Coachology: Hone your interview skills with Jason Warner


Yep, that’s right. Our very own Google Guy Jason Warner is doing Coachology this week. For those of you who don’t know, Jason has interviewed a bazillion candidates as an in-house recruiter at Microsoft, Starbucks and now, at Google. And he has strong opinions about what works.

This week Jason is offering to coach one of you on what to do in an interview so that you get the job. Jason will spend an hour on the phone with you practicing strategies and techniques you can use to shine.

When I was asking Jason to do this week’s Coachology, he agreed immediately, but he said he wanted to do follow-ups until the person got the job. This is something I love about Jason – that he genuinely wants to help. So in addition to the initial phone call, next time you’re interviewing for a job, Jason will talk with you again, to prepare for that specific interview.

If you want to work with Jason, send an email to me with Coachology in the subject line and include three sentences about why you would be good to work with Jason. Deadline is Saturday, March 30. Jason will pick the winner.

4 replies
  1. Recruiting Animal
    Recruiting Animal says:

    Hey Goo Goo Guy,

    You should absolutely do this on a podcast so everyone else can listen to it afterwards. I’ll set it up for you if you want. Won’t cost a nickel. Regards,

  2. Janet Meiners
    Janet Meiners says:

    Could you tell me how to get hired at Google. I write about them and I’m awestruck. Now what to do about moving to California…
    Actually I’m having a phone interview pretending to coach someone on marketing their web site. It’s my second interview and a little tough to prepare for. It will be over the phone, 30 mins.
    Any ideas?

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    My advice is to be yourself, take time to consider each question before you answer (don’t rush) and structure your answers so they are succinct (nobody likes a long-winded answer).  Good luck in the process.  As for moving to California…the weather is beautiful here.  :-) 


  3. Kumar
    Kumar says:

    I wish I would have read this blog yesterday. Unfortunately I’m reading it on Mar 31st where the date is already elapsed. It would be great if Jason can share his strategies and techniques to share in an interview. So that everybody will benefit from his ideas. Thanks

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