I had a client ask me how they can do better with interviews and just presenting themselves.
And my #1 recommendation is simple - be smarter! How? by reading and learning something new every day.
And here's the secret why this works - because most people don't and won't do this. You and I are surrounded by people that stopped learning in high school, if not grade school! They just decided they were done, it was too hard, it wasn't for them...whatever! But this sad truth opens up a huge opportunity for those of us that will at least try to learn a little more.
If you do this, it will give you a competitive advantage and confidence like nothing else.
Four Ways You Can Gain Quick Knowledge Before an Interview
- Find 3-4 books from the top people in your market or industry and read a future-focused chapter from each of their books - Almost all industry leaders have visions of the future for their field. See where their thinking is and have that knowledge in your back pocket, so to speak.
- Not big on reading? Listen to audiobooks - Audible has tons of great books that you can buy fairly cheaply, and download right now for a listen.
- Find webcasts and podcasts (iTunes.com) or watch free lessons on Youtube.com
- Register for free courses online at websites like Coursera.com or edX.com.