How You Can Win in Your Interviews

How You Can Win in Your InterviewsI want to share a bit of my personal story.

Once upon a time, I got an interview with a great company through a family member. The first interview went okay, and I thought the job was a shoe in.

However, the last interview – the BIG one – wasn’t so pleasant.

When I showed up, I was impressed with how modern the office looked. The interviewer was in a sharp suit, and everything seemed like it was expressly designed for “big shots”.

I thought I was prepared, but then the interviewer asked me a question that threw me for a loop. After I answered, the interviewer took off his glasses, looked me in the eye and said:

“Alan, that’s not going to work. You’re going to have to try again.”

So, I did.

He shook his head and asked me a pointed follow-up question – trying to pull a good answer out of me.

But I faltered.

At only seven minutes into the interview, I realized I failed and wasn’t going to get the job.

That was years ago, of course. Now I help other people avoid making all the mistakes I did. I’ve run workshops at NASA, Harvard, Yale and more. I’ve also been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Mashable, Chicago Tribune, and others.

Why am I sharing this?

Not to brag or boast – it took me a lot of trial and error to understand what I teach these days, and I feel blessed to be of service. I share this with you because most people believe that if you work hard, get a good education, and follow the rules, then it will all work out.

That’s what I thought back then, too.

But that’s no longer the case.

Today, the interview landscape has changed dramatically.

A few years ago, candidates had a lot more leeway. Now, you have to prepare and walk in the door with a plan. You have to be sharp at every step of the interview process because today’s interviewers are looking for ways to eliminate candidates as fast as possible.

They’re scared of hiring the wrong candidate, so they’re looking for red flags that reveal any risky gaps in everything from experience, to skillsets, to not knowing much about the company, to being out of touch with the times.

These are just a few examples of how the game has changed. Several more exist and I want you to be fully informed.

This is why I created the Interview Success Formula, this is to help job seekers who are struggling to get a job even though they’re more than qualified. If you want to know more about it. Check it out here.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.