Interview Skills – How to Prepare for the Big Interview

Master your interview skills, understand the interview purpose and process. Tips by a person who has excelled at interviews at two Fortune-500 companies.

Improving your interview skills is a crucial task on your professional productivity agenda. No matter if you like it or not, at some point of your life you would have to face the much dreaded interview process. Statistics shows that most of the executive level opportunities are not published publicly and are taken via referrals. But in 100% of the cases, you would have to face at least an HR specialist and a decision maker. This is called in interview.

Most obviously, if you are an extrovert and if you are able to “sell yourself” as a product, you would have advantage over the other candidates. But even if you are not, there are some steps that you could follow in order to increase your chances and crush the competition. In any case, this article is mostly targeted at the people that do not feel comfortable when facing an interview.

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Email Organization – How To Organize Your Inbox

Email organization greatly improves professional productivity in two ways: structure (how you sort emails) and behavior (what you do when processing emails)

Email organization teaches how organizing your inbox (all of them) can help you be more productive professionally. If you are one of those people that spend a lot of time searching for information and browsing your email in order to find that email with instructions from the bank, then this topic is definitely for you. If you are satisfied with your current email system, but you are curious to find out what other people do, then read along.

But if you seldom use your email, or if you are more of a talking kind of person, then this article is not for you.

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Time Management – Using Pomodoro Technique

Time management with pomodoro teaches you how to control time and tasks, reduce stress and make sure you have enough time left to do things you like.

Out of all the resources available to you, there is only one that is a really special type of resource – time. You cannot store time for later. Everyone has the exact number of it each day. Time wasted cannot be restored or retrieved back. Most people feel that they have too many tasks and too little time for them. The simple answer to all those problems is time management.

Time management is the discipline that teaches you how to stay in charge of time. It teaches how to plan time more wisely, so that  you have more time to do more things. With time management you will learn how to set your priorities right and make conscious choices, so that you can spend more time doing the important tasks.

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Professional Productivity

The last pillar that I am going to cover is the professional productivity. Just like the case with personal optimization, here the idea is to do the things you do right. This is achieved by usually doing them faster, better, with fewer resources or higher quality. One of the definitions of productivity is “the effectiveness of productive effort as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input”. Or in other terms how to achieve better results with the same amount of effort.

The Four Pillars of Success: Professional Productivity
The Four Pillars of Success with emphasis on Professional Productivity

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