The Blinkist Team
Interview Ready in 5 Steps
Interview Ready in 5 Steps
40 min 6 Chapters + 5 Content picks

Navigating a job interview can feel like a minefield. Keep your mind nimble and confident by preparing for all of the things you can expect to encounter. We'll walk you through 5 steps to ensure you ace your next interview, learn how to set yourself apart from the rest, why practice is key, and discover the art of negotiation.

1. Let the internet help

Let’s state the obvious: you’ll need to use the internet to prepare. But what is it you should be looking for?

Getting started
Getting started

2 min
Do your research
Do your research

1 min
Excerpt from the Blink What Color Is Your Parachute?
Excerpt from the Blink What Color Is Your Parachute?

3 min
Know what they want
Know what they want

2 min
Know your audience
Know your audience

Exercise
Recap of Chapter 1
Recap of Chapter 1

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2. Set yourself apart

At some point, you’ll need to describe your strengths. Get a good grounding in what you are naturally good at.

Identify your strengths
Identify your strengths

1 min
Excerpt from Now, Discover Your Strengths
Excerpt from Now, Discover Your Strengths

4 min
Find the language
Find the language

2 min
Name your strengths
Name your strengths

Exercise
Recap of Chapter 2
Recap of Chapter 2

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3. Practice, practice, practice

The nightmare scenario. You feel prepared, but in the moment—your mind goes blank. Avoid this by practicing aloud.

The 5 Point Agenda
The 5 Point Agenda

1 min
Excerpt from 60 Seconds & You’re Hired!
Excerpt from 60 Seconds & You’re Hired!

3 min
Sell yourself
Sell yourself

1 min
The most common questions
The most common questions

Exercise
Recap of Chapter 3
Recap of Chapter 3

Recap
4. Asking great questions

The questions you ask reveal a lot about you. Give yourself a head start by writing down some good ones!

Why questions matter
Why questions matter

1 min
Excerpt from 60 Seconds & You’re Hired!
Excerpt from 60 Seconds & You’re Hired!

2 min
Tailor your queries
Tailor your queries

1 min
Excerpt from The James Altucher Show Ep. 5
Excerpt from The James Altucher Show Ep. 5

6 min
Show genuine curiosity
Show genuine curiosity

2 min
Write out your Q’s
Write out your Q’s

Exercise
Recap of Chapter 4
Recap of Chapter 4

Recap
5. The Negotiation

Once you make it through the interview, you’ll have one more dreaded hurdle: the negotiation. Learn the principles.

Have the conversation
Have the conversation

1 min
Excerpt of So Money Episode Ep 19
Excerpt of So Money Episode Ep 19

8 min
Deliver your value
Deliver your value

1 min
Back it up with facts
Back it up with facts

Exercise
Recap of Chapter 5
Recap of Chapter 5

Recap
6. What’s next? Moving forward.

From boosting your online presence to negotiating your salary—you have prepared for it all. Now, breathe and walk in!

Recap: 5 steps to interview prep
Recap: 5 steps to interview prep

2 min
Recap of Entire Guide
Recap of Entire Guide

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