How to Kill the Interview Process

“Be the sharpest dressed candidate in the history of the company’s interview process!” Photo by Clem OnojeghouCourtesy of Unsplah

I would definitely encourage you not to follow the advice I was given as a young professional, “Fake it ’til you make it!”

When I was venturing off into the professional world 15 years ago, folks older than me were giving that advice out like affluent neighborhoods give out the high quality candy like Snicker bars, bags of Skittles and Peanut M&Ms on Halloween.  And I’m not talking about the fun size versions either.  At every turn I heard, “Fake ’til you make it!”

And apparently I wasn’t the only one.  That is evident by the number of articles written about coaches and business executives falsifying information on their resumes. (Google it!)

Let me provide two valuable pieces of information as it relates to being prepared for your first job interview.  Follow my advice and you will be guaranteed to make a splash and be talked about for years to come.

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Respect the Green Room: What the Stand-Up Circuit Teaches About Life

Comedian Mike Goodwin – Photo Courtesy of Mike Goodwin

You can make a few determinations about a comedy club by simply seeing the Green Room. It’s simple to evaluate things like: Is there an outlet to charge my phone? Does the TV work? Does the cable on the TV work? Is there an iron and ironing board?  Or what’s that smell?  Oh, it’s the baby! Ummm…Why is there a baby in the Green Room? This is probably not a great club.

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