Get instant rapport
Look the decision-maker up online. Is there anything you have in common? Without being creepy, mention it in the interview if it’s also an area of interest for you.
Brutal truth: People hire people who like the same stuff as them.
Channel that weirdo Tony Robbins
Too many candidates in interviews are lifeless.
Passion and energy are huge differentiators. Channel that big guy with huge teeth, Tony Robbins.
Get fired up before the interview. Push your shoulders back. Own it. Let your voice dictate your actions.
Make the people you’re interviewing with feel you, not just hear you.
Fight Dunning-Kruger Effect
Having all the answers in an interview makes you look weak.
Dunning-Kruger effect is where incompetent dummies think they’re smart and better at a job than they actually are.
Don’t be this person.
Say “I don’t know once or twice.” It shows you’re willing to learn rather than showing up as a fake genius that’s frequently conquered Mount Stupid.
Then tell them you’ll find the answer and get back to them via email.
Thinking you’re the smartest person in the room is a disease. It kills many dream jobs silently.