Today I'd like to share with you some advice I gave to a reporter for the magazine Fast Company this afternoon. She asked me, "What advice do you give someone trying to recover from a bad interview?" Well, I'd like you to hear it first!
One interviewing technique I teach my clients is to approach the hiring process as if you were a consultant. If you wanted a company to hire you to solve specific problems or increase the effectiveness of their business, what type of questions would you ask the decision makers? How would you listen differently to the hiring managers' descriptions of their needs? Would you be more active in determining their pain points - those specific challenges they are looking to immediately address, as well as in the long term?