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Jun 26, 2017

If you have a career of any kind you have probably used an Elevator Pitch before.

Sometimes, a great elevator pitch could literally mean a new career opportunity for you. And if you feel your pitch doesn’t sound natural and personal enough, or you never know quite what to say… then today’s episode is a must-listen!

We’re going to address 7 steps that will help you craft a pitch you can use for any formal or informal event you attend.  BBQs, conferences, job fairs, networking events, cocktail parties, community gatherings… you name it. Everywhere you go, you’ll know exactly how to answer that dreaded question, “So, what do you do?” with confidence!

Show highlights: 

  • Specific questions to ask yourself before you even start writing your pitch. (3:22)
  • How to tweak your pitch for different audiences. (4:04)
  • What is “data dump” and how it can significantly improve the way you write your pitch. (5:09)
  • The reason why you need a “hook” and a simple way to come up with one. (5:44)
  • The biggest mistake most professionals make when creating their pitches. (7:29)
  • How to refine your pitch so it comes across more personal and passionate. (8:24)
  • A little adjustment to your posture that can instantly turn your pitch into the most natural sounding thing you say. (9:06)

And if you want even more resources, go to http://interviewprepsheet.com and download your Interview Prep Sheet. You’ll get additional interview tactics and strategies to make sure you have all your bases covered and you’re ready to crush your next interview.

Start listening now!

Jun 19, 2017

Welcome to episode 25!

Today you’ll learn three most common questions (and how to answer them properly!) hiring managers use when they want to determine if you’re a good cultural fit for their company.

This is the same list of questions we use to prepare our high achieving clients for their job interviews.

And by the end of it, you’ll know exactly how to prepare your answers so you become a job offer magnet!

Show highlights: 

  • The one “character revealing” question I always ask candidates to help them prepare for an interview. (2:06)
  • Three traits of an honest answer. (Experienced hiring managers can spot these almost instantly.) (2:40)
  • The one question all rookie interviewers ask. (And how to answer it properly.) (4:23)
  • How to present your weaknesses without risking to be taken negatively. (4:50)
  • How to answer “Why should we hire you?” and instantly become the most interesting candidate that’s hard to pass up! (5:50)

Plus, if you’re looking for additional interview tactics and strategies, go to http://interviewprepsheet.com, download your free prep-sheet and get ready for your next interview.

Start listening now!

Jun 12, 2017

We talk about STAR and CAR interview methods today.

You’ll discover the best way you can use them to help you prepare for any kind of interview you’ll have in the future.

And by the end of the episode you’ll understand why these two tactics alone can help you become so confident… you can literally turn into a job offer magnet!

Show highlights: 

  • One subtle - yet very important - difference between STAR and CAR methods and why you should master them both. (1:25)
  • The “secret” agenda behind behavioural interviews. (2:10)
  • Watch out for THESE THREE words at the beginning of an interview question. (That’s a signal you must switch to STAR or CAR!) (2:57)
  • How to use STAR (3:37) and CAR (5:16) in your answers. (Step by step!)
  • A simple “trick” to make the interviewer “experience” your answers right there on the spot… and make them relate to you even stronger! (7:45)

Ready to start crushing your interviews?

Here’s what you do:

First, hop over to http://interviewprepsheet.com and download your interview prep-sheet.

And then... 

Plug in your headphones and start listening now!

Jun 5, 2017

This episode is all about how best to prepare - mentally - for your next job interview.

Specifically, you’ll learn how to get ready for all those terrifying questions that make your heart race and knees shake. The ones you always hope nobody asks.

By the end of this show, you’re going to be one step closer to having the right mindset that can crush even the hardest of interviews and get the job offer you’re after.

Show highlights:

- Three of the most feared job interview questions. (2:06)
- How to “make your skeleton dance” and still get the job offer. (3:44)
- The wrong way to answer an interview question. (4:01)
- Dirty little secret candidates with “impeccable backgrounds” hide in their closets. (5:20)
- This one “miracle” can turn your most dreaded interview into a winner. (5:57)

Here’s what to do next:
Go to http://interviewprepsheet.com, download you interview prep-sheet...

And get ready to become a real job offer magnet!

Start listening now.

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