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Get Hired EVERYTIME | 10 Job Interview Tips

Get Hired EVERYTIME | 10 Job Interview Tips

So I know a lot of you guys watching this
video are in transition. Maybe you’ve just graduated college. You’ve just left the military. Maybe you’ve been fired from your job or laid
off. Maybe you’re just simply looking to switch
industries or you’re looking for something better. You’re tired of being underappreciated and
underpaid and you’re looking for a better opportunity. So you’re out there interviewing. In today’s video gents, I’m going to give
you ten tips to nail to kick butt in any interview. Now when I created this video, I imagine a
formal interview setting. But understand you can use these tips and
I think they are even more important in a non-formal setting. So we’re talking just meeting a recruiter
at a coffee shop or simply talking to somebody on the phone. A lot of the information I’m going to talk
about you can still use there and understand what people are looking at you for a job they’re
measuring up at all times are you going to be a good fit, are you going to be bring value,
and that’s what we’re going to cover. Tip #1. Dress appropriately. You know I was going to talk about this one. But let me be really clear. Some companies have a dress code and they
will specifically tell you for the interview via email, via the phone call, get that information,
follow it, and just understand it is expected. This is something you should do. Now if they say there is no dress code. Understand that there still is a dress code. There is a company culture. There is a way that they normally dress to
work. Because if you are applying to work at a fast
food joint and you show up in the black-tie outfit understand you are sending the wrong
signal. You don’t have to wear a suit. A suit does not mean you’re going to be well
dressed or appropriately dressed. But understand that even if they say there’s
no dress code, well if that’s the case well why don’t you show up in a chicken suit or
show up naked. Obviously, that wouldn’t work. That would work against you. So there is an expectation and you’re going
to just have to do a bit more research. Maybe look at the company website. Check out videos. Look at picture. See how people are dressing. If you’re going to deviate in any way maybe
dress a little bit better. Maybe you look around they wear business casual
which for them is a nice shirt with a tie with a pair of chinos or slacks or something
like that or maybe you have the same look but you will actually wear a sport jacket
that fits you well. Now if you show up and nobody is wearing the
sport jacket, nobody is wearing a tie, well you could simply take the tie off. You could take the jacket off. Put it to the side and go into your interview
and feel good. Now notice there was a little bit of flexibility
that you gave yourself there. But the key point, gentlemen, is dress appropriately. Do the research. Tip #2. Know what time your interview is at. Then confirm the time. Then arrive 15 minutes early. How do you do that? Well, you simply have a watch. Now you can use your phone. Whatever it may be guys. You can control this. Yeah. You can’t control traffic. But you can control knowing that there might
be traffic and don’t use that as an excuse. I can tell you that I have had people late
for interviews in which I was looking to hire them and instantly when I know that they can’t
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hired. But I would say at a minimum spend an hour
reading up on the history of the company. If you can’t, talk to somebody that works there, learn
when it was founded, who runs it, how many people work there and what they do. You need to understand where this company
fits in the world. Now if it’s an entry level they’re probably
not going to ask you or expect you to know a whole lot. You’re being hired for a specific position. But understand if you’re coming at a higher
level, if you’re coming in its management and they’re going to be paying you beaucoup
dollars, you need to really do your research. I’m talking sometimes eight hours. Go and look at their financials. When I got my MBA at the University of Texas,
we were actually shown how to go in and research these companies, all the things we had to
know because they want you to be able to hit the ground running. And By showing that you actually put in the time,
they will say if nothing else this person is going to be well prepared. Tips #4 and #5 I’m going to go ahead and bring
together. But understand and think about what positions
you’re going to feel and what roles you’re going to fill in the company and think about
how you’re going to add value to the company. Let me talk about roles and positions. So at early points if you’re just entry level
often times this is where you’re just starting your career. You may be under the age of 25, and you’re
going into a company and you’re looking to be able to put your head down and work ad
you’re expecting someone to be able to manage you well to get in and a mentor kind of stuff. That’s how most people start off. But understand that there’s still an expectation. What job are you applying for? Because I’m talking with you here. You’re applying for this. But if you ever thought of this you want to
come into the finance department but you sound like a marketing person. Maybe we can bring you in here as an analyst. So be aware of the different positions that
you could possibly be illegible for. After that and this is a little bit higher
level think about what value you can bring to the company. This is more managerial ownership level. Cause I’m always thinking as an owner of a
company how the person I’m going to bring in how are they going to pay for themselves. What type of ROI am I going to get whenever
this person cause I got to pay them a salary. But understand I got to make at least three
to five times what I paid that person they got to make for me as a business owner to
cover taxes, expenses, risk, all that other stuff. So if you actually coming at the high level
and you realized hey I’m coming in as a consultant. You can pay me a lot of money. I’m going to be able to sell services. I’m going to be able to work with these companies
and get it so that they would want to work with us again and again. I’ve done this with other companies. That right there high value. Tip #6. Practice interview. Guys, practice makes perfect. No, not really. Perfect practice makes perfect. So there are many scripts out there, many
questions that you can ask yourself or you can get somebody on Skype. You can ask a friend. You can ask a family member to ask you these
questions and for you to answer them. Once you get better than that maybe hire a
coach. If you’re still in school, if you’re getting
out of the military understand there are resources available to you often times at no cost that
you can actually work with a coach who will know what questions to ask. You just need to practice, prepare, and that
way when you go into that high pressure environment, okay I’ve answered this question before or
that’s a common on or I have a feeling that this is something that they’re going to ask
me. You can pre-empt. You can practice. You can get good at interviewing. Job interview tips #7 and #8 I’m going to
bring them together. Have three concise stories that illustrate
your strengths and have three concise stories that show your weaknesses and these needs
to be real weaknesses and how you overcome them or deal with them. So let’s talk about strengths. This one is pretty easy. We are especially in the United States we’re
very good at talking about ourselves and going on and on but you got to keep it concise. Keep it focus and on the point. Show and have an emotion in it but make sure
you bring it right back and have three different ones that illustrate three different strengths. Now weaknesses. Make sure these are real weaknesses. Don’t say I work too much or I just try too
hard. I’m a perfectionist. That’s not a real weakness. Be open. Be vulnerable. Cause many people don’t and they screw this
question up all the time. So have like you know what at my last company,
I was so hard headed that I kept working on this project. A month passed and my boss literally told
me to disengage but I kept at it on my off time. Yeah. I was doing stuff with the company. But I just couldn’t give it up. It turned out that it was an impossible problem. But sometimes I’m really stubborn. I can tell you. Okay. So I get that. You know how to bring that back. It actually is a weakness but you talked about
how you’ve developed a system to cut it off. You did it on your off time. I looked at that as almost like wow this person
is they’re a bulldog. They’re going to bite onto something and they’re
not going to let go. So there are ways to have a real weakness
and to still show a strength. Interview tips #9 and #10 I’m going to bring
them together. Nine don’t try to BS anyone and #10 go ahead
its okay to skip a question, to ask for a pass. So let me explain. So #9 don’t try to be I remember back in business
school I’m interviewing with a high tech IT consulting company. The guy asked me this question. He used all these acronyms I’ve never heard
of. He asked me about a situation I have no idea
how to solve. I just say let me take a minute to think about
this. There is no I need a minute. I needed probably a year to figure out exactly
what he said. I had no idea and I looked bad because a minute
later I simply had to admit I have no idea how to answer the question. I didn’t understand what he was answering. Don’t try to BS these people. They all see right through it. And then point #10 it’s okay to be clear. Hey, can we skip? I have no idea what you asked. Worst case they’re going to say you know what? this guy he needs a lot of training. They can figure that out pretty quick. But by skipping, by saying hey I understand. It shows that you understand your limitations
and that you are humble enough to be able to say I need help when you need it. Bonus tip and this applies to everything is
to have confidence and know what you stand for and believe in yourself and don’t let
the decision of that person across from you have any effect on who you are. It could just be that decide not to hire you
cause it’s not the right time, that you’re not the right fit. The point being is whether or not you get
the job that doesn’t define who you are as a person. Who you are as a person is what you have when
you start off with this life and what you do with it and that’s a day in and day out
job. So if you’re out there looking for work understand
it’s often times a numbers game. It’s also finding the right company, the right
fit. Don’t give up. Continue to improve yourself a bit every day. Guys, hopefully you enjoy this video. A little bit different than my normal style
topics but it is business communication. You know I love to cover this stuff here at
Real Men Real Style and go check out the sponsor Original Grain, a great company. I have them as a sponsor for over a year. I think they’re great watches. Go check them out, great company, and I’ll
have a link that you can use down the description. That’s it gents. Take care. I’ll see you in the next video.

Reader Comments

  1. Loving the wood barrel watch.. great information in this video, lots of super useful information. Good job with the presentation.

  2. I'm just finishing my masters degree in a STEM field and honestly I haven't had to apply to any high-entry position yet. This gave me some great starting points to work on. Thanks heaps man!

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  4. He's so confident about his advice to get the job, he will put expensive watches right in the middle lol

  5. I hate how social capability is one of the most important things about getting a job. It's not fair that the charismatic and outgoing people land jobs with ease, whether hard working or not, while a harder working but socially akward person fails to get a job. I once got turned down for a job because the interviewer made me do an improv act having to do with selling stuff. It was so embarrassing and akward to be sitting there red in the face trying to be an actor for 10 minutes straight, which I've had no experience in. By the end of the interview I had zero self confidence and was sure I would never get hired. It's really unfair that me, coming from a poor family raised by a single mother was denied a job based purely off of social capability. I just wish I could've shown them how jard of a worker I was.

  6. Your last tips are very important. I am in the job market right now after graduating and it's rough. I learn something new with each interview and I am confident I will find the right fit soon. I got the skills, but it's more about the numbers game than anything else. There are some many candidates.

  7. Thank you for your tips. As disabled job seekers facing more challenges in compare to the normal community, how to overcome this during the interview? Please advice.

  8. I love the Maplewood it reminds me of what my grandfather had when we used to go fishing it's a beautiful piece I've never been so happy to see it again

  9. Hi! Great vid! I'm trying to prepare for an interview and really appreciate the tips. Liked the Minimalist styles and am thinking of getting one. Thanks again for the vid!

  10. Antonio, followed your tips and now have a new problem…I received 2 job offers!!!!! Never been in this situation before. A good kind of problem (or project 😉). Keep up the great work! You're an inspiration.

  11. As someone that is looking for a job right now (and will definitely be having an interview sooner than later) this was very helpful. Thanks Antonio! 🙂

  12. I absolutely love the minimalist watches with the brown band, much like the one you are wearing in this video. It can go with almost any outfit.

  13. Most important thing is be confident and know what do you want and tell them that directly, but be prepared to work hard for it.

  14. Your lessons are always great. This is so good, i am feeling so relaxed now after watching this one, Thanks for sharing very important information.

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  19. Wood watches are sweet. Dig the maple and ebony but they're all very nice. I like how lightweight wood watches are. Good stuff.

  20. The bonus tip was something I needed to hear. I know now why I failed at so many interviews in the past, but it's been a struggle to stop believing I'll never be good enough.

  21. Real men real style? I liked your interview tips… But I was here to prep for an interview I need to go to. So are these tips not for women?

  22. Is it actually common for candidates to ask potential employers on whether they can skip a question or not, giving that they are unsure of the answer?

  23. I am female, but if your sponsored and they can send you women's watches I like the Celeste, Paloma, or Sloane. That you for the tips, great way to get ready for an interview.

  24. Showed up to a manual labour job interview wearing a dress shirt, dress pants and dress shoes, it was a group interview and the 3 other guys wore plaid jackets, just a little over dressed! ( I got the job)

  25. never tell the truth about your weaknesses thats a trick question so they can see who you really are then you won't be hired…

  26. REAL MEN REAL Style: great tips, i am trying to transition from factory floor, to the main offices. These are applicable tips. and as far as watches: Alpha Bomber is where its at. thanks for the videos

  27. im trying to get an interview at a place that assembles offroad trailers. but I didn't see how the people were dressed. im assuming they aren't very dressy tho.

  28. heard I should dress for the job I want and not the job I have… my colleagues were not really supportive when I went to work in my scuba gear

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  30. Is a picture of a guy in jeans and boots with a book bag and the American flag for some reason is on the ground behind him??? No Soldier is going to let that flag touch the ground. This guy is a GQ slick hair fruitcake wannabe douchebag

  31. The truth is this…the tips offered in any video about making the perfect job interview is rubbish. It really depends on WHO is interviewing you. Interviewers have their own biases and prejudices like everyone else because they're human. If the interviewer likes you, you'll get hired if they don't…well, you'll have to do more job searching.

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