The Other Side Podcast Summary Episode 4 – The Art of The Interview
“How to ace a job interview?” is one of the highest searched questions online, and it’s not difficult to understand why. It takes a LOT of work to land that first interview, let alone ace it! With the employment market more competitive than ever before, it has never been important to be able to verbally ‘sell yourself’, to cut through with authenticity, and to leave the employer wanting more!
On our mission to support as many people as possible to thrive in work and life, we’re spreading the magic of human skills far and wide – through immersive apps, coaching, experiences and partnerships, but also through rich conversations. The Other Side is a mini podcast series by Maxme where our Founder Renata (Ren) Sguario chats with recent graduate James (Jimmy) Oana on the experience of making the leap from Uni to work, and thriving on the other side. Over 9 episodes (including a bonus intro chat), Ren and James cover Gen Z career building essentials like what makes a great CV, acing a job interview, seeking and giving feedback, the importance of self awareness, networking, body language and more.
Episode 4 of The Other Side, The Art of Interviews, is all about the essentials of ‘selling yourself’ in the verbal form in a way that’s authentic, memorable, and simply too good to refuse.
In just 26 minutes, you’ll cover:
- Face to Face interviews – the importances of knowing yourself and being able to convey your story
- Jimmy’s first interview experience, and his approach to researching companies
- The challenges of second interviews, and the positives of rejections
- Importances of ‘vibes’ in interviews
- Ren’s interview experiences; both as a senior interviewer, and an interviewee
- Feeling the ‘chemistry’ within job interviews
- The importance of using pause – pausing allows you to show you’re thinking careful about an answer, rather than offering a rote learned response
- Shows interviewer you have a level of respect for the question asked
- Not needing to have all the answers, and are jokes ok? The unwritten rules around jokes …
- Self awareness – knowing your strengths and weaknesses
- What to do in an interview if you don’t have the answer
- The benefits of showing humility towards an interviewer
- The importances of being yourself, and how to do it in a way that’s appealing
- How to be more relaxed
- The power of researching your prospective employer – allows you to have more talking points in the interview, allows the interviewer to feel more attached to you, as you are talking about something they are apart of
- How to talk about your strengths and passions in an interview
- How to talk about your weaknesses or derailers in an interview – showing self awareness, and a willingness to expose vulnerabilities
- Always practice, practice, practice before an interview
- Be sure to take time to reflect on interviews to see what worked well and what didn’t, and don’t hesitate to ask for feedback from interviewers
- Be professional, but don’t take yourself too seriously
- Everyone loves a compliment, so do your best to convey why you are there for the interview, and what you like most about the company.
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