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My Very Best Interviewing Advice: Do's and Don'ts For Successful Interviews - Let's Grow Leaders

Becoming The Ideal Candidate

  • Hone your situational-based interview stories and don’t be stupid to the receptionist on the way in. 
  • Interviewing is also not a time for self-deprecating remarks or uncertainty.
  • Be bold in your ideas, vision and in sharing what you bring to the table.
  • The leaders you really want to work for will also be looking for humbleness. Show that you’re willing to learn, can lead from behind, and are open to new ideas. Interview with confident humility.

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Becoming The Ideal Candidate

  • Hone your situational-based interview stories and don’t be stupid to the receptionist on the way in. 
  • Interviewing is also not a time for self-deprecating remarks or uncertainty.
  • Be bold in your ideas, vision and in sharing what you bring to the table.
  • The leaders you really want to work for will also be looking for humbleness. Show that you’re willing to learn, can lead from behind, and are open to new ideas. Interview with confident humility.

Communicating Confident Humility In An Interview

  • You are smart and qualified, but eager to understand the company’s culture.
  • You have transferable skills, but are open to new approaches.
  • You have a long track record of success, but surround yourself with strong talent.
  • You are a quick study, but eager to learn.
  • You are visionary, but you learn during execution.
  • You can make a difference for the organization, but you need to know where and how said difference is needed.

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Let Your Passion For the Position Shine Through
Let Your Passion For the Position Shine Through
  1. Know What You Really Want: Most interviewers can see if your only goal is hierarchical or financial. Know why this job matters to you and be able to articulate your reasoning well.
  2. ...
One common interviewing mistake...

... is to show you don't have a preference for the position you’re applying to. It’s good to say you will apply yourself to whatever you do, but to act as if any position is a great job looks desperate.

Questions for the Important Traits

Grit- ask on how determined a person in pursuing his dreams.

Rigor- ask if there was a time he considered a data to make a decision.

Impact- ask for what he have co...

When asking questions on the candidate's unique contribution..

Probe: give me an example…

Dig: who, what, where, when, why and how on every accomplishment or project

Differentiate: we vs. I, good vs. great, exposure vs. expertise, participant vs. owner/leader, 20 yard line vs. 80 yard line

Applying STAR questions

SituationWhat's the background of what you were working on?

TaskWhat tasks were you given?

ActionWhat actions did you take?

Results- What results did you measure?

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What you should not say
  • Starting with something personal like family or hobbies, or launching into your life story.
  • Sharing the problems with your current job.
  • Summarizing your resume, point-by-point....
Craft an elevator pitch
  • Spend some time reviewing the job description in the recruitment ad for the position and research the company.
  • Prepare a short script that highlights the skills, strengths and expertise you have that make you especially qualified for this particular position. 
  • Explain the reasons you’re applying for this particular job. Focus on career-related motivations.
Your purpose to the question

Your purpose to the question "tell me about yourself" is to give just enough details of yourself to spark the interest of the interviewer.

Answering this question gives you a great opportunity to spotlight the skills and experience that make you the ideal candidate for the job.