I presented several interview experts and books in this podcast including Michelle Lederman’s last interview book for veterans, Heroes Get Hired. Her latest book focuses on reframing the limiting beliefs preventing a confident presentation and standing out. The book also details what needs to be done after the interview process.
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Michelle Lederman is one of my favorite people and a friend of the blog. Michelle is founder of executiveessentials.org, and author of the new book, Nail The Interview Land the Job. Her book, The 11 Laws of Likability from four years ago is now a Rutgers class, and “Heroes Get Hired” is an interview book specifically for Military, military veterans, and their families. Her media credits include CBS, Fox, NPR, NY Times, Forbes & MSNBC).
Highlights from our conversation include:
- Michelle said one of the common challenges to interviewing is limiting beliefs, yet most are unaware of this as a challenge and rarely talked about
- Limiting beliefs are statements such as, “They are not going to let a new graduate into this position.”
- One way to overcome this is to reframe the limiting messages inside of our heads
- Michelle has her clients do a tracking of their inner self-talk, frequency, what do these messages say
- These messages and reframing limiting beliefs reach beyond interviewing and into our lives
- The feeling of judgment affects our overall limiting belief, uncomfortable, feeling awkward
- “The mind drives the body, and the body drives the mind” (defensive body positions, reveals lack of confidence
- Reframe by making yourself bigger (in mind and physical) broaden chest, larger hand gestures, and through adding confidence
- Michelle references the Amy Cuddy TED talk about “power-posing.”
- Too much practice can appear inauthentic
- “Practice but do not script…” –Understand the structure in your mind as you tell stories of “How did you resolve a complaint?”
- What stories highlight your strengths? Tell those stories.
- Michelle offered personal stories of corporate interviews she had out of college
- We talk about her section of the book on “mind games” which is much like “truth or dare.”
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