[LIMITED TIME OFFER AT $49.99] CONTENDER TO WORLD CHAMPION: HOW TO HACK AN HR SCREENING INTERVIEW TOOLKIT

[LIMITED TIME OFFER AT $49.99] CONTENDER TO WORLD CHAMPION: HOW TO HACK AN HR SCREENING INTERVIEW TOOLKIT

June 9, 2016 Interviewing

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When you think about it, finding a job is a lot like a boxer trying to become a world champion. By submitting your résumé and hearing back about a first-round interview with a human resources professional, you’ve just become a contender stepping into the ring for your top prize—but instead of a world-class champion title like a boxer wants, your winning achievement is landing your dream job. I can help you get there.

In 99% of cases, you will have to woo HR before striking a conversation with a hiring manager, regardless of what job you are applying for.

When you get that invitation to chat with HR, realize this:

You haven’t won just yet.

You don’t have the title in the bag. In fact, this is the first fight toward your end goal of being the champion and landing that job.

You aren’t going to face an easy process – not if you are going after any world-class organizations like Google, GE, Goldman Sachs, P&G, and the like.

Instead, right now you are just a contender.

Think about it again in terms of boxing. Right now, you are one of the best in your sector and in your division at your former employer (similar to how a boxer can be the best in his weight class at any given moment). However, like boxers have to fight through several rounds to get to their title, you have to fight for the position you want by going through various stages of interviews. You’re a contender who will partake in multiple fights and have to compete with other champions, another ring champ, another lineal champ, etc. Just like a boxer, you’re always working toward one end goal—but you’ve got to make it to the next round first.

The outcome of every single fight—starting with your first—will impact whether or not you can continue on your path toward becoming the world champion (in your case, landing your job).

  • The outcome of your first fight will impact whether you gain more supporters or opponents.
  • Your success during the first conversation with HR will set expectations around the quality of your candidacy.
  • The way you handle your HR screening interview will shape your perceived value to a company.
  • Your approach to that first HR conversation will convey whether you are the “real deal.”
  • The way you prepare will come through in your ability to confidently navigate unexpected questions.

Considering the results of what an effective HR screening interview can bring about for a well-trained job candidate going for a world-class role at a top organization, it requires you to treat your interview preparation process to a solid beginning. How you prepare for your first interview round with HR professionals sets the tone for the rest of the process and can ensure that you get to the next round.

It’s not time to be dragged down by debilitating assumptions about the importance, seriousness, or value of your first screening interview.

How does having low expectations of HR serve you? Curious about what some assumptions might be? I encourage you to read about those here.

After having coached professionals from all walks of life on how to get noticed by HR and picked up by business leaders, what I’ve learned is that it’s better to over prepare than to under prepare in every single instance.

If you don’t make it past round one, you will lose your shot of going on to the next round.

There are no do overs.

You don’t get a chance to re-stage your first impression.

As a result, the way I approach preparing my clients for job interviews is similar to how boxing contenders train to secure the title of number-one world champion.

I have seen a myriad of successes when my clients and I have focused on the things that we have in common with the strategy of some of the best boxers.

  • We aim to entertain the crowd to secure more followers (or in this case, get HR professionals to endorse us enthusiastically after our initial meeting).
  • We don’t waste any opportunities to shape our reputations during these initial screening conversations, just like world-class boxers are trained not to waste any punches.
  • We are flexible and adjust our approach to HR similarly to how creative boxers do not throw the same combinations toward every opponent.
  • We know how to position ourselves after every punch (like how in interviews we know how to respond to questions so that they build up our case, not tear it down).
  • We show up being able to prove that we are the best fighters (i.e. that we are the real deal).
  • We prove that we are capable of becoming the world-class champion, ready to solve world-class challenges.

This brings me to why I wrote both of my Forbes articles centered on successfully nailing HR screening interviews.

Over the course of my job-interview-coaching practice, I have leveraged countless human resources insights. My interaction with HR began when I worked in an HR generalist department in the ’90s. These interactions continue through today as I coach business professionals beyond their first interviews, which typically include meetings with HR leaders. I have also directly coached HR professionals through their own interviews into their respective HR roles.

My exposure to HR from these multiple angles has shaped my perspective and led me to write two Forbes articles tailored to helping you better prepare for what you will be asked during these initial conversations and what you should ask during your own screening interviews with HR professionals.

While both articles have helped millions of readers better prepare for their initial HR screening interviews, what I noticed about folks who approached me after reading these pieces was that they were grossly underutilizing the opportunity they had to influence the perceived value of their candidacy. From my interactions with HR leaders, I’ve learned that this is established immediately during round one. It is during that time that a stake is put into the ground as to how much you are worth. Given this information, shouldn’t you think more strategically about how you intend to get through HR?

You are being sized up during round one. The thing you may not know is that you are being sized up based on a myriad of factors that matter to HR.

  • Wouldn’t it be nice if you could know what those factors are? What’s going on inside the mind of your HR interviewer?
  • Wouldn’t it be helpful if you had proven guidance as to how you could play up to HR’s interests so that you can secure their internal endorsement?
  • Wouldn’t it be productive if you aligned your preparation efforts to focus on the more influential factors?
  • Wouldn’t it be worth the investment to understand just how ready you are—as well as what your blind spots are—in time for your next HR interview?
  • Wouldn’t it be convenient if you had examples of how other candidates have prepared for their own HR interviews?
  • Wouldn’t it be a valuable learning experience to see how some candidates have actually failed as well so that you can avoid similar pitfalls?
  • Wouldn’t it be helpful to see how your greatest competitor might position their own skills, experiences, and relationships, so that you can prepare your own arsenal of examples?

The offer below takes these “wouldn’t it be’s” and makes them realities…take a look…

So here is my offer…this is what you will get as a download immediately upon purchase:

1. {An eBook} 10 HR Insights and Ideas on How to Execute Every Single Market Relevant Insight

You will have the top 10 game-changing insights that you can cherry-pick from in order to serve as the anchor to a more focused and effective interview preparation so that you will be the clear leading candidate following any initial HR conversation – the candidate that will gain the favor of any HR interviewer. Actually, you’ll have the HR professional glowing about you to the business leader for whom he is recruiting. Now doesn’t that sound good?

2. An HR Interview Readiness Scorecard That You Can Use To Evaluate Where You Should Focus Your Limited Time

You will also get a scorecard that will help you evaluate on your own where you need to focus further, as well as where you can feel secure that you’ve done enough to move forward confidently. After conducting a survey of my best clients, each one raves about my ability to help them focus, but more specifically, they’ve commented on how I have helped them avoid feeling overwhelmed with all that the Internet offers.

How?

My reputation is based on explaining how every one of my clients should prepare themselves with confidence. As a result, I created this clear and easy scorecard with this idea in mind.

3. One HR Interview Cheat Sheet Used by a Current C-Suite Executive That You Can Edit Directly

You will see what a C-suite executive used as his cheat sheet to give HR precisely what they need to evaluate if you are worth a hiring manager’s time.

4. Five Examples of Real “Cultural Fit” Questions and Answers and My Suggestions For Answering Your Own

You will see how a job candidate vying for arguably the world’s best leadership development company prepared to tackle the cultural fit discussion that is part of every HR interview.

5. Six Examples of Real HR Interview Questions and Answers from Internal and External Candidates To Inspire Your Own Strategy to Help You Stand Out

You will also see telling examples of how external candidates have successfully and unsuccessfully tackled their HR interview preparations.

I’m showing you the good, bad, and the ugly because you need to not only read my insights, but also see how they have played out in real settings so that you can learn from your peers. You’ll see what I’m seeing, which is that there is too much of the same thing being said in a world where it wins to stand out. Consider this your go-to guide to standing out in a sea of applications.

6. An Audio File Where I Outline How to Use Your Toolkit and How to Use Any HR Interview to Better Prepare for Subsequent Interviews 

BONUS: I’ve included an audio file for you to listen to anywhere where I share with you both how to optimize every resource in this toolkit and also my most effective ideas for how to use your HR interview in a way to make you smarter for your subsequent rounds.

During all of my one-on-one client engagements, I encourage my clients to use every single conversation throughout their job search to increase their target industry, company, role, and team IQ. I’m excited to spark your own ideas and to optimize your own HR conversation so that your following chats are better managed and not nerve-racking.

The price

So what is this all going to cost you?

$49.99

The delivery method

How will you receive these materials?

ZIP file – no need to be fancy. My goal is to get you going, not present technical barriers when you already have a lot going on.

Here’s the fine print:

This is a beta version of this product.

In this offer, I am not only laying out what HR leaders have told me on- and off-the-record about what they are really looking for in top-tier clients, but also why they are turned off by some of the seemingly best candidates – best on paper, that is.

You will be hearing my voice figuratively as you comb through my insights, strategic guidance, and rationale for placing emphasis on these ideas. Plus, you’ll hear me literally give you some actionable advice to cut your interview preparation time with my audio file.

You’ll have one set of materials to prepare from, and they will be coming from the author of the most widely-read Forbes articles on the topic of knowing how to prepare for an HR screening interview.

More than one million readers have found valuable nuggets in my free guidance, so you can imagine how much value I sought to pack in this specialty product.

In fact, I shared my pricing strategy with a group of peer entrepreneurs, and they practically pierced my eardrums when they shouted – that’s TOO low of a price for the value there is in adequately setting a client on the path to become an overnight success in their HR screening interviews.

As a benchmark, I price my mock interviews starting at $1,495. However, they are high-touch and no one out there can better prepare a serious candidate than myself. It’s not about preparing for run-of-the-mill questions—turn to Google for those—but about getting ready to project your value proposition. I’ve found to do this it requires a candidate to have rich business conversations. Those are my favorite to partake in, hence the pricing.

Instead, what this product provides is a way for you, a business executive with aspirations to secure top positions in leading organizations, to start building your reputation in a dream employer strategically – that starts during your first interview round, and, if you are my type of client, then you won’t waste any chance you get to interact with an influencer in your job search and on your path toward success.

ORDER NOW AND RECEIVE YOUR HR SCREENING INTERVIEW TOOLKIT FOR AN INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $49.99.

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YOUR HR INTERVIEW HACK TOOLKIT WILL INCLUDE THE STRATEGY, A PROVEN CHEAT SHEET, REAL-WORLD INTERVIEW ANSWERS THAT HAVE WORKED AND SOME THAT HAVE NOT, AND THE TEN ON- AND OFF-THE-RECORD HR INSIGHTS YOU’LL NEED TO EFFECTIVELY PRIORITIZE YOUR HR INTERVIEW PREPARATIONS.

AS A BONUS, YOU’LL RECEIVE AN AUDIO RECORDING WHERE I TELL YOU HOW TO OPTIMIZE EACH RESOURCE IN THIS KIT AND EVEN SHARE WITH YOU HOW TO EXTRACT MORE VALUE DURING YOUR HR SCREENING INTERVIEW ITSELF TO MOVE FORWARD TO THE HIRING MANAGER. THAT’S THE FIGHT YOU HAVE TO GET TO IN ORDER TO BECOME THE WORLD CHAMPION. HOWEVER, YOU WON’T MAKE IT IF YOU DON’T WIN THE FIRST ROUND. THAT’S WHERE I CAN HELP YOU.

THIS $49.99 INTRODUCTORY PRICE WILL END ON FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH 2016 BY 12PM EST.

 

THE PRICE WILL GO UP.

THERE WILL BE NO TURNING BACK.

 

 

About the author

Melissa Llarena: is the CEO and career coach behind Career Outcomes Matter. Her craft is coaching top executives on how to dissect and deliver the perfect job interview. Her client base includes US-based as well as international business leaders with 15-plus years of experience who are undeniably really good at what they do yet simply want a strategic partner who can quickly fully understand their tangible and intangible contributions to effectively scale up their interviewing skills for the toughest interviews. Click to gain instant access to her 20-page interview preparation kit to gain an edge then schedule a phone call to see how she’d leverage her most powerful insights based on your unique situation -- all in time for your next interview.