and never didn't even ask me anything about my core skill set. So I had to use the questions period toe actually, Bring that to the table to actually start talking about the things I could bring to the world because for some reason he'd completely neglected that subjected your in the actual interview, which was a big surprise. Now, if you interview, it doesn't ask you if you have any questions. That's normally a fairly bad sign because it's a sign that the interview wants the process over fairly quickly, and it's probably a sign that you haven't done very well. So in that case, maybe cut your losses and move on. But the questions period is super important. It really can make the difference between successful interview on unsuccessful interview, it contained a good interview into a great interview. Another tip on the questions from is actually make sure that the questions are good quality questions. I have seen it before where interviews have done enough to get the job and then have blown it with their list of questions. I recall one example where the questions we're all focused on May may make. There were no questions about the company, the team, the thoughts of off the culture that the company was was operating. It was very materialistic. And those questions actually created a negative impression with May is in the interview room. So that candidate was unsuccessful when they probably would have been successful if it had asked some good quality questions at that point. And Tim number six for your interview there is, Well, it's the after the interview interview in the same way as you've had it before the interview interview. This is the time after make sure you're on your game from the moment you really leave the interview room until you're completely clear of the building. Things can go wrong on the way out, so make sure that doesn't happen. So that completes the list of tips for the actual interview. Themselves will be back in the next video for some things you can do after the interview process. 5. Positive Personality Traits: What do you want to get across to an interview? What type of impression do you want to leave with them? Start thinking about how you want to be perceived. Start thinking about the impression that you want the interviewer to take away. Do you just want to turn up and be yourself? And if that's good, then great. And if not, well, fair enough. Are you going to try and come across in a different way? Maybe you've got some kind of personality you want to try and project. Maybe you want to actually try and pretend to be a different type of person to secure the role. Many interviews are looking for the same type of people. Each time there are a number of positive personality traits that interviews are always looking for that fit really well in a company. And if you can come across and demonstrate that you have those personality traits, that's going to really enhance your chances. These treads are all to do with integration into a tame company fit. Can you get on with somebody? The interviewer is really interested. Can I put this person in my existing tape with a gel? Will they be able to work collaboratively and will they be able to work as part of a team? So let's take a look at some of these positive personality traits that interviewers are always looking for. The first one is energy and enthusiasm. We spoke about this in a previous video. Raising your energy levels just to touch can really put you in the right frame of mind to give your best self at the interview process, you'll put yourself at ease. You'll make yourself feel more comfortable. And you will also put the interviewer ease as well, which would create a much more relaxed atmosphere and give you more confidence as well. Just like the audience in a stage performance feels more comfortable if they know that the people on stage or enjoying themselves and are relaxed and are not nervous. Well, Same goes for an interview. If the interviewer can know that you are not nervous, that you're relaxing, that you're enjoying yourself. Well, they'll naturally relax as well, and that will create a much better bond and impression. The next positive personality trait is that of being a self-learning. Everybody loves a self-learning. Interviewers, hiring managers. They want to bring people into their team that can hit the ground running with minimal supervision, that can work out what it is they need to learn and also learn extra skills that will make them better at their role. The self-learning mentality is what makes a really great employees. But it could be quite difficult to actually make this come across it in an interview. It's not something you can easily demonstrate. So start thinking about how you might push the fact that yourself learner into the conversation, how you might push that forward, how make, might make it part of the dialogue. You can structure your answers and your questions and your dialogue in such a way that makes it obvious that you are a self-learning, especially if you're asked about a specific skill, for example, you could always say how you learn that skill through self-learning or give some examples of courses or other ways that you learn extra information about that particular scale or even Talk about your future desire to expand on those skills to make them more effective and more highly developed through self-learning, through courses that you plan to take, you get the picture. There should be several opportunities to bring this out during the dialogue of an introducer. Always have it in your mind when the opportunity arises and be ready to capitalize on it. Thirdly, it's always good to be humble in an interview, humility is a very attractive personality trait. Many managers are looking for being arrogant. Being cocky isn't approach, but it's always a dangerous game to play. Always be aware of how you might be coming across to the interviewer. Are you being too cocky, I being too arrogant, I being too full of yourself. It's always important that you demonstrate confidence and enthusiasm, but there's a fine line to tread there. You don't want that to spill over into arrogance and cockiness that might offend or put off an interviewer. This is especially important if you've done very well in the early stages of an interview. Because I've seen it on a number of occasions where a candidate has done particularly well in the start of the interview, has got confident, has grown into it, and then got overconfident and blown the whole thing by saying something inappropriate or letting things get to their heads a little bit, or just getting too full of themselves. It's a very fine line to tread. Be aware of how you're coming across. Be very self-aware. Have the emotional intelligence that allow you to understand how you might be being perceived by the interviewer. Try and imagine that you're a fly on the wall looking down on yourself and your studying, how is that person, how, how am I coming across to the interviewer? It's very, very important that you are not too cocky. So humility is a very important personality trait that many interviewers are looking for and it will really enhance your chances. Interviews are always looking for somebody that demonstrates respect. So being respectful is a personality trait that goes a long way. What I mean by this is you may well be asked about previous roles, previous company's, previous people you've worked with, previous managers, previous teammates. You may well be asked a lot about your previous work history and you may well be forced to recount some stories and some, some anecdotes are some examples of people that you might not necessarily have gone on with, maybe had a really bad relationship with a previous manager or team met. You might be asked to describe a situation where you worked with people that you didn't like or whether it didn't like you or that you didn't gel with in situations like that, it's always best to stick to the facts, keep the emotion out of it, and always be respectful while you're recounting the story, despite the fact you may not have got on with those particular people. I have seen in interviews where I've asked this question and the candidate has answered it initially. And then it was just spiraled off into a huge amount about how this person is x, y's ed, how He didn't like them out. How they did this, they did that. They, the other and the candidate almost loses control of themselves. They get too wrapped up in the emotion of what might have been a delicate situation. But now is not the time to bring it out. Cape respectful. Stay calm, cool. You never know those people might even be working at this company. Now, another extremely important personality traits that have honesty. It's really important to be completely honest in your interview. Don't lie about anything, don't even embellish anything. Don't lie about grades, don't lie about achievements, don't lie about qualifications or certifications. Anything you're asked for has got to be true. You will find that most companies perform extensive background checks well into an employee's term. I saw it once where an employee had actually been working with those for well over a year. I think it was around about 13 or 14 months. And she was fired because she had lied about one of her grades on her school forms. Something is minuscule is the cost of her job. Well into the term, it's just not worth it. Keep it true. Do yourself a favor. So as you can see, those are a number of positive personality traits that employees are always looking for. That really, if you can nail those, if you can come across as humble and honest and respectful and a good team player and a selfless. And if you can come across light that the interview will be very happy that you can fit directly into their team and gel with the existing stuff, hit the ground running, require less supervision and really get more out of the role for yourself and for the company. 6. Conversational Scenarios: This sections about some of the scenarios you might encounter, things not to do and things to do in conversation. A number of different scenarios can come up in an interview. You never really know what's going to come up. So you need to be prepared for anything. But there are some things you should always have in the back of your mind about how you are going to be interacting with the people that are going to be interviewing you. First one is stay on message. You're there for an interview to get a job. Do not split from the topic of conversation even if the interviewer gives you an opportunity to do so. Or you may feel like you're getting drawn down a different path. Stick to the facts, stick to answering the questions, stick to the purpose of why you there today. Although it might seem obvious, but I've seen it in interviews where somebody has spiraled off into a completely different conversation about politics or sport or religion or something just not appropriate. And has wasted time and energy and really gone off on a tangent for some bizarre reasons are called one conversation that went into the employees political beliefs and, and it just spiraled off. And I sat there amazed that how this person was just literally ranting about politics in an interview. I couldn't believe it. And needless to say, that wasn't a good outcome. So stay completely on message at all times. Second one is don't ask about promotions already. Probably not a good idea to ask about the next step. Before you've even taken the first step. Your job is to get in the door, getting the dough, and then worry about what happens next. I've seen it where employees are already talking about how they can get promoted, how can, how they can move up the career ladder. I've even had it where somebody has asked, how can I get your job? So try and stay firmly in the present you jobs to get in through the door, then you can worry about all the career stove. Another situation to be aware of is don't ever put yourself down. There are plenty of other people in your life willing to put you down so you don't need to do it. Everybody's got their insecurities, everyone's got their flaws in their faults. And you may well need to talk about some of those in an interview situation. There's no need to go over the top. If you're asked about a weakness or you're asked about something that you don't do particularly well, state the facts, but don't make a big deal out of it. Try and keep the conversation net positive at all times. Try and stay at the negatives, back to the positives. And certainly don't go into a long winded critique of why you can't do something. You know, there's lots of people who will put you down. You don't need to do it. Stay positive all times. Another one is, do not react to the appearance of your interferes. You might be getting interviewed by someone a lot older than you. You might be getting interviewed by someone a lot younger than me. You might be getting interviewed by somebody who has an unusual physical appearance. Somebody who might dress and hot particularly well or in an unusual way, don't be influenced by anything you say. Don't go in and comment on anybody's appearance or the way anybody talks or anything in the room or anything in the environment, you know, there to talk about the deck or on the wall. You're not there to complain about the chair is not being comfortable. You're not there to complain that somebody's Heiko is particularly bad. Not that I can have a comment about that, but it's very, very important. Stair focused. Again, you there concentrate to get your foot in the door. Answer the questions, get the job. Another situation to avoid is don't try and take control. It's not your gig. You're there to be questioned, your there to be interrogated in a way, there might be occasions where your interviewer asks you something really silly, a silly question, oh, gets their facts wrong? Or is just playing incorrect or inappropriate? It's know your position to hold their feet to the fire. There's no point picking an interviewer up on something they've got wrong and then holding their feet to the fire, drilling into putting them under pressure and turning the interrogation, turning the questioning around on them, that won't go down very well. The interviewers got something wrong. Pointed out by all means, leave it at that. It's not your job to take control. And that can make interviews extremely uncomfortable and extremely upset if you try and spin a situation around to make you look big and make them look small. So a number of situations that you might want to consider, you might be thinking, well, those situations will never arise. They'll never be a situation where I try and spin it back on the interview and criticize them and make them look silly. And colleagues, Are you sure? I'm speaking from 25 years of experience where I've seen all of these situations on more than one occasion. This is all fact. This happens in interviews and the fact that you are prepared and you understand that these situations may arise and what to do in those situations will give you more and more ammunition and make you much better prepared for the interview. 7. Asking Killer Questions: So we've spoken a little bit about questions. The questions you should ask, the free hits that you might get, the questions you should expect to be asked. But this is a subject that deserves a bit more of a deeper dive. So let's do that here. So you'll get your chance to ask questions at the end. And you'll pull out that list of questions that we've talked about nicely printed on a better paper, you'll create that excellent psychological impression with your interviewer. Hey, this person's paying attention, this person's prepared. Look at those questions this person's really interested in. Once this job, you'll be showing just how engaged, just how prepared you are. Great. But what questions should you ask? Are there any stupid questions? Well, yes, there are. There are plenty of silly questions and there are plenty of ways you can blow it with your questions, will come on to some of those later. But first we'll talk about some of the questions that you could ask. One caution. Don't ask a question if it's already been covered in the interview dialogue as a topic in itself, that will give the impression that you're not paying attention, not listening, and concentrating. So be aware of what's been asked, what you've talked about through the interview itself. And if you've got those written down as a question, Passover knows, you also want to try and tie your questions in with some particular experiences or skills that you've got. The question can not only bring information in for your benefit from the interviewer, but it can also be used as a way to give out more information, give out more of your skills. For example, if you've done some great work with diversity and at previous organization helping with diversity related roles. Well, bringing that out in a question, asking about the company's diversity policies, that are diversity schemes and all the initiatives that they do. And talk about how well you've previously participated in or lead those previous roles that will give a really good impression. And it's tying the question in with a positive and allowing you to bring out more positives about your skill set and your experiences. So here's some of the questions that you could ask. You could ask the interviewer to describe a day in the life of a typical day in your job role or in the job role that's being advertised. I used to ask, can you please describe what a good day looks like and what a bad day looks like. Describe the job role when it's going really well, and describe what a horror day looks like. And I also asked, please describe a typical day in the life that job roles, the tusks and the roles and responsibilities, the interactions that I might expect to have during a typical day in this rule. And asking about the good days and bad days and the extremes. Well, that creates an impression with your interviewer that this person's maturing of this person who understands this type of job enough to know that it's not always roses, that there are always variations in a particular day. And you know, sometimes you get absolute horror shows what you end up working all night. Well, if a potential employee understands the bad times that could potentially happen, Well, as a hiring manager, you would feel more confident that they're not going to suddenly be shocked and resign the first time they get one of those horror shows. I also like to ask questions about the organizational structure of the role. Where you are going to sit in the business. How does your role relate to other roles? What are your peer teams? What things really be interacting with on a regular basis? What is your role in the organizational structure in the hierarchy? As you are all silo to a particular line of business, or is it firm-wide? Are your teammates global or only one location, a client's global or in the one location. Understanding that will give you an idea of the reach of the role and responsibility of the role. And I also really good impression with the interviewer that you know, that there are more to it than just your home base. Firm-wide, potentially a firm-wide role, and that you understand what that means. Ask questions related to your team as well. It's perfectly cool to ask about the team you'll be working in. Others people spread out. Are they all in the same location or are there globally distributed watts, the male and female split? How much diversity is there in the team? How much different nationalities, what different perspectives do each of your teammates bring to the role? And can you add to that, and can you learn from that? What key skills do your teammates up? Is there an expert on a particular area? Is the team weak in a particular area that you think you can bring to the table. If you're asking more questions about the team dynamic. If I'm the interview, if I'm the hiring manager, will I get a really good feeling that this person not only wants to join the team, but one step up to the strong areas and supplement the areas of weakness that we have as well. That's a really good question to ask. Actually, an interesting question that I have sometimes asked as well. I'm actually sometimes ask this right at the start of the interview because it allows me to structure future questions and future conversational points is I like to understand why they've invited me. I like to understand what they're found attractive about my resume on my CV. What is it that they really interested in? Why did they bring me infinite? Are there any particular points on my CV that intrigued him that interest them, that they want to drill into. If I can find out some of the areas in my CV that they're really interested. Well, I can use that to structure my future answers, to expand and shine a spotlight on those parts that I already know that they are very interested in. And sometimes you can get real surprise there. Sometimes you can think actually, that thing, I just put it as a footnote that I did for a previous company, that to me was pretty meaningless. That can be the thing that might there might be wanting to do this year that they've got no experience and that's really interesting them. So you might be surprised, it's always good to know what's going through the heads of a hiring manager or an interview. You can also use questions to crowbar in subjects and topics that might not be coming up at all. This is a very powerful technique. You might get to the questions part we do not have actually been asked about your core skill or key attribute. I've seen it happen. It happened to me once where the interviewer just didn't ask me any questions about anything, I expected them to, then ask me any questions about the men skills would be performing in the job and how I could do them. So I had to do something in the questions period. I had to get my skills out on the table. And I did that by crow barring in subjects, using my own questions, tying my own questions to these skills, bringing them out and then allowing me to talk about them. Because if I hadn't have done that, I would never have got a chance in that interview to talk about what I actually could bring to the role. That's quite a rare thing to happen, but it has happened to me a couple of times. So if you feel interview isn't going particularly well, or if you fail, you're going to be leaving that interview without having given your killer answers and your killer skills. Well, use the questions to flip it around to your way. So I said we'd talk about stupid questions not to ask. Well, I don't normally class any question is stupid, but he will. There are so much like I go back to an example when I was a hiring manager of a big company a few years ago, a person who had performed extremely well during the interview that answered all the questions well, it seemed like a very good fit. I was quite impressed and there were definitely under consideration. At the end of the interview said, Have you got any questions for me? And that person came back with a couple of killer questions. The first one was, what would you do if you saw somebody browsing the internet or they're not actually doing their job? Now that's an unusual question, as I'm sure you'll agree. The second question they asked was, What's your process for somebody? If they are performing badly. Okay, that's an interesting one as well. So I had to explain the performance management process wasn't particularly expecting to have to do that. And then the third question which topped it off nicely was, what are the minimum hours I can work? So those three questions give me the impression that this was a person who was going to browse the internet or they're likely have performance issues and clock off as soon as he possibly could. So there you go. I think that wins the award for the silliest three questions at the end of an interview. So always make sure your questions are focused on the positives. The questions period, in an interview is an extremely powerful time law. You can flip things around to your way of thinking. You can flip things around. You can change the course of an interview. You can really rescue a situation or you can blow it. 8. Answering Questions Like a Pro: Now of course, you will be answering a lot of questions during an interview. That's what you therefore, after all. So let's talk about some of the questions you might get asked and how you can answer them. First of all, remember, your interviewer wants you to get these questions right. They won't be trying to trick you, or at least they won't be trying to trick you if they're fair. It does happen occasionally, unfortunately, but generally, there'll be wanting you to succeed. They don't want to have to interview a dozen more people. They want you to be the one. They want you to nail less, they want you to get it right. So they're on your side. They will also give you plenty of information in the question themselves. So have your eyes and ears wide open and listen for clues. You'll often find questions framed around subjects like teamwork or self-learning or company fit or showing your initiative to get more information or to go beyond what was normally expected. If you've tuned in, you'll get a sense of what the interviewer wants you to answer here. They will set you up sometimes very easily. Sometimes they'll set you up very clearly and you will actually be able to know what they want you to say, what type of attributes they want you to bring out in this answer. So if you're tuned in, if you've got your ears open and you're really concentrating, listened to those clues and structure your answers accordingly. First of all, it should always answer honestly. And if that means uncovering your weakness well sorbet, if at any point your interviewer gets a sense that you're not being honest. Well, that's pretty much curtains. One attribute company's value more than anything else is honesty and integrity. And if you are found to have light on something in your interview on your CV, Well, it doesn't get taken lightly. In fact, it's almost always a reason for termination. So make sure you're honest. Last thing you wanna do is S dive interview, but having lied and then forget found out later on, it's bad for your reputation is bad for your integrity and it wastes everybody's time. Also, an interview is a challenge situation. You are being tested, you are being challenged. You have got the spotlight on you. And this is big test. So don't react as if it isn't. At the end of this video, I'll describe the reaction of somebody who didn't react particularly well in a situation like this. So always understand that your under challenge here, urine the test is timed to step up. Don't get angry if the interviewer is probing and poking and drilling into weak spots and trying to make your life a little bit uncomfortable, trying to make you sweat. That's what you're therefore yoga to be challenged. Don't get upset if you start fairly uncomfortable. If you start uncovering weaknesses, if you start getting questions wrong or giving some buttons as well, that's your response in this test situation. So learn from it. Don't get angry, don't bristle because that will be taken as about sign and interviews or challenge situation. You're there to be tested and you know, it might be very difficult. So enjoy the challenge. Step up to the plate, show them what you're made of and enjoy it. Ultimately, you'll either be good enough or you won't be. And you know what, sometimes your interview will nail you. They will find that weak spot. They will find the one that riles you. You'll feel your emotions going up, your failure. You'll feel your blood pressure rising. You're starts sweating, your start getting upset. They're found your weak spot there, found your Achilles heel. Well, well-done to them. Now it's up to you to react. It's up to you to stay cool, calm, and collected. They found your weak spot. Hopefully they'll move on. Hopefully they won't drill into it. But if they do drill into it and they start opening those wounds, they've hit the subject that biology the most. Steak who breathe deeply, slow down. Consider your answer as well, and make sure you don't react. Keep the emotion out of things. If you feel yourself getting upset or angry, squash those emotions as best you can and wait until they move on to another question. If they found your weak spot, well, hey, well-done them. But it's important that you don't react and get emotional in that situation, what you should do is make a mental note that you've got that weak spot, you've got that vulnerability and do something about being able to close it off, answer it better, react better. Future interviews. We talked about it not being your gig. It's not your role to take control of an interview situation. So when you're answering questions, answered the question, but it's not really appropriate to turn that back on the interview and start asking them questions, start probing into their experienced, start probing subjects that they've talked about. Even if they've got it wrong, it's not good to expose that weakness in an interview because likely to be other people in the room and it could be quite embarrassing and uncomfortable and it won't do you any favors. And sometimes the interviewer will ask a silly question, we'll ask a lazy question. There. Even try and take you off topic onto religion or politics or something. Well, stay on message. Don't be drawn into those other subjects if it's not appropriate. Politely pointed out that you might not think that that subject is something you want to talk about and move on. It's very important to realize that just as there are bad candidates, there are also terrible interviewers who put no effort into their questions to a lazy who asked the wrong questions. It's actually very hard to be an interviewer and be very effective at interviewing is a skill in itself. So be prepared that you actually might get somebody who's pretty bad at interviewing. And my asked him questions that are not very good. Basically. Another one for answering questions. Make sure you listen to the question. Now this one seems obvious, but you know what? It isn't. And it is one of my pet peeves of an interviewer. Sometimes an interviewer will ask you a question, but the lantern go off on a complete tangent and they might end up spending 30 seconds a minute, two minutes talking about something that actually hasn't been answered. And that's really frustrating because an interviewer has not got much time. The interview situation is time-bound. You need to get the most out of every minute and it frustrates me when at the end of that two-minute antigraph to say, well, actually, I didn't actually ask you that question. I asked you something else in there. Okay. And then we clarify and then they have to do it all again. It's frustrating. It makes you think that the person isn't. So always, when an interviewer is speaking, in listening for the detail in the question and make sure you answer it specifically concisely. And when you're answering, try not to make it one huge monologue. Pause regularly, maybe after each couple of sentences and maybe ask the interviewee, well, I've got more detail on this. Would you like me to expand them? They will say yes or they'll say no. And this is really important because it's annoying when you were a hiring manager and you can't get a word in because the candidate is talking, talking, talking all the time. So a candidate who gives a short part of their answer and then pauses to allow you to interject or clarifying question and say, am I on the right track here? This type of thing you want to know about, that's good for me because. Then I can say yes, no, I made the best use of the time. Now it's also OK to poles. It's also okay to take time and think about particular answer. I was once asked a question where I kind of knew the answer, but I just couldn't remember. I just I knew was that I was on the tip of my tongue. I didn't want to let this question slide by saying that I didn't know it, so I took my time. There was like 30 seconds of uncomfortable silence as I sat there thinking, OK, give me a minute, Give me a minute here. And they even said, Do you want to move on to the next question is have no, no. I've got this, I've got this. And then I pulled out a piece of paper and a pen and I said, I'm going to work this out. So started writing. Took probably a minute, 30 seconds to a minute, maybe a minute and a half. And at the end I came out with the right answer. And at the end of the interview, I was told as part of the feedback that that was one of the most impressive questions that I'd answer because the interviewer was not so much bothered about the Ansar Dine given, but there were more impressed with the way I've stopped and decided to think about it. Refused to say no, refused to be beaten on the question, and then work it out systematically that actually carry a lot of where they were much more interested in my analytical thinking process than the actual answer itself. It took some courage to do that because the, the uncomfortable silence, the posing. It's not a natural situation in an interview. You feel like you have to be talking a lot and that thinking time is not something you usually expect to get. So it was quite an uncomfortable time doing it, but it turned out to be quite effective. So don't be scared to stop and think. So I'm really competitive person as I'm sure you are as well. And many people who are watching this video. And I like to treat interviews like quizzes. Oliver, good pub quiz. I like to treat interviews like quizzes. You being tested. Let's see what you're made of. Have you got the answers in your locker? If you have, brilliant. If you haven't, well, it's not gonna be good enough. It's either going to be good enough or it isn't. Just make sure that you've given all you can. There's no point being on the train on the way back home and thinking I should have said that or I should have said that or I didn't bring a pointer. That's a wasted opportunity. It's no good there. Make sure you've brought your a game to the process that you've given, the information you want to give, and that you have no regrets at what you've said. And here's another one. I never really thought I would have to mention this in any guide on how to do a good interview, but you do have to answer these questions. That's why you there. I recall example 1-2 hours interviewing somebody. I described a particular scenario. And then I asked them to expand a little bit on the details. I think give me more detail on that scenario. And the candidate's answer was No. I'm not going to go into details too, which I said, well, I'd like you to and he said, no, I don't think I'll have to I don't need to go into details. My CV says it all. You can see me, I can do the job. Details are irrelevant to which are kindly pointed out. The details are not irrelevant. And that if he didn't want to answer the question, he should probably leave and he chose to leave. So yes, you do have to answer the questions. And that means if even if you don't really like the question, provided, it's an appropriate question or work related question, not something on a totally different subject is appropriate work-related question or about your skills, you've got to answer it however hard it might be. So hopefully, guides on how to answer questions. Some of the scenarios you might encounter a useful, there's lots of different things can happen in interview situations. That list is by no means exhaustive, but it will cover a number of scenarios that you are likely to encounter. 9. After Interview - Still More You Can Do!: Welcome back to this job Interview Masterclass theories. So if you follow the tips in the other videos, then you're gonna be in a good position. Now you'll have prepared brilliantly for your interview on. You'll have a state on the day on. You'll be in a great situation now. Well, hopefully you'll be one of two situations now. You either have got the job, but you won't have got the job. And there are things you can do to further improve your chances in both of those scenarios . So let's dive into them. So you got the job. Fantastic. Well, a couple of things you can do here. What the first tip tip one would be. Accept the job quickly, headcounts off very precious on their often disappeared. So hiring manager has got a precious headcount that they've managed to fill. Sometimes they can get pulled at the last minute, and I've seen you before. I've actually offered a job to a candidate on during the time it's taken for them to fill. The paperwork in senior management have pulled that the headcount on the role is no longer available, so when you so make sure you get the get the paperwork quickly and get it signed quickly and get it back quickly. Make sure there's no there's no opportunity for anything to go wrong. In between being offered the job and actually signing on the dotted line. Tip number two is sure some gratitude. Give the hiring manager coal or an email and say, Thanks very much. I'm looking forward to getting on board, expressing gratitude for being offered the rule. Often the decision to give you the job will come down to very fine margins and that hiring him and you may well have had to go out on a limb to other people and make a case for why you should get the job as opposed to somebody else that other people may have been supporting. So it creates a good impression if you could go back to the hiring months and say thanks. But then there's the other scenario. You didn't get the job. Shame. Well, it's not all over. Here's some tips you can implement to try and rescue the situation. First step is don't give up, especially if this is your dream job. If this is your dream role, it's been waiting so long for one that really will define the rest of your career that you feel is your destined for Well, don't give up Your interview didn't go so well. You didn't get it. There's not nothing to stop you contacting the hiring manager and outlining and making case for why you should have a second chance wife say they have a re interview or some of the engagement in the process may be consideration for a similar role. Whatever it'll shores a great deal of enthusiasm. I know several people that have achieve their dream role after being rejected at an interview because they've refused to lose. They've contacted the hiring manager in it with a carefully considered email that structured in the right way and its humble and understanding, not saying you've made the wrong decision or anything like that. It's no. I feel that this role is really suited to May. I really would appreciate another chance. I've seen people be successful on appeal after an interview. In fact, I'm actually currently in the process of hiring for a new role, and the person that we've chosen was somebody we did reject previously. A couple of years ago, But that person had stayed in touch with a really good attitude on, had maintained a link with me and and said, Look, I really feel I'm suited for this role, Please. When the next opportunity comes up, please, can you consider me? And he checked in with me regularly on long behold when the opportunity did come up. Yeah, way we can move forward. So it's always a good thing to keep in touch with that hiring manager. I get a lot of these post rejection messages. I never think bad of a candidate for coming back to me and saying, Hey, can I have a second chance? At the very worst, I'll give them some career advice and say, Well, okay, I appreciate you want a second chance, but no, not on this occasion. This isn't This isn't quite suited for you. And here's why. I'll give them some career feed, but how they can better structure. They're learning. So maybe if they're in the situation next time they can have a better chance of success. I'll try and let them know what they did from, so it's always worth during that. The worst that can happen is you won't get a reply. Another tip is learned. The lessons, if you didn't get the job, will be a reason why it's up to you to pull apart every aspect of that interview process, your preparation, how you were on the day, how you answered the questions. Were you in the right frame of mind with something else wrong? Something bothering you? Why didn't you bring your best self to that interview? By all means? Asked the company for feedback. They're legally obliged to provide you with feedback, but often it's good to take a step back and analyze your interview performance from start to finish. A Z best you can. And sometimes you will see some things that John part is it. Well, actually, you know, I didn't quite nearly on that, but I wasn't prepared for that aspect of it. You know, I did something wrong here and then take those lessons forward into the next interview. Interviews aren't intuitive process. You should be intuitively getting better each time ironing out the kinks so that over time you horn the process too old to perfection to make it very polished. So that's it for some tips on what you can do after the interview going to the video After this, we'll wrap things up. Thanks for watching. 10. Staying Professional: So we've already talked a little bit about the post interview experience and what you can do after an interview to enhance your chances are even rescue a lost cause. It's definitely possible. Let's go into a little bit more detail. Interview went well, does great, and you feeling good, but your potential interactions with your interviewer are not yet over. You may well still crossed paths in a number of different ways. So let's explore just a couple of ways that you can enhance the situation. The first one is check your email address. You probably should have done that a while ago. And if you've anywhere professional, you won't be using the email address that you first set up. College. That's got some embarrassing moniker on it. Make sure it's professional. Firstname dot usually works. If they're going to be emailing her afterwards, then could kind of be unprofessional if they have to type something silly. And and the same goes for your voicemail message on your phone. She's professional measures courteous, shouldn't have to say that, but you know, some people do have voicemail messages that maybe aren't what you would want an potential employer to here. And now is also a good time to bozo via social media account. Again, this is probably something that could be done a bit earlier and probably something you shouldn't really need to do. But if an interviewer is interested, if you are in contention now, this is the time they'll start doing some checks on your Facebook page, on your social media content. Make sure you've posed over. Make sure there's nothing inappropriate in there that could possibly get in their way or harm your chances. 11. That Wasn't What You Expected: So this doesn't happen often, but it's a scenario that you should be ready for and that's you've been offered the job, but you know, you don't want it. This has only happened to me twice in a very long career. You've done the interview, you've put all the effort in. You've been offered the job. But something you've uncovered during the interview process has meant, you know, you don't actually want this job know, well, how can that happen? Well, it can't have been introduced before where I've left the interview and been left with a really negative impression of not just the company or put the interviewer themselves, or maybe even some of the colleagues I'll be working with. I've left the interview thinking Juno, I don't want to work with those people. Just as the hiring manager is finding out about you interviewed a very important time where you can find out about the company, you're teammate's company ethos, the people that you're going to be working with, it has to be right for you. An interview is a very much a two-way process. You can gather information that will allow you to make a decision as to whether they're right for you as well. This can be pretty hard to process, especially if you really want the job, did you? If it's what you thought might be your dream role, you've applied for it and you've got the intervening Bain off the job. And then all of a sudden Juno, this isn't my dream role. I don't want this job that can be quite hard to reconcile, but don't be scared to turn down a job. If he emerges that there are significant issues with the job or the company or the people you'll be working with. It's your career and it has to be right. You're not a failure for turning down a job. In fact, you're exactly the opposite. You professionally enough to know the job is not right for you, that you don't fit. You won't be able to bring your best self. You may well run into issues. It's much worse to accept the job that you feel you have doubts about. And then go through three months of hell and end up leaving you professional of tomato that coal. So Mexico, in some situations I've seen third-party recruitment agents react extremely poorly and unprofessionally when you've ended up being offered a job that they've teased you with and then event did at rejecting it. After all, their fee is based on you getting their role. They're gonna get a coat from it. And if you're turning that down though the costing them money and they're not gonna be happy if you reject the offer, they're going to be more than a little absurd. I had a situation in my career where I got offered a job and I turned it down in a recruitment agent, spent hours on the phone to me calling me every day trying to persuade me to accept it, saying it was right for my career, even though he knew nothing about me and knew nothing about my career, it was clearly obvious you've only in it for the money. And then finally, when I said, Look, Leave me alone, he was extremely unprofessional, extremely rude, and told me very much what he thought of my decision to reject the job. So don't be put under pressure by third party recruiters or other agents that might have got you that people are gonna be upset if you turn the job down the ladder body which your career, it's gotta be right. 12. Waiting For The Answer: Now here's the time. Everybody hates. You're waiting for the answer, hanging on the telephone. And this is a tough one. How long should you expect to where after an interview, before you get told the answer, most professional completes, we'll get back to you or get back to the recruiter at least in a couple of days, maybe even the same day, you should expect to hear something within a couple of days. But if you haven't heard then then it's not necessarily assigned. It should worry, an interview process, especially at big companies, is wrapped in process and red tape and bureaucracy in paperwork. There's a lot of things that have to be done. There might have a lot of candidates to get through. It might actually be a process that spans a few months before they can find the right person. So you might actually have to wait quite a while, but waiting by the phone, failing for an answer. Well, it's one of the most unpleasant aspects of going for a new job. And some companies and recruitment agents can be extremely disrespectful for candidates. It's something I really disapprove of. So if you're in a position where you're actually hiring, where you're actually are in a position of giving people that role will make sure you're respecting those people. Make sure you're aware that they're waiting issue, you're aware of their feelings and be respectful enough to them to keep them in the picture, even if they haven't gotten the role. And indeed, some companies will end up keeping you waiting weeks or months or even decades. I'm still waiting for an official answer to a job that I interviewed for in 1992. I don't think I've got that one book. Officially, they haven't told me. So maybe there's still considering my advice is always to where it maybe three or four days. And if you haven't heard anything by then, then call your recruitment agent or email them and ask for an update. The duty-bound to provide one. But if they ignore your message or don't come back to you, well, that's usually a bad sign that you might not have done too well, but it's also a sign that it's probably not accompany you'd want to work for anyone. So waiting by the phone is always unpleasant, but it's part of that job experience. So we've talked a little bit more about some of the post interview things that you can do and some of the considerations you might want to think about. 13. Let's Review the Tips - So Much To Consider!: So there we are. Journey from start to finish through the interview process on some insights on what a hiring manager and some insights on what experience higher Monday is looking for what you can do to improve your chances of success on there's a lot to it. I hope some of these tips have given you some ideas, some food for thought in some ways that you can improve your performance for your next interview. Maybe they've helped you to identify some things that you've been doing wrong consistently . Hopefully, they've been useful as an experience hiring Monday, I can tell you that people who prepare stand out a mile from the crowd. It's extremely easy to see when somebody's taking into you seriously. It's extremely easy to see when someone is not prepared to bring their best self to the process as a hiring Monday. I have limited time. I'm looking for those people who really want this rule and are prepared to work and prepare to bring their best self to the process. Thanks very much for watching. We've got a whole lot of other videos on the productivity as YouTube channel. Go check that out on will be producing more courses for skill share as well. We specialize in anything to do with productivity, time saving tips, leadership management, coaching, getting the best out of yourself in a work situation, as well as things like organizational psychology and career development as well. 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