How to Get a Job that I Love: the Ultimate Guide

How to get a job that I love 

A guide only for those who are willing to put the effort

This guide is going to show you how you can go from knowing nothing about yourself and the company you want to work in to becoming the right candidate that they were looking for. It will show you how to analyze the company and yourself and show you how to talk about yourself when the time of the interview comes. In one sentence: It will help you answer with confidence one question: How to get a job that I love?

 

 

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The end result:

You will be fully prepared to tell them exactly why you are the perfect candidate.

Moreover, you will get a fully functioning tool that can help you follow the process step by step and that you can use for any interview. Being that ready and prepared, will take your stress away. This methodology has been used by many of my clients again and again with amazing results. It works great for face-to-face interviews and it works miracles for online interviews (you’ll see why).

Note: if you are looking for a job or have an interview take a look at the book Landing your dream job: No CVs. No Cover Letters.  You'll discover strategies, techniques and hacks to get more interviews and perform better! 

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I need you to know from the beginning that all this information is free. 100% Free. I will not try to sell you a “critical ingredient”, “the key to success” or anything like that after I get your attention. This guide is a complete guide that will answer the "How to get a job that I love?" question. Although I will mention different additional resources as books or services that you could buy, none of them is critical for this process. They are just additional resources for the people who are willing to go deeper.

But let me stop you right here. This guide is not about quick tips and hacks (you will find a lot of those in my blog) and it is not intended for people who have an interview in a few hours. It is for the person who is willing to put one day’s worth of work to fully prepare for an interview and nail it. Once you do that process once, then you can repeat it in less than 2 hours for other interviews you might have, but the first time you need to go all in. So ask yourself: am I willing to spend one day to be fully prepared for the interview? Are you?

Good. The people who are not willing to do what it takes left. I am grateful that you decided to stay. Let’s dive in.

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Introduction

There are thousands of questions that the interviewer can ask you. So we will not focus on trying to find a great answer for all of them. That’s a huge loss of time; most of the time the questions are not even relevant to the information they are actually receiving from you when you answer. We will focus on understanding what they want to understand through your answers and what you want to communicate. By focusing on that, you set a clear course of action. Do not forget that at the end of the day the person who will decide to hire you wants to answer two questions: “Will you add value?” and “Do I want to work with you?” (as written by Kristen Hamilton in Only 47% of grads are fully employed — here’s how to be one of them.

To make sure you respond to those questions you need to answer three questions:

  1. Who am I?
  2. What is the company about?
  3. What is the role about?

The areas of intersection are your playing field and the middle area where all different categories meet is your golden target.

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Each question of the interviewer tries to identify if you are in the field or if you are playing a different sport. There are hundreds of ways to get out of that area and only few that keep you in. For that reason the strategy of that approach is to identify the three different areas and help you show to your interviewer that you are not just in the field, but that you care about that field and that you understand it. Once you know what the limits of the field is, you can point all your answers towards that space. Your brain will not be full of doubt. Every time they ask you something you will only have to answer one question:

How can I put myself in the field by answering that question?

Simple? It is. Effective? Oh yeah. Stay with me and answering the question How to get a job that I love? will be as clear as it can possibly be.

What will you need?

You will need three things:

  1. Computer
  2. Wi-Fi
  3. Xmind

Xmind is a very simple mindmapping software that you can get for free from xmind.com. The reason you need a mindmapping software is that our mind is really good at creating ideas, not keeping them, as David Allen, one of the greatest productivity gurus mentions in his amazing book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity (if you are interested in improving your productivity this book is what you need).  If you do not know how to use a mindmapping software, it is amazingly easy. You basically need to use two buttons: Tab and Enter (Insert) and the rest is basically drag&drop with your pointer (for a small guide on how to use it just go to the How to Mindmap your Network page). If you prefer to use other types of mindmapping software, you can use them. I just prefer Xmind for its interface and the collection of symbols it provides. This methodology will not work without a mindmap software.

During the process we will collect a lot of information and your brain will be full of ideas about the things you need to talk about. If you don’t use a mindmapping software to remember them, then you will forget most of them and, most importantly, you will not have an overview in order to select the most important and relevant ones at the best time possible. Now, you can create your own mindmap as we go on, putting down one by one the categories and subcategories, or you can just download this pre-made Xmind template that will help you put the information you collect in the right space in an orderly manner. We will move from personal information to company and role related information, and then back to personal and company related a few times so I suggest downloading the template since it will help you understand the whole process easier. Moreover, in the template you will also find the information and resources I mention in the guide with their respective links.

Let’s get moving!

Overview

During the process and in order to answer the question "How to get a job that I love?" we will move through the following categories, but not in a linear way (see the infographic below to understand what we will do). You will get a lot of advises regarding automation tools to collect information faster, links with resources and tricks and hacks that can help you in your journey. If you haven’t downloaded the template, you need to create those categories and subcategories into your mindmapping software. We will add some more subcategories later when it makes more sense to mention them.

 

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As I said though, we will not move from the top to the bottom. Check this infographic (if you haven't already) to understand the overall approach.

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Who are you?

Here we will focus on you. In the first phase, you need to forget for what position you are applying or what company. It is 100% irrelevant for that phase. You can think of it as the "I love" part of the question "How to get a job that I love?".

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Now, this is something that you can do only once and you can use it for different companies. The first thing you need to understand is that when you appear for an interview, THEY DON’T TRUST YOU. They don’t. And by trust, I mean that they don’t believe that you are the best applicant for this position. But they also do not trust what you say because they believe that you will say whatever you believe you should say. So they try to trick you into giving them the information they are looking for. And most importantly, they try to create a clear idea of what you are made of. Whatever you are made of, they need to have a clear understanding. They prefer to select an applicant who is clearly a good match for the job than to select an applicant that is probably a perfect match

Understanding your Trust Horsepower

If you want to give a clear idea of who you are, you need to have a clear understanding of yourself. Most people struggle with that so I would like to help you by making it easier for you. In order to overcome the trust issues of the interviewer we will focus in understanding yourself in a way that builds trust. In his wonderful book The Speed of Trust, Stephen Covey, explains how you can develop the necessary level of trust in any environment. He states that you can build trust in two ways, character and competence. Each is then separated in different subcategories (check the picture below).To understand better these categories you can check the summary of the book here.

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Here is a quick exercise to get things rolling. This exercise has nothing to do with the position you are going after. It is all about you.

For each of the 3 integrity levels, rate yourself from 1 to 10. For example, if you always are 100% honest then give yourself a 10. Put that rating in the mindmap.

For each of the 3 intent levels, describe with a few words how you see yourself (take a look at the summary for ideas).

For the 3 capabilities levels, write your hard and soft skills (followed with a 1-10 rating), your knowledge (official education and self-education) and your experience (things you have done, positions you held etc). No need for long sentences, just keywords that when you see they can remind you of what you meant.

For the 3 results levels ask yourself if you have any reputation of being good at something, if you have been given any roles that show that you are a credible person and if you have any history of performing great in something.

Understanding You

Now, most people have difficulty to describe themselves, to describe how they usually behave socially, in which roles they fit best, which kind of positive characteristics they have etc. Maybe you found that difficulty when trying to finish the previous call to action. It is normal. But unless you understand who you are it is really difficult to answer our main question: How to get a job that I love? . To help you easily describe yourself take the next action step.

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A great webpage that you can get a full analysis of your profile from is called The 16 Personalities. After taking their free test they will give you a free analysis of the following 6 topics:

  1. Strengths & Weaknesses
  2. Romantic Relationships
  3. Friendships
  4. Parenthood
  5. Career Paths
  6. Workplace Habits

As simple as that, you have a way to describe yourself. Even if you don’t agree with everything, just read it and make sure you copy and paste phrases that you like to the mindmap in whichever category it fits best (character or competence). Feel free to create additional categories if you like.

Great!! Now it is time for our first jump! We will take a detour to understand a few things about the company.

What is the company about?

Understanding the company is one of the factors that separate unprepared applicants from the golden ones. Most people just analyze the job description. This is a horrible mistake, since it is like trying to understand a painting by looking at one little, small corner and ignoring the rest. You need the context.

Collecting Information

Most people when they try to understand a company just go to their official webpage. Once again, they focus on a small part, and lose the context. Knowing what is in the webpage is important, but they expect you to do that. This doesn’t differentiate you from the other applicants.

Let’s start by collecting all the links that will make your life easier.

Online Channels

We live in a connected world. Most companies have a main webpage and multiple social media pages to support their brand. Knowing what is in their webpage and their social media helps you understand how they brand themselves, so you can see what is important for them.

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Collect the links of all their social media pages and put them on your mindmap in the Online Channels category. To put the link for example of Facebook, you just need to right click on the word Facebook of your mindmap and select the Hyperlink option, or just left click on the word Facebook and click Ctrl+H. To add more than one, just create an extra subcategory and add an extra link there. Include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram etc. Whatever you can find. Put their name on Google and find articles from the news that relate to them. Feel free to create as many categories make sense for you.

Done? Cool. Now let’s move to the company itself.

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Info on XYZ Company

Now that you have the links, you need to collect information about the company. You need to know what they say about themselves, what others say etc.

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Read the article How to Get a job by Flirting with a Company to understand what kind of information is important to know.

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Use the links you collected in the “Call to action 3” to collect information. What are you looking for? News, what others say about the XYZ Company, what is their vision statement, what are their products or services etc. Find information that might be interesting and throw it on the mindmap in the relevant sub-categories of the “Info on the XYZ Company” category. You can forget about the inside info, competitors, partners and clients categories for now, since we will use an automation tool after that will help us collect that information. Still, if you find something interesting in those topics, copy paste it on the mindmap eitherway.

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Go to spiderbook.com (you might need to subscribe first. If that happens, after you subscribe, reuse the link provided here to get you at the search page). Put the name of the company. If it is a big one it will appear (if not go to call to action 7). If you click on the Business Relationships tab, Spiderbook will tell you who their partners, clients and competitors are. Put the most important down. Move to the Decision makers tab. This will show you the decision makers of the company, separated depending on their seniority level. Put 10 names in the mindmap from the manager level up to the VP level.

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If the company you are interested in did not appear in spiderbook then you need to go manual. Just Google your way out to find clients, partners and competitors. Check on LinkedIn for people who work in the company and check their profiles. Put 10 interesting profiles on your mindmap and send them a connection request. Also, a lot of times their clients will leave positive comments so you can find who their clients are using those comments. Be creative! And put things on the mindmap. Do not try to remember anything.

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A lot of calls to action here, I know. This one is not obligatory, but if you manage to do it then it will make a huge difference. The only thing you need to do is to wait a day or two till some of the people on LinkedIn accepted your invitation. Then you need to have a quick 15 minutes call with them. To find exactly what you need to do, read the articles How to get a job by sending the right first message and How to get a job by Flirting with a Company. If they don’t accept your connection request read the article How to get a job by finding the contact information of the decision makers in order to find their contact information either way. If you manage to talk with one or two of them fill the information on the Insider Info category.

Tip: a lot of times we don’t consider asking people from our own network for information. If you want to take advantage of the relations you already have, you can learn how to visualize your network here.

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Info on Personnel

Now, we need to understand a few things about the person who is going to interview you. If you do not know yet who that person is, you can safely skip this session and move to the chapter What is the role about?

There is one thing that most people forget when they go for an interview. The person in front of them is a human being. And that makes his/her judgement subjective. If you do not take advantage of that, then you are missing a big opportunity to differentiate yourself from the other participants. Answering the How part of the How to get a job that I love? question has to do a lot with the person who is interviewing you. Why not make the best out of it?

There is a simple statement that I would like you to agree with me on:

If a person likes you, it is more probable that he/she will make a positive judgement about you.

Do we agree? Now, I will add one more statement:

People like people that are like themselves or that they feel comfortable around.

I hope you agree with me on those statements, because they will be the base of our next strategy. If you don’t, skip this session and go to What is the role about?

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You want to create a positive environment during the interview. There is a simple technique for that. Your call to action now is to read the article How to get a job by answering one simple question about the interviewer and you will have all the info you need. Apply the call to action that is included in the article. Write down the information you found.  I will wait for you back here.

Are you back? Cool. Let’s get moving. We are really close to start putting everything together.

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What is the position about?

Let’s make one thing clear. Unless you stop thinking in terms of job descriptions and start thinking in terms of “problems they need to see solved” you will never be a perfect candidate, unless the position requires someone with zero cognitive skills. People need to know you can solve their problems.

Now, we need to fill the Proposed and My position part of the mindmap.

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Read the role description. Put the main characteristics on the mindmap. Unless they mention them, try to understand what the KPI (key performance indicators) are (what do they measure to see if you are doing your job correctly?). If you are applying in order to become a recruiter they will measure how many successful placements you made or the satisfaction level of the clients after 6 months of working with the person you told them to hire. If you are applying for a sales position they will measure how much revenue you created for them or the average time it takes you to close a deal. Try to think what they will possibly measure. Put those things on the mindmap in the Proposed category.

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Now, looking at what you wrote down at the 10th call to action, ask yourself: what problems do they want me to solve for them? This is why they hire you; to solve their problems. Put them on the mindmap.

Done? Perfect. Now is when the magic begins! First of all, congrats for putting the effort to get here. Your determination is strong and this is something crucial when you try to answer the question How to get a job that I love? in a way that is better than everyone else. You did a lot of work, and maybe sometimes you felt not sure if your time was well spent. I guarantee you that it was. Let’s keep moving!

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Who are you? #2

Let’s get back to you. Now that you have a clearer understanding of yourself, the role and the company we need to make sure that you know where the field is. Do you remember the field? It might seem like a long time away. As we discussed: in order to be the perfect candidate you need to be in the intersection of yourself, the company and the role. But you don’t only need to be there. You need to be sure that you communicate it clearly enough so they know it as well. This is what we are going to do now.

Why me?

It is time to fill the “Why me?” part of the mindmap. Instead of asking you though to write down the three reasons you will tell them that you are the right person for the job, I am going to ask you to please DON’T. DON’T. People resist what they hear but they adore what they came up with. If you tell them, they will resist. If you let them figure it out in a very clear way, they will accept it. The Connectors are the elements that will help you do that. Let’s get there.

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I want you to look at each piece of information you wrote regarding the company and the role and for each single piece of information ask yourself a simple question: What connects me with that piece of information? Keep in mind what you wrote in the character and competence categories. This is where the power of the mindmap comes in hand. To answer the question "How to get a job that I love?" you need to discover as many reasons as possible by focusing in one piece of information each time.

Example: Is any of the experiences you had related somehow with the role? Write it down. Now ask the question that takes you deeper: Is any experience you had related with the problems they want me to solve? The first question usually helps people that have already experience in the field they want to work in. The second one, makes you think of other areas in your life where you solved similar problems. It keeps the process going.

Try to check every possible combination between the info you have about the role and company and the things you wrote about yourself. At this stage it is not important to think of how strong the connection is. Just write everything on your mindmap in the subcategory called Connectors. If you downloaded the mindmap you will see that I have added the subcategories Role-me, Company-me and Interviewer-me. Let your mind get into the flow and capture the ideas that come up in the different areas.

Examples:

  1. You have their clients written down. Are you or were you somehow related with their clients or do you have access to potential clients because of your previous roles or the people you know? Write down something like: I already worked and developed relations with potential customers when I was working in the ABCD Company.
  2. If you know who is going to interview you: have you ever had vacations at the same place as they did? Or worked in the same country? Remind yourself about the questions you want to ask by checking again the article How to get a job by answering one simple question about the interviewer. Write down something like: I have also lived in Barcelona as the Recruiter.
  3. Have you worked with a company or participated in a project (even if it was a university or school project) that needed you to have the same integrity levels that this company wants? For example if you worked with a multicultural group when you were studying abroad you can write down something like: I lead this project with an international team of 15 people that helped me understand how to work in multicultural environments and be fair to the different members taking into account their different culture.
  4. Have you worked with a competitor? Write down: I learned how to work in that kind of situations with the GHJK Company.

TIP: competitors are competitors because they have a similar business. That means that they might have similar placement’s opportunities. Check them out. You can just copy paste the mindmap you made so far and just change some of the information. Since the companies are similar you have already been preparing yourself for an interview with them as well.

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Now I want you to start rearranging stuff. From all the things you put into the Connectors category put higher the ones that you consider more relevant, the ones that you think will show that you fit with that company more. Do that for each of the subcategories Role-me, Company-me and Interviewer-me till you have a ranking for each.

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Sum up

Did you finish? Great! By that time I expect that your mindmap has been growing and growing. Doesn’t it feel good to have everything in front of you? Take a moment to celebrate that! How many of the other applicants you think have done that? You are differentiating yourself. If you feel overwhelmed with the question “How can I remember all that?” relax. You don’t need to remember any of that. This is why we put them in the mindmap. Let’s recap what you have done so far:

  1. You understood better yourself through the 12 Trust levels and the 16 personalities test
  2. You have an overview of the company and the role
  3. You have understood how to create a positive environment during the interview.

What are you missing out? The most important part, and the only one that you really need to remember: How to communicate that you are the perfect match in a way that will make them more receptive? If you want to answer the question How to get a job that I love? in the most effective way possible, this is your key moment.

Key stories

Now, if you really want to communicate a specific set of information you need to understand a few things about communication:

  1. People pay attention to stories
  2. People remember stories

The only thing you need to do is to have the right stories with you. You have already plenty of content to help you make those stories. We’ll build them up step by step.

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As you saw in the second article, I proposed to you to read the book Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It . This book shows you how to create small stories that can help you “brag” about your accomplishments and your qualities without making it look like bragging. The author, Leil Lowndes has shared with us for free 12 questions that can help you build those stories. Please find the questions and take some time to answer them. Keep in mind what you learned in the Call to action 14 and most importantly keep looking at the highest level Commonalities you identified in the Call to action 13. They can all be the material you need for your stories.

Did you finish? Cool. Now you have the stories that showcase your characteristics and commonalities. You are able to brag in an non-bragging way. You found some ways to bring your stories up during the interview while reading How to get a job by making the right stories come up naturally. But you can do something even better than that.

Why XYZ Company?

This is the second from last part of the puzzle. A lot of interviews look a lot like a date. In that case you are the man. You are the man my friend, and you have only one goal. To satisfy her. You need to bring you A-game and make her feel special (for ways to do that without seeming needy read How to get a job by controlling the frame during an interview but use it with caution, it is not for everybody). She needs to know that you had choices, but you wanted her specifically; that you have reasons to be with her. She needs to feel unique. Are we still talking about your interview? Well, why do you think they like so much the question “Why us?” or “Why this company?”?

Well, this is half the story. The other half is that they ask that question to see your motivation and the way you take decisions. Now that you have your stories ready, think if any of the stories can be the answer to that question. If not, make sure to write one taking into account all the things that you know. The goal is one: show them that the reasons you decided to go after that company were the fit you have identified between your character & competencies and the company & role in hand. You want to answer the question by

  1. talking about your past

  2. in a way that demonstrates the commonalities you have identified as more relevant

  3. while describing the ways you solved relevant problems or reacted to relevant situations in the past

  4. which will give you more credibility and a proof about the qualities of yourself that you want to promote.

Ok, I know that this is a huge sentence. Take some time to read it again. All I am saying is that

  1. you can showcase exactly what they are trying to find out (are you the perfect fit?)

  2. in a very casual way (you are just telling them a story about your past)

What they don’t know is that the story you are communicating has been tailored to show them that there are some really relevant reasons, backed by real stories and experiences, that you should work with their company. You get extra bonus if you manage to throw some similarities that you have with the recruiter as we discussed in the article How to get a job by answering one simple question about the interviewer to make them feel more relaxed and connected with you.

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The “three factors” reasoning

Now, I will add to your interview arsenal one more tool. One tool that has gotten some of my clients a job even though they didn’t have the time to prepare. It is a tool that is best used if you have time to prepare for it, but you can also use it at a minute’s notice. Let’s see what you can do if someone during an interview asks you: why do you want to work with this company?

Oren Klaff, who as mentioned before wrote an amazing book called Pitch anything to describe how he made hundreds of millions of Euros by communicating effectively, explains that if you really want to engage someone during your pitch, you need to show them why NOW is the right time for your business proposal. Not yesterday, not tomorrow. Now. To do that, he focuses in three important factors:

  1. Economic
  2. Social
  3. Technological

Oren explains that you need to tell them why now is the right time because of something that changed or is changing in the economy, why now it the right moment because of social changes and why now is the right moment because of some technological advancement. But what does that have to do with answering the question How to get a job that I love?  Everything. But to use this methodology during a job interview (or even better while preparing for one) we need to give it a small twist.

When they ask you “why us?” they want to see if you have done your research about the company and the way you think. It is a great opportunity for you to share your stories. Moreover it is a great opportunity to show that you understand the sector. Most importantly, especially if the interview is with the founders of the company or an executive, it is a time to show them that they are working with the right company and that they have done a smart choice.

You need to ask yourself three questions:

What has recently changed in terms of the economy that is favorable for that company?

To answer that think both of what is happening to the local or global economy and if that relates somehow to your personal experiences.

Example: Is there a recession? That means that a lot of small companies will close and their clients will have to move to the companies that will survive. Maybe this is why it is a great time to join a big company. New clients will be looking urgently for a new provider and maybe you have a good background in sales that can help the company capture those clients during this change. Or maybe your communication skills are great and you can help the marketing department reach out to those potential clients.

Example 2: Is there a recession? That means that a lot of small companies will close and their clients will have to move to the companies that will survive. This is why it is great that you know what kind of smart moves the company, although small, has made, and you believe that this kind of strategy will help them overcome the recession and be able to capture the new clients (check all the links that you have collected in the first stages of this process while you were trying to understand the company). If you can attach this answer to a personal past experience in a similar situation then you get extra points.

I hope you noticed that I used exactly the same cause to explain why you want to work with a small or big company. The interviewer wants to see the meaning you are attaching to events and that you did some research and this is what you are achieving.

What social changes you see or are predicted to come soon?

Example: More and more people are leaving their countries to work abroad. This is not considered anymore a move that only desperate people will do that cannot find a job at their countries. This is also a move of young bright individuals that want to find the best opportunities. This is a social change. So if the company you want to work in focuses for example on international audiences, mobility or online communication then you can attach some meaning to your choice to work with them.

What technological changes you see that are or will be benefiting the company?

Example: New online communication platforms are popping up every week, people are able to share more data faster, you can reach more people in a few seconds, the internet of things (IoT) is (or will be soon) revolutionizing our everyday lives, big data can show us how to understand individuals and dynamics, artificial intelligence is solving problems that before we needed hours of man work to solve. If the company can be benefited from those changes then, once again, you can attach a meaning to your choices. Bonus points if you are strong in any of these areas. Are you a social media master, or have you used extensively a specific tool communication? Have you showed in the past a competency to learn new tools fast? There you go! Don’t hide it! Make them see that the right answer to your question How to get a job that I love? is the same to their question How to find the right person for the job?: They need to choose you.

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Ask yourself:

  1. What big economic changes took place the last year and what changes are predicted? Google is your friend. Use it.
  2. What big social changes took place the last year and what changes are predicted? Google is your friend. Use it (and keep an eye on how economic changes can lead to social changes, this reveals a deeper level of thinking)
  3. What big (or small and unnoticed) technological changes took place? Google is your friend. Use it.
  4. In case you didn’t notice: Google is your friend, use it.
  5. Feed the dog. If you don’t have one, drink some water. It helps the brain and the body function. You have put yourself through a lot of thinking.
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My questions

And we are finally at the last part of the puzzle. You need to ask some questions. Most of the times people have no idea what questions to ask. If you have read the article How to get a job by asking five questions while flirting with a company (I hope you did) then you already know what questions to ask. Put them in the mindmap. But there is a reason I let this part of the mindmap last.

The reason is that while you were building your stories, or trying to find your stories, a lot of times probably you were not sure if you should mention something or not. When you were trying to figure out what problems they probably want you to solve, did you ask yourself something like: “Am I going to have this responsibility in that role or not? Because if I don’t then this story is not relevant”. Well, this is one of the questions you would need to ask in the beginning of the interview. Once you know the answer, you can either not talk about the story, or to use their answer as a trigger to tell them the story. It will make the whole process seem more natural.

If you need some ideas on questions, check the following article by The Muse.

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  1. Put your questions in the mindmap.
  2. Find the ones that show better that you have a good understanding of the company and the role.
  3. Find the ones that you need to know the answers to, to decide which stories you need to use.
  4. Now that you did steps 2 and 3, find the ones that help you direct the topic of discussion towards a direction that will make it more probable and natural to tell them your stories.
  5. Practice the questions in front of a mirror.

Answering the question How to get a job that I love? seems a lot clearer now, doesn't it?

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Summing everything up and some extra tips

You put yourself through a long process. I can tell you that it only takes so much time the first time that you do it. You will find out that some stories perform really well in different environments and you can use them in different interviews. Once you understand yourself you will not need to repeat the first steps. Once you know what to look for in a webpage it will not take so much time. Once you have done a couple of skype calls you will be a lot more capable to get the right information. Once you have created your stories you will not need to recreate them.

Tip: always have the mindmap open during online interviews. It will free your mind from trying to remember the right things to say; you will have all of them in front of you so you can just focus on communicating them at the right moment.

Most of the techniques mentioned in this guide can also help you to boost your career. By learning how to “brag” about your accomplishments you will get promotions. By learning how to engage people through stories you can become a powerful communicator (which is one of the strongest characteristics of high level executives) and a great parent. By understanding how to analyze a company you can create more business or find which companies you want to work for later.

Even if you don’t manage to get that job, I can guarantee you that you increased your chances to get the next one. Moreover, you made yourself memorable and the interviewer will remember of you when an another opportunity comes. If you talked with different people over skype then make sure to read again the article How to get a job by mindmapping your network. You built some relations that can give you more opportunities in the future. Re-contact them using the templates that are in the article.

And once you get that job, keep applying those techniques, because you will increase your chances of building a great career. NEVER, ever, ever stop learning and growing. There are so many things you can learn that will make you enjoy every single day of this life.

And one last thing: sharing is caaaariiing! 

Please share with your friends and your social networks. There are so many people that can get out of unemployment if they apply this methodology. Talk to people about it, you can change lives.

Moreover, if you have further questions about how to get a job, let me know here.

 

You just finished the How to get a job that I love? - the Ultimate Guide! Give congratulations to yourself because you did something that 99% of other applicants will not do. You are determined. You are ready. The job is yours! Go!