100 Interview Tips

100 tips for anyone interviewing for a new opportunity or interviewing candidates to hire and BUILD their team.

Our CEO is sharing ways on how to prepare for, interview with, and get the job you want.

She is also including tips for Hiring Managers and anyone on a hiring team to interview, attract, and get the right people you want on your team.

Be sure to do your research BEFORE your interview and avoid targeting an unrealistic compensation.

Don’t waste time asking questions that you could find in the answer to on their resume or LinkedIn profile. 

This is how you can almost guarantee you’ll get an increase on a job offer. In so many tips I read about people sharing advice on how to negotiate a job offer, this is a big factor they leave out.

There’s a difference between a goal versus a skill…and how you talk about them both in an interview matters.

Who wants to always complain about their job? NOBODY! That group is miserable to be in. And you don’t need to start your own business if you don’t desire to…and not everyone does. There are other ways to enjoy what you do, the company you work for, and your manager. It is possible.

Create this after your interview if you want to…

Think about why you’re interviewing in the first place. Have you talked to your manager about your requests? If so, why haven’t they granted those requests? Make the right decision without using the shiny new counteroffer as a distraction from your core desire.

  1. Rejection doesn’t equal failure.
  2. It also doesn’t necessarily mean you need to make a significant change in how you interview.
  3. There are actually several positives that could come from not getting the job.

If you’re shifting your career from one industry to another, it’s important to know the language differences. You’ll have an easier time getting the role you desire if you are using the transferable words and language that resonates with the space you want to get into.

 Yes, there are advantages and disadvantages…depending on what you’re looking for in a new opportunity and environment.

This is an easy way you can speed up the interview process. Nothing is off-limits. Own the process and get to the ultimate goal quicker.

The words you chose matter if you want to present yourself as a confident and capable candidate in an interview. Speaking with conviction and taking a confident approach in how you present yourself will make a difference in whether you get to the next step of the interview process or not.

There are several reasons why working with a recruiter could make a significant positive impact on your job search. Here’s one major benefit you may not be aware of when you partner with a good recruiter.

Remembering this will help build a better connection with the people you’re interviewing with via Zoom.

This is why you need to keep your resume up-to-date. Don’t wait until you’re ready to look for a new opportunity.

This exercise only takes a few minutes and can keep an ATS or hiring manager from skipping over your resume.

How you list the roles you’ve held on your resume matters.

Remember these 3 key things before posting a picture to your LinkedIn profile.

Here’s how you can prove you have a specific skill on your resume….before you even interview for the role.

How to prepare smart questions and avoid Google-101 questions.

Here are 5 ways you can control the interview process.

You can decide on a start date that aligns with your schedule. Don’t let an upcoming vacation or time you’ll need off from work deter you from interviewing or accepting a new opportunity. Hiring Managers are typically flexible on start dates, within reason.

#53 – How to write the perfect thank you email

Leave this out of your thank you email after an interview.

#52 – Don’t accept the first offer! 

You can, and often should negotiate the first offer you receive from a company you want to join.

#51 – Three things you shouldn’t change when hiring 

Be very clear and consistent on these 3 things when you’re hiring or looking to build your team. Changing certain profile criteria during the interview process can prolong hiring and potentially create a bad candidate experience.

#50 – Skills to include or not include on your resume

A skills section is great to include on your resume. But be aware of what skills you’re including. What you think is a skill may not really be a skill at all.

#49 – The #1 interview question that will make expectations very clear 

Asking this one question will help you understand the expectations required in the role you’re interviewing for. All roles have a measure of expectation if you want the workplace structure you desire. Find the company that has the structure you desire. Ask the questions to understand the performance expectations. Get the job that aligns with what you’re looking for….and will help you grow in an environment that lights you up.

#48 – Lack of growth in your job?

Don’t say you’re leaving your current company because there is no growth opportunity if either of these 2 things exist.

#47 – Your DE&I strategy may not be enough

Include these 2 factors as part of your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy. It’s not just about gender, skin color, or sexuality.

#46 – Three ways to evaluate experience 

How to assess a candidate’s expertise, other than using an assignment, during an interview.

#43 – Don’t make this objective resume mistake. 

Be confident about the type of role you are pursuing in the objective section of your resume. If it’s sales, say sales. If it’s accounting, say accounting. If it’s marketing, say marketing. Don’t wobble and list multiple types of roles.

#42 – How to respond to the question … Why do you want to work for us?

Responding to this question during an interview… Why do you want to work for us? Requires some research on your part.

#41 – Mock presentation interview tip 

What you should do immediately after you finish a mock presentation interview. Even if the pitch wasn’t your best, it could help advance you to the next step in the interview process.

#40 – The most impactful resource you need to create a purposeful interview process

If you are part of an interview or hiring team you need this resource in order to have a great interview process that will ensure you get the details and information you need from candidates, and will also avoid redundancy and make for a purposeful interview process and candidate experience.

#39 – How to get the job even if your experience doesn’t 100% align with the requirements 

Don’t think you’re qualified to get the job??? Listen to this before you pass up the opportunity.

#38 – How to position yourself as a leader during an interview.

Talk about this during your interview to position yourself for growth.

#37 – The habit you need to change regarding your career/job search

Do this one thing if you are… Complaining about your job, feeling unfulfilled about where you are in your career, or holding off on looking for a new opportunity.

#36 – Three things you shouldn’t include on your resume

Avoid adding these 3 things to your resume.

#35 – Two things you MUST do in a Zoom interview  

If you are a hiring manager or part of a hiring team, you need to remember 2 things every time you do a Zoom interview.

#34 – Six ways to reduce stress quickly 

Try these 6 tips to help reduce stress quickly … anytime.

#33 – What to do after you get rejected after an interview 

The first thing you should do when you get rejected after an interview.

#32 – If you interview people, you need to do this BEFORE you interview another candidate. 

Hiring Managers, don’t do another interview until you do this one thing.

#31 – The right way to tell a candidate they’re not a fit for a role 

Do NOT tell a candidate they’re not a fit for the role via email. There’s a right way to pass on a candidate …. and it doesn’t involve ghosting.

#30 – The right way to ask questions during an interview.

Did you know there’s a smarter way to ask questions during an interview? The goal is to access as much relevant information as possible in order for you to make an intelligent decision about whether an opportunity is right for you.

#29 – An easy way to avoid your company from being impacted by The Great Resignation

Hiring Managers, unsure whether to let your employees work from home, come to the office, or have a flex schedule? Doing this ONE THING will help you retain your team.

#28 – An effective and easy way to alleviate anxiety before an interview 

Nervous before an interview? Try this quick exercise to reduce anxiety and create a calming effect beforehand.

#27 – Post interview instructions for hiring teams to get the talent you want 

Hiring Managers, doing this ONE THING after an interview makes a difference if you want a candidate to accept your offer.

#26 – The smart way to share your career challenges during an interview 

Why you WANT to talk about your failures (do they even exist) or challenges you’ve had throughout your career. There are 2 key points you NEED to include.

#23 – Doing this will NOT get you the job 

This tactic NEVER works in helping you get the job you want.

#21 – Stop using this phrase when you interview 

The buzz-word phrase you need to stop using during an interview.

 #20 – Three steps to finding your dream job while working full-time 

Spraying and praying is not a strategy. Be intentional.

 #19 – Stop talking too much during an interview 

If you talk too much or get nervous and dominate the conversation, you need to follow this advice. An engaging, two-way conversation will always benefit you as the candidate and help you make an informed, intelligent decision.

 #18 – Two ways to avoid being a boring interviewer

Here are 2 ways to avoid being a boring interviewer. The best part…you can control both. And this advice is for candidates and hiring managers.

 #17 – Ask this one question BEFORE you decide to interview with a company

One question you need to ask yourself before your interview with a company.

 #16 – Here are three things you need to talk about during your interview 

Stop telling a hiring manager how great the company is or how you are the right fit for the job.

 #15 – Here’s what to say if you were laid off due to COVID.

Why you shouldn’t say you were laid off due to Covid. Elaborate. Include additional details.

 #14 – A better way to say you left your job to GROW. 

Here’s a more specific and engaging way to say you left your job…instead of just saying for growth.

 #13 – The reason you should NEVER give when asked why you left your previous job. 

Using this reason for why you left your previous job is boring and generic. Instead, be honest, never negative, and leave out this “everyone says it and it doesn’t impress me” response.

 #12 – Why a hiring manager isn’t listening to you  

If the Hiring Manager seems distracted during your interview, it could be because you’re talking too much. Here is how to keep their attention throughout the interview process.

 #11- Why you should delete the summary on your resume

Nobody is reading the summary on your resume. Here’s why you need to delete it.

 #9 – Do this in an interview to prove you are the right person for the job  

Telling this story will remove any doubt in a Hiring Manager’s mind that you’re the right fit for the job.

 #8 – How to stay positive every day

Do this 1 thing to stay in a positive mindset every day.

 #7 – The #1 question you must ask at the end of your interview 

This question allows you to TAKE CONTROL of the interview and could make the difference in you getting the job or being passed on.

 #6 – Why you need a brag book

Whether you’re on the market for a new job or not, this resource WILL SERVE YOU WELL. It’s easy to create, and the earlier you start, the more robust and impressive your brag book becomes. What are the benefits of a brag book? Awesome collection of your achievements to share with a hiring manager during an interview…or send with a thank you note, great confidence booster for yourself, and an easy way to keep track of your success as it happens throughout your career.

 #5 – This is the first thing you need to do in a role-play interview

So many candidates forget this important step and jump too quickly into the role play. Kick-off the pitch interview the right way to ensure the hiring manager moves you to the next interview.

#2 – How can you differentiate yourself from everyone else interviewing for the same job? 

Submitting a 30, 60, 90-day action plan provides a general outline to the hiring manager how you would onboard and ramp quickly in that role. Use what you find out from doing your pre-interview research and the information shared in your first interview to create your action plan. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, give away too much, or take a lot of time.

#1 – How to avoid a LAZY RESUME! 

A lazy resume is a boring or vanilla resume. It doesn’t tell a story of the success you’ve had in your roles. It doesn’t show what you accomplished. It doesn’t show the value you are capable of bringing to a company or team. It’s basically a different version of your job description. It doesn’t tell a story of your expertise. How to avoid a lazy resume?