To do that I always recommend they go on a morning diet of listening to Podcasts in their area of expertise, and a nightly ritual of watching a YouTube video on their topic, or reading a book on it.
It's amazing what words, phrases, acronyms, and ideas you can absorb through osmosis by just exposing yourself to these resources.
Think about this...it's been estimated that if you read 1 book a month in your field, that in only 3-5 years you'll become one of THE top experts in it!
For those nonreaders where that sounds like a lot, what if you just listened to the books on Audible or even listened to summaries of the books through YouTube (yup, there are tons there).
The compound effect in the long term is massive, and in the short term, it will still give you a competitive advantage in your networking and interviewing.
I've leveraged the power of learning and reading to share models that will help my clients respond to interview questions like no one else - for example:
- When they're asked "What is your method for handling projects?" I teach them to share the PDCA (plan, do, check, act) or SOAR (situation, obstacle, action, results) models.
- When they're asked "How do you solve problems?" I teach my clients to talk about the DMAIC model - define the problem, measure the current state, analyze the results, create and launch an Improvement plan, and control and systematize the improvements so the problem doesn't occur again.
Alright...need help with any of this? Want to learn answers to interview questions that will blow their minds? I'm here.