Interview Better than Anyone by An Award Winning MBA Prof

By an Award Winning MBA Prof. Who Successfully Changed Careers from Goldman to Consulting to VC to Hedge Funds to Tech.
Interview Better than Anyone by An Award Winning MBA Prof
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Interview Better than Anyone by An Award Winning MBA Prof

What you’ll learn

Get your dream job by interviewing better than anybody else can using a methodology I have developed and enhanced over the past 20+ years that got me hired at Goldman Sachs, top hedge funds, in venture capital and in the consulting industry as well. I also interview applicants currently for acceptance to Columbia’s MBA program.
You will be able to answer ANY interview question after this course.
Learn how to turn your weaknesses into strengths.
Know what to bring to the interview to increase your chances of getting hired (your competition will definitely not do this…). These interview exhibit secrets helped me change careers many times.
Add structure to your answers and use frameworks that the interviewer will appreciate and understand.
Know how to talk about your strengths in interviews so your answers are powerful, passionate, inspirational and right from the heart.
Understand what you need to know about the company you are interviewing at. I will show you an easy way that Wall Street analysts use to research firms from a qualitative perspective, which will make you look awesome!
Understand why relationships are always more important than product knowledge. You need to bond first with the interviewer and talk business later.
Structure your delivery in an interview and understand how to use transition words and words that buy you time!
Know what words to use and what words to never use.
Understand how to read the interviewer to tell if you are doing well in the interview.
Know when to stop talking and avoiding “over selling.”
Answer questions a certain way that helps you know what question the interviewer will ask you next!
Understand how to answer very tough questions (so that the actual interview will be easy for you)!
Know how to help people you are interviewing with …and if you do (and I will explain how) then you have a HUGE chance of getting hired.
Understand how to think like the interviewer, which will increase your chances of getting hired (and know what answers they want to hear).
Use technology to help you prepare for the interview.
Know how to deal with an aggressive interviewer (it’s only a test).
Understand how to have positive body language in your interviews and what can hurt your chances of getting hired.
Know what to wear to an interview as every company is different. In the course I provide you with great resources to help you find out what to wear to the interview
Know from my work experience, why I have decided to hire and not to hire people after interviewing them.
Understand how to interview with people at different seniority levels in a company. You can’t approach all interviews the same way; it all depends on the rank of the person you are interviewing with.
Know what questions to ask in the interviews (and when to ask). You need to ask questions in interviews based on the seniority of the person interviewing you. I will provide many examples.
Know what to do the morning of the interview (before the interview). You will have a thorough checklist ready and you will be more than ready for your interview!
Know what to do IMMEDIATELY after the interview. These post interview tips will help you increase your chances of getting hired.
Negotiate a higher salary. You got the job! Now What? Crucial advice on what to do now that you got the job, including negotiating your salary and why NOT quitting could be a good option…
Know when to decline a job offer, how to respond to a rejection which can help you a lot in the long run and why interviewing is an incredible way to network even if you don’t get the job!
and much more…

Interview Better than Anyone by An Award Winning MBA Prof


Anyone can take this course as no prior interview skills are required! Recommended: access to Microsoft Word. Optional: access to PowerPoint.


Are you ready to take your career to the next level and get your dream job by interviewing better than anyone else can?
This comprehensive interview course, contains more than 150 lectures over 5 hours, 22 easy to complete exercises, an 85 page Interview Success Journal for you to complete during the course and many templates/other downloads to help you interview better than anyone else can (I am a very humble guy but I am very confident that you will interview better than anyone else after taking this course); by the end of this course you will be able to answer ANY interview question and turn your weaknesses into strengths.
I have conducted more than 1000 interviews and I have interviewed at and worked at Goldman Sachs, the top hedge funds, venture capital, consulting and other firms. I also interview MBA candidates for the admissions department of my alma mater, which is Columbia University MBA school. I won’t teach you any theory in this course….I will only teach you the best interview concepts to help you get the job and literally interview better than anyone else has ever interviewed at the company you will be interviewing at.
30 day money back guarantee. Please note that this course overlaps with Part 1 of 3 of my Complete Job, Interview, Resume/LinkedIn and Network Career course.
I want to help you get your dream job as my passion has always been helping others reach their full potential. I also want you to learn from my mistakes and accomplishments and reach your full potential.
I have mentored many people using the concepts in this course and they have all achieved incredible success in life (not just my employees, interns and friends, but also my in class students).
This course will help you interview to get the job of your dreams and is for every age, every industry, every career and everyone.

There are no limits; you can get any job you want and together we will make this happen. Are you ready to take your career to the next level?
Let’s begin!


Chris : )
Professor Chris Haroun, Founder and PartnerHaroun Education Ventures


Section 1: Course Introduction + Attached Interview Success Journal + Our 1st Exercise

Lecture 1 Thank You Message from Chris

Lecture 2 Attached is Your Interview Success Journal, Which We Will Use for All Exercises.

Lecture 3 10 Reasons Why People Don’t Do Well in Interviews & Why You Will Do Well!

Lecture 4 Interview Journal Exercise #1: Let’s Find Out What Your Weaknesses Are Right Now

Lecture 5 How to Ask me Questions in the course and on my Weekly Webcast (Includes Zoom)

Section 2: Part 1 of 3: Interviewing: Let’s Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths

Lecture 6 Addressing Your Weaknesses Introduction

Lecture 7 Interview Journal Exercise #2: Let’s Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths

Lecture 8 #1 You Don’t Think You Have Enough Work Experience to Get the Job.

Lecture 9 #2: You Don’t Think You Have the Right Education to Get the Job.

Lecture 10 #3: You Have Had Too Many Jobs for Short Periods of Time.

Lecture 11 #4: You Were Fired or Let Go.

Lecture 12 #5: You Were Unemployed or Didn’t Work for An Extended Period of Time.

Lecture 13 #6: You Think You Are Too Young.

Lecture 14 #7: You Think You Are Too Old.

Lecture 15 #8: You Are Overqualified for The Job.

Lecture 16 #9: You Might Not Have the Right Work Visa.

Lecture 17 #10: You Don’t Have the Right Background or Life Experiences.

Lecture 18 #11: You Have Worked in Industries that Have Nothing to Do with This Job.

Lecture 19 #12: You Don’t Have Enough Confidence to do Well in Interviews.

Lecture 20 #13: Something Happened to Or By You That Might Stop You From Getting Hired.

Lecture 21 #14: Your Grades or Test Scores Aren’t High Enough.

Lecture 22 You Should Now Have the Confidence to Address These Perceived Weaknesses.

Lecture 23 Side Note: Please Don’t Discuss Compensation Until You Get the Offer: )

Section 3: What Are Your Strengths & How to Ace Questions About What You Are Good At

Lecture 24 Addressing Your Strengths Introduction

Lecture 25 Interview Journal Exercise #3.1: What Your Strengths Are & How to Address Them

Lecture 26 #1: Teamwork – How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality

Lecture 27 #2: Passion – How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality

Lecture 28 #3: Dedication & Hard Work – How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality

Lecture 29 #4: Enjoy – How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality

Lecture 30 #5: Exceed Expectations – How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality

Lecture 31 #6: Dependable – How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality

Lecture 32 #7: Organized – How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality

Lecture 33 #8: Customer Focused – How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality

Lecture 34 #9 What Makes You Different? – How to Answer a Question on this Strength Quality

Lecture 35 #10 Why Has Everything You Have Done in Your Life Lead You to Excel at This Job?

Lecture 36 Additional Strength Key Words to Mention/Discuss if You Can in the Interview….

Lecture 37 Interview Journal Exercise #3.2: Put Additional Strength Key Words Into Answers

Section 4: What to Bring to the Interview to Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired

Lecture 38 Introduction to Items to Bring to the Interview

Lecture 39 Why the “What to Bring” Strategy Has Worked for Me Over and Over Again

Lecture 40 Interview Journal Exercise #4.1: What to Bring Checklist for Interviews

Lecture 41 Interview Journal Exercise #4.2: If Interviewing for Finance Job Make/Bring This

Lecture 42 Interview Journal Exercise #4.3: If Interviewing for Management Job Make/Bring..

Lecture 43 Interview Journal Exercise #4.4: If Interviewing for A Sales Job Make/Bring This

Lecture 44 Interview Journal Exercise #4.5: If Interviewing for Operations Make/Bring This

Lecture 45 Interview Journal Exercise #4.6: If Interviewing for Assistant Job Make/Bring…

Lecture 46 Interview Journal Exercise #4.7 If Interviewing for Human Resources Make/Bring..

Lecture 47 Side Note: Do Research on the Company Before the Interview : )

Lecture 48 Interview Journal Exercise #4.8 If Interviewing for A Job Not Mentioned Above…

Section 5: How to Answer Any Question You Have No Idea How to Answer & Using Frameworks

Lecture 49 Introduction to Frameworks and Answering Questions When You Are Stuck

Lecture 50 Interview Crutch Introduction

Lecture 51 Answering Qualitative General Business or Consulting Questions Using Frameworks

Lecture 52 Answering Qualitative Questions Using the S.W.O.T. Analysis Framework

Lecture 53 Answering Qualitative Questions Using the B.C.G. Analysis Framework

Lecture 54 Answering Qualitative Questions Using the P.L.C. Analysis Framework

Lecture 55 Answering Qualitative Questions Using the Porters 5 Forces Analysis Framework

Lecture 56 Answering Quantitative or Finance Questions Using these 5 Frameworks I Created

Lecture 57 HELP! How Do You Answer Questions When You Have No Idea! Use this Framework!

Lecture 58 Interview Journal Exercise #5.1: How to Answer Questions When Lost Template

Lecture 59 Interview Journal Exercise #5.2: Optional: Complete this Additional Template

Section 6: What You Must Know About the Company That Is Interviewing You

Lecture 60 Introduction to Company Research Strategies

Lecture 61 How to Research the Company You Are Interviewing at Part 1 of 2

Lecture 62 How to Research the Company You Are Interviewing at Part 2 of 2

Lecture 63 Interview Journal Exercise #6: Checklist of What You Need to Know About the Firm

Section 7: Bond with the Interviewer First!

Lecture 64 Introduction to Why Bonding is Crucial in an Interview

Lecture 65 Strategy for the First 5-10 Minutes of Every Interview

Lecture 66 Can You Pass the O’Hare Test?

Lecture 67 Side Note: Did this Candidate Pass the Interview Test? : )

Lecture 68 Search LinkedIn & Learn More About Your Potential Interviewers Before Interviews

Lecture 69 Interview Journal Exercise #7.1: List 2 Things You Have In Common With Them

Lecture 70 Interview Journal Exercise #7.2: Questions to Remember to Pass the O’Hare Test

Section 8: Transition Words, Words to Use, Words Not to Use and Words That Buy You Time!

Lecture 71 Introduction to Transition Words

Lecture 72 Structuring Logic with Transition Words and Words to Use that Will Buy You Time

Lecture 73 Words to Say that Your Interviewer Will Remember and Appreciate

Lecture 74 Words or Things to Never Say in an Interview!…

Lecture 75 Transition Words to Use When You Want to Politely Disagree with the Interviewer

Lecture 76 Journal Exercise #8: Using Transition Words to Structure Your Logic and Buy Time

Section 9: When to Stop Talking & How do You Know If You Are Doing Well (Do They Like You)?

Lecture 77 Introduction to Knowing How You Are Doing

Lecture 78 How Do You Know if the Interviewer Likes You?

Lecture 79 Don’t Ever Oversell “Or You Will Lose the Sale”

Section 10: How to Know What the Next Question is That They Will Ask You?

Lecture 80 Introduction to Predicting What They Will Ask Next

Lecture 81 How to Answer Questions the Strategic and Pre-emptive Way….

Lecture 82 Interview Journal Exercise #10: Answering the Preemptive & Logical Strategic Way

Lecture 83 Side Note: Please Please Pleaaaaase Remember the Name of the Interviewer : )

Section 11: Practice Answering These Tough Questions (and My Humble Thoughts on How)

Lecture 84 Introduction to Practicing Answering Questions

Lecture 85 Interview Journal Exercise #11: Answering These Tough Questions

Lecture 86 Answering the “Why Do You Want to Leave Your Current Company” Question

Lecture 87 Answering the “I Don’t Think You Are Qualified for this Job” Question

Lecture 88 Answering “Why Were You Fired [if Applicable]”. Be Honest (it Works)

Lecture 89 Answering the “What is Your Weakness” Question

Lecture 90 Answering the “What is Your Strength” Question

Lecture 91 Answering the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question

Lecture 92 Answering the “Tell Me About X” Questions

Lecture 93 WOW….Answering “What Computer Security Vulnerability Have You Uncovered?”

Lecture 94 Answering “Do You Have Something on Your Record We Should Know About” Question

Lecture 95 Answering “How Much Does a 747 Weigh?” from My Citadel Hedge Fund Interview

Lecture 96 Answering “Why Are Construction Hole Covers Round” from Microsoft Interviews

Lecture 97 Answering the “Parking Lot Question” from My Procter & Gamble Interview

Lecture 98 Answering the “What is Your Biggest Failure” Question

Lecture 99 Answering “Why Didn’t You Go to Harvard” Question – They Asked Me this @ Goldman

Lecture 100 Answering the “Work Visa” Question

Lecture 101 Answering the “I Hate Where You Are from” Question. Seriously?

Lecture 102 Answering “What is Your #1 Investment Idea. No I Mean #2. No I Mean #3” @Goldman

Lecture 103 Answering “I See You Speak Multiple Languages So I’ll Interview You in French!”

Section 12: Why You Need to Think Like Your Interviewer & Help Them with Their Career

Lecture 104 Introduction to Thinking Like the Interviewer

Lecture 105 What Value Can You Add Immediately to Show You are Proactive and Resourceful

Lecture 106 Interview Journal Exercise #12: How Can You Help Your Interviewer’s Career?

Lecture 107 Side Note: Make Sure You Show that You Are Focused on 1 Job Function Only : )

Section 13: Additional Crucial Strategies to Address in Interviews

Lecture 108 Technology to Use to Record Yourself Interviewing and What to Watch Out For

Lecture 109 The Drill Down Tactic That Interviewers Use

Lecture 110 Tip to Learn How Your Interviewer(s) Pronounce Their Names

Lecture 111 Dealing with An Aggressive or Confrontational Interviewer

Lecture 112 Topics to Never Bring Up in an Interview

Lecture 113 Asking Friends, Family and Strangers for Help With Your Upcoming Interview

Lecture 114 Strategies to Use with a Skype or Phone Interview

Lecture 115 Side Note: Internet Based Interviews – Please Check the Audio & Visual First : )

Lecture 116 Best Way to Avoid Being Nervous (Don’t Worry They Can’t Tell You Are Nervous!)

Lecture 117 Why You Must Assume All People Interviewing You Are More Senior Than You

Lecture 118 You Must Show Consistency (Everything In My Life Lead Up to This Opportunity)

Lecture 119 Interview Journal Exercise #13: Why Everything You’ve Done Leads Up to this Job

Section 14: Body Language, Tone, Voice Modulation and Demeanor During the Interview

Lecture 120 Introduction to Body Language Strategies

Lecture 121 Eye Contact Strategy

Lecture 122 The Hand Shake, Smile and Business Card Exchange

Lecture 123 Tone and Voice Modulation

Lecture 124 Hand Gestures, Seating Posture and When to Stand

Lecture 125 Qualities that Interviewers Like and Additional Demeanor Commentary

Lecture 126 Interview Journal Exercise #14: Improving Body Language When Answering Questions

Section 15: What to Wear to the Interview

Lecture 127 What to Wear to the Interview

Lecture 128 Why I Failed At My Microsoft Interview in 1993

Lecture 129 How do I know What to Wear? What Are the Resources?

Lecture 130 Side Note: What Not to Wear and How Not to Conduct Yourself In an Interview : )

Section 16: Reasons I Have Hired and Not Hired People

Lecture 131 Don’t Hire People that Are Arrogant

Lecture 132 Don’t Hire Someone that Wants the Job Only for the Money

Lecture 133 Don’t Hire Anyone that Lacks Focus

Section 17: Strategies Based on the Seniority of the Person Interviewing You

Lecture 134 Introduction to Why it is Crucial to Understand Rank in Interviews

Lecture 135 How to Interview with an Executive 2 Levels More Senior Than You (Act Smartest)

Lecture 136 How to Interview with an Executive 1 Level More Senior Than You (Careful…)

Lecture 137 How to Interview with an Executive at Your Level or More Junior than You

Lecture 138 How to Interview with An Executive from a Different Department

Lecture 139 Please Note, Interviewing with Smaller/Start-ups Requires a Different Approach

Lecture 140 Journal Exercise #17: Interviewing with Executives from Different Levels

Section 18: Questions to Ask in The Interviews

Lecture 141 Why it is Crucial to Prepare Questions and Change Them Based Who Interviews You

Lecture 142 At What Point in the Interview Should You Ask Questions?

Lecture 143 Questions to Ask Executives that Are 2 Or More Levels Senior to You

Lecture 144 Questions to Ask More Senior Executives in Different Departments

Lecture 145 Questions to Ask Your Potential New Boss

Lecture 146 Questions to Ask Executives that Are the Same Level as You or More Junior

Lecture 147 Interview Journal Exercise #18: What Questions to Ask Based On Their Levels

Section 19: What to Do the Morning of the Interview (Before the Interview)

Lecture 148 Introduction to the Pre Interview Morning Strategy

Lecture 149 How to Get Into the Ideal/Perfect State/Mood For the Interview

Lecture 150 What to Read Before the Interview During Breakfast

Lecture 151 When to Show Up for the Interview

Lecture 152 Interview Journal Exercise #19: Complete the Morning of The Interview Checklist

Section 20: What to Do Immediately After the Interview

Lecture 153 Introduction to the Post Interview Strategy

Lecture 154 Thank you Emails and Handwritten Note Strategy

Lecture 155 Journal Exercise #20: What to Do Immediately After The Interview Checklist

Lecture 156 What Do You Do 1 Week After the Interview if You Haven’t Heard from The Company?

Lecture 157 2 Weeks Have Passed…What Should I Do?

Lecture 158 Please Take at Least 1 Week Off in Between Jobs (or Longer if You Can)!

Section 21: You Got the Job! Now What?

Lecture 159 WAIT Don’t Quit Your Current Job Without Asking Your Company About These 3 Items

Lecture 160 Negotiating Your Salary or a Guarantee

Lecture 161 What to Include in Your Email+LinkedIn Update to All Stating You Are Leaving

Lecture 162 Journal Exercise #21: What to Write in Your “Moving On” Email/LinkedIn Update

Section 22: What if You Don’t Get the Job & When to Turn Down the Offer

Lecture 163 What to Do If You Don’t Get the Job+Why Interviewing is a GREAT Use of Your Time

Lecture 164 How to Respond to a Rejection

Lecture 165 When to Turn Down a Job Offer

Lecture 166 Interview Journal Exercise #22: How to Respond to a Rejection Via Email

Section 23: Conclusion, Next Steps and Thank you!

Lecture 167 Conclusion, Next Steps and Thank you!

Section 24: Bonus Materials

Lecture 168 Bonus Items

This course is for anyone that is interested in getting their dream job and wants to learn how to create/optimize an incredible resume, LinkedIn profile, networking skills, interview skills and much more. ,This course is for anyone that is interested in learning the best interview skills from an award winning MBA professor that has interviewed 1000 people over the past 20 years (1 per week) and has successfully changed careers from consulting to Goldman Sachs to hedge funds to tech to venture capital etc. ,THIS COURSE WILL HELP YOU INTERVIEW TO GET THE JOB OF YOUR DREAMS…AND IS FOR EVERY AGE …EVERY INDUSTRY…EVERY CAREER….and EVERYONE! : )

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