In this episode, I chat with Angela Guido, founder of Career Protocol, author of two books: “Interview Hero” and “How to Network Without Feeling Like an A‑Hole”
The topic on the table on this episode is how to find your voice and ace your job Interviews. Trust me, there’s no better woman to help you with this than Angela. She worked in consulting and recruiting at BCG, before starting her company, Career Protocol, which helps clients get into to top MBA programs and land jobs at prestigious companies such as Amazon, Coca Cola and MBB (McKinsey, Bain & BCG) firms.
While preparing for my business school interviews I came across Angela’s books. And now that I’m at business school, and in the middle of recruiting, I’ve been referencing all the notes I took regarding her frameworks and advice to prepare for my job interviews.
Before you can negotiate your salary, you need to make sure you WOW the company you’re interviewing with. On the episode, Angela tells the story of how she essentially went from zero to a hundred when it comes to interviewing… and what she did to get there. This includes focusing on the mindsets you should walk into an interview with. As well as how to approach the 4 main question types.
Career Queens Podcast is a business podcast that spotlights career conversations with millennial women making moves in tech.
Quotes from the Episode
“The first one is walk me through your resume. The second one is a behavioural style question: Tell me about a time when you… blah blah blah. The third question is a what I call a point blank question. So this is like, ‘what’s your leadership style?’… It’s where it’s not really a story.. It’s just like a quick answer to a question. And then the last question type is the why question. So… ‘Why do you want this job? Why do you want to work for our company? Why do you think you’d be a good fit with our team?‘”
“The behavioural questions are the ones that really require the most work and premeditation. But if you spend a lot of time reminiscing about your experiences, you can move the needle pretty far in a handful of hours. I really, really, really recommend that you take the time to do that, because it will so differentiate you from everyone else who’s interviewing.”
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