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How to Slay Your Job Promotion Interview

Do you have a job interview for an internal promotion or a new role that's really going to help you accelerate your career? If you do - awesome - because today I'm going to give you my top three tips to help you make sure that that job interview is awesome.

In my last post, I told you about how you can get your promotion without ever having to apply or if you do have a formal application process, having them beg you to apply for that promotion that you've been dreaming of. If you haven't yet, go read that post first, and then come back here. But you came to this post, because you are preparing for your job promotion interview, maybe you were already in the formal process, and it was too late to do things by way. Or maybe your company does just have a really rigid process.

In any event, you have a job promotion interview, and you want to make sure that you slay it.

If you want to own that job interview, and you want to make that promotion, yours, I'm going to tell you how I've helped dozens of ambitious professionals just like you prepare for their promotion interview. In fact, these are the exact same strategies that I put into place when I was recruited for a senior leadership role. And they allowed me to totally flip the script. I interviewed them numerous times before I actually agreed to interview with them. And that's the position that you want to be in because that's what gets you the promotion, the job of your dreams and the paycheck that's going to match your aspirations. Do you want to do the same thing? If so, let's get into it.

Take control of the conversation

Now, I'm not advocating for you to be one of those jerks who just takes the conversation wherever they want it to go who don't actually answer any of the question and they kind of seem like they're bumbling nonsense.

You don't want to be that guy, that guy is not getting the job.

What I am saying is that as a candidate for the promotion, you have the opportunity, you need to generate enthusiasm and excitement for getting your butt in that seat. Trust me, this is way more fun than trying to figure out how to answer those boring interview questions, you're going to take it totally off the rails into a really juicy place where you're actually going to be able to have a really meaningful conversation.

And when you leave the room, they're going to remember you. No one remembers the person with the canned responses, they're going to remember the person who brought forward new ideas, new concepts and new solutions. And I'm not just saying this. I've interviewed literally hundreds of candidates, and every single one who gave me those boring canned responses, I literally did not remember probably 30 minutes after meeting them, no matter how long we talked for. Because here's the thing, average people give average interview answers. And exceptional people do not give average answers. And they do not have bland answers to interview questions. They create an experience and they excite the people in the room.

You don't have to have crazy charisma to do this. You just need to be able to steer the conversation into the direction that's going to showcase your greatest strengths and your potential.

Make their requirements exactly what you have to offer.

In the situation that I told you about just a few moments ago, where I actually interviewed the company, I didn't get the job that I wanted, I didn't get crazy compensation for it, because I happen to convince them that I was the right person for the job. I actually took the job and I made it something totally different. I made it into the job that I wanted.

Let's be clear, there is nothing sinister or malicious about this. This is about digging into what they actually need and helping them discover the help they really want.

In my case, I asked a million questions, we bounced around theories and ideas. It was not a one sided thing, I asked questions and we had deep and meaningful conversations around the answers. And I shared and best practices would shine a light on what they really needed for that opportunity. And honestly, I think that they answered about 100 questions for me before I actually agreed to interview for them. By the time that I agreed to interview for that role, the opportunity had actually shifted into something that was not only the perfect next step in my career, I was also the ideal, and basically only candidate that fit all the requirements for the opportunity. They already knew who I was, we were so far above and beyond answering any of those standard interview questions that we were able to totally stay out of it and interviewing was a breeze because they had already made their decision.

If you want the job promotion, you're not going to get it through a competition. You're going to get it through totally changing the goalpost and making it yours. And to think, most candidates go to a job interview without any questions at all...

Do you believe in yourself?

This is the meatiest of the problems because most of the super talented and highly ambitious professionals that I meet that totally deserve the promotion, don't believe that they do. They utterly lack confidence in their ability to succeed and the next step of their career.

So what happens?

Well, some idiot comes along who has a false sense of confidence completely sells everybody other ability to to do the job. Because everyone sees their potential (even though they have no potential) and they get the promotion, they get the pay raise and they get the corner office.

Listen, the harsh truth is, is that if you don't believe in yourself, no one else is going to.

If no one believes in you, you're not going to get the promotion. Even if you give all the perfect job interview answers. You need to fix this if you want to build the career that you are dreaming up. And this transformation can start today. But let's be clear, your confidence issues did not start by themselves and you're not going to fix it by yourself. This is not something that you can fix on your own.

This is something that I have helped every single one of my clients with. I have a proven methodology that's going to help you build your confidence and get you the strategies that you need to get on the path to the corner office. You need the confidence that allows you to interrogate a potential employer before you agreed to interview with them. The confidence to ask for the top dollar for what you do and the confidence to get it and the first step is super simple.

In fact, you can do it right now.

Go ahead and register for my free masterclass the five breakthroughs to get promoted. In it, you're going to start to find the confidence that you need to get ahead and it's going to also help you understand it. Own the power that you have across all scenarios. You can register at

Do you want to earn top dollar for doing what you do best? If so, leave me a comment down below.

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