This past week I interviewed with a company called “Ramblin Jackson”. This company provides services to businesses in need of marketing improvement and they're located in Boulder, CO.
The interview went well, and I can sense my confidence, quick-thinking, and selling abilities improving. I genuinely enjoyed my conversation with the interviewer, and I grew to have even a greater appreciation for the company after speaking with them directly.
There are a couple things I learned from this interview, and I'm looking forward to applying these lessons in the future.
Yesterday, I found out that I didn't get the job, so I made sure to find out what I can improve.
The reason I wasn't the right fit is because of the location and the moving situation. If in the future I'm applying to a company that will require me to move, I want to do some research beforehand. It's better to say “Yes, I'm willing to move to your location. In fact, I already researched the price range in your area and it's completely do-able for me” instead of, “I might consider moving if we're a good fit”.
The second thing I learned is that it would be best to practice and touch up my response to the question “What's your story? Tell me about yourself”. I think practicing a pitch to that question would be beneficial, not only in interviews, but to keep handy if needed.