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The 5 Most Important Things to Do For An Interview That You’ve Never Heard

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Nervousness. Butterflies. Fear. Excitement. More nervousness. More excitement. A clearing of the throat. A drink of water. You review your notes one last time.

And now it’s time.

We’ve all been through job interviews of various forms: in person, over the phone, group interviews, second interviews, third interviews, fourth interviews… They’re all relatively stressful. Most of y’all have probably heard tips on interviewing well – eye contact, clear speech, show up early, etc… – but I’d like to suggest some other things outside the box to improve your interview.

1. Get a haircut! Interviews are so much better when we feel confident in them. Who doesn’t feel amazing after a suave or sexy haircut?

2. Eat an apple (before). Apples restore the pH balance of the throat and help keep the vocal chords clean and smooth for all of that confident communicating you’ll be doing in your interview.

3. Sing your favorite song loudly in the car on your way to the interview. Yes, seriously. Mood and attitude will play major factors in how well the interview goes – so have some fun and de-stress yourself!

4. Smile. Do you really want this job? Are you sure? Well, don’t just talk about it – show it!

5. Make your interviewer smile. As a person who manages upwards of 50 employees, I can tell you that I want people on my team who are pleasant and fun to be around and whose happiness is contagious to the team. A sense of humor and genuine enjoyment of others goes very far with most future bosses.

What do you think? Are there a few more that I missed?

 

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Inspiration

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“Be a yardstick of excellence. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

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Why Innovators Are Fundamentally and Developmentally Different

Brilliant 11 minute video on why innovators are different. Give this a watch – I promise it will not disappoint.

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CH-CH-CH-CH-CH CHANGE MANAGEMENT! No I Didn’t Stutter…

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Per Wikipedia:

Change management is an approach to shifting/transitioning individuals, teams, and – in general – organizations from a current state to a desired future state. It is an organizational process aimed at helping change stakeholders to accept and embrace changes in their business environment or individuals in their personal lives

I love you, Wikipedia.

Q. Why does change management matter? 

A. The world is changing and to stay relevant, one needs to change with culture. Remember Circuit City and Blockbuster Video? Not very good at change management.

Q. What does a good change management response look like?

A. Good change management straddles a line between being reactive to culture and being proactive – actually creating culture. A good example is Apple, a company that reacted to the cell phone revolution by creating the brilliant iPhone but a company that also has worked to set the pace for the future with inventions like the iPod and iCloud. Bad change management is overly reactive to culture or actually too proactive that leads to being out of touch and even downright weird (remember the XFL anyone?).

Do not fear change management. Embrace it, own it, use it. Mold the future!

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