Interviews are boring
for employers - change it and get the job you want
for the salary you desire.
Contrary to what
we think, interviews bore employers: same questions
same answers. Make a presentation and amuse them.
If you have not
sat on many hiring panels, or interview committees,
or have been fortunate to hire all of your staff
yourself directly, this section may be useful to
experience is highly subjective to each
candidate. Candidates presume that the interviewer is
interested in talking to candidates. We presume that
we only need to get the interviewer’s attention to
capture their focus and
they will love to hear us...
The answer is Nooooo!
Let me introduce you
to those people on the other side of the table (or
desk), the interviewer(s). What's going on in THEIR
lives? Their car broke down, they are facing a huge
bank overdraft, they just had a fight with their
boss, they have 10 people to report to immediately
after their interview
the interviews have run one hour late; they are
looking forward to a lunch with their
Make a list of all the
interruptions that would drag your
attention away from that interview as an employer: you have a
headache, earache, arthritis pain, sunburn,
hangover, didn’t sleep well, and now you are in this
You have been
in the interview room for 3 hours with three
colleagues. You are supposed to be fair so the panel is asking
the same questions. These are great candidates. They are
careful, measured, responsive, professional, bright,
well qualified. They give almost
identical answers. They are all the same.
At the two hour
point the 5th candidate comes in. You
four interviewers introduce yourselves and invite
the candidate to take a seat. George is getting
ready to ask his first boring question.
All of a sudden,
the candidate says,
“Before we begin, may I have
3½ minutes to present some notes I’ve prepared.”
Well, sure you
can. We were going to have 20-40 minutes with that
candidate. And now we’re going to be entertained!
Instead of dragging through the parry and thrust of
interviews questions and answers (lies,
obfuscations, half-truths), here’s someone who is
going to put their money where their mouth is, and
lay out something for us to take a kick at.
For thirty years
4Minutes have built personalized Interview
Presentations so that you could do just that. In
the. The interviewers decide instinctively in the
first 4 minutes of the interview yes or no whether
to hire you. Everything beyond the 4th
minute reinforces that decision. There is a 2%
possibility that they will change their decision.
Everything past the 4th minute simply
reinforces the first decision. If they decide, “No.”
in the first four minutes, they will see everything
through the same filter: “No.” When they decide,
“Yes.” The decision will usually stay, “Yes.”
a strategy, we will prepare you to control the first
four minutes to get a, “Yes.”
So, you control
the pre-visual data flow with your 4Minutes
CV-Resume and reference letters. You will wear your
powerful Interview Uniform to control the subliminal
message of trustworthiness and authority. It takes
30 seconds to get in and shake hands and sit down.
Now you will control the next 3½ minutes and READ
(even if you memorized it) 4 to 5 scripted powerful
personal ‘closing’ messages. Then you’re going to
relax for the next 17 minutes while they admire the
person that they’re going to hire. Welcome to the
show me your Money-Saving
Resume CV-Biography Package