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Job Interview

Vincent Noot

Job Interview

Vincent Noot

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15 Lessons (1h 11m)
    • 1. Job Interview Why It Matters

    • 2. 1 Salary Negotiation

    • 3. 2 Making an Impression

    • 4. 3 What You Want to Know

    • 5. 4 "Any Questions?"

    • 6. 5 Me in 30 Seconds

    • 7. 6 Power Statements

    • 8. 7 Dressing Up

    • 9. 8 Doing Research

    • 10. 9 Timeliness

    • 11. 10 First Impression

    • 12. 11 A Lasting Impression

    • 13. Interview Q&A part 1

    • 14. Interview Q&A part 2

    • 15. Bonus and Thanks

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When you go to a job interview, the interviewer expects you to be prepared. Doing research, following up, making a lasting impression, and telling them what they want to hear (as long as it's true) can help you get a job faster. If you want to stand out instead of being one of the other 10 or 100 candidates, you must impress them. It's also important that you find out if the job is really what you want. With confidence, you can go to an interview to not just impress your potential employer, but to get the best information about whether or not you want to put your valuable time and skills into your new job.

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1. Job Interview Why It Matters: welcome to this video course about how to do a better job interview. When you go to a job interview, it matters that you are prepared. You can't just go in and say, OK, I'm just going to see what happens. No, you need to be aware of the fact that they're going to ask her and questions, and you're gonna have to answer them the best way possible. If you impress your interviewer or your new employer, they might hire you over everybody else. I'm also going to show you in this course not just how to answer some of these most important questions that they asked keep returning and that they with which they can measure whether you're the best candidate for the job or not. I'm also going Teoh touch a little bit on where you can find the best job. So if you're looking for a job, it's essential that you position yourself in a way that you come across this confidence that you know what you're talking about and that your employer senses like, okay, this person can help my company. He can fulfill my needs, and this is a good fit, and I used to be completely unfamiliar with this. I thought, You just show up and he just just be yourself and just answer questions according to what you think is best. That's not how it is. You need to prepare yourself. You need to do your homework. You need to do some research. You need to follow up. You need to do all these things to make a lasting impression so that there's a better chance that you will get hired. I've talked to some experts in this field people that actually did. Human resource is and they had a management position as a new interviewer and they said, You know, we get so many people coming in here that they they don't prepare anything. They don't know anything about the company. They don't know how to answer a simple question or they just make up stuff that doesn't impress me. And so they're gone. They're out and they're wasting my time. But you're not gonna make that mistake. You're gonna impress your interviewer and you're going to make sure that they won't forget you and that you stand a chance among those tens or hundreds of candidates that want to job and you're gonna stand out so much that they're going to say, I remember this person. He or she They know what they're talking about and they're gonna fulfill this position. Okay, so when you're ready, just start the course by going into the overview lesson, and, uh, we'll see you there. 2. 1 Salary Negotiation: So let's first talk about salary negotiation because you want to get paid as much as you as you possibly can, right? So always keep in mind to keep to do some research 1st 1 time that happened to me. Okay, so I did some research, and they and it said everywhere on the Internet. This is the typical standard, normal average payment for someone in this position and then went to the job. And they said, Well, how much do you want to be paid? And I said 1800 euros per month for that. Okay? And they said, Well, we'll pay you 1500 euros per month. And I said, No way. No, this is this is like the bare minimum. I gave you the minimum, so I should have even aimed higher. Like a ship said maybe 2100 euros. But yeah, they didn't take it. And they So if you don't know that in advance, thank you. Can't put your foot down and say, no. This is the minimum I want to be paid. And then you're gonna accept the job that's gonna make you miserable. If you aim too high, they're going to say like, Oh, this guy's so greedy. He's not gonna get our position because he's only out for the money. Right? But don't aim too low. Either. You are worth something your time and your skills are very important. And they need that. So don't come in with an attitude like, Oh, please, I need money on your job. Just know that they need you to. If you don't know the answer to that question, if they ask you Hey, how much do you want to be paid? So they will ask you that right? Then they say, How much do you want to get paid? Then you say, Well, how much do you typically pay? And then you could talk about that. But you could also say like, let me look into that and I'll call you back or something, because if you don't know it, you might be leaving a few $100 on the table just because you didn't do any research and you don't know exactly 3. 2 Making an Impression: So why should we? You prepare anyway? Well, first of all, if you do you research you can get paid per month more money and you'll get a higher salary , so that's definitely worth it. Second, to have a better impression. So if you make a good impression on your interviewer, you will be remembered and you stand a higher chance. And third, if you prepare, it's less awkward to go. You don't if they ask a question that you don't just go like, um I don't know, uh, if you answer quickly and swiftly, they will be more impressed because they know that you took the time to get ready for the interview. And if you impress them enough, they will say, We want you. Nobody else, you will. You are the person that we're looking for and that's what you want. When you're trying to impress someone being yourself, it's not enough. You can't just show up in whatever clothes you like. You can't just say whatever you're selling your mind. You need to give him the answers that they want to hear. What they want to hear is everything that's related. Teoh. This is the person that I was looking for two to give the that job too, because otherwise you're wasting their time. So it makes sense, right? So try to impress, even if it's not you. I mean, I don't dress up like this every day either. But I dress up like this for the video course because I'm showing you that it's important to dress up now. Think about this. The employer is going to take a risk by hiring you. If you don't do your job well enough, they're gonna have to pay you. But they're not going to get enough back for it. They're also taking time to interview you or to train you in a certain way. Toa do your tasks, so they're taking an enormous risk. And so that's why they do this interview because they want to know that they're not wasting their time and their money. Time is money and its precious, and they want to make sure they got the right person. But think about this too. You are taking a risk to because you're gonna put your time into this job. You're gonna put your life into this, Okay? Your life, your times where something to even if you're low on budget, right, even if you don't have any money right now, if you have skills, those skills could be turned into money. If you have time, you can save others time. See, I've, ah, lot of skills of a lot of things that could be doing, and it could make money with them. But sometimes I'd pay other people to do for me, even if I could do myself just because I think my time is worth more than the money on paying them. And you should see it that way, too. Giving up your time to put effort into it and to miss out on other opportunities you could be pursuing because you're taking his job is worse. Something, Let's say, for example, you apply for a job one and you get hired. That takes away your time and your opportunity to apply for jobs to. But what if job to was a better job with a higher salary with less requirements, but something that you like doing better? So you're taking a risk to and you're leaving opportunities on the table to get this job, so don't come with an attitude off like Oh, I need this job. There's nothing else. They're usually it's something else, and so you need to decide if this is a good enough job for you as well. To make a good impression, you need to dress up like I just did. See, there we go. You need to sleep enough because they will see it in your face if you're really tired. Sometimes you know if you have little kids or if you have lost stress. I understand. But if you try to sleep enough before the interview, you will beam or alert and awake. You also need to eat enough so you'll be healthy, look attentive, like you're paying attention and listening to them and maybe put on a little cologne or something else just to smell kit. Don't overdo it, but make sure you don't smell that, and you can be confident about this because they need you. You don't just need this job that you have the skills and they, you know I need a job is a wrong mindset. If you if you emanate that message to you, your interviewer, they're going to see you as being desperate, and they're not going to hire you instead. You should be confident thinking. Okay. I am. I'm really good at this. And I'm walking in here, and I'm trying to see if this is a good job for me. Not Hey, could you please hire me? You know, don't do that. 4. 3 What You Want to Know: So what you want to know about this job too is Is this salary actually good enough for you ? Now, if you don't have any money right now, you might say like, Well, I'll take anything. But don't do that either, because maybe you're leaving money on the table on a different job is to salary good enough for you. That's what you need to ask. If they're not paying enough, then they're not getting you, and you don't tell him that directly. But I mean, that's they need to know what you're worth. You know your skills and your time are worth something. Would you also need to look at is, will you find fulfillment in what you're doing now? If you're okay with anything, then find that's that's good with me. But I've worked at as a garbage man in factories. I've worked at fairs. I've worked at a lot of different jobs that I thought, you know, it's nice to make a little bit extra right now because there's nothing else going on. But I'm not gonna to this for the rest of my life. If they would have offered me a contract of like, hey, you want to do this for the next 30 years, I would have said No, absolutely not. You kidding me on? There's way better stuff out there I could be doing. So you will have to, even if it pays enough like, let's say it pays 10 or $20,000 a month and you like I That's awesome. Maybe you don't want to do that for the rest of your life because it's gonna make you miserable. It just depends on what it is, right. Maybe you want to do it for a few years just to save up, But you gotta consider that and not think like I'll take it as long as it makes money. That's the wrong attitude to because there's a lot of people with money and they're miserable. Okay, so you need to try to pick something that you like to do. Now I know you can always make your hobby your job. That's why it's a hobby. Some people have accomplished that, but that's not always possible. But you need to at least do something that you're okay with. Doing. This is important, too. Sometimes you do what you like to do as the task is concerned, but the employees that you work with or the employer you work with, that's really important, too. I know people that have miserable at their jobs, even though they like what they dio. They hate to people they're working with, and I know people that have the other way around, so they they don't really like what they do, but they're okay with doing it because everybody's nice at the word floor, So you gotta consider that. Also, you need to know if there are possibilities. Progress. Learn new skills, get a raise, climb the ladder, get a higher position. These are important things to because you want to develop yourself. The end goal is not to just get a day job to be stuck with. The end goal is to make progress, and that gives riel fulfillment. So that's what you want to ask them. You're like, OK, what is the possibilities to progress in this company, or am I gonna do the same thing for the next 10 or 20 years? What you want to know, too, is if the job is temporary or long term, so you'll have to look at the contract to see how long the minimum is that they'll take you if there's like, if they'll let you go after a month, if they don't do, if you don't do a good enough job, etcetera, etcetera. And like I said, and you want to know if the people that you're working with are likeable enough that they won't drive you crazy. If there's people that are bossy or just constantly nagging or something like that, then maybe you don't want to work there just because of those people, right? You also want to know if the employer that you work with is a reasonable enough person. If he's just this dictator bully guy, then maybe you like the job. Maybe. Do you like the M please? But you don't want to work for that guy. So, you know, take that into account. Two. I've actually had an employer, and she she was really mean, and I don't want to ever go back to that person again. Toto work for them because they were unreasonable. Eso yeah, that's that's an important part, too. But you also want to know, because sometimes the salary, it's just a number, right? But other jobs tohave how many days you get for vacation if you have to work on the holidays and in the United States, that benefits. So didn't you get, like, a dental plan in an insurance plan and coverage for this? That so over time, what do they pay for overtime? Like, you know, I've had people pay that. I talked Teoh, and they're like, Well, you're not gonna get anything paid extra for overtime. Michael, that's ridiculous, you know? So don't Don't take that job unless you're okay with that. But you have to ask yourself these questions. And if you ask your employer these questions, they're not gonna think like I don't like this guy. He's asking too many questions. You don't have to be an obedient slave. You want to know these things for yourself, right? So you want to know if you ask these questions In fact, they will see you as an intelligent person who does research on these kinds of things so they will take you more seriously 5. 4 "Any Questions?": before example at the end of the interview when they ask you, Hey, do you have any questions for me? Because they're done asking questions. And so they're asking you, like, Do you have any questions for me? The worst thing you can say is no, that's all unless you already asked those questions during the interview. But the best thing to do is to just have a list of questions, right? So you can ask them. Why is this position available? Is this a new position? Hasn't been there long. How long has the disposition existed? How many people have held this position in the last two years? Who would be my supervisor, You or someone else? To whom would I report? So who do I tell what I did? Who will I supervise? So is there anyone under me? Or you can ask, With whom will I be working most closely? What do you like about working for this company? You can ask them that, like what you like about it. What are the current plans for expansion or cutbacks? What kind of turnover rate does the company have? How financially sound is this company you can ask them those questions. And one person actually gave me this whole reports like, Oh, this is how this company is doing. And another employer, she said, Well, that's none of your business. And I thought, What? So you know, obviously I didn't go with that company, and the other one was a better one, but yeah, they they didn't want us to know anything. And I'm like, OK, well, if you don't want to disclose anything than find with me, you can also ask them what projects and assignments exactly Will I be working it on? So it makes sense, right? What am I gonna do exactly? And what are the steps? What happened to the person that helped this position before? Was he promoted or fired? You know what happened or did you get injured? What is this company's culture like? Is it rigid? Formal, relaxed, flexible. You could also ask yourself that question just by observing right? What are the current problems facing the company or my department? What do you like the most about working for this company or the least? What is the philosophy of the company or the mission statement? What do you consider to be the company's strengths and weaknesses. What are the company's long and short term goals? Describe the work environment? Has asked him what attracted you, the interviewer to this organization? Why do you enjoy working for this company? Described the typical responsibilities of the position. What are the most challenging aspect of the position described the opportunities for training and professional development. Will I receive any formal training? What is the company's promotional policy? Are there opportunities for advancement within the organization? When can I expect to hear from you? So, yeah, be prepared and ask him straight up like a When are you going to get back to me about this ? 6. 5 Me in 30 Seconds: we're gonna talk about Amy in 30 seconds and a me and 30 seconds means that in 30 seconds you tell something about yourself, so it needs to be short because it needs to be 30 seconds. You don't want to wear him out. It needs to be powerful and it needs to be meaningful. We're gonna go over some examples to show you how that's being done. First you state your name and your age. So you say. I would say my name is Vincent Note and my age of 36. I know I look a lot younger, but I'm 36. My family members have a wife and two kids at the moment. And you know you can You can talk about stuff like that as long as it's very short. Then you tell him a short reason why you applied for the job. You say I like to disposition. When I saw it, you say it's exactly what I'm looking for because I've been doing this for so many years and I'm really good at it. And this is something that they want to hear. You want to give him some work experience some degrees or something you achieved and the best would be to have all three. For example, I could say, Look, I have a bachelor's degree in tourism and recreation. I did that in three years instead of four years because I worked so hard and that was one of the top of my class. After that, I worked for a travel agency for several months until I found a better job and I increased their revenue. You could you could say stuff like that. So then you give him a passionate hobby. You can also say in my free time I enjoy playing basketball. I enjoy drawing. You could say you enjoy playing video games but that you say, like, yeah, maybe one hour per week or something. Don't say TV watching a video games too much as a hobby, Okay? Or say I'm interested in reading novels about mystery or I'm interested in philosophy. So I go to the library and look that up. Sometimes we say I'm interested in business or in Data Analytics or something like that. Here's a an example of a me and 30 seconds, and then me and 30 seconds is always followed by the question tell me something about yourself and a lot of interviewers do this immediately as one of the first questions of the interview they would say, Tell me something about yourself and then if you go, um, Well, let's see, I woke up this morning, and if you do that, then they're gonna think like, OK, this guy came totally unprepared, and he doesn't know how to answer a simple question Right on. If it's not related and it's not impressive, they're not gonna be impressed. So you have to be filling in something powerful. Okay, so something personal and something powerful. So you say, For example, my name is Thornton. I am 24 years old, and I am the oldest in a family of three Children. I'm applying to be your new manager of accounting. I have had six years of experience and I've led an accounting team of five people together . We decreased our costs last year by by 15% and increase output by 23%. I graduated with a certificate in a counting, and I have a government license on weekends. I loved a great game of football. What else would you like to know And you have to memorize this. You have to practice the words. Otherwise you're gonna go, Uh, so you gotta memorize it so that you know how to say hot. My name is this is this I did this in this. Have this experience at this degree and in the weekends. I like love to do this. My hobby is this and I'm married and cut it out. Done. Okay, So you need to practice this study that you could do it every single time when they ask you , and you don't have to go too fast as long as you don't go. That, uh, on that they don't do that because it makes you look like you didn't prepare so practiced of me and 30 seconds and time it make sure it's not too long. So practice that and maybe just pause this video on go practice that write it down bullet points that you're gonna talk about or write the whole thing done. Whatever works best for you and practice you meet in 30 seconds 7. 6 Power Statements: next, we're gonna talk about power statements. Power statements mean, Is that you? You say something impressive Power statements is not bragging. Just keep that in mind. You could go brag about it, but that's taking it up a notch. Power statement means it's something that's true, and you say with confidence, it's something impressive. It's something that's measurable, has results, and then you tell them that to match it with their need of a new employee for that for that task. So first you identify one if your skills or strength. So what are you good at first, maybe make a list right now, right down everything. You're good at everything you've done in the past and identify the best ones. Then give a specific example. So, for example, I have become a four. Okay, so my example would be I have become a pretty good self publisher. I learned the skill a few years ago. I have worked on it full time, and I have made a six figure income doing it. By doing that, I beat a lot of my competitors, and it's because I figured out the best ways to do it. Something like that. Tell the interviewer about an impressive result. You could say numbers, but it could also be just I led a team of four people, or I make the work go more fluently because you know the process was improved. Or you could say something like there were less conflicts with other employees because I came in and helped people out to get along and communicate better. Or you could say the time got deep. The time that was being spent on it was decreased because I came in and helped out. Something like that was really simple. Doesn't always have to be. We made more money, Okay, Made more money is definitely a good one for most companies. But more accuracy, less time, better results in general, no matter what that means, and then match that with the employer's needs. So, for example, if he says, Hey, we're gonna hire us extraction worker you could say, Well, I'm a great data and analyst, but that's not gonna cut it. You have to tell them him like Look, I'm good at practical stuff. I did construction for five years here or I have a degree in this and that, and this is how we flip the home. See, that would match his needs. If you've done other stuff on the side that you get at good for you. But you don't have to tell him that because it doesn't match what you're applying for. Does that make sense? Here's an example of the power statement. Well, Mr Johnson, the interviewer, the research I did about Sport Corporation was very interesting. You focus on selling sports equipment and you have been successful. I heard that you are starting some new improved products. I want to work with a successful company that is growing. I also know quite a bit about sports and exercise. Over the past year, I volunteered as a football trainer and I helped the team improve both endurance and performance. I understand what you are trying to achieve, and I can help you do it. So that is a power statement because first you acknowledge what the job is. Then you give an example of what your experience is related to that job and a result. You improved something and then you you state with confidence that you can help improve results in his company and it doesn't have to be long, so this is a very short one. Very short example. I am a hard worker. That's usually good. I used to work as a translator for a company. I never missed my deadlines. When it looked like I lacked time, I worked overtime. I am willing to work just as hard for you and always make my deadlines. So meeting deadlines, I mean, that's that's a your employer is gonna think, Oh, that's a good thing He doesn't miss his deadlines. Do you know how many people have worked for me right now? Just as a personal side note, People that work for me right now that Mr Deadlines, it is so frustrating. So if you never miss your deadlines, that is one big bonus point for you. Here's another example. I have organizational skills. I once led a team of seven people and organized activities for more than 100 Children. That's pretty hard. All of the Children graduated because of the skills they were being taught. If you hire me, I will work well with your staff as well. It is another example. I'm good at convincing people. I once worked for a company selling subscriptions on the phone in three months, I sold twice as much as 50% of the other salesmen. I am confident I can help you generate more revenue by increasing the sales of your products as well. More sales for revenue, more money. Does that sound something like your employer would be interested in? I think it is. And these power statements? You can use them in a lot of cases, because no matter how the employer says it, they're always trying to figure out how you can impress them, right, and not by being arrogant or something. But by saying something that makes you stand out, like, Why would I hire you if there's so many other people applying for the same job? So he's gonna ask you questions that basically all say the same thing. Say something impressive. That's what they say. Tell me something that makes you stand out, make me want to hire you. That's what they're saying. So they could say, Tell me why I should hire you very directly or they could say, Why would you do better than the other candidates? And that's when you come up with a power statement, feel like home. I have organizational skills. I led a team of five people. I improved their progress. I made sure that they didn't meet their deadlines. Stuff like that. What is one of your strengths? Same thing you don't just say. I'm really good on the phone. No, you say I'm good on the phone and I'll give you an example. When I did this, I sold more. So you always have to include the strength, the activity, the experience and the results and then matched that with what they want to hear what the job is all about. 8. 7 Dressing Up: we talk about dressing up, it's better to overdressed than two under dress. If you dress up to nicely, no employers going to say, Well, didn't you go a little bit out of your way? They like it if you do your best to impress them. So always someone, somebody else, he said. I don't care if you're going for for garbage man or construction job, he said. Always show up in a suit and tie he and he said, Maybe they don't dress like that on the work floor. Maybe they don't know. Maybe assumed Aziz, you hit the job. Maybe as soon as you get it, you're gonna dress up like slack E T shirts and shorts. But the point is that you came there to be respectful and to be proper with your interviewer. And that sends a message that means that you're doing your best Teoh to give them a good experience and to impress them. And Teoh, you know, put some time into doing that. So that's why it's better to always over dress and never under threat. For men, a suit and tie is usually always good. No matter what job you're applying for a shirt without a tie can look sloppy, So I know some people do this and some people think it's too, you know, formal to dress up like this. But I've never heard anyone complain about it, and actually, I've had compliments about it. When I did this, when I applied for jobs, they said, Oh, you look nice and they like it, even if that's not how they dress up every day For women, there's a lot of options. You can look nice and conventional. Maybe a little skin is OK, but not too much because you don't want Teoh. You don't want to show any cleavage you don't want Teoh. Give them the impression that that's what you're going for. So show your femininity, but not your sexuality. So you can dress up like a very feminine and gonna have pink and all those colors in there . But don't try to distract them staring at believe it or something else like that, because then they're just gonna be focused on that. That's not gonna impress them enough to hire you. And they're not gonna respect you for that either, because if they see through it, they're gonna think like oh, that's what she's trying to pull. So don't do that 9. 8 Doing Research: before you go to your job interview, you should do some research. First of all, you should know something about the company. If you don't know anything about the company, how do you know if you wanna work for them? Or how do you know if it's even a good fit? You need to know something about your employer. Sometimes it's hard to look up or the interviewer or you don't know it was going to interview you. But if you can please just look him up on Facebook or something else or a Google specifics about the position, you want to know exactly what they're going to make you do to make money the markets. So you have to know where the company's going. If it's very competitive market and the company's going downhill, maybe you don't want to work for that company because they're gonna lay you off in a few years because they're going to go bankrupt. So you want to make sure that it's a good market and that they positioned themselves in a good way. The service says the products. So what you're selling or what your marketing or what you're standing for, I've actually had job offers from that, Was it cigarette companies? And one was for, like, magazines. But then I asked him, So what kind of magazines are they? And some of them were no normal magazines, if you could call it that. Other ones were dirty magazines. And so I just said no. I said, No, I refuse to sell that because that's below my standards. And so, yeah, I could have made a lot of money with that. Even with lottery tickets, I was like, You know what? It's not something I want to sell its not something I want to do. I'm not going to sell people lottery tickets. So you know, you need to draw the line somewhere. Uh, and you need to draw the line with honesty, too, because some jobs make you be dishonest. And that's just the truth. You need to know about their competitors. I mean, if their competitors are out there offering jobs, maybe you should go to them, you know, maybe their companies better. You know, you need to know about recent layoffs. If you can find out like why was somebody laid off know about their training programs? How long is it gonna take for you to be trained so you can just start doing it on your own ? And you need to know about the customers. So the customers or patients or clients Are they going to complain a lot? You know what today wants? What can you give them? Just ask those questions to your employer or do the research yourself. Any research that you do yourself, you don't have to bug them with questions about it. Now, don't get me wrong. It's good to ask questions. But if you have an endless list of questions, they're gonna think like, well, why were you so lays that you couldn't look that up yourself? Right? So do all the research yourself. And then if anything's lacking, then you can ask it to your employer. Okay, we're gonna talk about finding a job. So what most people dio is they go after adds so they see an ad in a newspaper or on the Internet or on some website or somewhere else, and then they go after it. And what do you think that creates? That creates a high competition for one, and so a lot of people are trying to get the same job because they all see it right. But there's another way, and that's usually to bed away. And sometimes that's hard because not everybody knows how to do it. Because, you might say, like, Oh, I don't know. My friends are, and I don't really know anyone, but you might be surprised of how many people are like, Oh, you're looking for a job. I'll talk Teoh so and so because he might have something. So that's called networking references. Create trust. So if you have somebody refer you, they already trusted better. See if you're a total stranger and you walk into Company X and the employer sees you there like I don't know anything about you. I could do a background check. I can look you up on Google, but I don't know anything about you. But if his friend or his employee says, Hey, look, his hair's Vincent, he won't. He's looking for a job within for many years. I know him as a friend or family member and you know, he's a he's a good person. I trust him. Could you see if you have something for that creates so much more trust just trust me on that. Many people overlook networking, so there's low competition. So I mean, nobody's looking to like they're not all going to go to the same person. Say, Hey, do you have a job for me? Usually they don't do that. Dell Reply Toe and employers are secretly looking for new staff, but they won't place ads, and hundreds of people apply for ads. That's brings me to the next part, so advertisements and Internet have shown to have 65% of people look there while Onley. 14% of them found a job. They're so that means a lot of them were looking there. They're trying to apply, and they didn't get the job. And a higher percentage is true for government or private job placement services. 27% of people look there while only 21% of them find a job there. So even the agencies that have, like all these jobs for you, even there it's it's very low. So like a job agency, if I worked for got bay to see before and they take a cut so because they want to get paid to write, so then you make $80 in the day and $10 goes to them or $20 goes to them. And that's just how it goes. So I'm not saying never go through through them. But networking is definitely the best way with personal contacts with companies, only 3% of people look there, but 30% of them find a job there, so only 3% look and 30% find a job. So a lot of people are finding jobs through networking. But not a lot of people are applying for those jobs. Ward of mouth, personal contacts and referrals. 5% of people look there, and 35% of them find a job there. That's very high, huh? So, yeah, if only a small amount of people are looking there. But a high amount of people that look there find a job there, then that is to hidden job market. Focus hair. Avoid 92% of the competition and start networking. And you might say, like, look it if these employer to find someone don't place an ad right? No, they don't. Sometimes they don't have the time for it. They don't have the money for it. They just didn't get around to it. But they're actually secretly looking for someone to fulfill a position. You might be surprised how many people that you go up to and say like, Hey, I'm looking for a job. I'm good at this. This and this. Did you have something or do you know anyone? A lot of people may not have something, but they might know someone like Oh, yeah, I just talked to John the other day and he said that they're hiring at this in this place where he talked to his manager and he said they weren't running on schedule, so they needed someone extra. So maybe you should talk to him. And then if you talk to him, if he doesn't have anything, you could talk to someone else. And you can even use that and saying like, Look, I talked Teoh this in this person who talked to that in that person and they said you might have something, and if they hear that, it already immediately creates more trust. So here's how to do networking. You can ask contacts for employment leads, information and ideas. You can always ask for more referrals. You keep accurate records and follow up and keep a list of all the people and telling. Look, Okay, this person heard of this person having something? This person might have something delicate. He'll get back to me next week. This person, he said he think about it, but I haven't followed up with him yet, right? So keep track of all that. You can use your meat and 30 seconds to make power statement like, Look, I'm good at this. And this and this. I have dissonance, an experience. There's gotta be something out there for me, right? You make phone calls, you approach people you know from a previous job from school from parents from kitchen means from people in public, from church, from sports, sports clubs, at sets. Or like I mean, if you go, if you really go over all the people you know or the people that you knew, but you know where they're at. So you know where to find them. There's got to be hundreds in there, guys. I mean, even when I felt like I had no friends for for a short time period, I could still say like, Oh, I know this teacher for my high school. I know this person from my college, and then this is former employees and he might know someone else. I've talked to this in this person, and I have their contact data. I know this personal Facebook. I didn't know this person on linked in. I know this person because I play basketball with them every weekend and they're working for someone so they might know of something, right? And then you go down the list and you think like I actually I really do know a lot of people, right? So he composed on social media to, but if you contact people directly, it's so much more effective. 10. 9 Timeliness: okay, How to get on time? Because I've actually been late for job interviews and for jobs, even on the first or second day, and that was terrible mistake of mine. But it wasn't my fault. It was because the trains were delayed. And so I missed my connection and the weather was bad. Does it sound like excuses that that this is really? But it was true. It was not excuses. And that was not late on purpose. And I did go on time or so I thought. So. What you need to do is calculate in unpredictable events that will slow you down. Try to be ready. Really, really early. If you're trying to be really early, you either gonna be a really early or you're gonna be be on time because a lot of things happened that slowed you down, right? So if I would have taken a train or two earlier, I wouldn't have missed my connection, or I would have missed my connection. But then it wouldn't have been a big deal, because I was I was 1/2 hour early anyway. So then that would have come right on time because it was delayed Khalfan our Do you see what I mean? If you're late, explain it in one sentence no more and apologize once, okay? Because and And never, ever say it's not your fault. Okay? Don't ever say that. They don't want to hear that because immediately when you say that even if it wasn't your fault, even if it was not your fault, If you say it's not your fault, they're going to think, Oh, this is one of those people that always blame somebody else for their problems, right? It doesn't matter what the truth is. They don't want to hear that, OK? They want someone on time and they don't care how you do it. You better figure out how to get there on time. If you can't be on time, then they lost time. So they don't care what your reason is they just want someone who lives up to their expectations. For example, you could see what I said when I came on time. It's like I know I'm late. I'm really sorry. I'm really sorry because so I said it once. I said, I am really sorry. I said I thought that I would be on time by taking this train, and it was delayed. And then I missed my connection. And then I came late. So I sincerely apologize. Is there anything I can do right now to make up for it? And it's done. And don't say go. I'm sorry. Will you stay still? Take me. No, don't do that. Okay? And don't say well, well, was my fault. Stupid trains. You know, they didn't run on time. So, you know, it's not my fault that that my train was delayed. You know, I did what I had to do. I I calculated everything so that it would be Aaron time. You know, it's not my fault. Don't say that. 11. 10 First Impression: Let's talk about the first impression. Aside from being on time, no slouching. So stand up straight. They'll be stiff either. But just be straight up a little bit. No crossing your arms like that Because because even if you're not being defensive, people think sometimes they interpret it as being defensive. No hands in your pocket if you put your hands in your pocket. I know it doesn't mean anything to you. Maybe because you may not have that emotion, but it people interpreted as that. You don't care if you put your hands in your pocket. It's like, Okay. Are you pocket So interesting. Like, why are you putting a buck? Do you not care? Like whatever you know? Don't cross your arms. Don't put it in your pocket Smile. You know, smile. Not like fake. You can smile to you guys just sincerely give a good smile. Have firm handshake, just like that. You know, it can be once or twice, but but don't be like this sloppy thing that they have looked Not a lot. So if you nod, it means that you're listening to them and you acknowledge what they're saying. So you come. Yeah, Yeah. Uh huh. That's what you do a lot. Okay, turn off your phone, Please don't check your phone. Just turn it off. I don't even care. Just don't even have to sound on just off. Maybe even don't take it with you. You know, it's so disrespectful. It annoys me so much if people come in and I'm talking to them or they're talking to me and they're like, Hold on. Hello. And they're checking your phone. Are you kidding me? So that means she just shows your phone over them. So they're not going to think that you make their company of priority make eye contact? Of course. Speak up. Don't Don't mumble. If this goes, then the data can hear you leave enough space between you and them and watch your tone. Okay. Here's another way to make a first good impression. Begin with small talk. Hey, how is the weekend? How was your week been? That's a very good question. How you How was your week? Because and how we doing? You know, they're always good. No, but if you say, how was your week? Did you have a busy week or was a flexible you could even say nice weather today Or do you not like the rain or something like that? Then you show that you're interested in them. So you ask like, Hey, I just saw a football game. Did you see that too? If they say no, just move on, OK, don't talk about it anymore. Make sure you have some questions ready. Make sure the interviewer will explain what will happen next. So follow up in that. So when you're done with the interview, make sure you ask them if it hasn't been discussed already. Okay, what will happen next? And then they're going to say something like Okay, well, we got five more people applying and eso We're gonna look at that and we'll let you know on Friday. Okay, So you have to make sure that they say that otherwise they might think, Oh, it doesn't care what happens next. So you can appear more confidence. So don't keep looking around like that. Just look him in the eyes and just make eye contact. Stand up. Mind your posture. Shoulders back like that. Maybe not too much, but like that don't fidget. Okay, so no scratching, no shaking. Uh, No, no tapping, uh, or other little nervous takes Note. No picking you nose. Yeah, all those things could be really annoying. And if you do that, it shows that you're nervous. Try to be call and try to be confidence and try to think inside yourself all the time. I am good at this. This job is good for me. Okay? This is how you can appear. Mawr intelligence. No skimpy clothing. They This may look sexy if you're a woman, but not intelligence. It may look like it's a bit trashy, right? So we already talked about that. Maybe wear glasses Because if you wear glasses, sometimes it makes you look older, orm or intelligence. Or you know that you know more what you're talking about. Watch your language swear and slang words, even a thick dialect. I've had people apply and they their dialect. It's so hard to understand that I'm like it just makes you come across as dumb, like you don't know the old language and you could do that in your own family circles. But don't do it. And it just speak normal, proper English or whatever language you're doing it in. Don't use slang don't use a dialect. They don't care, cover up tattoos and get rid of piercings or or just don't have them at the day of your interview because I know maybe you think they look cool. But most employers think it makes you look defensive like it makes you look like. Yeah, um, I don't like that society hates me. So I'm just gonna put on this tattoo. And I'm not saying that that's what you're trying to do. A lot of people people that I like a lot of people that I think of very intelligent half tattoos or piercings, but that's not the point. It doesn't matter how it is a matters how your employer thinks it is. OK, so you need Teoh. Cover up your tattoos for the sake of making your employer think you're a proper person. Make sure you take care of your teeth if possible. Not and agree a lot. We talked about that Ask question, squint your eyes and say That's interesting, he says. Like a Our company has made a loss last year, and but we reclined back and we did some advertisements and we've made more revenue. Say huh, That's interesting. So how did those ads? A tribute to your success? You can ask questions like that. Okay. Don't don't don't overdo it. But it's a good way to show that you're interested. 12. 11 A Lasting Impression: and make sure you say this at the ends. Don't even deviate from this too much, because if you do, it makes you look like you want the job. You want them to think that they need you. That's what it's all about. That you're considering this even if secretly you don't have any other jobs lined up and they might even say that like they might say, like Okay, so let's go over this first. Thank you for giving me mawr information about this position. I will think about it at home. So thanks for giving me information instead of the other way around. I'll think about it when I'm home. Like I don't know. Think about it. See if I even want this job and then you give him a power power statement. So you tell them why they want you. So first you say, I'll see if I want the job, because I'm not sure yet that you're giving me information and then you tell them why you're valuable to them. You say I'm sure I will be valuable to your company if I decide to accept the job. Even if your interviewer chuckles and says something like, why aren't you sure you want to decision anymore? You can still answer something like I am very certain that I want this position right. But I also came here to find out more about it. After all, I will be putting my valuable time and skills into this, and I want to put them to good use. So you don't want to say I'm putting my available time that skills into this. And I don't even know if your company's worth it. Like my diamonds way too valuable for you because that makes you look selfish. OK, but if you say I want to put my skills and time to good use that makes it seem like your valuable to the company. Like you want to help them, That that's what they want to hear. So I've had that question. Actually, they said I I I said like Okay, thanks for the information. I'll go home and think about if I want to accept the job. Even if they haven't said that, they know. Even if they didn't say that, we're gonna hire me. I still said, you know, I'll think about if I won't accept it and then the employer actually said, Well, that's kind of funny. Do you have other people lined up for this or something? And I said, Well, no, that was honest about it. You know? I didn't lie, like, get thing people waiting for me. No, I know. I said, Look, I don't have anyone else, but if I'm going to do this, I want to be all in, right. I want to make sure that, you know, this is my time. This is my This is my skills of good at this. And I want to make sure that I am the best fit for you. So I want to make sure I can help out this company. So I'm gonna think about it some more. And you think about it, too. And then we'll see if we can have a good match. You know, if if it matches is my personality and my skills matched a job, that's what you want to tell them. Don't ever say thank you, sir. I really hope I get the job because I need it. Don't say that. That's the wrong approach. You don't need them. Even though he's secretly dio they need you OK, Your time and skills are valuable and you're missing out on other opportunities. If you take this job so you want information from them, you want to check if you want to even work with this guy. If you want to even do this job, even if it pays a lot If you're gonna be happy here, if your skills are gonna be put to good use or if all that stuff that you have learned in the past it's gonna be wasted, right? So that's what you want to find out about and you don't want to tell them. I hope I get the job secretly inside. You're probably hoping that you get the job. Otherwise you wouldn't even put time into going there, right? But you don't tell them that because if you don't get the job, you're not desperate. You got other possibilities. And that's the message you want to convey. Even if it's not true, that's not lying. It just means that that's that's an attitude that you have, like, Look, I'm valuable. It's not arrogance, either. It's confidence. It means, Look, if this doesn't work out, that's fine with me. I I'm good at something so I can put my time to use somewhere else. I'm pretty sure there's something else out there. And even if it takes me a little longer to look for something that's worth it if you want to make a lasting impression, you should give them a thank you note. Not when you're leaving, but you should send it. Spend 50 cents on postage or whatever. Don't do an email. Don't do an email, guys, because then it's like delete, send them an actual notes through the mail. I've spent that 50 cents and you want to say something like this in your thank you note. I want to thank you again for interview on this in his dates for the position off because you want to remind them like, Oh, yeah, you want to remind them like, Oh, this guy Yeah, I remember this guy. He came in, he was confident he was a good guy. He knew what he was talking about. And so, yeah, that happened on Tuesday. And, uh oh, yeah, that was for that one position. I'm looking forward to discussing Maura about the job in the future. I appreciate the time you took So you're thanking them for their time because they know, like they sacrifice their time to see if you're a good candidate, right? To show me around and explain more details about the tasks ahead. Not to check if I was a good one. No, You're telling them Thank you for taking the time to give me information. I'm excited about the new position. You want to make sure that they know you're excited about it, that you're not like it. I don't care. Which reminded me of the time when and then you ended a powerful message. Power statements. So what you dio issue say something like when I was looking around in your company, I saw this in this and we talked about this Nus. So it reminded me of this one time that I had an experience and I improved their structure and I made and I helped the company to have more revenue. And then you just kind of squeak just going to squeeze that power statement in there so that they will go like Oh, that's a good addition to the company. We wanna have this person because he did that back then. It's just another power statement. And then you say I am sure you will appreciate it when someone could do that for your company. So you say like I did this in this in the past. Pretty sure you'll like it if I do that for you. That makes you more desirable. Right again. Thank you for your time. You can say that again. Hope to hear from you soon. And that's okay if you say I hope to hear from you soon. Now that's fine. But don't say I hope I get the job. Don't say that. If you want to make sure that you know what's going on, just follow up with a phone call to ask about the update and what you should expect. So like, Hey, what's gonna happen next? How many people have you narrated down? Teoh? When do I hear from you? You want to know that stuff and they don't think that's rude unless you'd like, calm every single day. But I mean, just one time. Just so say, Hey, I haven't heard from you yet. What's going on? Can do anything or 13. Interview Q&A part 1: we're not going to go over some of the questions. They may ask you these air Typical questions. So the you may come across some of these in the interview for sure. So the 1st 1 is Tell me about yourself. You practice the me and 30 seconds and present this as the answer to this question. We've already gone over this, but just to refresh your memory and so that you don't have to go back to the beginning of this of this video course. Here it is again, your name and age, your family members stuff and things like that. Personal data. A short reason why you apply for the job. So I like this job because I know it's interested in its this job because so your motivation, you work experience degree or something else you achieved the best would be to have a degree work experience and something you achieved right and a hobby or passion. If they ask you Where do you see yourself in five years? You say working for you? Obviously, I understand that there are many things to learn on. I would love to learn Mawr in the process of working here in five years. There's I aspired to increase the efficiency of the company's routines and perhaps gain a management position. You don't have to say this literally, but it has to be related to the job. Are you willing to move here? The answer's always Yes. If you are not, then why are you trying to get this job anyway, right? How long does it take you to get here from where you live? And then just be honest. Tell him how long it takes. And if it takes too long, like more than half an hour or an hour or something, you can explain that you are willing to travel each day and that your plan on moving once you get hired. Okay. Be careful. If they ask you what you work overtime course, the answer should be Yes. They want people that are willing to work over. But you also need to protect yourself. So you need to ask some questions about how often it happens. How how the wages are. So do you get paid? 125 175% if you work overtime with just a regular weight. Right. Remember you're not just trying to get the job. You're also trying to figure out if this job is gonna make you happy, Not just money, but also if they're not gonna use you as a slave, so over time should usually be rewarded. So if you work more than 40 hours, they should pay you more than what they're paying for the extra hours. And one time a guy said no, you're just gonna get paid to say And so I said, Well, thank you for the interview. And then when they called me back, I said, No, because you're not even you're not valuing my time for what it's worth. So I said, I'm not gonna be stuck in a job that you're gonna constantly require me to work overtime and not pay anything extra. So if you're in a position to say that, then, yeah, don't be a slave, you don't know what you're worth. And when I when I refused that job, something better came along. So that's another lesson you could learn. If you don't get the job you're looking for, something else might come along. And so don't ever be desperate because you have skills and you have time. Do you know how important that is? So many people have no time whatsoever. They have skills, but they have no time. So they'll hire you to do it for them because they're always stressing out. Yeah. I mean, we recently had a we had a construction on our house and I had no idea what I was doing. So yeah, I paid other people to do it for me, and it's just that simple. If your employer asked you which books are you currently reading? They're not really. Instead, in your like, favorite fancy story like Harry Potter or something. So forget Harry Potter, skip those fancy novels that you love so much. It doesn't matter if you're currently reading those books, if you have in the past, and just answer something like, Well, at the moment, I am a little too busy to read much. But last year I read a book about the production process in distribution centers that taught me a lot of things that I can use in this position. So you have to try to answer them with something that relates to the job, even if it's just an article that you read, you know, you say something like, Well, I don't read a lot of books, but I recently read some magazines or some articles or some online information about this job because I wanted to be better prepared. As far as books go, I think I've read this in this in the past. But that that's not really relevant to disposition is if the interviewer asks you how your health is, then they want to know if you will show up every day. They don't want some toe, hire someone and pay them and then call in sick. So of course you want to know if he can rely on you being healthy enough to do the require tasks, so be honest about it. Now. If the employer asks you, how do you balance career and family? You may think that the answer is, well, work first, right, because that shows you're excited and that you go on go all the way for him. But you might be wrong because, of course, your employer doesn't want you to skip on work, but he doesn't want you to have a bad family life, either. So that's what this question is about. He wants to see your priorities. If you let him know that both are importance, it will send the message that you care about other people. You care about family and you aren't a senseless robot that would just work, work, work and not care about any people. A lot of tasks require people to be people, people, persons, right? So they want to know. Are you a parents? You know? Do you have a family? You know that kind of stuff. If he asks, What is your greatest strength? The perfect answer is a power statement. So mentioned one of your qualities, such as being a planner and organizer leader, great with routines, motivated artist, team worker, motivator, convincer, bookworm analyst or something else then backed this up with an example and a measurable results. Now here's a twit trick question, right? What is your greatest weakness now? They don't say it is to check you, but they just want to know something. But they know nobody's perfect, so they just want you to say something. But it's your job to turn a weakness on honest weakness into something positive. Here's how we're gonna do it. Since you're not perfect. Don't say that. You don't have any weaknesses. Then they think like, Oh, you're arrogant. So that's your weakness, because nobody's perfect. So if you turn it into something positive, then this answer will actually be good for you. So what you need to do is mention your weakness and then turn it into how it became something positive and that you learned from it and that you won't repeat that mistake again. You could say, for example, I'm so goal oriented that sometimes I can't take it, that I meet my goals. So then I get a little stressed out. However, it also makes me very goal oriented, and I and motivated and determined. So I always get the task done. So I always make my goals in the end, let me tell you about a time that this happened. I was so determined to meet my goals that I made my deadline by doing this and this and then you turn it into a power statement and then maybe he will follow up with a question like Okay, so how do you deal with stress? But then, you know what you do is she's like Okay, well, I go somewhere else. I take a deep breath, count to 10 and I go back. And I talk in a calm voice to my co workers or something like that, right? It doesn't have to be extreme. It doesn't have to show that you're a bad person, but you can definitely say something that doesn't make a big difference. Also, if you show that you have weakness and you made a mistake, but you turn it around, it's a positive thing because it's a strength that you know what mistakes you make and that you can learn from them. So if your employer will think, Oh, he's going to make mistakes in future but it's OK because he's gonna turn it around. So some interview questions depend on the task or position, so I can't give you a standard answer. But these air some do You work better alone or in a team. So depends sitting position. If it's a team position that you should say in a team, right? But if you if you say I work better alone, but I'm trying to be a manager off like a team of 20 people, I don't know if that's a good thing, So it depends on the tasks. Are you a risk taker? You know, some tasks and some jobs take require you to take risks. Others they want to play it safe. Are you okay with doing routine work? Some jobs require routine works, other don't. They require a lot of creativity and a lot of different tasks. Which kinds of people do you get along with now? You could mention some people that are there, and then this will give a good impression. What kinds of tasks did you perform at your last job? So tried to match that with the job. 14. Interview Q&A part 2: These are all power statement questions. Why should we hire you? What is one of your most impressive career results? Is there anything else I should know about you? If they ask that you can just say no. But you can also say, Well, I was actually just thinking of something else I did five years ago because I'm really motivated to do this. This or I'm really good at this Nus. And so then I did that and then gave me that results. So you so you could come up with that. You should have these power statements lined up, memorized and written down so you can practice them. Be careful with these questions. Why did you quit or get laid off from your last job? You could keep it simple like they had too much staff and they were cutting costs or communication was lacking. There were lots of problems in that company. Or perhaps the best one with a smile. I quit because I wanted to work for this company. Be careful with these. What is your personal opinion of your last employer? Be careful to say anything negative. Even if you hated your former employer, be prepared for this question because it is very common. If you say something negative, the interview will think, well, if he or she thinks that about his or previous employer in that way, he or she is probably going to complain about me in the same way. Tell the interviewer that you got along or that your previous employer was a smart business person, that he was a little distant. But he knew what he was doing and that he was. She knew how to run a company. So that's the kind of stuff that you can say and then you're not lying. But you're not saying anything negative either. So I once got this question. Aren't you overqualified for this job? And so you just re emphasize your enthusiasm. You say, Well, maybe I am. But I really want to do this and relate those tasks that you're talking about to your passions, to what you like to dio and your interests that you have mentioned earlier. So when they ask, what salary do you want? Make sure to do some research and leave some space for negotiation. If they ask which aspect of this job appealed to you the least tried to mention something that doesn't matter too much. Okay, so for example, I get a little tired of sorting data sometimes. But since that's only something I will need to do for 30 minutes at the end of the week, this won't be a problem. Now, if you're trying to apply for a job for data analysts and you say, I don't like analyzing data, they're gonna ask you for like, Well, why do you want this job then? And then don't say Well, because the MODY they're going to say like, No, if you're gonna hate where you do every single day, this is not a good fit for you. You need to try to do something else. So they've asked me this too. They said, Could you explain to gaps in your employment history because they sit and saw that I wasn't doing anything for a few months? And to be honest, I was sexually playing a lot of video games and just applying for random jobs here and there. Just trying to figure out what I wanted to dio dio say that because that gives the wrong impression. But you don't lie about it either you can be honest without telling them everything. It still depends on how you presented how you say it. That makes a lasting impression. Now. It wasn't doing anything wrong. I just didn't know which direction I wanted to go. So then you say something like, I was looking for the right job, but I wasn't gonna be satisfied and taking whatever I wanted to make sure that my skills and my time, we're gonna be put to good use because my time is valuable. And I didn't want to be stuck in a job for 10 years that I didn't like, So I was gonna take my time to do that. And so then it gives you the impression like, Okay, so he actually did do some searching, which I did. But, you know, maybe not the majority of the time, baby. There are many things you can say here, trying to make it sound like you did this on purpose that you weren't like, Well, I couldn't find anything. That's always a wrong answer. Don't say that. Just make sure that you say something like I couldn't find the exact match of what I was looking for. so I made sure that I would rather look longer. Then go for a job that doesn't fit me. You couldn't talk about some studying that you did that. You did some research that you say that Don't say anything that indicates you were being lazy or you didn't feel like it or you couldn't find anything anything incompetent or deliberately, You know, lazy or long on purpose. Try to avoid that. And if you were honestly looking for a job in in those months that you didn't do anything, which is what you should be doing, nobody should just be sitting still and just, like, blah, blah, blah. I'm gonna be happy a lot. No, you should be looking for a job. And so if you have been looking at all, even if it's an hour per day, you mentioned that to them. You say, Like, look, I did a lot of networking. I was calling people. I was searching online for jobs. Do it was doing research on the field. I was doing this and this and this. I was taking care of my family. All of those things are good answers. So how would you describe yourself in one word, and you need to match it to the job. So it's not good enough to describe a quality that you're good at or trait, no matter how acceptable this may be or how accurate this. Maybe to convince the interviewer that you are there. Rights choice for the job. And you need to pick a word that matches the tasks ahead so you could say something like enthusiastic, creative, active, successful, motivated, strategic, helpful, responsible, dedicated, honest, versatile, valuable, organized, focused, productive, steady, flexible two nations. Analytical. Some of these things are opposites of each other, but they're all good qualities if it matches the job to make sure you practice that in advance. So you know what the job requires and then say That's my best quality And then say, Here's an example of how I used that quality. Here's another question. What can you contribute to this company? Answer. Could be more efficiency. Lower costs, a faster speed, increased precision, a better work atmosphere, MAWR profit meeting deadlines, more revenue, a better relationship with customers or suppliers at sets again use powerful messages with experiences in the past, connecting it to the employer's needs and emphasize your value to the company. How do you deal with stress or heavy workload? Possible answers could include stress is very important to me because it helps me perform better, as he just turned it into something positive. I react to situations rather than to stress up. If a problem needs to be solved, it's perfectly natural to feel a little adrenalin or cortisol. But that's what keeps me going. So that's what you say. Like, look, I like the stress because then I perform better. I actually worked better under pressure, and I have discovered that I enjoy working in a challenging environment. Challenges are what makes life interesting. You want to tell them like, Look, I don't want to be dead in my head. I don't want to be dull or boring or do some task that I think is like blah after a while. So to have a little stress is good sometimes because it keeps me motivated to start working hard. So when they say, Can you describe the time we filled? It's like that weakness question, right, so show that you are mature enough to acknowledge failure, so don't tell him you never fill you aren't arrogant or overly sensitive. And you you admits to imperfection. So you guys say, like, Yeah, there was one time when I did something wrong or it didn't work out the way I tried. Then tell the interview how you reacted and solve the problem. This shows you are a problem solver. So you say, like Okay, this problem came in May. This problem came my way, and I tried to solve it. And this is what I did. Tell your interviewer that you learned this indicates that you have grown and that you are capable of making progress and improving yourself. So that's what they want to hear. Sometimes they throw a little curveball in there. They say, Hey, if you were an animal, which one would you be? So just think about, ah, horses really strong, able to function alone well or as a part of the team and so hard workers and ultimate team players. So you could say I would be in. And because I'm a hard worker and I'm t Blair or you could say a monkey because of a quick learner. And I just figured things out. You could say I'm an elephant because I'm strong, intelligent and loyal to the group and unstoppable. Just bulldozer through it. He could say I'm a dolphin because of intelligence. And actually, I'm considered to be one of the smartest animals out there. So you say a dog because I'm loyal and I protect my assets. See all of those air. Good answers. As long as you give a good reason, don't you just say I'm a big Because I like penguins. Then he's going to say, Well, why do you like penguins? Well, they're they're cute. Too. Funny. No. If you say I'm a penguin, you say wanna penguin? Because I can resist the cold temperatures. And I'm okay with dealing with pressure are when things go wrong or something like that. 15. Bonus and Thanks: So as we come to the close of this video course, I want to thank you for watching it all the way through the end or going straight to the end opponents video. I don't know if you did that. I just want to encourage you to follow me on YouTube. 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