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Girl, You’re Hired: Job Interview Tips Podcast

Girl, You’re Hired: Job Interview Tips Podcast

By Lena Sernoff

Get ready to level up your job interviewing game! Tune in to this informative podcast for the ultimate insider tips on how to land your dream job. From nailing the toughest interview questions to tackling your weaknesses, our host Lena Sernoff - a seasoned pro with experience at tech giants like Google, LinkedIn and Wix - dishes out the exclusive knowledge you won't find anywhere else. So, don't just sit there, lean in and get hired!
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5 Essential Questions to Determine If a Job or Company You're Interviewing for Aligns With Your Values

Girl, You’re Hired: Job Interview Tips PodcastMay 08, 2023

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5 Essential Questions to Determine If a Job or Company You're Interviewing for Aligns With Your Values
May 08, 202327:54
Resilience in the Face of Adversity: Lessons From Coping With a Layoff and Maintaining Mental Wellness

Resilience in the Face of Adversity: Lessons From Coping With a Layoff and Maintaining Mental Wellness

This episode features a discussion on the topic of mental wellness, specifically focusing on the experience of being laid off from a job. Guest Rose Choi Marques shares her personal story of navigating a tech layoff and offers tips on how to stay mentally strong and positive during such challenging times, including the importance of self-care and applicable strategies for finding a new job. Whether you're currently facing a job loss or seeking inspiration and strategies to stay resilient in today's job market, this episode is for you. 

Mar 13, 202328:28
Ace the Curveball: 5 Tips for Navigating Unexpected Interview Questions

Ace the Curveball: 5 Tips for Navigating Unexpected Interview Questions

The unexpected can be the toughest part of a job interview, but with the right strategy, it can also be the most memorable. In this episode of Girl You’re Hired the host, Lena Sernoff, shares her top tips for handling unpredictable interview questions with confidence and poise. With five expert tips, this episode will help you turn a curveball into a standout moment.
Feb 01, 202309:35
Unleash the Power of ChatGPT: 5 Game-Changing Ways to Use AI for Your Job Interviews

Unleash the Power of ChatGPT: 5 Game-Changing Ways to Use AI for Your Job Interviews

In this episode, we're diving into the wild world of ChatGPT, the cutting-edge language model that's here to revolutionize your job interview prep. No more boring and generic answers, we're showing you how to use ChatGPT to come up with killer responses to even the toughest industry-specific questions, crafting cover letters that'll make hiring managers beg to hire you, and even negotiating your salary like a pro. By the end of this episode, you'll be the master of your interview destiny, armed with the knowledge of how to use ChatGPT to dominate your next job interview. So sit back, relax, and get ready to learn how to become the ultimate job interview boss.
Jan 13, 202309:15
7 Creative and Out of the Box Ways to Get a Job After a Layoff or Difficult Job Search

7 Creative and Out of the Box Ways to Get a Job After a Layoff or Difficult Job Search

The job market is tough right now. With the increasing number of layoffs and narrowing job openings, it’s time to think creatively and find a job through out-of-the-box ways! This episode gives you 7 not so obvious things to do or change about how you apply or find jobs to help your chances of sealing the deal and getting back on the horse.
Nov 13, 202212:28
Job Rejection: How to Bounce Back and Not Take Rejection Personally

Job Rejection: How to Bounce Back and Not Take Rejection Personally

Rejection sucks, but does it have to? This episode covers how to deal with rejection from a job so you can walk away reenergized and ready to get back on the horse.
Jul 23, 202209:23
3 Salary Negotiation Tips and Scripts to Counter Any Job Offer

3 Salary Negotiation Tips and Scripts to Counter Any Job Offer

Don’t settle for a mediocre job offer. Here are three invaluable salary negotiation tips to use in your interview. Included are scripts of how to articulate the salary negotiation in order to walk away with optimal compensation.
Jun 27, 202207:38
Panel Interview: 9 Ways to Ace a Panel Interview (with Examples)

Panel Interview: 9 Ways to Ace a Panel Interview (with Examples)

Everything you need to know to prepare for a panel interview. This episode will help you pass the panel interview successfully with not so obvious tips! Included are examples of how to connect and engage with everyone in the room and leave a lasting impression to get you hired.
Jun 09, 202211:43
How to Successfully Tackle Unrelated Roles and Gaps in Your Work History With Guest Kristen Zavo

How to Successfully Tackle Unrelated Roles and Gaps in Your Work History With Guest Kristen Zavo

Whether you're a mother who took some months - that turned into years - off after maternity leave, or a business professional who feels worried about having hopped from job to job in more recent years, Kristen Zavo and Lena Sernoff break down the most successful ways to address gaps within your work history. Together they provide tactical tips for how to take unrelated roles and use them to your advantage if you’re looking to pivot to a new industry. Kristen is a Career Coach and Best-Selling Author of Job Joy: Your Guide to Success, Meaning & Happiness in Your Career. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Real Simple, CBS News and more.
May 29, 202219:36
7 Techniques to Sound Super Confident in Your Interview

7 Techniques to Sound Super Confident in Your Interview

When it comes to interviewing, sounding and feeling confident is your golden ticket. From power posing to banter, here are 7 ways to sound confident in your job interview and outshine other candidates.
Apr 17, 202208:18
How to Get Your Foot in the Door to Land Your First Job with Guest Ophyr Hanan

How to Get Your Foot in the Door to Land Your First Job with Guest Ophyr Hanan

New to the workforce or still a student looking for a job? In this episode, Lena Sernoff and guest Ophyr Hanan discuss tips and optimal ways to land a job out of college and pass your interview. Ophyr is currently in a student marketing position at Wix and shares her journey of getting there.
Mar 26, 202215:48
What Makes You Special? How to Differentiate Yourself in an Interview

What Makes You Special? How to Differentiate Yourself in an Interview

Learn how to answer and convey “what makes you special?” so you can stand out from your competition in the job interview.
Mar 12, 202205:58
Ask a Recruiter: Tips to Stand Out in the Job Search and Interview, With Marjorie Kalomeris

Ask a Recruiter: Tips to Stand Out in the Job Search and Interview, With Marjorie Kalomeris

In this episode, Senior Recruiter at HubSpot and Career Coach Marjorie Kalomeris gives us advice directly from a recruiter's viewpoint! From tips on how to better get found on LinkedIn to how to make your resume stand out, she even speaks about how to sound more focused and prepared on your recruiter interview call. Marjorie is the Founder of MK Career Coaching and has previously worked as a recruiter at LinkedIn and Optimizely.
Feb 27, 202222:01
Cracking the Data Science Interview with Jay Feng (Founder of Interview Query, Ex Nextdoor, Monster)

Cracking the Data Science Interview with Jay Feng (Founder of Interview Query, Ex Nextdoor, Monster)

In this episode, guest Jay Feng talks with us about how to answer data science interview questions to land an offer. We cover how to prepare for a data science interview and share tips to ace the interview process at top companies. Jay is the co-founder of Interview Query and works there as an interview coach. He previously worked in data science at Nextdoor and Monster and runs a popular YouTube channel called Data Science Jay.
Feb 19, 202222:53
The Most Important Job Interview Lessons (by an Ex Googler)

The Most Important Job Interview Lessons (by an Ex Googler)

In this episode I’ve summarized helpful job interview tips from the CEO of ZipRecruiter, Ian Siegel and combined them with lessons from my past interview experience and getting hired at Google. Tune in for the top 10 lessons you don’t want to miss.
Feb 09, 202212:04
Career Change: How to Interview Well in a New Field

Career Change: How to Interview Well in a New Field

Thinking of a career change but afraid of how to spin it in an interview? Follow these tips to use your past for a better future. It’s all about storytelling! Tune in for all the details of how to interview in a new industry.
Jan 24, 202206:44
How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions Like a Pro

How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions Like a Pro

Behavioral interview questions come up in almost all interviews and start with “Tell me about a time when…” Follow the simple method shared on this episode that you can apply to all behavioral questions to answer them with ease and poise.
Jan 06, 202204:51
Job Interview “Tell Me About Yourself” - How To Tell Your Story Engagingly

Job Interview “Tell Me About Yourself” - How To Tell Your Story Engagingly

Sometimes the easiest question in a job interview like “tell me about yourself” is where we get stuck. Listen to this episode to learn how to tell your story in an engaging logical way that will help you succeed in any interview.
Dec 29, 202104:16
Lena with Allie Vogel from Microsoft on UX Design, Interview Questions and Adding Value

Lena with Allie Vogel from Microsoft on UX Design, Interview Questions and Adding Value

Microsoft Product Designer, Allie Vogel, joins this episode to share tips on how to nail your interview. We uncover the power of adding value and communicating concisely. Tune in to learn more about the Microsoft interview process and how to shine as a candidate in UX or any other field.
Dec 10, 202111:35
Best Answer for “Reason for Job Change” in an Interview

Best Answer for “Reason for Job Change” in an Interview

Don’t flop on the critical question as to why you’re looking to leave your current job. Here is the BEST answer for the “reason for leaving job” interview question + answer.
Dec 02, 202104:44
Job Interview Thank You Email: How to Follow Up and Be Remembered

Job Interview Thank You Email: How to Follow Up and Be Remembered

Five must follow tips to use for your job interview thank you email. Use these as you craft your follow up in order to look professional and be remembered.
Nov 24, 202104:16
What to Bring to a Job Interview to Be Prepared

What to Bring to a Job Interview to Be Prepared

Wondering what to bring to a job interview? These few must bring items I mention on this episode will help you on your big interview day.
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Question to Ask In a Job Interview That Make A Statement

Question to Ask In a Job Interview That Make A Statement

Here are two questions to ask in a job interview that will make you stand out and look prepared. Make sure to not miss these opportunities to make you look good and help your chance of getting hired.
Nov 21, 202103:17
How to Prepare for an Interview and Land Any Job You Want

How to Prepare for an Interview and Land Any Job You Want

Here are 10 tips on how to prepare for an interview. I followed these 10 steps for all my interviews and never once felt unprepared. Remember, “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” If you work hard to prepare, you can beat your competition and land your next job!
Nov 21, 202112:14
Signs You Will Get the Job After an Interview

Signs You Will Get the Job After an Interview

Find out the signs you will get the job after your interview! If these three things come up in your interview, the chance is you might get yourself hired!
Nov 21, 202103:08
Weaknesses for Job Interview: 3 Weaknesses Examples That Make You Look Good

Weaknesses for Job Interview: 3 Weaknesses Examples That Make You Look Good

Tune in to learn how to address weaknesses for job interviews. I’ve provided 3 weaknesses job interview examples that got me hired at Google and LinkedIn. See if they can help you answer this hard question too!
Nov 21, 202104:06