Received from someone who DID NOT pass Phase II –
“I DIDN’T PASS PHASE II AND I WAS THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON IN THE ROOM.” (Very upset)
This is a very different interview. If you want to pass, you must be prepared to let them know
YOU the person – not the qualifications of the person.
The interviewers are BLIND – they know nothing about you.
It is your job to let them know you — THE PERSON.
The interviewers are not only looking for “qualified people” – they are looking for “special people” to be SPECIAL AGENTS.
I get calls from 2nd timers all the time – they didn’t pass the first time around. I ask them –
“DID THEY GET TO KNOW YOU — THE PERSON?’
Not one person ever said YES!
THIS IS NOT YOUR EVERYDAY INTERVIEW – PREPARATION IS KEY!
This is from a Second-time around candidate who I coached.
I passed my second try at Phase 2, and I know it was your coaching that made the difference. I walked in my first time over a year ago with confidence that my prior job experience was more than enough and failed. I walked in this time, humble but ready to share more of myself and be genuine, and as you already knew, that made all the difference.
I gave them as much as I could in my first question to include my five points in case I didn’t have an opportunity later; as it turns out that was a very good move. I definitely had to morph almost all my answers. Only one question did I have to pull a story that I had not previously prepared.
Again thank you.
MORE SUCCESS STORIES AND ADVICE FROM THOSE WHO PASSED
I hope all is well. I just wanted to let you know that I received the email today stating that I had passed Phase II. I want to thank you for all of your help as I would have had a difficult time getting through that panel interview without you.
It just goes to show it doesn’t matter what your background is ( me being just a sales guy).
Just some things to touch on for your next candidates that I took away from you.
Be yourself!!! do your best to let them know who you are was great advice, try and speak to them as if u were telling a story to your buddy…professionally obviously.
Use details which I actually think I lacked on when speaking.
Also its ok to be nervous just go slow and think about your responses.
I found myself rushing through and had to catch myself and slow down.
Morphing was a huge factor as well, I caught myself doing it at least twice and thinking in my head wow this is a morph haha. Overall just another step closer to my goal, still not there yet and still have some work to do but its a good step. Thanks again.
I got the green light today that I passed PH II! Thanks for the help over the past 2 weeks. I finished the interview in about 45 minutes which was way faster than I expected. I had a response for every question and morphed a few answers to fit them. Many of my stories were interchangeable between the competencies so I just picked the best one I felt was right. I also told a story that occurred just the day prior (on the flight) which helped show them truly the kind of person I am with strangers and my ability to draw from life experiences, big or small.
I do feel that I could have spent more time telling them about myself but I had rushed through this part because I wanted to make sure I had enough time to answer all the questions. My advice, is take your time and make sure they have a good idea of your personal life and family. It wasn’t the perfect interview but I was able to get my humor in and got some consistent laughs and smiles out of them. This goes a long way and sets the tone for the rest of the interview so break the ice early. If you’re not naturally funny then don’t force it…I am at sparing moments so it worked well for the interview. They did seem genuinely interested in the stories I told. I had a few follow up questions after some stories which seemed to be more for their personal interest.
Overall, it was a pretty relaxed interview and I was able to show the type of person I am and what I have to offer through my stories and experiences. Thanks again and I’m one step closer to my dreams.