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Would You Pass a Job Interview With Jeff Bezos?

By Nick O'Brien / February 19, 2020
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As the CEO of Amazon – the pioneering e-commerce platform of the world – Jeff Bezos is one of the most demanding employers out there. After all, he founded Amazon as an online bookstore from his garage after quitting his job at Wall Street in 1995. He once famously had his own VP call customer…

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Would You Pass a Job Interview With Tim Cook?

By Nick O'Brien / February 12, 2020
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Even when you’ve been through more interviews than you can remember, job interviews don’t necessarily get any easier. With each interview, you meet new people, selling yourself and your skills, and often things get to the third degree about what you know and don’t know. It can be even more challenging when interviewing with a…

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5 Interview Prep Tips for Hiring Great Talent

By Nick O'Brien / February 10, 2020
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So you’re growing your team. Congratulations! Soon, it will be time to vet candidates in an interview process that will determine the best person for the role. Interviews are vitally important, but by their nature, they’re time-consuming and can also be frustrating – especially when the process drags on. These 5 interview prep tips can…

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Corporate Bro Shows You What Bombing a Job Interview Looks Like

By Nick O'Brien / February 7, 2020
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Sometimes you need to learn by demonstration – and few social media accounts have such entertaining demonstrations of life in the sales profession than that of our friend Corporate Bro.   If you’ve ever taken a creative writing class, you’re probably familiar with the principle of “show, don’t tell.” If you want readers to understand…

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Betts Connect User Spotlight: Josh Humbert on Interview Skills, Promotions, and Being Selective

By Nick O'Brien / January 31, 2020
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If we had to think of one sentence that sums up Josh Humbert’s advice for young sales professionals, it would be: Don’t be afraid to have high standards.    Josh is a Business Development Representative (BDR) at DialogTech, a Chicago-based MarTech platform, where he works enterprise accounts in financial services, travel, healthcare, and other industries.…

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How Would You Do in a Job Interview with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki?

By Nick O'Brien / January 30, 2020
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Baseball players take practice swings with weights on their bat, so that when it’s go-time, they can swing much harder and faster with the weights off. The idea is: practice under difficult circumstances, and the real thing will feel easier by comparison.   The same idea can apply to job interview prep. If you, as…

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Break Through the Phone Screen and Onto the In-Person Interview

By Koka Sexton / January 30, 2020
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They replied!   The company you applied to actually replied! They want to talk to YOU!   Now you have to make it through the phone interview… Ugh.   Don’t worry. Surprisingly, the phone interview should be the easy part. You’re in your element; you have all of your notes in front of you; and…

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Would You Pass a Job Interview with Elon Musk?

By Nick O'Brien / January 24, 2020
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How would you handle a job interview with Elon Musk?  (Other than fainting or grabbing his hand and telling him how much you’ve always wanted to meet him.) The excellent news is Elon is no fan of secrets to help save the environment – he’s just made freely accessible all of his patents for his…

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Would You Pass a Job Interview With Jack Dorsey?

By Nick O'Brien / January 22, 2020
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Do you ever get nervous during an interview?   Everyone does!   It’s nerve-racking stuff, especially if it’s your first time. But what if we took things up a notch – what if I tell you that your interviewer is Jack Dorsey?   He’s the co-founder of Twitter and has a net worth of $4.4…

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Winning Before You Start: How to Prepare for a Job Interview

By Nick O'Brien / January 16, 2020
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Your email has a gift in it: After days of waiting, there’s a reply about the job you really want. You take a deep breath, cross your fingers and open it… it’s an interview invitation. You made the cut – congrats! Now it’s time to prepare for the job interview process. A job interview is…

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