Land Your Dream Gig With These Expert Tips

Wow them at your next interview with these tips from an MBA professor. September 5, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Sometimes the hardest part of the job is getting the job in the first place. Ever-changing expectations about resumes and skillsets can leave even the sharpest candidates on the cutting-room floor. You need someone on the inside to help you land that gig you’ve had your eye on. Instructor Chris Haroun leads the way in his course Interview Better Than Anyone. Haroun has raised/managed over $1 billion in his career as a Goldman Sachs employee and venture capitalist. Now he’s bringing his award-winning business professor skills to your computer to teach you how to make […]

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How to Deliver Compelling Interviews Your Audience Will Love

Want to improve your interviewing skills? Improve your preparation. July 25, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The key to delivering a powerful interview is all about knowing what to ask and what not to ask. If you’re asking all the wrong questions to all the wrong people, chances are, you are putting your audience to sleep. Interviews are not only a great way to meet interesting people, but they’re also one of the most powerful tools you can use to accelerate your status and grow your platform. Becoming a great interviewer happens when you learn how to transform your guests into legends overnight, simply by asking questions that trigger powerful responses. How can you deliver the juicy details? How can you find the edgy story? How can you create a viral reaction? It all comes down to the framework of your questioning and understanding […]

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The “Niche” Myth and How to Define Your Audience (FS328)

The audience we aim to capture and the potential clients we go after are ultimately what make a business stay afloat or sink, without an audience you are not really an entrepreneur, right? So how do we find that particular section of the market that is right for us? How wide or narrow should we cast our nets and what are the indicators we can follow in this regard? In this episode we break down the battle for your products; how niche is too niche and how general is just way too general. We pull apart the considerations that go into shooting for the stars and an audience, emphasizing how this process evolves and changes over time! Today on the show we are joined by Justin Jackson, old friend, host of the Build Your SaaS Podcast and cofounder of Transistor! Our special guest shares his expertise in the space, unpacking […]

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The “Niche” Myth and How to Define Your Audience (FS238)

The audience we aim to capture and the potential clients we go after are ultimately what make a business stay afloat or sink, without an audience you are not really an entrepreneur, right? So how do we find that particular section of the market that is right for us? How wide or narrow should we cast our nets and what are the indicators we can follow in this regard? In this episode we break down the battle for your products; how niche is too niche and how general is just way too general. We pull apart the considerations that go into shooting for the stars and an audience, emphasizing how this process evolves and changes over time! Today on the show we are joined by Justin Jackson, old friend, host of the Build Your SaaS Podcast and cofounder of Transistor! Our special guest shares his expertise in the space, unpacking […]

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How to Nail a Job Interview (Whether You’re Applying or Hiring)

If you are naturally resourceful and experienced, you have the skills to be a successful candidate. February 27, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with the founder of Jewel Toned, Rachel McCrary. The founder stresses being honest about your work experience. She cites a time when an interview candidate did not include truthful information on her resume and couldn’t keep facts straight in the interview.  If you’re hoping to show off your skills, bring up a negative experience you went through and speak about what you learned. To get a better sense of your candidate, ask he or she what they would be doing if money was not an object. Or, as McCrary recommends, see if they can point to the one thing they wanted to do in their lifetime.  Moreover, if you are an entrepreneur walking into an […]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Here’s how to land the job of your dreams. September 29, 2018 3 min read This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog An interview is a business transaction wherein the objective of the hiring manager is to make a selection among job candidates called in for interviews. A candidate has two challenges: first, to convince the hiring manager that he or she is the ideal candidate for the position, and second, to outshine the others (i.e., the competition for the job). The following are several suggestions. Related: Simple Ways to Boost Your Job Search Efficiency First, prepare for the interview by working with a seasoned interview coach. An interview coach can practice with you certain mock-interviewing techniques, thereby helping you to not only answer difficult interview questions but also recognize traps and avoid saying the wrong things. As an interview coach, I need no less than five hours to get […]

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The Art of the Unforgettable Interview with Andrew Warner

Andrew Warner: And so, when you came on the first question I said to you, the first thing I brought up was I said I didn’t have you on because passive income just felt so phony to me. It felt like, “I’m going to show you how to make money while you sleep,” and in reality anyone who cares about making money while they sleep doesn’t have the heart to do the work while they’re awake. And then, it was only through time that I got to know what you were about and that I had tremendous respect and I felt that I was wrong in doing it. But I wanted to bring up the Passive Income name. I wanted to understand that, and so I brought that up. Pat Flynn: You are listening to Andrew Warner, host of the very popular podcast and show, Mixergy, which you can find […]

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Top 10 Tips for Conducting an Exceptional Interview

Conducting a good interview is a great skill to have as an entrepreneur—for your website, for your blog, for your podcast, and so much more. Find out why! Pat Flynn July 30, 2018 In this blog post, I share my top 10 tips for conducting an exceptional interview for your podcast, your YouTube channel, and your website. You’ll learn: The benefits of interviews How to serve your audience with your interviews What homework you need to do pre-interview The types of questions open-ended and follow-up questions to ask your interviewee How to create a warm, welcoming interview environment Ways to give space and opportunity to your interviewee The importance of listening Why you should emphasize understanding The tools to use for high-quality production What you should never do in an interview And how to have a little fun too Ready for your interview prep? Let’s do this.One of the best […]

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‘How Many Big Macs Does McDonald’s Sell in a Year?’ Is the Right Interview Question for Facebook. What’s Yours?

These 5 questions may well get you exactly the talent you’re looking for. May 30, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Many successful businesses have begun with a brilliant idea, a clear vision of the problem it solves and a determined founder — eBbay and Amazon being two such examples. Related: 7 Interview Questions To Help You Hire Superstars Yet, while resourceful entrepreneurs can accomplish a lot on their own — especially during the initial startup phase — once their idea gains traction, building a team becomes a necessity. Numerous venture capitalists and investors believe that the strength of a startup’s core team, rather than the product itself, is the more crucial factor for their deciding whether to back a business. After all, there are far more good ideas in the world than successful businesses. So, when it comes to achieving startup success, your ability to execute […]

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4 Tips for Writing Strong Interview Thank-You Notes

A powerful thank-you note can land you the job. April 23, 2018 4 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor Spring is a great time to search for new jobs for a number of reasons. First, budgets are often approved around January/February to hire more people. Second, the economy is pretty healthy right now, and businesses are ready to expand and try to grow their profits. For some companies, this means new hires to support these growth efforts. Lastly, it’s also the time of year when companies often revisit their products, services and technologies, working on improvements to keep competitive in the market. Often, companies will hire new employees or teams to work on these changes. Related: The 7 Biggest Myths About Changing Careers If you’re ready to job search, or perhaps you’ve already started, here’s one skill you should sharpen: writing thank-you notes. A powerful thank-you note can land you the […]

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10 Ways to Overcome Your Interview Fears

Upgrade how you prepare for an interview to elevate your confidence. March 26, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When I used to interview for jobs, I felt self-conscious about my accent. I was born in Santiago, Chile, earned a doctorate in the U.S. and worked for the Washington, D.C. government before launching my company. When I applied for government jobs, I feared that my accent would trigger what systems scientist Peter Senge calls mental models, the ingrained assumptions that invisibly steer our thoughts and behaviors. Unconsciously, I feared, interviewers would hear my accent and conjure stereotypes about Hispanic women. Related: 7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence Instinctively, we imagine why interviewers could reject us because we fear that outcome. Maybe you’re self-conscious about a record of job hopping, a low GPA or a lack of experience, all of which could trigger a mental […]

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How to Spot a Liar in an Interview — and What to Do About It

To spot a liar in an interview, pay attention to these three key factors. March 19, 2018 4 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor Let’s be honest — which, we admit, may be slightly ironic for an article about lying — and confess we’ve all been tempted to lie in an interview. But most of us also know telling whoppers will get us nowhere fast, and so, we give it to a recruiter straight — for better or worse. Unfortunately for recruiters and hiring managers, however, not all job candidates are so scrupulous. So how can they spot and liar? And what should they do once they do? Sharlyn Lauby, president of ITM Group Inc. and founder of HR Bartender, has some expert advice for exactly how to navigate this tricky situation. Related: 7 Ways to Get Recruiters and Job Offers to Come to You First, “if a candidate is truly lying, it’s important […]

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