DJH 523: schooled mindset
Don't be "on your best behavior" during the interview.
That's a schooled mindset (trying to get approval from the authority).
Sure, be respectful and give 100% effort, but it's also okay to:
-be disagreeable (while being solution oriented)
-set boundaries if you are asked a question that's too personal for you
Yes, you want to create massive value for the company and make it about serving them! AND, know that the interview is a two-way street.
I repeat, the interview is a two-way street.
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No. 1 Mistake Job Seekers Make When Explaining Why They Want the Job to Hiring Managers
Money is a tool to get human needs met, but it's not a human need in and of itself.
That's why in the interview, you want to appeal to something deeper as the motivation for "why you want this job."
Read more in No. 1 Mistake Job Seekers Make When Explaining Why They Want the Job to Hiring Managers.
"When you're asked why you want the job, it's important to share how you see it aligning with who you are as a person and a professional."
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