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To be interviewed for your dream job? Know the answer to this one question first...!

Aktualisiert: 29. März 2020

Job interview

Want to land your dream job? Well, before you get interviewed, make sure you know the answer to this one question. 

One of the most important levers for having a successful interview with your dream employer is knowing and being your authentic self. 

One aspect of your authentic self is your own "fire inside", what really inspires you. And most importantly knowing WHY that is! 

People in general and job applicants in particular, stop too soon when it comes to their path of self-discovery. Often, they are happy with having identified and then being able to name their drivers and motivators - without ever having asked why they have these in the first place. 

To really know yourself is also to know the answers to the "Why" questions. Knowing your roots, your path, and how you got to be where you are today. Including all the stumbling stones on your path, the times you have fallen and the mistakes you may have made. Especially those. (Check out this short UTube video to learn about the value of making mistakes; in German.)  

Bottom line:

Know your purpose in (work) life and know WHY it is your purpose.

Once you find your WHY, you will soon realize: Living a life that is not purpose driven is fruitless and vain. The impact on job interviews: Once you are grounded in your WHY, you will inspire those sitting across the table interviewing you. They will be sitting on the edges of their seats, hanging on your lips for every word you say - for there is nothing more fascinating than to listen to someone who has found their authentic self.

Prepare for your next job interview with these resources (German):

  1. 7 insider tips: What you should absolutely do BEFORE, DURING and AFTER your job interview to increase your chances of a job offer to almost 100%.

  2. 3 professional tips for a successful job interview (video)

  3. BEFORE considering to quit your job, do this ONE thing: Video

Got any more question? Drop me a line here:

Yours truly,


Be happy. Be mindful. Be yourself.

About the author: Swen writes and speaks about what he calls “the authentic self” – more authenticity in lives, leadership and careers. He is a life-long learner and student of life and people. At the same time, he is also a guide and coach for people on their paths of self-reflection and self-discovery.

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