#20 - Avoid these 4 costly interview mistakes
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1 actionable tip to grow your salesforce career.
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In today’s issue, I’m going to show you how to dodge costly errors in your interviews that crush your chances of landing the job.
4 critical interview mistakes to avoid.
I get 3+ job offers every single week and interview at least 10 times per year. This is my ultimate cheat sheet for acing your interview.
So without further delay, let’s dive in ↓
Stalk your interviewers
Your goal is to turn the interview into a conversation.
Will technical skills will be important?
Sure, but so are your soft skills and if you choose not to research who is interviewing you, it’s going to be a challenge to small talk with them.
Doing this helps you:
Tailor your answers
Be more personable
Ask relevant questions
Show you have high interest
After you get your interview invite, look up who your interviewers are on Linkedin and jot down some notes to prepare.
Prep your interview space
Fair or not, your interviews will be biased in some way.
The point of the interview is to connect the dots. The company wants low-risk employees, and you want a rewarding career.
So, naturally as humans, we pay attention to things to confirm those thoughts. Ppl consider:
Tidy room = organized
Well dressed = trustworthy
Good lighting = professional
Although Dakota relates this to sales, I still found reading through these biases helpful as I prepped for interviews and negotiations.
Cram Techincal Questions
An easy way to refresh your mind is to cram.
Ever been in an interview where you know the answer but you can’t remember how to explain it?
✋🏼 I have.
I failed that once and since then decided to always cram beforehand.
Now, this tip will not help you if you don’t know the material. It’s ideal to cram on questions you know but feel hazy on to refresh yourself on details.
Jr. Salesforce Admin questions
Salesforce Admin questions
Business analyst questions
Keep your sandbox fresh
Don’t remember what you did, document what you did.
Interviews are about trust and everyone will trust you more if you can provide proof of what you’ve done.
This allows you:
Talk about past jobs
Explain problems you solved
Design? Clean a page layout & explain why it’s more efficient.
Security? Review health check & explain why your org is safe.
Automation? Build a flow & explain how it saves user clicks.
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