About

Prepare the right things in the right way

Based on insights into who is really getting the job (plus exactly how they do it), this podcast is a new and simple approach to interview preparation. Each podcast episode is only five minutes long. This way, you can make progress even if you only have a couple of minutes. It contains one specific topic, gives you the relevant background and a clear and simple, step-by-step approach with concrete tips to help you prepare the perfect answers.

Anyone can be successful at interviews

The math is simple. X qualified candidates (those without the right qualifications don't usually pass the pre-screen) are invited to an interview. One gets the job. I wanted to understand what the successful candidates had in common; so I started analyzing all hiring decisions that I was involved in as either the hiring manager or peer interviewer. I began to see a pattern that leads to getting the job. I realized that being successful at interviews is not based on talent - it is something anyone can learn. And it is exactly what I teach you in each of the episodes.

Interview Preparation. Simplified.

Whenever I applied for a new job, I began preparing for the upcoming interviews. And I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information (articles, books, courses and more) out there. I didn't know where to start. Many of the recommendations were too generic or irrelevant for my background and the job I had applied for. It was frustrating and time-consuming. I got the job. But I also realized that there must be a simpler, faster and better way to do this. This is why I created this podcast.

About the Host

Thorsten

I am an enthusiastic, driven and empathetic person with a passion for helping people get their dream job. My expertise is a result of hundreds of interviews that I conducted as a hiring manager or was involved in as a peer interviewer for other departments. I am also a certified interview coach (CCIP) and a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches. During my career, I worked in different industries and held positions such as team manager, business unit manager, business area manager and practice manager. After 17 years in the corporate world, I chose to leave my job at Amazon Web Services to follow my passion and focus on supporting candidates to be well-prepared and confident for their job interviews.