Interview Tips to Build Confidence & Get That Job!

July 20, 2023 / Mom &… Podcast Episode 128 / Guest: Briar Dougherty, Part II

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Show Summary:

Briar Dougherty is back! This time is all about interviews. Briar covers trends in interviewing, including tips for answering one of our most dreaded interview moments: Tell me about yourself. We talk about looking at your experience in terms of stories that you can apply to a variety of interview questions, and Briar walks us through ways to answer even the toughest questions. As with last time, Briar’s knowledge of hiring processes makes this a must-listen, whether you’re currently job-searching or just thinking about it.

Topics From This Episode:

  • JSM (Job Seeker Membership)
  • Stages of the interview process
  • Talking with recruiters
  • Types of interview questions
  • Prepping stories about your work experience
  • Talking about problem solving and process during interviews
  • Key words and phrases to use in an interview
  • How to handle the “tell me about yourself” portion of the interview
  • Finding a common thread in your career path
  • Imposter syndrome
  • How to address a career pause
  • When, and how, to address liabilities
  • What to do when you don’t know how to answer an interview question
  • Tips for giving yourself time to think
  • Understand your value and learning to tell others about it
  • Chat function on

Look, Listen, Learns

Susanne and Missy


More About Briar Dougherty:

Briar is the Founder and CEO of Career Organic, dedicated to helping professionals make career transitions at all levels. She has been a hiring manager for the past 20 years, growing internal and external teams and professionals. She speaks, teaches, and mentors across international markets, staying current on industry trends and hiring practices across the globe.

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Musical Notes

Our delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

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