Make the process, but don't let it make you: A 5-step interview prep frameworkFeatured

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Thanks for the opportunity to share my voice!
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Thanks so much for this! We've had a lot of interview-related questions here on Elpha, so your framework is a much-needed resource. I echo the need for doing your homework and being prepared -- those who really care about hiring the right people put a lot of work into what they do, so it's nice to show that you respect how much they respect the process. :)Also wanted to echo something that @alisoneastaway said in a recent post ( "in the past I’ve been rejected without interview for 90% of the jobs I’ve applied for, but received offers for 90% of the ones where I’ve made it into the room." This shows how powerful a great interview can be!
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Yup preperation is the secret sauce!
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This couldn't have come at a better time for me as I'm starting to get my CV and resume polish and am getting ready to start applying. Your guide is so usable and has introduced me to the idea of "case studies" and really evaluating my own projects and the roles I played in each of them. During interviews do you suggest any specific ways to point out info on your resume that the interviewer may not have addressed but you wanted to discuss?
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Hey, so happy you had some takeaways! Yes, I suggest weaving things you want to highlight from your resume into your answers to questions such as, "Tell me about yourself?", Tell me about what you did in your role at xxxx company?", or "Tell me about a project you are most proud of?".
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Thank you very much for sharing- this is great! I'm in between jobs at the moment and constantly in a state of preparing for interviews and a framework is a wonderful tool to help with the preparation - I'm going to get busy preparing mine now. Cheers!
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That's awesome to hear, Sarah! :D
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No problem Sarah! Glad you found it useful!
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Thank you for this! I'm currently a developer looking to get into either Product Mgmt or UX. This is such a great framework! <3
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So glad you found it helpful!
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Preparation gives me confidence so this is my absolute favorite: “Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.” Well, ultimately the interviewing game is about preparation. Be sure to ask about and truly understand your interview process. You want to know what kind of interview to expect, whether it's a group interview, panel interview, behavior interview, or situational interview.
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This is phenomenal advice! Thank you much!
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You're so welcome
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Thanks so much for this advice. I'd love to hear more about "UX best practices on creating case studies to present your work" - do you have any resources you could point me to?
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Hi Lia, thanks for the kind words! Yes, I do have some resources I can share. Good news! I'm actually in the process of building out my tech career coaching consultancy. I would love to help! You can sign up for a free discovery call with me a great holiday weekend!Jeneba