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How did you like the video from Charisma on Command? These guys are doing tons of interesting videos.
Before the interview, you might feel anxious and stressed. Charisma on Command recommends seeing the broader picture. That even if you don’t get the job it’ll not mean much in 40 years. It’s a good way to lower the pressure… Another proven way is to look at your stress reaction.
Exercise 1Everybody feels stressed in a pressured situation like an interview. But how you react to the stress actually determines if the stress has a positive or negative effect on your performance. Check out the following video from our stress block. It will help you get into the right mindset about stress… something that you’ll remember during your next interview.
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Preparation is essential for any successful interview. The more you prepare, the better chances you have to make a good impression. The interview is all about how the interviewer likes you. Therefore, it’s good to prepare things in advance. Let’s take a closer look at what Charisma on Command recommends.
Exercise 2Write down 8-10 situations that have had an impact on your life. It could be work-related and private. Add a few adjectives to each situation to describe what happened.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Create a story around each situation so you can tell it if needed during the interview. If you need some inspiration, we have created an example below.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
During the interview
Exercise 4If possible, try to do some research on the person that you’ll do the interview. Perhaps you can find out something about their interest. Something you can use to connect with the person during the interview. Ask for names and positions before the interview.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Test out the question Charisma on Command recommends during an interview: “One year from today, what should I have accomplished for you to consider me as a brilliant employee?” Write down your experience here or discuss it in the forum.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Here are some examples of my own experiences that I could use in an interview situation.
- Graduated with a double degree: Proud, high performance, quick learner
- Didn’t get a job in 6 months: disappointment, frustration, sadness, determination
- Got a dream job: Creativity, daring, connect things and put in a new context
- Betrayal of employee: trust, follow up, anger, grief
- Rebuilt my apartment: I CAN, handy, fun
- Flying home from South America: Acting fast, calm, I’ll always survive
- Invited all employees to my home: Team spirit, leadership
- Bullied in school: Not afraid, be who I am, do things others don’t like
- Run a company: Stress, management, long term thinking
The next step would be to make each experience into a story that I can practice telling. I’ll choose one as an example for you.
Showing that I’m a creative and daring person that can think outside the box.
This is the story of how I landed a dream job after graduation without any experience.
After 100s of failed online applications, I decided I needed a new approach. As a fresh graduate student, I had not an impressive list of work experiences. Instead, I scouted some companies that I was interested in and send an email directly to the person in charge.
I wrote something like this: Since I’m lack work experience I would be the one that benefits most from our collaboration, in the beginning, the natural consequence of that would be that I should pay you, rather than the other way around… but since I don’t have a lot of money I can contribute with hard work, responsibility, creativity and a will to always do my best.
I sent that to 4 CEOs in Sweden… and I got a hit… The first question I got… How did you know we were looking for somebody, it is secret!
Naturally, I was super lucky, but as the famous Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark once said… “the more I practice, the luckier I get”.
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