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How to pass the first round of my interviews

· 9 min read

If you are reading this, then congratulations, you’ve just checked one of the things that I am looking for in a candidate; the ability to do some basic research. In this case, by simply reading information about the company you are applying to.

I am astounded by the number of candidates that come for an interview and have no clue what the company does exactly. Except of what the – clueless recruiter – might have told them, they haven’t even bothered to check the company site in detail. There is occasionally someone that has read the first paragraph of the home page, but that’s usually it. If you don’t give a damn or don’t even have the curiosity to check out the place you will be spending a large part of your day, then I do not want to work with you.

If on the other hand you do give a damn, then keep reading.

Fight or flight? Breathe instead

· 10 min read

We’ve all been there. Feeling the frustration, the unfairness, and the negativity consuming us while everything is getting out of our control.

Emotions take over your brain and you are suddenly overwhelmed by your own feelings, leaving no room for rational thinking. That’s when your flight or fight response kicks in.

Thanks to amygdala hijacking, rational thinking becomes very difficult, and smashing a chair on someone’s face or storming out of a meeting room becomes very tempting. But please, do not do it, and instead, take a DEEP breath in order to make the first step into regaining consciousness.