Interview Secrets: Get Your Dream Job by Interviewing Better

Learn how anyone can master interviews and get more job offers using preparation and the people skills you already have!

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What you get:

•         Lifetime access to the course

•         Access to all updates and new material at no extra charge

•         30 day money-back guarantee

•         My time to answer any questions or help in every way I can

•         Video lectures, printouts, lecture guides, examples, references, and more

•         Ability to watch on your computer or mobile device


Why this course is valuable to you:

1.      It explains the goal of most interviews so you can actually prepare correctly

2.    It explains the different types of interviews so you aren't caught off guard

3.    It shows you how to prepare for interviews so you have confidence and can relax

4.    It shows you how to act during the interviewer so the interviewer is at ease

5.     It gives you many possible interview scenarios so you have an idea of what to expect

6.    It gives you several examples of how to answer questions to get you started


About the course:

The goal of this course is to help you get a job offer for your dream job. To get great offers you have to ace the interview, so this course shows you how to do that. More than just covering interview etiquette, the course will explain what REALLY matters in interviews from my perspective, and I've been involved in many, many interviews on both sides of the table.

We will go through some sample interview questions, but the goal of this course is not to provide possible answers for potential interview questions! Instead it is about giving you the tools you need to answer any question you're asked, and make a strong impression regardless of whether you practiced 200 sample questions or not.

I want this course to help you advance and succeed in your career so if you don't find it valuable you can get a full refund for the first 30 days


Who should take this course:

•         Students looking for internships

•         Students looking for full-time roles

•         MBA students

•         Working professionals thinking about a new role or a new company

•         Anyone that would like to learn more about interviewing


Course structure:

1.      Introduction and Overview

2.    Interview Basics: Types of, Reasons for, Formats, Types of Questions

3.    Interview Preparation

4.    Interview Mastery

5.     Interview Checklists: Recap and Handout

6.    Interview Question: Examples worked out

7.     Next Steps: Landing Your Dream Job & Being Successful


About me:

I sure don't have everything figured out, but I've had a lot of experience being interviewed, interviewing others, and helping other folks be successful in their interviews. There is a lot of information out there on how to ace your interview. But in my experience much of it is either very generic (i.e. have a good handshake), or very specific (i.e. an example answer to one possible interview question). The perspective I will share with you is 100% my own and it is based solely on my experience. Everything I give you comes from real-life:

•         What has helped me get a lot of great offers

•         What I've seen help other people land fantastic jobs

•         The mistakes I've seen people make that I've been interviewing


I'm confident it will help you as well, so why not Take This Course today and start knocking your interviews out of the park before somebody else gets that job offer!



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List of Possible Fit Interview Questions

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Guide me through your resume.
  • What are your top three strengths and weaknesses?
  • What would you like to be doing in 5 years from now?
  • Describe a time when you dealt with a difficult customer. Be specific.
  • Tell me about a situation where you did not get along with your supervisor.
  • Tell me about a time you had to work to get cooperation between several people. What steps did you take and what was the result?
  • Tell me about a time you delegated a project effectively.
  • Have you ever recognized a problem before your boss or others in the organization? What did you do?
  • Tell me about the time you missed an obvious solution to a problem.
  • Tell me about a time you had to make a decision without much information at your disposal.
  • Describe a situation where you had to think on your feet to get yourself out of a difficult situation.
  • Give an example of a time when you had to deal with frequent organizational changes or unexpected events.
  • Describe the type of environment that motivates your productivity.
  • Give me an example of a time when something you were working on "slipped through the cracks."
  • If I called your former boss, how would he/she describe you?
  • What job factors are important to you and why?
  • What expectations do you have of your supervisor and colleagues?
  • Tell me about a time you were working on multiple projects that had conflicting deadlines.
  • You have 3 managers, each of whom considers his/her project deserves your top consideration. What do you do?
  • Think of a crisis situation where things got out of control. Why did it happen and what was your role in the event chain?
  • Describe a situation where you had to take immediate action in a high-pressure situation.
  • Give an example of a time when you were assertive and it backfired on you.
  • Tell me about the time you had to go above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done.
  • Give me an example of a time where you had to deal with unreasonable expectations of you.
  • Describe a project in your past position that failed.
  • Tell me about a time when you had to influence or persuade someone to do something for you that might have been an inconvenience for him/her.
  • Tell me about a time when you were most persuasive in overcoming resistance to your ideas or point of view.
  • What did you do in your last position to contribute toward team success?
  • Give me an example of your involvement in a team effort that was less than successful. What could you have done differently to make it more successful?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with an unproductive team member. How did you handle the situation and what was the outcome?
  • Tell me about a difficult experience you have had while working in a group with diverse team members.
  • Define 3 qualities of a good leader. Which one do you need to work on most?
  • Describe a time when you reprimanded an employee for poor performance.
  • Describe your management style in dealing with staff and co-workers.
  • Tell me about the leader you most admire and why.
  • Can you tell me about a time you had to convince someone to do something they did not want to do?
  • If I handed you a Rubik's cube and told you that it had to be solved by tomorrow, how would you respond?
  • What is your biggest barrier to leadership and how do you surmount it?
  • Why this company?
  • Why this role?
  • Why this industry?
  • What is the most difficult critique that you ever received? And how did you handle it?
  • Tell me about a time when you made a mistake at work and how you handled it?
  • What would you do if your boss told you to do something that was against a standard procedure?
  • Describe yourself and capabilities to someone who cannot see you.
  • Give me key lessons learned on each role during your career.
  • Give real time scenarios to support any skill set or capability mentioned in the course of interview.
  • Tell me about a time you made a mistake and how you learned from it?
  • Tell me a time when you had to mentor someone and it did not turn out well.
  • How did you gain the trust of a subordinate?
  • When have you built something for the customer?
  • When have you had to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously?
  • When have you had a lot of autonomy?
  • When have you had to convince someone to do something they didn't want to do?
  • What is you biggest barrier to leadership and how do you surmount it?
  • Tell me about a time you had to mentor someone and it did not turn out well.
  • When did you lead a team through an obstacle?
  • When have you had to analyze a lot of data and what tools did you use?
  • When have you failed?
  • When were you on a team that had a difficulty?
  • What is something you are proud of?
  • When did you work with senior people and how did you deal with that?
  • When have you presented your work to senior people?
  • When have you been behind a deadline and how have you dealt with that?
  • When have you managed change on a team?
  • When have you been a mentor?
  • When were you mentored?
  • When did you take initiative?
  • When did you break the rules?
  • When have you used something from class in the workplace?
  • When were you on a team that failed?
  • When have you worked on something conceptual?
  • What are your top 3 strengths? Great, tell me three more!
  • When did you have a stressful task or assignment?
  • When have you been on multiple projects with conflicting deadlines?
  • When have you had to influence someone to do something inconvenient?
  • When have you had to reprimand an employee for poor performance?
  • When have you had to get cooperation between several people?
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are you doing here?
  • Tell me your story.
  • Why did you pick your school?
  • How are your quantitative skills?
  • Tell me of a time you showed leadership skills.
  • Tell me of a time you were a team player.
  • Give me an example of a time you influenced or persuaded a group.
  • Tell me about a recent crisis you handled.
  • Tell me about a time you took initiative to start something
  • What type of work do you like best?
  • What accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction?

Glassdoor 50 Most Common Interview Questions
Glassdoor Top 10 Oddball Interview Questions

Resumes, Interviews & Careers

Top 10 Interview Checklist: Before the interview

1.                Research the company and industry

2.                Write down why you are interested in the industry

3.                Write down why you want to work for the company

4.                Research the role

5.                Write down a few key reasons you want the role

6.                Write down your top few strengths and weaknesses

7.                Write down a few important team experiences to get them fresh in your mind

8.                Practice answering a few sample interview questions, ideally ones from Glassdoor that are relevant to the role you are interviewing for

9.                Write down a few questions you want to ask the interviewer

10.           Practice telling your story a few times until you can do it clearly and concisely

11.           Dress professionally

12.           Be on time

13.           Review your notes while waiting to be called in


Top 10 Interview Checklist: during the interview

1.                Smile, be friendly, and start with a firm handshake

2.                Try to squeeze in a few conversational questions as you walk in to help you relax and set the tone of the interview

3.                Imagine you are having a friendly conversation with a coworker

4.                Listen carefully, and clarify if you don't understand the question

5.                Ask for time if you don't know the answer

6.                Be honest if you still can't answer

7.                Use a logical format like STAR or similar to answer questions

8.                Don't talk more than you have to, and for sure don't interrupt

9.                Ask intelligent (not ignorant) questions

10.           Be humble and respectful, and thank the interviewer


Acing the Interview

A lot of this is common sense. Be on time, be friendly, be positive, relax, look professional, be honest, listen carefully, and so on. It sounds good, but when a job offer is on the line it is harder to execute. I get that, and I've been there many times.

So do research that will give you confidence from the start. Jot down some intelligent and meaningful questions to ask. Write down some of your past experiences, and try to answer some of the possible interview questions in the back of the book to get you in the right frame of mind. Practice telling your story clearly and concisely.

Once you have done this preparation, you are ready to go. Get there early to review and relax. Have confidence in your research and practice. Walk into the interview, make a great first impression, and try to have a friendly conversation with the interviewer. Play the role of a coworker or friend, and imagine you are having a discussion over dinner or coffee. Make sure to listen, answer carefully, and take time to think if needed.

I think you will see a positive change in the results!

Top 10 Checklist Expanded - During the Job Interview

To get great job offers you have to stand out in the interview and set yourself apart from everyone else that is interviewing for the position.

Too often people think that means you have to be somebody you're not. That will make you stand out, but not in the way you hope. It's better to relax and think about how you would act if you were having the same conversation with a friend or coworker. Here are ten of the top things you can easily do during your interview to make a positive impression.

Top 10 - During the Interview

1. Smile, be friendly, and start with a firm handshake've heard these before and they might seem like common sense. But don't overlook the importance of displaying confidence and making the right impression from the start.

2. Try to squeeze in a few conversational questions as you walk in to help you relax and set the tone of the interview

If you can start off the interview in a conversational tone, it will set the stage for the 
rest of the interview. Its important to remember that an interview is still a social interaction. Act friendly and sociable just like you would if you me the person under different circumstances!

3. Imagine you are having a friendly conversation with a coworker

From my experience this is the most important key to interviewing. It's easy to freeze up and be nervous during interviews. But if your friend or coworker was asking you the same questions over dinner I'm sure you wouldn't have any trouble answering clearly and concisely. So put yourself in that frame of mind.

The interviewer is trying to determine if you will fit in with the company. For all intents and purposes the interviewer IS the company. So you have to show that you will fit in with the interviewer. That's a lot easier to do if you are friendly and engaging. If the interviewer feels comfortable around you the battle is half over. Do everything you can to make sure the interviewer is engaged and enjoying the interview - then it will be a lot easier for he or she to imagine you fitting in with the team.

4. Listen carefully, and clarify if you don't understand the question

It is no problem to ask for clarification if you don't understand. In fact, that can show that you think before just blurting out an answer. If you aren't listening, you might answer the wrong question. And if you don't clarify you might sound like a bozo. Neither scenario is good. Don't be in a rush to talk, and be careful to listen and clarify.

5. Ask for time if you don't know the answer you understood the question, but your mind is blank. That's pretty common in interviews. It doesn't hurt to ask for a minute to think, and depending on the question you may even want to use a notepad to collect your thoughts.

This is why preparation is so important. If you have your recent team experiences fresh in your mind before the interview, it will be a lot easier to find some team examples for questions during the interview.

You can look at the Top 10 Checklist for Interview Preparation here.

6. Be honest if you still can't answer

If all else fails, ask for a different question. The tendency is to answer the wrong question or spend 10 minutes talking about something completely off topic. That won't make a great impression on the interviewer. If you really can't think of a good answer after taking a minute to think about it, then ask for a different question. 

7. Use a logical format like STAR or similar to answer questions

Having a logical framework for answering questions will help you stay focused and on the correct topic. It will also help you to not take too long to answer the question. A lot of folks spend several minutes describing a situation that isn't really that relevant or interesting, but forget to move on to what they actually did and more importantly what they accomplished. Use some sort of logical format to keep things moving and make your answers clearer and easier to follow.

You can look at some possible interview questions here.

8. Don't talk more than you have to, and for sure don't interrupt

One of the most frustrating things for me is when the person I'm interviewing is either interrupting me all the time or talking all the time. Be a good listener and don't interrupt - it really annoys people. Be a good communicator and answer questions with as few of words as possible. If you take 12 minutes to answer a question that should take 3 minutes to answer, then you probably aren't giving a good answer, and it probably isn't very easy to follow either. Make things easy for the interviewer and answer as clearly and concisely as you can.

I've always figured that everyone likes to hear themselves talk - so if I can keep the interviewer doing most of the talking then he or she will likely be happy after the interview...another reason not to interrupt or talk too much!

9. Ask intelligent (not ignorant) questions for the interview by making a list of questions you would like to ask the interviewer. You don't want to fumble around when you're asked if you have any questions. And don't use this as a time to find out what the company does (or what its name is). You don't have to know every single product they produce, but know the ones that are of interest to you. Instead of asking what the company makes, try asking for more information about the product they make that interests you.

10. Be humble and respectful, and thank the interviewer

Confidence doesn't mean arrogance, and showing respect and professionalism during the interview will go a long way. You can have a lot of confidence in your abilities and accomplishments, but don't forget a lot of other people have similar credentials. You can set yourself apart by demonstrating how well you would fit in with the company, and by extension the interviewer.'re welcome to join the online course with 2 hours of videos and learn more about interviewing 


Best regards in your career,


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