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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Your personal goals are just one part of your dreams. Together with personal dreams, acquired dreams and divine dreams they form the window of dreams.
Setting your personal goals is very important for achieving success. First of all though, you need to understand what types of dreams exist. Only one type of dreams is called goals.
I must admit that I have never found this theory anywhere else. And I have never shared it with someone. I borrowed the visualization into four sections from Johari Windows, but that is everything borrowed.
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The marketing lesson about finding Unique Selling Proposition teaches you how companies succeed by putting themselves in a unique place and sticking to it.
There are some companies that have learned their marketing lesson. There are companies that have found and can utilize their unique selling proposition (USP). And there are no other companies. Going to the market without something unique leads to devastating results. Have you ever seen or heard a commercial that says: “We have the same product like XXX, but worse, more expensive AND with less features.”
This assumption is true both for your business and for your personal self. Don’t start your business, unless you know you can do something in a unique way. And don’t go to an interview to one of the top companies in the world, if you don’t know that you going to offer them something unique.
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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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Personal environment improvement through modelling your inner circle will teach how to review and model your closest friends in order to reach your goals.
Personal environment means the group of you and your closest friends – aslo called inner circle. Modelling your inner circle (or letting go of certain friends) can be a rather controversial topic. Many people will describe it as cruel, bad or just unacceptable. Others would say that you are only taking advantage of your friends. But I believe that say you are a product of your closes friends.
Your inner circle can keep you at your current level forever or it can propel you in space. After all, your closest friends listen to your ideas and share their ideas with you. You reach out to them for advise and they reach out to you with the requests. You recommend books to your inner circle and you read the books they recommend. If you are lucky enough you might also be brave enough to start a company together, or they can recommend you to join their companies.
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