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3 Best Kept Interview Secrets to Get Your Dream Job

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Top 3 Interview secrets to get Your Dream Job

Learning these interview secrets helped me get high paying jobs, even during a recession. This helped me grow my financial wealth faster than I thought possible.

Having a good job that pays well is a great way for you to pay off debt, save for the things that matter and live a life you love.

So, it’s important that you take the interview process very seriously, since it’s your one chance to impress your interviewers and get the job you want for the salary you deserve.

Because, growing your wealth is a combination of cutting expenses, budgeting well, and making more money. 

Saving money can certainly lead to wealth and can help you get to a place of financial freedom and peace. But, what if you don’t make enough to save enough?

At some point, you’ll need to increase your income. 

This post will help you navigate your career path opportunities and land a job you actually want.

I’m sharing interview secrets I’ve personally used over and over to make me more competitive and much more appealing to my interviewers.

These tips and interview secrets have given me a 98% success rate in landing almost every job I applied for.

If you’re thinking of applying to jobs and need guidance, this post is for you. 

How to prepare for your interview

Practicing what you’ll say and planning out your outfit is critical. The more you prepare in advance, the better you’ll feel the day of the interview.

Choose solid neutral colors, avoid prints, and make sure to take out any stains or wrinkles so you look polished and professional.

The interview is the most important part of the decision process. If they like your answers during the interview, you’ll likely get a call back. 

So, it’s important to make the best first impression and show them why they absolutely need you.

Here are 3 Interview secrets that will help you land your dream job

Interview Secret #1: Change your Mentality, Build your Confidence

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So many of us go into job interviews with the mindset that we really need this job.

That makes us try too hard and almost come off as desperate in the interview. This mindset gives off the vibe that the employer would be doing us a favor by giving us this job. 

That’s the wrong mentality.

If you go in with that mentality, more often than not, you’ll either not get the job or if you do get it, you’ll get it for a lot less in salary than you’re worth. 

Remember they need YOU, not the opposite

The trick is to remember all the qualities and skills you bring to the job and how much your skills would benefit the job. The employer needs to see that you’re a potential asset to their company.

When they see you as an asset, they’ll realize they need you.

And with this new mentality, you’ll have more confidence walking in and you won’t be as nervous. Believe me, it works wonders.

My Experience

I’ve been on both sides of the interview table, so I’ve seen my fair share of excellent interviewees and many that missed the mark. 

I’ll be diving deep with the common questions and give you general answers that you can use to give you the edge you need. 

I’ll preface this by saying I’m not bragging, but I’ve been offered almost every job I’ve interviewed for in the past 10 years by using these secret interview techniques.

I’ve also helped family members and friends do the same. It’s a formula based on what you say and how you carry yourself during the interview (and one more super important component that I’ll tell you at the end of this post!)

Interview Secret #2: Know how to answer the Interview questions the right way

interview secretsHere are some of the questions that are most common in a job interview. Make sure to tweak and elaborate your answers based on the specific position and your own skill set. These suggested answers are just to give you a start.

Question: Why do you want this position?

Good Answers:

I hope to gain experience in this line of work.

I enjoy this type of work and would love to contribute to your organization.

I’m enthusiastic about learning (whatever the job is) and becoming an asset to your organization.

Question: Tell me a little about yourself.

Good Answers:

I enjoy learning and reading.

I love the outdoors.

I’m a creative person; I like to think outside of the box.

*Don’t tell them about your personal issues or any hobbies that are not relevant to the job.

Question: What are your weaknesses?

Good Answers:

I give everyone the benefit of the doubt, and at times this can backfire.

I’m a little too hard on myself when I make a human error, I hold myself to a very high standard.

Question: What are some of your strengths?

Good Answers:

I’m reliable, I’m trustworthy. I have a good work ethic. I learn quickly. I’m organized.

Question: Why do you think you’re right for the job?

Good Answers:

I have a lot of work experience that can be utilized in this environment.

I’m a hard worker and I’m always willing to learn and improve my skill set.

I work well with others and independently and I think I would make a great asset to the team.

Question: What was a mistake you did and how did you correct it?

Good Answers:

I made a small error when doing X,Y,Z. When I realized the error, I was able to quickly correct it without any additional repercussions. This error triggered me to put a system in place so that I minimize future errors.

Note: It’s important that you show them you are not perfect, but that you are proactive. Everyone makes errors. If you don’t mention any, you seem like you’re hiding something.

Words or phrases you should always use in an interview:

I believe my skills would be an asset to your organization

I work well with others as well as independently

I’m reliable

I am organized

I learn quickly

I’m a self-starter

Question: Do you have any questions for us?

Good questions to ask your interviewers:

  1.       What would you say is the culture of your office/organization?
  2.       Can you tell me what a typical day would look like in this position?
  3.       What type of person are you looking for to work in this position?

What you should do after the interview:

Thank your interviewers for their time and tell them you look forward to their decision. Confirm to them that based on your discussion, you feel you’d be a perfect fit.

Interview Secret #3: Send a “THANK YOU” letter/email within 48 hours
thank you letter

This is most important thing to do after your interview, so don’t skip this part.

It can literally make or break your chances and makes you stand out above the rest of the candidates.

A “Thank You” email only takes about 5 minutes and a whopping 70% of people miss this valuable opportunity to seal the deal. 

To save you some time, here’s my “Thank You” letter template that have landed all of my job offers. 

Interview Don’ts:

Don’t talk about the following things during your interview:

Kids

Relationships

Schedule

Pay

Benefits

Personal wants

The commute

Other interviews you’ve had

Conclusion

Interviews give you a short window to make the best impression. 

So, use every second you have to make the most impact on your chances.

Use every opportunity to stand out from the rest of the applicants.

I hope these interview secrets help you get your dream job like they have for me and so many others.

Good luck in your job search!

2 thoughts on “3 Best Kept Interview Secrets to Get Your Dream Job”

  1. Having been in in the workforce for more than thirty years, and recently (mostly) retired, I have gone though many many interviews, so let me add what I think is another required trait for a successful interview. It worked for me many many times.
    >>> I needed to show enthusiasm for the job! <<<
    Of course, not gushing mindless gaga, but technical and personal enthusiasm. It really works and in my view is essential!

    Now I am learning how to have a successful retirement, but tht's another story. My journey is here: https://smileifyoudare.com

    1. Yes, this is so true! Body language is key and showing them that you are excited to work for them makes such a big difference. Congrats on retiring! I can’t want to get to that stage (hopefully 15 years early :))

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