✅Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY You will double your chances if you watch this masterclass entirely. This is how to answer the dreaded salary expectations / salary requirements interview question. Hope you benefit from it! This is by far one of the most controversial topics. Everybody seems to have an opinion about that. Most HR or recruiters say that you should give a range. I think differently. As always, before I can give you a straight up answer there are a few things I need to know. 1) Who is asking this question? Is it a headhunter, HR, or the hiring manager? So, let’s see the possible scenarios first Scenario 1: From a headhunter. So, you are just interviewing with a recruiter or headhunter Scenario 2: From HR or internal recruiter Scenario 3: From the Hiring Manager Scenario 4: From the Hiring Manager but you started the process with a headhunter
Views: 960377 Deniz Sasal
✅Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY You will double your chances if you watch this masterclass entirely. What to say at the end of an interview? How to end the interview? For quite a while I resisted the idea to shoot a video about this. I just thought it’s common sense. But after hearing all the horrible advice given by some recruitment professionals, I thought I should just shoot a very quick video about this; Let’s start with What Not To Dos. Don’t say Is there any reason why you should not hire me. This is something just very awkward. Why would you even say that. Please don’t. Remember this, it’s a competition. The best candidate wins. Even if all of the candidates deserve to get the job, one of them is a better fit than the others. So, the hiring managers like myself will just choose the best candidate. This doesn’t mean the other candidates aren’t worthy of the role. Number 2: Don’t ask what is the compensation level. It’s too soon. You don’t want to leave an impression that money is your biggest priority. That may just be the case of course understandably. But that doesn’t mean that it’s the kind of first impression you want to leave. So, what to say then;
Views: 115790 Deniz Sasal
✅Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY You will double your chances if you watch this masterclass entirely. ____________________________________________________________ Where do you see yourself in 5 years? This is one of the stupidest questions that an HR can ask. Let me tell you why. It sets you up for lying. You probably have no idea where you see yourself in 5 years. You may have dreams to retire in a tropical island, spend more time with your kids, be the CEO of a large company, win the lottery, god knows... But you know that none of the above are the kind of answers they are looking for when they ask "where do you see yourself in 5 years". So, knowing this, you just try to give them what they want. In this video, I give you 2 approaches to this job interview question. The first approach will be a safe conventional approach. Then, I will share with you my approach. My approached worked great for me so far in my career and I am sure it will work for you to whenever you are asked this job interview question. Enjoy the video For more tips and resources; http://thecareermastery.com
Views: 363224 Deniz Sasal
✅Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY You will double your chances if you watch this masterclass entirely. What are your strengths? How To Answer job interview question what are your strengths? What are your strengths job interview question If you are prepared well enough, this is one question that you can collect so many points. I am Deniz Sasal. I am a manager with PwC Consulting and the creator of The Career Mastery. In this video, I will walk you through how to prepare your perfect answer if you stay until the end. Stay tuned. Essentially, your starting point should be the job description. Step 1: Take a look at the job description before going to the interview and find out what skills and experiences they are looking for. This should always be the first step. Always start from what is required, then you can look for a match between what is required and what you have. Step 2: Take a look at the skills and experiences that may be required but not necessarily in the job description. I talk about this a lot in many of my videos. There are so many unwritten requirements that only Hiring Managers know. Most of the time, these unwritten requirements are not even in the job description. This happens a lot of the time when HR prepares the job description without consulting with the hiring manager. Step 3: Then head over to excel and prepare a list of all those skills and experiences you determined. These should include both written and unwritten requirements. At Step 4: Go over them and tick those that you think apply to you. Step 5: Think of examples from your past. Think deep and come up with at least 2 examples your past employment. It could even be from your education. Step 6: Craft your pitch and practice like crazy. While crafting your pitch and giving examples from the past, there are a couple of important things I need to mention; For more resources, visit: http://thecareermastery.com/
Views: 261965 Deniz Sasal
✅Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY You will double your chances if you watch this masterclass entirely. You can download the PowerPoint templates here; https://goo.gl/VWZD7X Learn the best way to answer "tell me about yourself" job interview question from a PwC Consulting Manager and easily impress the hiring manager. You will learn how to prepare, pass, and land interviews with multinational companies. Tell Me About Yourself is one of the most critical questions you will be asked in your interview. In fact, I'll go ahead and say that it's perhaps THE most important question. I'll also say that it's the only one that can allow you to leave a long lasting impression with the hiring managers. And, it's incredibly easy to pull it off. You need a structure in your pitch. A structure that will allow you to present your background effectively. In this video, I talk in great details as to how you should answer this job interview question. It's all about having a structure, knowing what to say, knowing what not to say and presenting your background smoothly while making sure mentioning important elements in your background which is also what the hiring managers are looking for. In your 2 minute pitch, you need to make sure you present your background in a way that they clearly get the idea that you are THE candidate they want to hire. Watch the video until the end to gain a full understanding on the topic." Visit http://thecareermastery.com for more resources. Enjoy...
Views: 2521550 Deniz Sasal
✅Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY If you watch this masterclass entirely, you'll double your chances of passing your interviews. It's full of insider tips! Learn from a PwC Consulting Manager an important trait that hiring managers look for in a candidate. Wouldn’t it be awesome to really know what the hiring manager really wants? It would, right? So, in this video I will share with you 2 tips that will help you get a better understanding of the kind of things hiring managers look for. To start with, let me share with you something shocking. A hiring manager is a human. It’s not some artificial intelligence grading marks based on an algorithm. Before you get all annoyed me with me, and close this video, let me tell you why I just had to say that.
Views: 27566 Deniz Sasal
✅Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY You will double your chances if you watch this masterclass entirely. This questions can be asked in multiple ways, for example; - Why do you want to work here - Why do you want to work for us - Why do you think you are the best candidate - What makes you the perfect fit for this role - What makes you the best fit for this role I am Deniz Sasal, I am a manager with PwC Consulting and the founder of The Career Mastery. In this video, I will share with you two approaches to answering this question. The first approach will be the safe and conventional approach. And then I present you my approach. It’s a bit riskier but if you can pull it off, you will definitely impress them. Alright, let’s start with the safe, conventional approach. For this safe approach, you can pick one of the following and build your case around it. For example, general reputation of the company, its leaders, your admiration for its products or services, its success in the market, etc… Then your answer would be something like this; I highly admire your company’s products and I would love to have the opportunity to work in a team which is the best there is. In addition, your reputation for rewarding hard workers is something that really appeals to me. I am confident I will be very successful and this success will further motivate me to deliver extraordinary results. Alright, this was the safe and conventional approach. Not necessarily something I would say though. Let’s now talk about my way. Deniz Sasal’s way. There are essentially 2 scenarios that may apply to you. You are either an experienced I hire, looking to join the firm to solve a particular problem or increase opportunities. Or you have limited experience and joining a well-functioning organization. Let’s start with the first one. The experienced hire. So, when they ask you the question of why do you want to work here. You need to do a bit of a misdirection. In this case, you need to sell the problem rather than yourself. Yes indeed you position yourself as the solution but you focus on the challenges. Then you will mention that those challenges and overcoming them is what motivates you the most. Therefore, you are ready to tackle on whatever challenge they can throw at you. We need an example for this. Let’s say you are a digital marketer and interviewing with an SME who is interested in you. They ask you, why do you want to work for us; Then you can say something like; Why I want to work with you is highly related with why you want to work with me. Let me explain. I don’t know if you read it but a few weeks ago, Google released a major study on ROI for digital marketing activities. It was very detailed it was a great report. So, the report showed 1 thing that really caught my attention. It said that 96% of small and medium size organizations don’t even break-even in their digital marketing activities. This boils down to one thing. No strategy or bad strategy being implemented. See, large corporates have the budgets to hire world’s biggest digital marketing agencies. But SMEs don’t. They need to make the best use of whatever little budget they have. That’s why I feel like I am fighting for a greater cause here. With my expertise, those SMEs do get their shots at big leagues, and stop wasting their money, increase their outreach, and put their quality products right in front of their audience. And that gives me the biggest satisfaction. Because, I help them beat those larger competitors with a miniscule budget. This impact that I create is the greatest satisfaction I can get. And that’s why I want to work for you. What do you think? I think it’s a very good pitch and I think if you can pull it off in your domain, then you will get thumbs up from the hiring manager. Now, let’s look at the other scenario. The other scenario is where you are a fresh graduate or have very limited organization, and you are joining a well-functioning organization. In this scenario, you need some “reasons” . They can be anywhere from their position in the market, their culture, rewarding hardworking employees, their fast growth, etc. So, let’s say you are interviewing for my employer PwC Consulting and you are fresh graduate. I think an ideal answer would be something like this; Alright, here it goes; For more resources, visit: http://thecareermastery.com/
Views: 281347 Deniz Sasal
Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY If you watch this masterclass entirely, you'll double your chances of passing your interviews. It's full of insider tips! In this video, I show you how to follow up after an interview. proper ways to follow up after a job interview. So, one of the common comments I get in my videos, is that should I follow up after an interview or not, or when should I do it… Should I Just take my time and wait for their response… Short answer; yes you should. Definitely! Long answer is coming up. So, the reason I prefer not to give answers to comments asking about a follow up is because I need to first ask a few questions. Here are the questions I need you to think about; 1; who did you interview with? With the HR or Hiring Manager? 2; what’s the seniority of the role you applied to? Are you a junior hire or an experienced hire. 3; Is being assertive one of the qualities that is desired in the role you interviewed for? Let’s start with experienced hires. If you interviewed with HR, then please do follow up. Please do it. Then should I call or email. I guess you can start with a nice follow-up email, then if you get no response give them a call. There is no reason for you to be nervous about this. Think of it this way, you spent a significant amount of your time to attend that interview. That was an investment for you. So, the least the HR can do is to keep you posted of the progress. Whether you are selected or rejected, or the decision-making process is still underway. If they say they are still considering various candidates including you and haven’t made the decision yet, then ask for a timeline. That’s ok. When should I expect a decision then? What are you supposed to do, just sit around and wait for a call when her highness feels like getting back to you? I don’t want to be the one bringing bad news to you but if you are interviewing with HR, the odds are that you’ll lose probably lose that opportunity. Let’s move on, if you however interviewed with the hiring manager, then it’s a completely different ballgame. Now that means you do actually have a pretty good shot at getting that job! A hiring manager will not waste his time interviewing 100s of candidates. It just won’t happen. For example, I am a manager with PwC Consulting and there is no way that I will interview more than 5 candidates when we are hiring in our team. Each interview is about 1 hour, so I am investing 5 hours already which is a lot.
Views: 53529 Deniz Sasal
✅Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY You will double your chances if you watch this masterclass entirely. You can download the PowerPoint templates here; https://goo.gl/VWZD7X How to answer; Why Should We Hire You? If they ask you this dreaded question in the interview, you have an incredible opportunity to impress hiring managers. I certainly hope they ask you this question so you can take advantage. Essentially, when they ask "why should we hire you", they are giving you an opportunity to sell them your skillsets and experience. Then go ahead, and give them what they want. You need a bit of practice to pull it off nicely though. Don't you go to that interview thinking you can just present your background and say you are the best candidate. You need to talk about your unique selling points and differentiators which needs practice. Enjoy the video!
Views: 516444 Deniz Sasal
✅Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY You will double your chances if you watch this masterclass entirely. _________________________________________________________________ This video also answers the questions of; what questions to ask in an interview? what questions to ask at the end of the interview? What questions to ask the interviewer? Having some questions to ask in an interview is essential. Remember at the end of the day it’s a dialogue. Shouldn’t be a monologue. Your job is to make them feel that you are the right candidate for the job. You not only possess the right skills but also the experience. So, if you consulted with an HR professional they would advise you that you need to show them that you are interested in the job and that’s why you should just ask your questions to show your enthusiasm. They will advise you that you can ask questions like; What qualities do your top employers have Are there opportunities for further training These are not genuine questions and you should avoid at all cost. You need to look and be genuine. See, all of these questions are fine. But I have a much better approach. One that will definitely increase your chances to get that job.. Stay tuned. I am Deniz Sasal, I am a manager with PwC Consulting and the creator of The Career Mastery. Alright, now let’s talk about my approach and how I would develop really smart questions to increase my chances. There are essentially 2 scenarios applicable to you. You are either an experienced hire with years of experience or a fresh graduate with limited experience. If you are an experienced hire, then you are obviously joining the firm to add strong values, solve problems, increase opportunities. So, the first question you need to ask yourself is this; - What do you know that the hiring managers may unlikely know which would prove your expertise? Before going to the interview, study their business model very well. Understand it inside out, and come up with 1 thing which will open hiring manager’s eyes and realize that you know what you are talking about. He understands that he is not dealing with a hopeful wanna-be. You know your shit. Let’s look at an example now. Let’s say you are a management consultant at a director level. You are interviewing with my employer PwC Consulting for government consulting in Dubai. So, in this scenario your question may be; One of my contacts from the government recently informed me that the government is considering a change at Ministry of Cabinet Affairs. It will be called Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Future. I heard it’s primary mandate is to prepare UAE for post-oil future. This will be quite interesting isn’t it? Are we already positioned to help the ministry? I would love to be part of that team if that’s the case, or the least introduce my contacts at the Cabinet affairs that we can leverage as subject matter experts. I think this is a good example. Let me give you another example. This is a real life example actually. My wife just recently interviewed for UberEats for a business development role. Uber Eats if you are not familiar is, Uber’s solution for restaurant deliveries. So, Uber driver’s delivering foods from restaurants to customers. Anyway, the question we prepared for my wife was something like this; See, there are essentially 3 categories of restaurants. Category A is fast foods, Category B is Fine dining. You go to fine dining restaurants not necessarily because of food taste but rather for the ambiance. And Category C is a restaurant with very good food regardless of the ambiance they provide. They may be luxury or very casual. Regardless. So, I believe this is the segment you are targeting. Because otherwise, people wouldn’t pay 15 dollars for delivery of a food item that cost 10 dollars or doesn’t taste great. So, people will use UberEats to access those restaurants with amazing and sometimes rare to find food. Can you let me know if I am correct in my understanding so far? Because if that’s the case, and if my understanding is correct then I will be the perfect fit as most of my network and previous clients belong to this Category C restaurants… For more resources, visit: http://thecareermastery.com/
Views: 114380 Deniz Sasal
✅Need a better job? Register to LIG: http://lig.academy Most LIG members find their ideal employment within as little as 15 days. Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY In this video, I answer a common question "How To Justify A Gap In Resume or Gap In Employment". In this video, I will talk about whether this is something important that you should be worried about. And how to justify the gap in your employment. So, is the gap in your employment really important? The short answer is Yes. In fact, it’s probably more important than you think. It’s, in fact, a major problem. It’s one of those things that just kill so many opportunities before you even know about it. Let me explain why I had to say that. See, in an ideal world Hiring Managers, like myself, wouldn’t really care much about it. For me it’s all about skills, relevant experience, and character traits. Fairly simple. Even if you have a 2 year gap in your resume, as long as you have enough relevant experience and skills that are still fresh, there is no reason why I would care at all. And this is not just my opinion I know most of my colleagues here at PwC Consulting share the same view with me. But this is what is important; we are hiring managers, we are actual practicing management consultants hiring for the role. We are not HR. Now, that’s where the problem is. HR, unfortunately, eliminates a lot of resumes if there is a major gap in the employment record. The reasons are two-fold 1) They want to impress the hiring managers with the profiles they present. Right? So, they don’t want to take a chance on someone who is unemployed and potentially lost all the skills 2) Because you have been unemployed for a long time, they think that you must have attended all these interviews and failed them. So, if you are unemployed for a year, then they think ok you must have had at least 20 interviews and you failed them all. Otherwise, why would you be unemployed? Even if you justify it in your resume somehow, they still most of the time don’t need to take that chance. They actually don’t have to take that chance because your resume is probably 1 in 1,000 resumes received for that role. So, what happen? This is what happens, your resume gets reviewed by the HR and immediately trashed. They won’t have the need to even get in touch with you to ask “hey why is there such a gap”. Immediately, trashed. Then they make an analogy, and consider you as almost unemployable. So, what to do then...
Views: 74110 Deniz Sasal
✅Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY You will double your chances if you watch this masterclass entirely. You can download the PowerPoint templates here; https://goo.gl/VWZD7X Learn the best way to answer "What are your weaknesses" from a PwC Consulting Manager and increase your chances to get that job dramatically. Watch the video to learn how to answer what are your weaknesses job interview question... One of the biggest difficulties in today's job market is the candidates are unfortunately forced to give fake answers. This is primarily caused by wrong advise. They believe in giving out "the best" answer. In reality, most general interview questions, including the one I cover in this video "what are your weaknesses" have no best answer. Your weakness is not your perfectionism, you know that, I know that... So, why do we need to resort to lying? Pressure. Pressure to find jobs as quickly as possible. However, this very pressure may just be the one causing you the job. Hiring managers want to work with team members who will be honest to them at all times. There are no silly excuses in a perfectly functioning team. So, by giving out fake answers and lies in your interview, do you believe you are giving out the message that you will be honest once the interview is over and once you are hired? Very unlikely. The interviewer asked a very simple question; "what is your greatest weakness" and you weren't even able to give out an honest answer. Your response to this question is actually your response to a question "Are you an honest person?" Enjoy the video! For more resources and tips; http://thecareermastery.com
Views: 675201 Deniz Sasal
✅Need a better job? Register to LIG: http://lig.academy Most LIG members find their ideal employment within as little as 15 days. Watch Next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ What are the most difficult interview questions and answers? ________________________________________________________________ To start with, there is no such a thing as a tough interview question. Everything they ask you can be tough or easy depending on your preparation. That’s why it was very difficult for me to prepare this video. But there are a couple of questions that are tricky. So, stay tuned to find out what they are. I am Deniz Sasal. I am a manager with PwC Consulting and the creator of The Career Mastery. I help unemployed and underemployed find jobs with multinational companies through my blog and my youtube channel. Alright let’s continue, right, about the trick questions. The first tricky question in my mind is What Are Your Weaknesses? See, this is tricky not because HR or the hiring manager are trying trick you into making a mistake. This is very tricky because you, right you, have been misguided so far. So, it’s tricky because you are trying to shoot yourself in the foot and that’s why I wanted to list this question at the top of this list. Let me explain further. You are probably thinking that when you are asked about your weaknesses, you should take your greatest strength and then take it to extreme. For example, your greatest weakness is that you are a perfectionist, you don’t delegate as much as you do, you are not great at work life balance, etc. See, this is very dangerous. What you are doing is called “straight up lying”. I need you to understand something, the interviewer is a person. He or She has a functioning brain. Just as how he can spot a bullshit in his personal life he can spot a bullshit in his corporate life. This is additionally important if you are interviewing with a hiring manager. There were numerous times I heard the classic bullshit answer and was this close to ending the interview. Simply because, I don’t want to work with a liar in my team. I am not a partner at PwC so I don’t have the authority to end interviews like that. But I heard a few stories where partners just kicked the candidates out when the candidates straight up lied or gave bullshit answers. Remember this, if you are interviewing with a successful multinational company, the employees of those firms are pretty smart. And if you are interviewing with a multinational management consulting firm, then you are interviewing with extraordinary talents. People who are pretty much at the top of the food chain when it comes to corporate careers. They don’t deserve to be lied. They gave you an opportunity to present yourself and invested their time, so the least you can do is be honest. If you want to find out what is a good answer, I have a video for it. So, you can click somewhere here and let it open in the new tab. But stick with me because we have 2 more questions to go. The 2nd tough question is I think “Tell me about yourself”. This is also very tricky because you need to present yourself adequately. You need to understand what the requirements are and then present your background accordingly while making it clear that you possess those skills. But here is the tricky bit. The hiring managers ask this question not necessarily to find out whether you possess the right skills or expedrience. After all, they have seen your resume, they may have even googled you. One of the primary reasons they ask this question is to gauge your presentation skills. Imagine if they asked you to present the company, it would be very unfair to you. You don’t know about the company or its services well enough to deliver an impressive presentation. But what better material is there then your very own background to present? Right? This is definitely very important. Companies want employees who can impressively present in front of the clients.So, that’s your opportunity to showcase your presentation skills. I shot a video about this as well. If you want to know how to answer this question in more detail, then click here and open it in the new tab. But again, don’t go yet. We have one more question. The 3rd tough question they may ask you is “Where do you see yourself in 5 years”. For more resources, visit: http://thecareermastery.com/
Views: 131939 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can get interviews and pass them with ease! Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: Interview Preparation MasterClass: https://youtu.be/9mXG3AiXVMY _________________________________________________________________ Learn the best way to send a thank you letter from a PwC Consulting Manager and increase your chances significantly. You will learn the real ways to achieving a career with multinational companies. Sending a thank you email or thank you letter after an interview is very important. However, a simple thank you email with no added value to anyone may not be as effective. You'd need to put in more efforts in to creating the perfect thank you email which includes what I call "an ethical bribe". Ethical bribe - as negative as it sounds - will help you create reciprocity. It will help you create trust and increase your likeability in the eyes of the hiring manager. I talk greatly about these concepts in this video and give you examples as to how best you can create a thank you letter after your interview. Enjoy the video! For sample answers and templates you can use visit; http://thecareermastery.com/career-tips/thank-you-email-after-interview/
Views: 119652 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 _____________________________________________________________ One of my LIG members asked a very interesting question. And because this situation is very common at work environment, I thought you can benefit from it as well. So, here’s the message; “Deniz, I am in trouble. I joined XXXXX 2 months ago and I am miserable. The cause of my misery is my manager. He’s bullying me in every sense. Apparently, he wanted his friend to be hired for my role and he’s not taking it well that I was hired instead of his friend. At first I thought, it’d be temporary but now even after 2 months, he’s making my life miserable. He is manipulative, he never gives me credit for my own projects, he doesn’t support me at work and hides key information, and worse he even spreads rumors about me. He is double faced. He can be seen as very charming from outside but he’s a total dictator to me. He plays so many tricks to make me look responsible for failures. One day I couldn’t control my nerves and started crying in the office. Then I saw that he was laughing at my face and calling others to see me like that. It’s a miserable environment. I am not happy and I am thinking about quitting but I don’t want to be unemployed again. I have financial responsibilities. It’s not what I expected from such a prestigious organization. I even approached HR and they didn’t seem to care much at all. Do you think I should still file a complaint with HR? What can I do?" Ok… I have seen this situation 100s of times in my consulting career. I was never in that situation at PwC. PricewaterhouseCoopers. But I’ve seen it happening in my client organizations many times. So, I do have a very practical advise for you. Just be patient so I can walk you through my thinking process. But first, let’s start with what doesn’t work when it comes to workplace bullying aka corporate bullying. workplace bullying stories types of workplace bullying examples of workplace bullying bullying in the workplace laws signs of workplace bullying workplace bullying cases how to stop workplace bullying characteristics of a workplace bully workplace bullying scenarios bullying in the workplace what is bullying and harassment in the workplace workplace bullying tactics what does bullying in the workplace look like workplace bullying stories workplace bullying how to survive workplace bullying workplace abuse abuse at work work abuse corporate bullying corporate abuse manager abuse manager bullying bully manager
Views: 19295 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 In this week's episode, I'll share with you why you shouldn't listen to successful people. ______________________ Archive Material British Pathe Imperial War Museum PLA Archive London Fire Brigade ____________________________________________ This man is a hero. His name is Abraham Wald. You don’t know him. Most people don’t. He’s one of the reasons why we are not living under Nazi Regime. He wasn’t even a soldier. He was a mathematician. Now, I’ll share with you what he taught the allied forces that made them defeat Nazis, save Britain and France. And what he taught the allied forces over 60 years ago, may also just help you save your career now. In 2nd World War, when the Brits were taking heavy hits on their air force when flying over occupied allied territories, they realized that they need armors, heavy armors to protect their planes. But they quickly realized that they can’t armor the entire bottom part of the plane as it would make the planes too heavy to take off. So, the smart men and women from the center for naval analyses department had conducted a detailed study of the damage done to aircrafts. The study went on for months. And finally, they drew a map of where the planes got hit the most. Then, they gave the map to army to cover those areas with strong armors. It made sense to everyone. Why wouldn’t it, right? Now everyone was happy, they were celebrating and they immediately got to work, started putting armors based on that map. And after the first batch started flying, they realized nothing changed. They were still receiving heavy hits and still crashing down. Then, Abraham Wald, the mathematician came to save the day. He pointed out the mistakes in their thinking. He said it was an incredibly dumb idea to cover the areas where they got hit and came back to survive. Because the aircrafts they were looking at were the survivors. It’s the ones that you don’t see, the ones that were shot down, those are the ones whose hits you need to protect against. So, if anything the places you needed to cover are the places that didn’t get hit in the planes that survived. Now, what does it have to do with you and your career? Well, believe it or not it’s extremely applicable to you. Let me give you some examples so you understand how relevant it is. This is called Survivorship Bias.
Views: 22589 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 __________________________________________________________ This week’s video is on the soft skills side. Starting from next week, we’ll talk about more hard skills, like; Project management, risk management, strategy development. But this week, I will have to shed some light on a problem that most of you suffer from. And that is the fact that; at work; you care too much of what other people think of you. This phenomenon sometimes results in you losing your happiness, you losing your “will” your fighting power to do your best, or sometimes it makes you lose your job. Your human pleasing tendencies got to a stage that dictates your psychology and your performance at work. If somebody praises you, you feel great. And if they god forbid they criticize you, then you feel horrible. Your day is ruined. If that is you, then stick around a bit more; because in this video, we are gonna cure you of your human pleasing tendencies and make you immune to a criticism at work. Let’s first talk about why this is happening. Why you are obsessed with people pleasing and why it wrecks your life when somebody doesn’t like you or what you do. Why you are happy when you get praises and discouraged when you get criticism at work. In your mind, you have created this mental image of how you perceive yourself, of who you are, what you are capable of, what you can achieve. This is not a problem. We all construct that image of who we are. But, the problem is; you are constantly looking for validation of that image. You want proof that your image is accurate. You want this proof to come from your team members, your managers, from your subordinates. You are dependent on the opinion of others. And that’s where you make the mistake.
Views: 26938 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 So, I was just going through my daily emails from LIG members. And I found another topic that you’d be interested in. This is a topic about being assertive. Let me read the question then I’ll share with you my practical advice so you can be more assertive in your day to day dealings at work. Here’s the email; Deniz, I constantly feel that I am being ignored and I don’t get the support I need from other departments. I’d like to be more assertive but I simply don’t know how. My requests keep getting ignored or rejected. This has not only affected my work at McKinsey negatively as I can’t get things done, but also impacted my psychology. I am afraid I am going to end up becoming a push over if things go this way. So, I was wondering given your management consulting background if you can maybe share with me a few tips that will allow me to become more assertive at work? Yes. I do have a couple suggestions for you. But let’s very quickly first cover the definition so we are on the same page. Being assertive for me is getting what you want out of a conversation. Out of a communication exchange. Now, I am sure you know the communication is visual, verbal, and vocal. Right? Visual being your body language, verbal is the words you use, and vocal is how those words come out. Now, I don’t want to spend much time on the visual part; the body language. I am sure you heard this a million times. Don’t slump, use hand gestures, chin up, etc. These are simple stuff. It’s just projecting confidence. But what makes the biggest, the biggest difference comes from your verbal communication. And you’ll find out soon that it has nothing to do with having rich vocabulary, or using sophisticated words, or intonations. But before I get there. Let me share with you how conversations usually go when you want something done. Let’s say you want a report delivered on Tuesday. You go to concerned employee and he refuses you. Usually, the conversation goes like this;
Views: 17013 Deniz Sasal
Hello there. First of all, I am very sorry for the long delay in uploading a video. You'll soon find out why I've been absent for almost 6 months. You'll also learn an interesting concept that lets me (and hopefully you) achieve success relatively quicker than most others.
Views: 10593 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 __________________________________________________________ I am officially done creating videos for interview success. I am truly happy to have finally put an end to that series. While I loved helping so many people perform significantly better at job interviews by showing the perspective of a hiring manager, it's simply not something I enjoyed. This video marks the beginning of new series where I'll share with you some of my own experiences from my 14-year career with various multinational firms. Today's topic is all about office politics and how you can take advantage of it. Enjoy! ______________________________________________________________ Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Music by Nicolai Heidlas; Cosmo Discover Wings Queen of The Skies Paint it
Views: 47553 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 Have you ever felt like people don't listen to you? In this week's video, I will share with you how you can prime your audience in a state ready to process your message. This is applicable whether you are in a meeting, public speaking environment or even a conversation in a social gathering. So, the following is usually what happens; let’s see if you have been in that situation. You are in a meeting or a social gathering, you say something; And when you don’t get the attention you want, then you start rephrasing the same sentence. You do that right? I know you do it. That’s what happens. Because you are thinking “oh they didn’t understand me”. So, I should continue explaining it more. Then you use different words to explain the same thing. When that doesn’t work, you start changing your pitch, your speed. And eventually, you end up talking about the same thing for 5 minutes. Nothing works. This happens all the time. A few years ago, one of my junior consultants from my team came out of a meeting crying. She was crying. It was not particularly a good meeting with our client. But she was crying because they didn’t really pay much attention to her. She felt unimportant. Why is this happening to me, I am a good consultant. I am a Stanford graduate. I deserve better. Then, she said it’s happening, because she’s a junior consultant. It’s because of her title. Then, she said it’s happening because she’s a girl. I said no. It had nothing to do with it. Now, I’ll share with you what I shared with her that day. First, a bit of a disclaimer here, this video isn’t about how to speak effectively. I am not going to talk about your pitch, speed, and prosody. I am going to talk about something a lot more important than that. In fact, I am going to talk about a prerequisite to delivering a great speech. Because, even if you are a worldclass toastmaster, that you can give the best speech in the world, it makes no difference if your audience isn’t ready to receive your message. So, that’s what this video is all about. Getting your audience ready to listen to you.
Views: 37932 Deniz Sasal
✅Need a better job? Register to LIG: http://lig.academy Most LIG members find their ideal employment within as little as 15 days. In this video, I talk about the differences between a resume objective and resume summary. Resume objective is more suited towards fresh graduates or people who are looking to make a change in their career domains. Resume summary is for experienced hires. You need to know the differences very clearly so you can identify whether you need a resume objective or a resume summary. In this video, I talk about how to prepare the best resume objective and resume summary in great detail. Also, what not to do when preparing your resume objective and what is the single most important thing when it comes to your resume summary. Enjoy the video!
Views: 93782 Deniz Sasal
✅Need a better job? Register to LIG: http://lig.academy Most LIG members find their ideal employment within as little as 15 days. Let me start with the punchline; MBA… definitely, absolutely, without a doubt, 100% boosts your career. Whoever doubts this, is either incredibly incompetent, or has a different agenda. So your starting point shouldn’t be whether its valuable. Because it is. But your starting point should be whether its valuable enough that justifies your actual money and time investment, and the opportunity cost you create by not working for 2 years. So, let’s find out if an MBA degree is right for you. The way I see it, you gain 2 types of returns by having an MBA degree; First one is that you learn. You obtain sort of a cohesive understanding of how business works. You learn everything from marketing to business strategy to corporate strategy to accounting. And the second benefit is that You get an increased salary from your current employer. Or get a new job with a higher salary in a new organization. So, let’s talk about them one by one. And see if they are really as beneficial as you may think. By the way, I do have an MBA degree. In fact, it’s from one of the top 10 business schools in Europe, It’s Cass Business School of City University London. I graduated in I think 2012. I was 29 years old at the time. My experience is a great case study for you because you’ll hear about not only the short term benefits but also long term benefits of the program. So, please pay attention. Let’s first start with the Education. Now, in an MBA degree you definitely learn a few things that you didn’t know before. But I certainly doubt you’ll learn enough to justify the investment. You will not learn anything that you can’t learn from books. Do you want to learn strategy? Good go read Michael Porter’s books, wanna learn Marketing good go find experts in the field and read their books. Your professors will teach the same stuff just more filtered, condensed, and presented with slides and case studies. So, the value isn’t really in the knowledge. MBA is too general for it. It may give you that cohesive business understanding but not specific enough so that you can develop strategies to win. MBA is like a milewide but inch deep. You’ll know about segmentation, positioning, fine.. but that’s just too high level. That’s not what is needed for majority of corporate professionals to win. Or for entrepreneurs. For example, you learn general marketing, like; positioning, segmentation in MBA, but in real world, what you need to know is the conversions, funnels, how to create funnels, marketing for specific platforms, digital A/B testing, SEO, PPC, you know... The knowledge you learn at MBA is really applicable to CMOs or CEOs of Fortune 100 companies. It’s not detailed enough. And the other issue is the fact that the world of business is changing fster than their ability to update their curriculum. So, they are always lagging behind.
Views: 72908 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 ______________________________________________ Another great question from one of my LIG members. let me read it first then I’ll share with you my approach; I am going to first share with you the advice from psychologists. It’ll be the best practices. Like If you were to go to a psychologist with these issues, what I am going to share with you is exactly what they would share with you. But once I am done with the conventional best practices, I’ll share with you one more thing. And that one more thing will just make everything click. Everything will just register. You’ll be like ahh… So, let’s start with the conventional approach first. Now, as you probably know what is happening to you in those meetings is that your subconscious mind considers that situation, the meeting environment as a threat and it starts pumping adrenaline and cortisol to make you prepare for either the fight or flight response. Essentially, for your subconscious mind, you facing those powerful executives in the organization is same as facing a powerful predator in the jungle. Your brain doesn’t know the difference. In simple terms, you don’t have a social anxiety problem. It’s not a problem to start with. It’s just a bunch of orders given by your brain to prepare for battle or prepare to run. And It originates from your fear of being judged as well as your need for social acceptance. Get this right, you fear being judged and you want to be socially accepted. So, the conventional wisdom, conventional advice is that you need to convince yourself that there is no threat. Nobody is judging you, nobody is trying to take you down, it’s just an exaggeration of your subconscious mind. The fear you have towards being judged is unfounded. And that you already are socially accepted. And there are a couple of techniques. like; looking people in the eye to understand that they aren’t really judging you, paying attention to their body language, breathing properly. And of course, understanding that again nobody is judging you. Now, these are all fine and if they work for you it’s great. Once again, this was the conventional advice. But remember I told you that there was gonna be one more thing, right? Because, if you are like me, then you’d ask the question, why. Why do I even fear being judged? Why do I want to be socially accepted? Because having these feelings by default like a factory setting makes no sense unless there was a need for them. And then the next question, what was the need that required me to have these feelings? And is that still valid in 21st century. Ah… Asking that question and finding the answer will make it click for you. The answer to this question, as with most other questions about work psychology lies in evolution... Music by Nicolai Heidlas, No reason
Views: 11524 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 Who are you? Now, this is a very difficult question to answer. It’s a question with multidimensional answers. There are multiple dimensions. As in; What do you know about yourself? What others know about you? What do you not know about yourself but others do? What is it that you don’t know about yourself nor the others? This is called Johari window. So, the Johari Window is an awesome tool. It divides personal awareness into these four different types. So we have 4 quadrants. The quadrant A is the characteristics and experiences that we are aware of our ourselves and we are happy to share these with others. Usually, these are characteristic that we are proud of. I am a Hardworking person, I am a go-getter, I am a high achiever, right? The quadrant B is the complete opposite of Quadrant A. These are the things we know about ourselves but not happy to share with others. For some people it’s their sexual orientation, for example we just found out Kevin Spacey is gay and that he is a sexual predator. The quadrant C is things we don’t know about ourselves but that others can see clearly. For example, your manager may not know that he is very authoritarian. Maybe he or she has no idea. That’s quadrant C. The final quadrant, quadrant D is things that are completely hidden from ourselves but also others. This can be good or bad. For example, one of my employees at The Career Mastery, turned out to be a total master in drawing. He literally had no idea he had such a talent. So, this is a great canvas to help you create the perception you want to create, find more about yourself, and uncover your hidden talent. If you can get consistent with this chart, eventually you’ll notice that you control who you are. In all dimensions.
Views: 8020 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 Today we are going to talk a very interesting concept. It’s about the choice overload and we are going to talk about the reason why you should always limit your options down to a reasonable level. The Career Mastery Now, Sheena Iyangar ran a very interesting study on paradox of choice. What she did is, she partnered with a supermarket and ran an experiment in one of their shelves for jams, First day, she goes and she fills the shelf with 24 different brands of Jam and free to try. Of all the visitors in the store that day, this set up with the shelf of 24 brands of jam attracted 60% of the entire shoppers. That’s quite a lot, right? And out of those 60% of the entire shoppers, 2% bought jam. Get these numbers right, 60% of the entire visited. And 2% bought. Now the next day, she ran the 2nd experiment. This time, she limited the shelf down to only 6. Not 24 anymore. Just 6. And this experiment resulted in attracting only 40% of the shoppers. But here’s the interesting bit. Out of those 40%, 30% of those actually bought jam. Not 2% like the first experiment but 30%. So, what do we take out of this experiment. The obvious take is limiting your choices down to a certain level allows anyone to make a quicker decision. So if your career is in sales or marketing, keep this in mind. And especially if you are selling items, that can be considered impulse buy. Then you even get more benefits out of this. But there is one more take out of this experiment. And that is to understand the full life cycle when you are making an analysis. If you considered how many people visiting the shelf as your primary KPI. Then the first experiment would win. But if your primary KPI is actual sales, then the second experiment would win.
Views: 4911 Deniz Sasal
✅The best jobs no longer go to the best candidates. Times have changed. They now go to the people with the best strategies. We transformed over 5,000 careers. Join me at LIG and let me show you how yours will be the next career transformed; http://lig.academy Welcome to this week's episode where I make project management simple for you. To make it applicable to the majority of the audience, I am teaching Project Management Institute's (PMI) project management framework. ________________________________________________ Textbooks and frameworks are always boring. So, to make project management more interesting for you, I ran a project to demonstrate what steps to take and when. You won't regret spending 50 minutes to learn the basics of a wonderful practice called project management. You can also download all the templates I used in the session here (no need to register); https://thecareermastery.com/career-tips/project-management-simplified/ Although I strongly recommend you watch the entire session without skipping, for those of you who are just looking for snippets of information, you may find below the index of the video; 03:03 What is a project, program, and portfolio and how are they different from operations? 04:08 Project = Project Life Cycle + Project Management Process 04:43 Project Life Cycle 06:52 Process Groups 09:27 LIG, PMP certification or CAPM certification, which one is right for you? [Hint: I am biased!] 11:53 Process Groups - Initiation 13:06 Process Groups - Initiation - Project Charter 16:50 Process Groups - Initiation - Stakeholder Identification 18:17 Process Groups - Planning 20:30 Process Groups - Planning - Collecting Requirements 22:45 Process Groups - Planning - Defining the Scope 24:41 Process Groups - Planning - Scope Baseline 25:12 Process Groups - Planning - Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 32:22 Process Groups - Planning - WBS Dictionary & Scope Creep 34:39 Process Groups - Planning - Time Management / Developing a Schedule 36:00 Process Groups - Planning - Gantt Chart 37:38 Process Groups - Planning - Fast Tracking a Project & Project Crashing 38:52 Process Groups - Planning - Cost Management 39:42 Process Groups - Planning - Budget development (for PMP or CAPM takers) 41:02 Process Groups - Executing 42:04 Process Groups - Executing - Gold Plating 43:16 Process Groups - Monitoring and Controlling 45:00 Process Groups - Monitoring and Controlling - Earned Value 47:57 Process Groups - Closing Process Group _______________________________________________________________ What is even a project? It definitely has a sexy tone to it right? Project… I just love the way it sounds. I wonder how cool it must sound in French. Proje… Well, project is a temporary endeavor to create a unique solution. Yeah that’s operations. No Well, the difference between a project and operations is fairly simple. A project ends. So, it’s temporary. You implement your project, you close it, you create a unique product/service/ or whatever outcome you wanted then you are done. Whereas in operations, it’s on-going and repetitive. You may have also heard about the terms program and portfolio. Let me just quickly explain them here. Program is multiple projects put together. Combined. And Portfolio is similarly. Multiple programs put together. So, it’s project, program, portfolio. Now before I go further, and dive deep. You need to understand something crucial. To run any project, you need 2 methodologies. The first one is a project life cycle and the second one is project management process. Most people confuse these 2. And if these are not clear, you can kiss the PMP certification goodbye. It’s absolutely amazing how many content creators in YouTube confuse these two. They are not interchangeable. You cannot afford to confuse a project life cycle with a project management process. Don’t worry I am going to make it very simple for you. Let’s start with Project Life Cycle. Project Life Cycle is unique to a project, to an industry, to your needs. It’s highly customizable. Think of it like this; a human development is a project. So, your life cycle is; 1) Conceiving 2) Birth 3) Childhood 4) Teenage hood. Teenage hood. Is that a word? Teenaging? 5) Adulthood 6) And death Easy stuff right? So, now if it was an IT project. I am not an IT but it would like something like this; High-level design Detailed Design Coding Testing Installation And Turnover This is project life cycle. The term cycle is a bit confusing here. I think. But who knows. This video covers; project management project management institute pmp project management professional certification project life cycle project management PMI managing a project project management fundamentals fundamentals of project management project management for beginners project management course
Views: 462173 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 In this week's episode, I'll share with you how I became fluent in English in as little as 6 months so you can replicate my success. I will also teach you how you can get rid of your thick accent too. I am confident this video will be highly beneficial to your career. Enjoy! Being able to speak excellent English makes a tremendous difference in your career. It is sometimes the difference between having a 6 figure salary and barely surviving. More than once in my career, have I seen idiots, absolute idiots making a killing in their careers in international cities like London, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong just because they can speak English very well. I mean if it was a fair competition, the guy wouldn’t even be a plumber – but he’s working as a director in a very high position, making 6 figure salary. Or at the same time, incredibly talented guys who are barely surviving in their careers working for multinational employers, just because their accent isn’t clear enough. So, in this video, I am going to show you what I did that took me from barely being able to speak English to the level that I am going to show you in as little as 6 months. You will learn how to become fluent in English by replicating my steps. I am 100% sure, I wouldn’t be able to get to where I am in my career, if I didn’t speak fluent English or if I didn’t get rid of my own thick accent. In this video, I’ll also show you how you can also get rid of your own accent if you are interested. But that’s for later. Before I get into the details, a quick disclaimer, in case you don’t know me and this is the first video of mine that you watch, I am not an English teacher. Far from it. I am a management consultant and my channel is all about supercharging your career. So, let me teach you what worked for me when I learned how to speak English about a decade ago, how I reached relatively high level of fluency, and how I got rid of my accent THE CAREER MASTERY INTRO Let’s break it down. So, there are 2 layers that make up a skill like language; We have foundation and we have delivery Foundation includes Grammar and Vocabulary And delivery includes Fluency and Accent. Both of which are very important for you to have a successful international career. Now, there are 2 mistakes most people do when it comes to learning a foreign language. The first mistake is our tendency to underestimate the resources required to accomplish our projects. Learning how to speak English is a project. One that requires tremendous amount of dedication and effort. So, that’s where most people make the first mistake. It’s not something you can do half-xxxx. It just won’t work if you start practicing wrong grammar and thick accent over and over. You’ll only reinforce the bad habits. It will become more difficult in future to fix it. The second mistake is directly tied to not knowing how your brain works and learns. Understanding this is essential if you want to get fluent in English. Unless you know how the brain learns, you won’t be able to create the conditions necessary to support long term learning. This video covers; How to become fluent In English how to speak English fluently how to speak fluent English how to improve English speaking fluency how to improve your English speaking speak English conversation English conversation how to learn spoken English learn spoken English how to get fluent in English Song credits Lightless Dawn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100655 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Marty Gots a Plan by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500015 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Leaving Earth by Nicolai Heidlas
Views: 115618 Deniz Sasal
✅Need a better job? Register to LIG: http://lig.academy Most LIG members find their ideal employment within as little as 15 days. ✅If you just watch this masterclass entirely, you'll double your chances of passing your interviews. I guarantee you. _____________________________________________ I am really excited to share this video with you and I hope you are too. Because what you will learn over the next 40 minutes will significantly increase your chances of passing interviews. But not just that; you will also learn more about how to create more opportunities, get more interviews, and position your candidacy a lot more effectively. So, if you have an interview coming soon, or if you are unemployed or underemployed, it’s your lucky day. Because things are about to change for you... Some of the topics we will cover today; Top Job Interview Tips To Pass HR Interviews Techniques to focus on for passing Hiring Manager Interviews How To Approach Answering Common Job Interview Questions, How To Prepare For An Interview How To Ace an Interview How To Prepare Your Resume To Get Maximum Visibility 2 Incredible Resume Tips How To Leverage Unwritten Requirements #1 Tip to help you prepare for the interview And many more tips to help you pass job interviews... I am confident you'll significantly benefit from this MasterClass and will increase your chances of passing that interview. I am not a funny person in front of camera and you are not going to be entertained. But you will learn. You will learn a lot. So, set your expectations clearly. I am not here to entertain you. GO get a cup of coffee, relax, and then start the masterclass. Alright, let’s start; how to pass HR interviews… Let’s talk about this. When you reverse engineer getting a job, most people – probably including you go through these steps; Job Interview Application Right? You think it’s a simple 3-step process. To get the interview you need to make an application, to get the job you need to interview. Here is where most of you make the mistake. It’s not a 3-step journey getting a job. It’s a 4-step journey. And misunderstanding this is one of the major reasons you fail interviews. So, let’s walk backwards again; Job, Hiring manager interview HR interview Hiring manager interview and HR interview are so different that no one in their right mind should group them together. What works for your HR interview won’t work for your Hiring Manager interview and vice versa. Now I know this seems obvious but it’s absolutely crazy how many people make this mistake. So now let me teach you what works for your HR interview; INTRO; HOW TO PASS HR INTERVIEWS WITH EASE Let’s lay the groundwork first. Look, you have to be extremely lucky to pass HR interview playing her own game. Seriously, her game involves Myer’s Briggs Character Type Indicators, like oh you have to be ENTP character to be a management consultant or ENTJ to be a salesperson, or you have to be ISTJ to be an accountant. You lose your shot even before you know about it. And then you go around trying to understand why you even failed that interview. You have no clue. Yeah, because maybe you didn’t demonstrate the indicators of ENTP character or you just simply didn’t give the answers that she thought were the right. This is a lose-lose game. You can’t beat HR in her own game. That’s why in my LIG course, one of the strategies I teach is just to simply bypass them. We don’t bother with HR. As I said, it’s a lose-lose game. But you are not an LIG participant yet, so let me teach you what to do if you happen to have an interview with HR. So, then what to do right? Well, you beat HR in your own game. I’ll get to it in a second. But I need you to first visualize HR in your mind. Who is HR? They are usually anywhere between 22 to 28 years old, they have very little understanding of the actual work you’ll be undertaking. Their understanding of the subject matter is incredibly low. You beat them with your expertise, and confuse the heck out of them with terminologies, methodologies that they won't even know that exist. So, you need to sort of exaggerating your value adds and expertise so much that the HR with her own little expertise in the topic of – what we do - has no option but to pass you on to the hiring manager. Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Music by Nicolai Heidlas; Paint Drive Queen of the skies Discover Take The Chance Wings Colorful Spots A New Beginning by Bensound Yard Sale by Silent Partner Imaginary by Broken Elegance & Nomyn Continue Life by Kevin Macleod Hot Heat by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena
Views: 624828 Deniz Sasal
This is my very own story of how I came from almost homelessness to eventually reaching massive success in my career. There are so many invaluable lessons in this story. I hope you watch the entire video and never make the mistakes I made. You'll save yourself a decade worth of progress. I hope it inspires you at least a little. ✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB
Views: 27193 Deniz Sasal
✅Need a better job? Register to LIG: http://lig.academy Most LIG members find their ideal employment within as little as 15 days. You can download the PowerPoint templates here; https://goo.gl/VWZD7X For more resources; http://thecareermastery.com Finding skills to put on a resume is a process that is extremely important. You can't just blurt out skills because they look "cool". Each skills in your resume should very clearly match what is asked in the job description. Googling "what skills to put on a resume" will not really help you in this case. You need to put in a bit of work, research the company and the role to understand the kind of skills they need. Mind you, some of the skills they need may not necessarily be written in the job description. These are what I call "unwritten requirements". The unwritten requirements happen for variety of reasons, such as; HR not knowing what the job really involves and she doesn't consult with the hiring manager to understand the full details. As I mentioned, finding skills to put on a resume requires a bit of thinking, study, careful planning and filtering. Watch the video for the rest...
Views: 110145 Deniz Sasal
If you watch the entire video and implement what you learn, something incredible will happen to you over the next 6 months. You'll be amazed by the results! LIG: https://goo.gl/9Wndqd _________________________________________ Tennessee Hayride by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Lightless Dawn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100655 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 32207 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 I took these pictures during my trip to Afghanistan. It was year 2012. I stayed in a compound called the Green Village. It was the compound mainly used by United Nations employees and consultants. After I left Afghanistan. Green Village was attacked by Taliban and most of the security guards whom I had the opportunity to meet, along with many United Nations employees were killed. And this event happened only 2 days after I left the place. So, if I stayed for another 2 days, I would have been dead. Take a look at the men in this picture. There is only 1 of them is alive today. In case you didn’t get it, that’s me. I am the one in the middle. The reason why I told you this story is to make a point. The point that, our brains have this incredible bias to make us overestimate the likelihood of bad things happening to other people, and underestimate the likelihood that those bad things will happen to us. We feel invincible. And I almost became a victim of this invincibility feeling. Now, this experience had a profound impact on the way I perceive risk. Both the opportunities and threats. But this video isn’t going to be an emotional story. On the contrary, I want to share with you how our brains deceive us and lets us miscalculate the gravity of the risks; both opportunities and threats and make us prone to making wrong decisions. Make us miss out on the opportunities and be vulnerable to threats. I am confident, by the end of this video, your perception towards risk will change. And as a result, your career will significantly benefit from it. Before I make my point, I want to give you 2 inputs.
Views: 9049 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 According to Aristotle, what a person wants above everything else is to be happy. Nothing else. He says happiness is a central purpose of human life and a goal in itself. Every other goal we follow, wealth, beauty, family, money, power everything else we seek are only because we think they will make us happy. And in 1960s, an American psychologist, whose name I cannot pronounce but I’ll put it on the screen [Ciksentmihalyi] coined a term he called The Flow. Then he went out to interview over 1,000 people about what made them happy. He found that the common theme was the following; We are most in the “flow” when we are intensely focused on an activity that we choose, which is not under-challenging but nor over-challenging to a degree that we bur n out, it has a clear objective and that it receives immediate feedback. He found that people who are in the “flow” have heightened sense of satisfaction and completely lose track of time. Now, if you are a manager, a good one, you are probably asking yourself right now, how can I get my employees in the flow so you get the best performance out of your team? It really isn’t very difficult right, It’s their choosing, not overwhelming but not underwhelming either, it has clear objectives, and they are able to receive immediate feedback. And actually if you look at the most successful computer games today, you’ll see that they are designed around these parameters. So, in a way today’s most successful game developers are following what that American psychologist whose name I cannot pronounce taught us over almost 60 years ago.
Views: 4435 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 Today’s topic is a very interesting one. We are going to talk about distraction, why we get distracted, why we jump from reading one click baity headline to another, why we constantly scroll down on our Facebook or LinkedIn feed and how detrimental this behavior is to our careers. We are mostly going to talk about the root cause of this behavior, because that’s what I like doing in my channel. Instead of telling you what not to do, I’d prefer telling you why this is happening so you can solve the problem at the root level. Ok? Hope you enjoy; We are drawn to information. Any information. It’s innate. But let me tell you why this is the case. Why it’s innate. From the time of Lucy, 3.2 million years ago up until the 15th century when printing press was invented, the information was scarce. The information didn’t pass through generations. We had a lot more questions than we had answers. The further you go back the bigger the question marks get. Now when things changed with printing press in 15th century, and then the internet now, our brains want to binge on any available information. It’s genetic. It’s written in our codes. It’s like as if you haven’t eaten food the whole day, and in the evening you are presented with this big beautiful table of every food you love in the world. You have access to infinite amount of food. Anything you want, you can eat. That’s the internet in terms of availability of information. Now, I am going to give you a weird analogy. That table where you have access to all the food, now, some of that food have high nutritional value but not necessarily very tasty; like Broccoli, and some are very delicious but have no nutritional value, like desserts. Now, continuing with the same analogy, your desserts on that table is equivalent to funny cat videos, the click baity headlines, watching Vlogs in YouTube, I call this Candy content. And your nutritional food, is equivalent to your educational content. I’d like to think my channel is one of them. Makes sense? Now, this poses a very big problem for you. The problem is, the information you consume is no longer as valuable as before. Because the poor thing, the brain doesn’t have a filtering mechanism built into it. It’s sort of like an add-on you develop later in life. You are not born with it. And if you don’t develop that filter, at least the awareness of candy information, it’s danger to your career or life in general, you will suffer. You will suffer because you are going to take advice from all the wrong people. That’s where the danger is. Today, everybody can have a YouTube channel or a website, or publish a book on Amazon and even become a best seller author, and if they know a thing or two about marketing, That doesn’t make them an expert though, does it? In this era, the successful people are the ones who develop the ability to filter out the bad or candy information and only consider the nutritional information under the right context and relevancy. I want to talk about this context and relevancy a bit more. Let me give you an example. up until 20 years ago, there was almost no way that one person can take a look at the investment portfolio of the richest investors in the world. Right? I mean could you really walk up to Warren Buffett and say; hey can you please share with me your entire investment portfolio? Not possible. Now, things are different. You can pretty much take a look at the investment portfolio of any company, hedge funds, mutual funds, you name it. But is that a good thing? Is it good for your investments? Here’s what happened a few weeks ago, someone I know came to me for an investment advice last week. He was asking me, hey Deniz I saved up around 10,000 dollars, and here’s my plan, what do you think? He says to me, I am going to invest my 10,000 dollars like this; 5% in gold, 5% in silver, 5% in government bonds, 5% in real estate funds, 5% in private bonds, 5% bla bla index funds, and so on. Then, he tells me that this is the exact strategy Kevin O’Leary follows. Now, this guy is around his early 30s, around 6 years younger than I am, and his entire savings is 10,000. He doesn’t need the money and he has a relatively stable job. So, here’s what I said to him. Kevin O’Leary’s risk threshold is not the same as yours. You lose 50% of your money, you lose 5,000 dollars, not a lot of money and it’s the kind of money that you can replace within a couple of months. But Kevin O’Leary loses 50% his money, he loses 2 billion dollars. Do you see that as same situation? It’s not. There is a major difference in terms of risk threshold here. Be careful where you are getting your advice from, once you know that it’s a credible source.
Views: 10282 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 We’ve all been there; dealing with difficult, mean, demanding, micromanaging managers… The art of managing up. In this episode, I’ll first start with the type of common leadership types, then teach you how you can decode your manager and use it to your advantage. As always, I’ll share with you a story from my past and hopefully keep things very grounded for you. If you can just be patient for the first few minutes, the fun part will start. Welcome to this week’s video. We are going to talk about a critical factor in your career if you want to be successful, or in some cases just purely survive. This critical skill you need to develop is called managing your manager or managing your boss. First we are going to quickly go over the textbook Organizational Behaviour, the type of leaders and how you can manage them. Then, I will talk about particular tips to maximize your success and finally, we are going to talk about the outliers. The types that don’t necessarily fit in typical organizational behavior context but are extremely common to see. And as always, I am going to keep things very grounded, practical for you. I will share with you many examples from my own work history and show you how I dealt with various different managers I worked with in my 15-year career. I am very confident it’ll be another eye-opening video for you. Let’s start with textbook stuff. So, there are 4 major types of leadership styles; First is Dictatorial or Authoritarian Managers. Second is Laissez Faire Manager this means, the manager leaves his team do their own thing. These kind of managers are very hands-off. The third is the opposite of Laissez Faire. This 3rd group is called Control Freaks; these are the ones that seek unconditional commitment from their teams. They micromanage every action and decision. And lastly Fourth is Consultative Managers or as some call them democratic managers. Consultative managers typically ask for their team’s input for every single thing. This is from a typical organizational behavior textbook on leadership types. What I don’t agree with this is that in my 15-year career, 8 years in management consulting with 100s of clients, I have never seen a manager or a leader who fits in any of these categories 100% of the time. No manager or a leader is going to be 100% Dictatorial or 100% Consultative. In practice, managers are more like a mix of these 4 leadership styles; right? We are not homogenous beings nor our characters. ______________________________________________________________ Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Music by Nicolai Heidlas; Cosmo Discover Wings Queen of The Skies Paint it DJ Regard
Views: 25712 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 In this month's episode, I teach you various layers of strategy and how to use strategy tools. What I’d like to do in about 45 minutes to an hour is to give you a sense of what strategy is, what tools we use to develop strategy, and then teach you how to apply these corporate level tools to our day to day lives through developing strategic thinking abilities. So if you take this mini-course, by the end of it, you’ll very clearly learn what strategy is and its various levels such corporate strategy, business strategy, and functional strategies. You will no longer confuse it with tasks or goals, then you will learn about Strategy Canvas with value curves. It’s a tool that will help you see the bigger picture, help you with the positioning of your offerings and hence develop strategies to become… unique. And while I am teaching you these, I’ll run so many case studies to make it crystal clear for you. Then finally, the second half of the video will be the most useful part to you. Because in reality, you are probably not the strategy manager or the CEO of a large multinational company, you are probably not Coca Cola’s Chairman, so what I did at the 2nd half of the video is to customize strategy development so it can be applicable to your day to day lives. You will learn how to develop a strategic thinking that will apply to your work, apply to your family life, your school, in simple terms; your life. You’ll be a smarter person, because you’ll be more strategic in your thinking, you’ll have more success because you’ll be able to identify more opportunities, you’ll fail less because you’ll be able to identify risks even before they become apparent. And I’ll try my best to do the impossible and cover everything under 1 hour and make it super easy to understand. I’ll try but let’s see if I’ll succeed. So, what is strategy; Strategy is a word that gets used a lot and often in a wrong context. Most people confuse it with goals. Essentially, strategy is a roadmap to how we are going to win. Where you are is your “as-is” state, and where you want to go is your “to-be” state. How you are going to bridge that gap is your strategy. So, if I was to teach strategy to my children I’d say, you wanna reach the finish line first. You may walk straight to the finish line at 5 kms per hour, Or you may extend your route, take more time as you have to travel more distance, but collect the speed boost on the way so you go faster at the end at around 20 km per hour. Collecting that speed boost to win would be your strategy. now let’s get back to the adult world, in business, we have 3 major layers of strategy; We have Corporate Strategy We have Business Strategy And we have Functional strategy So, let’s start with corporate strategy;
Views: 30728 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 __________________________________________________________ We are going to talk about 3 things today; First, the forces that are changing the labor markets, Then, we’ll talk about which jobs will be lost as a result of these forces, And finally what you can do to safeguard yourself and your family from the impact of this transition. Please pay close attention to this video, because what you will learn, may very well be the difference between having a multimillion dollar career or being terminally unemployable within as little as 10 years. To be able to predict any change in future jobs, we need to first understand the forces acting on the current job market. Because if there were no forces, then tomorrow’s job market would be exactly like today’s So, let’s find out what is changing the trajectory of the labor markets. I don’t want to spend an hour talking about this so I’ll go as quickly as I can here we go First force is Globalization. This is not new. But the rate of increase is becoming exponential. It started with trade agreements, then social unions like EU, and now we are getting closer to having one currency and one language. Now, people who speak English as a second language outnumber the native speakers by a ratio of three to one. This is pretty obvious and visible. We can see the change very clearly in our lives. For example, a German car worker, costs more than 50 dollars an hour including benefits, as opposed to a robot which costs about 5 dollars an hour. Plus, robots don’t really go on strikes. Yet! Which ties the topic to the 3rd force; Artificial Intelligence AI itself is both a force itself but also an enabler. It makes the automation and use of robots a lot more effective. Use of robots have been available to us for the past 50 years. But their growth has always been mainly linear. We didn’t have exponential growth. The reason is because robots until now needed to be preprogrammed. They have been pretty stupid so far. They are input output bound. They didn’t have the capacity to analyze environments, create neural networks, and establish deep learning. Things are changing now. I am sure you must have heard of IBM’s Watson and Google’s DeepMind. For example last year, Alpha Go DeepMind’s AI, beat world’s best Go Player Lee Sedol in a game of 3 matches. Now this was a big deal. Because, in case you are not familiar with game Go, there are more board configurations in the game than the atoms in the visible universe. SO, there are 10 to the power 170 board configurations. Meaning, there is no way a software can play the game through force calculations of its preprogram. It learned how to play just like how humans do, it created neural networks, developed strategies, and it even created strategies that were considered wrong moves by human experts but ended up being incredibly smart at the end of the game. The game was amazing. I actually watched the whole live stream of the first match, it was around 4 hours. Let’s move on to other forces. Now these were the major forces that are shaping labor force at macro level. But we also have micro forces, such as; shifting demographics, meaning the fact that the labor force is getting older, access to information, meaning you can learn almost anything online now And then, we have now decentralized work environments, like, now more people are working at home, Another one is 3-D Printing. There are more forces at work but these are powerful enough to shape the future of labor markets. Before I move on to the timeline and show you which industries and skills will become obsolete, I want to tell you what the drivers are for these forces. I mean what fuels these forces. Because if you can understand the drivers, then you’ll understand the longevity and impact of these forces. And if you look at each one of these, you will realize that they are all fueled by one thing. All of these forces get their energy from 1 thing. You know what it is? It’s the need for profit maximization. In broader terms, capitalism. As long as we live in capitalism, human kind will continue to progress, until we are faced with an existential crisis. So, the transition will work this way. ... Lightless Dawn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100655 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Music by Nicolai Heidlas Warm Lights Discover Leaving Earth No Reason
Views: 19792 Deniz Sasal
✅Join me and 5,000 others at LIG so I can show you how you can transform your career. Registrations are now open again; https://goo.gl/Z95zVB Watch next: One Simple Talk That May Change Your Career and Life: https://youtu.be/R-PAfs_4un8 This week we dive deep on critical thinking and how it applies to problem-solving! Your future is nothing but the outcome of the decisions you make today. You make better decisions today, your future will be more prosperous, you make the wrong ones, then your future will be full of struggles. So, today we are going to talk about critical thinking and how it applies to problem-solving. I’ll give you a weird analogy here. Critical thinking ability is like having infrared goggles and looking at the sky at night. Without it, You look at the space, you see only three things, you see darkness, stars, and sometimes planets. But the moment You put on your infrared goggles then you get to see all these beautiful things that were invisible before. You see giant gas clouds in the galaxy, you see dust, you see all these things that were previously impossible to see. That’s what critical thinking is. It lets you identify the actual problems, the root causes, but also it helps you see the opportunities. Now, critical thinking isn’t only applicable to your work. It’s applicable to every single area of your life. But my channel is all about your career. So, that’s what’ll cover in this video. Now, we need a framework. And the framework starts with Problem Statement. The problem statement is very similar to a project charter. It includes; Goals, as in what are you trying to achieve, your success criteria, as in how will I know I succeeded or failed, your assumptions, timelines, and stakeholders involved. It’s very similar to a project charter. I am actually going to call this Problem Charter. This document is very helpful for two reasons. The second reason being a lot more important than the first. The first reason why it’s very helpful is that when you get engaged in that problem solving mode, you start uncovering a lot of other symptoms, that may be caused by completely other root causes. We are not interested in that at that moment. You will document those, but you are not going to develop solution alternatives and develop action plans for those. Unless there are dependencies. So, it helps you understand your scope, who to deal with, the timelines, it basically keeps everything under control. But to be honest, in my decade long consulting career, I noticed that the biggest help of having such a charter is all about moving through the bureaucracy. Let me explain. When you are going through problem-solving stages, you actually do a lot of work, you summon meetings, you request data from various departments, you request for expertise from consultants, so you are shaking things, you are moving things around. Now, what gives you the power to do it? What gives you the power to call all these people to a meeting room, what gives you the power to ask for certain analytics data from a completely different department? Why should they attend that meeting or give you the data you want? Because they like you and they want to help you? What if they don’t like you. Now if you are a senior employee, you are a manager, director, VP, then fine, of course, everyone will come into the meeting or give you the data you want. But if you are not that senior. Where does your power come from? It comes from that document. The problem charter. Corporate companies aren’t usually very agile. They move slowly and the employees are usually very – they are not lazy but they push back –They don’t want to stop what they are doing and join your little problem-solving brainstorm session and go through your little power point of fishbone analysis. They got their own thing to worry about. So, if you have your problem charter, only a few pages, signed off by a sponsor, someone senior, then you have the power to get the data you want and bring in experts and call for meetings. Ok, now let’s continue; I mean you developed the problem statement, you got your buy-in from someone senior, now, you are off to solve the problem. The 2nd step in your critical thinking towards a problem is identifying the root causes, right? 5 Whys is made famous by Toyota Production System. As the name suggests, you ask WHY WHY WHY until you get to a root cause. Very simple stuff. This video covers; critical thinking critical thinking skills what is critical thinking critical thinking steps deep thinking how to think critically critical thinking and problem solving importance of critical thinking what does critical thinking mean characteristics of a critical thinker how to improve critical thinking problem solving problem solving skills problem solving examples with samples . Images: NASA Music credit: DJ Regard
Views: 58494 Deniz Sasal