Secrets to a Successful Interview

27 minutes
Secrets to a Successful Interview

In today’s competitive job landscape, acing an interview is more challenging than ever.

Anna Papalia, seasoned HR expert and author of the transformative guide Interviewology, brings a game-changing approach to mastering interviews. In this enlightening conversation, uncover the pivotal role of self-awareness, and why standard advice often misses the mark.

Explore the four distinct interview styles—Charmer, Challenger, Examiner, and Harmonizer—and how recognizing them can shift the dynamics in your favor. With Anna’s actionable insights, learn to sidestep common pitfalls, embrace your unique style, and truly resonate with your interviewer.

Interviewology isn’t just about securing a job—it’s a journey to understanding oneself, empowering you to shine authentically in every interaction. 

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Our Guest: Anna Papalia

Anna Papalia

Anna Papalia is the CEO of Interviewology, a keynote speaker, and a career influencer with over 1.5 million followers across social media platforms.  She has worked with large companies, such as Cigna and Lincoln Financial, and taught at Temple University’s Fox School of Business for 12 years, where she collected research and discovered the four interview styles. As a former Director of Talent Acquisition turned career coach, she has vast experience on both sides of the interview table and knows what it takes to interview better. She has advised more than 10,000 clients, helping students, entrepreneurs, senior executives, and job seekers in all industries, and taught hundreds of corporate training sessions dedicated to training hiring managers how to interview. Nominated for HR Person of the Year in 2020, she is also a public speaker at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and DisruptHR, and is a highly sought-after thought leader on all things interviewing. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Our Host: Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author of Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It, Do Nothing, Heard Mentality, and We Need to Talk. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has been the executive producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio, and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as cohost of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Headlee’s TEDx talk sharing ten ways to have a better conversation has over twenty million total views to date. @CelesteHeadlee

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