Woman shares vital question she believes led to her giving 'best job interview of her life'
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Interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience at the best of times, but one woman believes she's cracked the code as she shared the question that resulted in the 'best interview of [her] life'.
The TikToker and 'Tech Sales Gal' branded herself a 'genius' for coming up with the question, which she plans to use now 'for all interviews for as long as [she lives]'. Find out how you can win at interviewing yourself below:
Between body language, enthusiasm, politeness and knowledge, there's a lot you need to remember when trying to impress a potential boss.
It can be tempting to try and speak about every good thing you've ever done in your life to try and win them over, but the TikToker insisted it's better to get straight to the point.
She described how she usually launches into a breakdown of her job history in interviews, but because she's 'job hopped' a lot that can result in conversations she doesn't want to have.
To avoid those conversations, she came up with a new approach by asking the interviewer exactly what they wanted to hear.
She explained: "I said I am happy to share anything about myself during this interview, [but] I do want to know though what you're most interested in learning about me?"
The TikToker noted that employers look for different things in different companies, so asking this question ensures they get to hear what's 'most important' to them.
"Then I never talked about the ugly points of my career, never was even questioned about them cause we were having such a rich conversation about what he wanted to talk about," she said.
"I also just think it's such a good question because it's a pattern interruption where you're like, 'I'm happy to talk about myself but what do you want to learn'... and I just candidly think I'm a genius."
Though some viewers argued a response to interviewers asking to learn about you 'should already be tailored to focus on your relevant experience', others praised the TikToker for her suggestion and said they were definitely going to try it for themselves.
"Love this," one person wrote, adding: "Also as a recruiter, I’d rather frame my interviews this way so we spend time chatting about what actually matters vs a history lesson."
Another commented: "brilliant! I'm interviewing for a promotion next week & will use this answer, if asked - chef's kiss!"
If you've got an interview coming up, why not give it a go?