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By an Award Winning MBA Prof. Who Successfully Changed Careers from Goldman to Consulting to VC to Hedge Funds to Tech.
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Get your dream job by interviewing better than anybody else can using a methodology I have developed and enhanced over the past 20+ years that got me hired at Goldman Sachs, top hedge funds, in venture capital and in the consulting industry as well. I also interview applicants currently for acceptance to Columbia's MBA program.
  • You will be able to answer ANY interview question after this course.
  • Learn how to turn your weaknesses into strengths.
  • Know what to bring to the interview to increase your chances of getting hired (your competition will definitely not do this…). These interview exhibit secrets helped me change careers many times.
  • Add structure to your answers and use frameworks that the interviewer will appreciate and understand.
  • Know how to talk about your strengths in interviews so your answers are powerful, passionate, inspirational and right from the heart.
  • Understand what you need to know about the company you are interviewing at. I will show you an easy way that Wall Street analysts use to research firms from a qualitative perspective, which will make you look awesome!
  • Understand why relationships are always more important than product knowledge. You need to bond first with the interviewer and talk business later.
  • Structure your delivery in an interview and understand how to use transition words and words that buy you time!
  • Know what words to use and what words to never use.
  • Understand how to read the interviewer to tell if you are doing well in the interview.
  • Know when to stop talking and avoiding "over selling."
  • Answer questions a certain way that helps you know what question the interviewer will ask you next!
  • Understand how to answer very tough questions (so that the actual interview will be easy for you)!
  • Know how to help people you are interviewing with ...and if you do (and I will explain how) then you have a HUGE chance of getting hired.
  • Understand how to think like the interviewer, which will increase your chances of getting hired (and know what answers they want to hear).
  • Use technology to help you prepare for the interview.
  • Know how to deal with an aggressive interviewer (it's only a test).
  • Understand how to have positive body language in your interviews and what can hurt your chances of getting hired.
  • Know what to wear to an interview as every company is different. In the course I provide you with great resources to help you find out what to wear to the interview
  • Know from my work experience, why I have decided to hire and not to hire people after interviewing them.
  • Understand how to interview with people at different seniority levels in a company. You can't approach all interviews the same way; it all depends on the rank of the person you are interviewing with.
  • Know what questions to ask in the interviews (and when to ask). You need to ask questions in interviews based on the seniority of the person interviewing you. I will provide many examples.
  • Know what to do the morning of the interview (before the interview). You will have a thorough checklist ready and you will be more than ready for your interview!
  • Know what to do IMMEDIATELY after the interview. These post interview tips will help you increase your chances of getting hired.
  • Negotiate a higher salary. You got the job! Now What? Crucial advice on what to do now that you got the job, including negotiating your salary and why NOT quitting could be a good option...
  • Know when to decline a job offer, how to respond to a rejection which can help you a lot in the long run and why interviewing is an incredible way to network even if you don't get the job!
  • and much more...
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Requirements
  • Anyone can take this course as no prior interview skills are required! Recommended: access to Microsoft Word. Optional: access to PowerPoint.
Description

Are you ready to take your career to the next level and get your dream job by interviewing better than anyone else can?

This comprehensive interview course, contains more than 150 lectures over 5 hours, 22 easy to complete exercises, an 85 page Interview Success Journal for you to complete during the course and many templates/other downloads to help you interview better than anyone else can (I am a very humble guy but I am very confident that you will interview better than anyone else after taking this course); by the end of this course you will be able to answer ANY interview question and turn your weaknesses into strengths.

I have conducted more than 1000 interviews and I have interviewed at and worked at Goldman Sachs, the top hedge funds, venture capital, consulting and other firms. I also interview MBA candidates for the admissions department of my alma mater, which is Columbia University MBA school. I won't teach you any theory in this course....I will only teach you the best interview concepts to help you get the job and literally interview better than anyone else has ever interviewed at the company you will be interviewing at. 

30 day money back guarantee. Please note that this course overlaps with Part 1 of 3 of my Complete Job, Interview, Resume/LinkedIn and Network Career course.

I want to help you get your dream job as my passion has always been helping others reach their full potential. I also want you to learn from my mistakes and accomplishments and reach your full potential.

I have mentored many people using the concepts in this course and they have all achieved incredible success in life (not just my employees, interns and friends, but also my in class students). 

This course will help you interview to get the job of your dreams and is for every age, every industry, every career and everyone.

There are no limits; you can get any job you want and together we will make this happen. Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

Let’s begin!

Thanks,
Chris : ) 

Professor Chris Haroun, Founder and Partner
Haroun Education Ventures



Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone that is interested in getting their dream job and wants to learn how to create/optimize an incredible resume, LinkedIn profile, networking skills, interview skills and much more.
  • This course is for anyone that is interested in learning the best interview skills from an award winning MBA professor that has interviewed 1000 people over the past 20 years (1 per week) and has successfully changed careers from consulting to Goldman Sachs to hedge funds to tech to venture capital etc.
  • THIS COURSE WILL HELP YOU INTERVIEW TO GET THE JOB OF YOUR DREAMS…AND IS FOR EVERY AGE …EVERY INDUSTRY…EVERY CAREER….and EVERYONE! : )
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Curriculum For This Course
167 Lectures
05:24:11
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Course Introduction + Attached Interview Success Journal + Our 1st Exercise
3 Lectures 03:53

Please find attached your Interview Success Journal, which is an 85 page exercise book to help you do exceptionally well in your interviews.  I attached a PDF and a Microsoft Word version of the same document (in case you wanted to type your answers to the 22 exercises in the Microsoft Word document). 

Please only open and do the exercises in the attached Interview Success Journal when I mention to please do them in the course videos (I will explain how & when and much more detail in the videos). Thanks

As always, I am here to help if you have any questions.

Thanks a lot for your time and for your commitment. Please enjoy the course; let's begin!
Chris Haroun


Preview 00:29

Here are 10 reasons why most people don't do well in interviews. 

Please note, that by the end of this course you will NOT have any of the following 10 problems when it comes to interviewing, creating the perfect resume/LinkedIn profile, finding the right career for you and networking: 

1: Lack of preparation.

2: Not personable enough. Relationships are more important than product knowledge. Bond first and then talk business later. 

3: They don't bring the right exhibits and other items to the interview. 

4: They don't have the proper body language or they are too confident or not confident enough - people decide sometimes within 10 seconds if they will hire someone. 

5: Their resume or LinkedIn profile has gaps.

6: They don't show that they are passionate about the role they are interviewing for. Never let your interviewer see that you are interviewing for a job. Rather, you are interviewing for something you love to do. 

7: Their answers to questions lacks structure. 

8: They ramble when answering questions; less is more!  

9: Someone else that interviewed for the job appears more qualified. 

10: They didn't answer the difficult questions the right way. 

Preview 02:43

In this lecture we will complete Exercise #1 in the Interview Success Journal" by selecting yes or no to weaknesses that you think you have that might hurt your chances of getting hired in an interview. 

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. 

After completing this short exercise, we will work on turning these perceived weaknesses into strengths in Section 2.

Thanks

Preview 00:41
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Part 1 of 3: Interviewing: Let's Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths
18 Lectures 46:27

Now that you have identified your weaknesses, let's discuss how to address them and turn them into strengths.

In terms of the What, Why and How of this section, by the end of this section you will know:

What: your real weaknesses are (or perceived weaknesses). 

Why: so we can discuss how to talk about your potential weaknesses and turn them into strengths. 

*How: please watch the lectures in this exercise that address weaknesses that you might have and write down in your Interview Success Journal how to address the issues.

* Please note: feel free to skip the weakness lectures that might not apply to you. 

Preview 02:07

This lecture explains how we can address your perceived weaknesses. Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Preview 01:25

Let's stress what is different about you and why your differences can help the company in your interview. We can look into overcoming potential issues of lack of experience by stressing how we are additive to the company given our unique and different background and life experiences. 

Preview 02:22

Let's stress why your education or life experiences are additive to the company. For example, if you are interviewing for an engineering job but you don't have an engineering degree, mention how your liberal arts education (for example) is additive given you approach to solving problems from a different perspective. A great example is Steve Job's partial liberal arts education (he never graduated) that helped him approach user interface design from a different, fresh and creative perspective (per the description in this video). 

Preview 02:28

Let's explain why you had multiple jobs for short periods of time. We will also introduce the concept of strength words to include while interviewing in this lecture (we will do a more in depth analysis of how and when to use strength words in an interview and why this will help you later in this course). 

Preview 02:41

I will provide you with a menu of great inspirational answers to provide when dealing with this difficult topic. You will be surprised how you can answer this question and turn this into a strength per the examples in this video! 

Preview 05:20

Giving a personal, honest, humble and right from the heart answer for this difficult topic per the video in this lecture so you can turn this into a strength. 

Preview 03:16

The youngest people are the most innovative because they think differently. They grew up in the digital economy and they understand their demographic well, which is, of course additive to the company. They now do many courses online, which enhances their education and life experiences. Think about how all of these superb musicians did their best and most creative work in their 20's: 

The Beatles' Abbey Road Album
U2's The Joshua Tree Album
Led Zeppelin etc........ya ya ya I am dating myself here : ) 

Preview 02:45

Did you know that the average age for someone in the US starting a company is over 50 now! I am a firm believer that the person that will live to be 150 years old is alive today (I have seen incredible innovations in biotech venture capital that proves that this is true).  You are seasoned and not too old : )    You also take many online courses that helps you stay competitive etc....

Preview 02:21

Stress you are passionate about this role as a team player as you see it as a passion and not a job. We will cover the issue of people thinking they "might be hiring their assassins" later in the course and how to conduct yourself in interviews based on the seniority of the person interviewing you. 

#8: You Are Overqualified for The Job.
02:03

As a Canadian working in the US, I dealt with how to deal with this visa topic the right way in interviews, per this lecture. 

#9: You Might Not Have the Right Work Visa.
02:47

Being different is a strength. Coming from a different background is additive. Your diversity will make the company more successful as you know how to sell to different markets etc. 

#10: You Don't Have the Right Background or Life Experiences.
01:38

You have a different skill set, so you are additive to the company you are interviewing at. You approach problem solving differently, etc. 

#11: You Have Worked in Industries that Have Nothing to Do with This Job.
01:03

Whether or not you think you can do it, you are right.

Confidence leads to perceived competence. 

We will deal with how to address being nervous in this course and how to be more confident (as I used to get very nervous in interviews.....but now I enjoy them....you will enjoy them too as you will be incredibly well prepared); think of a time when you studied so so so so hard for an exam, that you actually ended up enjoying writing it! You will have this "aha" moment after taking this course. 

#12: You Don’t Have Enough Confidence to do Well in Interviews.
01:04

Whatever it is that happened to/by you, I want to help and I will help. We will discuss great strategies to use and why interviewers and all people love betting on the underdog (David beats Goliath and everyone deserves a second chance). Be honest and personal and say what you have learned from what happened. 

Think about how most Hollywood movies have the underdog or poor person etc win and beat those with more....your life story is incredibly inspiring given where you came from. Nature versus nurture is something we will cover and many other strategies in this lecture. Find something positive about whatever happened per this video.

#13: Something Happened to Or By You That Might Stop You From Getting Hired.
07:46

My in class business students with the top scores are never the most successful. Mention why your grades were not better in your interview.....perhaps you had to work part time and support yourself and your family (if this is the case...and yes this is VERY admirable). It's a strength because you had to multitask and you are organized and you can do many things at once. People LOVE betting on the underdog (think about all of the awesome movies where the underdog wins....you might be down, but you are never out)!

If you are worried about this, take a few classes at night and get A's and mention this in your interview. I know people that had a GPA under 3.0 and got into Harvard Business School as they took a few night classes and did well. Many of my employees or people I have mentored all got into their top business schools of choice and they all have dream jobs. 

We will overcome this, I promise. Other strategies are also discussed in this lecture.  

#14: Your Grades or Test Scores Aren't High Enough.
03:30

Nothing that is worth fighting for ever comes easy. We will overcome these perceived weaknesses and turn them into strengths to the extent that not only will you get the job, but you will look back many years from now and think (in most cases), "thank God this was a perceived weakness of mine as it motivated me to work harder than anyone else and be the success that I am today. I am grateful that I was sent down a different path in life. Although I was worried about these weaknesses earlier in life, they actually shaped who I am today and I would not have gotten to where I am without addressing this perceived weakness the right way." : ) 

You Should Now Have the Confidence to Address These Perceived Weaknesses.
01:40

Side Note: Please Don't Discuss Compensation Until You Get the Offer: )
00:11
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What Are Your Strengths & How to Ace Questions About What You Are Good At
14 Lectures 26:46

Now that we know how to deal with your weaknesses, let's discuss the best ways to discuss our strengths in an interview: 

In terms of the What, Why and How of this section, by the end of this section you will know:

What: strengths or what strength words to mention in your interview. 

Why: because interviewers look for certain strength words in interviews. 

How: we will discuss 10 crucial strength words to mention or discuss (using examples of your work or school or other life experiences).

Addressing Your Strengths Introduction
01:39

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #3.1: What Your Strengths Are & How to Address Them
00:59

Learn how to answer questions based on the strength word: team player. Please remember to always ask yourself these 2 words before answering any question in an interview, which is "so what." Thanks

#1: Teamwork - How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality
01:15

Learn how to answer questions based on the strength word: passion. Please remember to always ask yourself these 2 words before answering any question in an interview, which is "so what." Thanks

#2: Passion - How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality
01:13

Learn how to answer questions based on the strength word: dedication/hard work. Please remember to always ask yourself these 2 words before answering any question in an interview, which is "so what." Thanks

#3: Dedication & Hard Work - How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality
00:57

Learn how to answer questions based on the strength word: enjoy. Please remember to always ask yourself these 2 words before answering any question in an interview, which is "so what." Thanks

#4: Enjoy - How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality
02:10

Learn how to answer questions based on the strength word: exceed expectations. Please remember to always ask yourself these 2 words before answering any question in an interview, which is "so what." Thanks

#5: Exceed Expectations - How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality
02:51

Learn how to answer questions based on the strength word: dependable. Please remember to always ask yourself these 2 words before answering any question in an interview, which is "so what." Thanks

#6: Dependable - How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality
02:34

Learn how to answer questions based on the strength word: organized. Please remember to always ask yourself these 2 words before answering any question in an interview, which is "so what." Thanks

#7: Organized - How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality
01:43

Learn how to answer questions based on the strength word: customer focused. Please remember to always ask yourself these 2 words before answering any question in an interview, which is "so what." Thanks

#8: Customer Focused - How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality
01:26

Learn how to answer questions based on the strength word: different. Please remember to always ask yourself these 2 words before answering any question in an interview, which is "so what." Thanks

#9 What Makes You Different? - How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality
04:43

Learn how to answer questions based on the strength sentence: "Why Has Everything You Have Done in Your Life Lead You to Excel at This Job?". Please remember to always ask yourself these 2 words before answering any question in an interview, which is "so what." Thanks 

#10 Why Has Everything You Have Done in Your Life Lead You to Excel at This Job?
02:07

Learn how to answer questions based on these additional strength words: 

  1. humble
  2. ethical
  3. multi task
  4. generous


Please remember to always ask yourself these 2 words before answering any question in an interview, which is "so what." Thanks

Additional Strength Key Words to Mention/Discuss if You Can in the Interview....
02:15

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #3.2: Put Additional Strength Key Words Into Answers
00:54
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What to Bring to the Interview to Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired
11 Lectures 34:07

Now that we have covered your strengths and weaknesses, let’s move on to what to discuss what to bring to the interview. In terms of the What, Why and How of this section, by the end of this section you will know:

What: to do, create and bring to the interview to materially increase your chances of getting hired. 

Why:  because getting your dream job is competitive and if we are preemptive and bring items others won't, then our chances of getting hired increases a lot.

How: I will show you what to create, document and bring with you to the interview to impress the heck out of the interviewer(s). 

Introduction to Items to Bring to the Interview
01:32

Think "how can I impress and help the interviewer?" Go into all interviewers thinking "what can I bring or do to help the interviewer's career." Give and you always receive; this is the crux of our networking strategy, which we will discuss in Part 3 of this course.  If you help someone, they will help you. 

Why the "What to Bring" Strategy Has Worked for Me Over and Over Again
04:45

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #4.1: What to Bring Checklist for Interviews
06:07

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #4.2: If Interviewing for Finance Job Make/Bring This
03:30

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #4.3: If Interviewing for Management Job Make/Bring..
02:08

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #4.4: If Interviewing for A Sales Job Make/Bring This
03:57

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #4.5: If Interviewing for Operations Make/Bring This
05:06

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #4.6: If Interviewing for Assistant Job Make/Bring...
02:13

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #4.7 If Interviewing for Human Resources Make/Bring..
02:22

Side Note: Do Research on the Company Before the Interview : )
00:03

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #4.8 If Interviewing for A Job Not Mentioned Above...
02:24
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How to Answer Any Question You Have No Idea How to Answer & Using Frameworks
11 Lectures 30:14

Now that we know how to deal with your strengths and weaknesses and what to bring to the interview that will make you look brilliant, let's discuss how to answer questions when you have no clue what the answer is, how to buy time or if you freeze (which you won’t): 

In terms of the What, Why and How of this section, by the end of this section you will know:

What: frameworks to use when answering questions

Why: because it makes us look organized in our thought process and it buys us time if we have no idea how to answer the question

How: we will discuss examples of qualitative, quantitative and other frameworks you can chose to use in an interview. 

Introduction to Frameworks and Answering Questions When You Are Stuck
01:11

If you can't answer a question in an interview or if you need to buy time or if you want to show that you think clearly and are well organized, this lecture will be very helpful. 

Interview Crutch Introduction
04:30

We will discuss an incredible template that is attached that you can use to think about answering questions in an interview, or even complete and send to your interviewer a few hours after your interview to address a business problem that you discussed with the interviewer or that you had some issues addressing in your interview.

Answering Qualitative General Business or Consulting Questions Using Frameworks
03:43

How to structure your answers in an interview using this framework: S.W.O.T.: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.

Answering Qualitative Questions Using the S.W.O.T. Analysis Framework
02:06

How to structure your answers in an interview using this framework: Boston Consulting Group Matrix.

Answering Qualitative Questions Using the B.C.G. Analysis Framework
03:07

How to structure your answers in an interview using this framework: Product Lifecycle. 

Answering Qualitative Questions Using the P.L.C. Analysis Framework
01:04

How to structure your answers in an interview using this framework: Porter 5 Forces Framework.

Answering Qualitative Questions Using the Porters 5 Forces Analysis Framework
00:38

How to structure your answers in an interview using these frameworks that I created that will help you in a finance, consulting, accounting and other interviews: 

1: Mergers and Acquisition Framework

2: Should a Company Build a Product or Buy a Company?

3: Should a Company Do an IPO?

4: Build a Financial Model from Scratch (for Either a Private or a Public Company).

5: Company X is Going Public. Should You Value the Company Using DCF, P/E or P/R or other Valuation Methodologies?

Answering Quantitative or Finance Questions Using these 5 Frameworks I Created
10:46

This framework that I created will help you a lot if you can't answer a question. 

HELP! How Do You Answer Questions When You Have No Idea! Use this Framework!
01:42

This framework that I created will help you a lot if you can't answer a question. 

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #5.1: How to Answer Questions When Lost Template
00:43

This framework contains many qualitative frameworks on 1 page. 

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #5.2: Optional: Complete this Additional Template
00:44
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What You Must Know About the Company That Is Interviewing You
4 Lectures 09:10

Now that you know how to answer questions using more structure, let's move on to what you need to know about the company you are going to interview with. In terms of the What, Why and How of this section, by the end of this section you will know:

What: you need to know a lot about the company you are going to interview with.

Why: because it makes you look smarter and more proactive if you have done your research as most candidates won't do what I am about to teach you. You will look amazing when you mention how you prepared if asked. 

How: I am going to briefly show you some Wall Street Analyst tricks on how I used to analyze companies from scratch when I worked at Goldman Sachs and in the Hedge Fund and Consulting Industries and currently in the Venture Capital industry. We will assume you are interviewing at Tesla for this section (as an example).

Introduction to Company Research Strategies
01:30

How to use online resources to analyze the company you are interviewing with, including navigating investor relations, annual reports, etc. 

How to Research the Company You Are Interviewing at Part 1 of 2
02:01

More ways to research the company you are going to be interviewing with (for private and public companies). 

How to Research the Company You Are Interviewing at Part 2 of 2
02:56

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #6: Checklist of What You Need to Know About the Firm
02:43
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Bond with the Interviewer First!
7 Lectures 16:08

In this section, we will discuss bonding with the interviewer (crucial topic).   

In terms of the What, Why and How of this section, by the end of this section you will know:

What: it means to be personable in an interview.

Why: because people like hiring people they like.

How: we will discuss how to conduct yourself in the first 10 minutes or so of the interview (before discussing business). 

Introduction to Why Bonding is Crucial in an Interview
00:44

Let's take a step back now for a bit and discuss the personal aspect of doing well in interviews. 


Strategy for the First 5-10 Minutes of Every Interview
02:05

4 crucial questions you must answer before thinking about talking about business! 

Can You Pass the O’Hare Test?
09:36

Side Note: Did this Candidate Pass the Interview Test? : )
00:01

Search on LinkedIn before the interview to learn more about the person you will or might be interviewing with. Find something in common with them before the interview per this video. 

Search LinkedIn & Learn More About Your Potential Interviewers Before Interviews
01:52

Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #7.1: List 2 Things You Have In Common With Them
01:15

This exercise reinforces the 4 O'Hare Test questions we must keep in mind prior to our interviews. 

Interview Journal Exercise #7.2: Questions to Remember to Pass the O'Hare Test
00:35
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Transition Words, Words to Use, Words Not to Use and Words That Buy You Time!
6 Lectures 10:26

In this section, we will discuss optimizing and structuring our delivery in an interview.  

In terms of the What, Why and How of this section, by the end of this section you will know:

What: transition words are, what words to use and what words can buy you time.

Why: they help you to communicate information much more clearly and help you out if you need more time to think of the appropriate answer to give. 

How: we will take a look at transition words, how and when to use them and examples of words we should say and just how exactly can we buy time so we can answer questions more clearly. 

Introduction to Transition Words
01:08

I worked in sales and was constantly on the phone and selling in person. Here are words to use to structure your logic: 

1: If you have a bunch of things you want to say, use transitions like: "in addition" or you can use "in terms of", "moving on to", and the last you say is with this transition "finally...." Why? So it looks like you are structuring you answers and it also buys you time to think a bit more! 

2: When someone asks you a question and you need a few more seconds to respond, you can repeat the question. For example, what are your thoughts on the competitive environment. "that's a great question; My opinion on the competitive environment is...."

3: If you don't know again you can say. I am sorry I don't know, but I will find out and get back to you ...write it down and then follow up with the interviewer in an email later. 

Structuring Logic with Transition Words and Words to Use that Will Buy You Time
02:43

Be personable in an interview when you answer questions to sound more personable, by starting answers with these words and use these strategies: 

  1. When I grew up, my mother used to tell me... 
  2. My brother is also...
  3. My younger sister did that also...
  4. My grandfather used to tell me that...
  5. In Canada we also did that.....
  6. Make it personable so you aren't a robot. 
  7. You want them to remember you as a person with character and diversity and interesting. Be interesting. 
  8. Also use their name a lot! People love the sounds of their name. 
  9. Ask them questions too like where are you from. People also love talking about themselves and they appreciate it and I always enjoy hearing their life stories. 
  10. Of course always be upbeat.
Words to Say that Your Interviewer Will Remember and Appreciate
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Don't use these words and don't say these things in an interview...

Words or Things to Never Say in an Interview!...
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Here are ways to very politely disagree with your interviewer. 

Transition Words to Use When You Want to Politely Disagree with the Interviewer
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Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Journal Exercise #8: Using Transition Words to Structure Your Logic and Buy Time
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When to Stop Talking & How do You Know If You Are Doing Well (Do They Like You)?
3 Lectures 04:31

In terms of the What, Why and How of this section, by the end of this section you will know:

What: to look for to let you know that the interviewer likes you

Why: because you must please speak a lot less when you see that they like you (I will explain why in more detail)

How: by understanding that we must never sell past the close! 

Introduction to Knowing How You Are Doing
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Body language to tell if they like you!

How Do You Know if the Interviewer Likes You?
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Stop talking once you sense that they really like you!

Don’t Ever Oversell "Or You Will Lose the Sale"
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How to Know What the Next Question is That They Will Ask You?
4 Lectures 07:22

In terms of the What, Why and How of this section, by the end of this section you will know:

What: it means to answer questions in a certain way that you know what the interview is going to ask you next.

Why: so you can really impress the interviewer.

How: we will keep our answers short and very strategic. 

Introduction to Predicting What They Will Ask Next
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Keep answers short. Let the interviewer dig deeper. If you are asked about something....answer it and then end your answer with a directional comment but don't explain why. Examples of you making a statement but not saying why.....because you want them to ask why, are as follows.

1: "Hands down I think that Apple has the most enviable ecosystem in all of technology." they will ask why!

2: "Microsoft was once the most dominant technology company, but it is no longer dominant for reasons that happen to all once dominant companies." Why? Well the founder left. 

3: "Facebook is dominant today but they are making the same mistakes that most large companies do." Why or what mistakes? Well they are buying growth instead of creating new ideas organically. 

4: "There are are a few reasons why the New York Yankees aren't doing that well this year, including a few key injuries to star players." What are other reasons? "Their ace pitcher isn't as dominant as he once was. 

5: "Twitter has its challenges but it is still the dominant real time news company." What are the challenges? Management just can't execute and employee turnover is too high, it reminds me a bit of Yahoo when it was dominant in search.....then how? Well there was a lot of turnover at the senior ranks by various executives? Which ones: Well Terry Semel left etc.....

How to Answer Questions the Strategic and Pre-emptive Way....
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Please watch this video first before completing the exercise in the "Interview Success Journal,"  which is attached to lecture #1 in the first section of this course. Thanks

Interview Journal Exercise #10: Answering the Preemptive & Logical Strategic Way
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Side Note: Please Please Pleaaaaase Remember the Name of the Interviewer : )
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Chris Haroun
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Chris is also the author of the book "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School," which Business Insider wrote is "the most popular book of 2016 according to Business Insider readers." In 2015 Forbes called this book "1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs must read right now."

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In addition he is an award winning business school professor, MBA graduate from Columbia University and former Goldman Sachs employee. He has raised/managed over $1bn in his career.

Chris is passionate about educational charities and he is on the board of directors of several tech companies and ‘The Lemo Foundation’, which offers scholarships and mentoring to East Palo Alto students where the high school graduation rate is only 40%. He is also on the board of Providing Opportunities for Women (P.O.W.) which was founded by a few of his business school students. 

He also has work experience at hedge fund giant Citadel, consulting firm Accenture & several firms that he has started, including an investment firm that had a venture capital investment in Facebook several years before the Facebook IPO.

He is a frequent lecturer at several Bay Area business schools including Berkeley, Stanford, The Hult International School of Business and San Francisco State University. Chris also has an undergraduate degree with a major in Management Information Systems and International Business from McGill University where he is a McGill University Dobson Fellow (awarded for his work mentoring McGill students with venture capital start up business models).

Chris has written numerous articles and has been interviewed or profiled in Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur Magazine, VentureBeat, Wired Magazine, AlleyWatch and several television, podcast and radio interviews, including one with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) which is Hong Kong's oldest and sole public service broadcaster. He has his own entrepreneurship column in Inc. magazine.

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3: Edutainment: His passion is to "make business education impactful and entertaining with no boring theory; edutainment works!"

Chris is very passionate about education, education related charities and edTech start-ups/companies as he believes that all problems in the world can be solved via education; please see his recent TEDx Talk on this topic. He lives in Hillsborough, California with his wife Christine and 3 sons who are also passionate about baseball…especially the Toronto Blue Jays! : ) 

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