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Gail Palubiak has earned a reputation in executive circles as a “job interview guru.” She has devoted her entire 30-year career to improving talent acquisition and employee retention strategies by studying what it takes for hiring managers and job seekers to master the job interview.
Gail is now the founder and CEO of Interview Academy, an interview training firm and is dedicated to helping sales management and job seekers get the most out of the talent market. Her uncanny ability to get directly to the heart of the issues assists professionals and her wisdom of the “interview psychology” has earned her respect from corporate leaders around the U.S.
The back story
When I started my career in executive search over 20 years ago, I was taught the traditional interview techniques. They were methods based on the greatest HR icons. But guess what...they didn't work all that well. Oh, they might get someone down the road but I discovered they were too myopic in scope and usually fell far short of their intended goal.
By becoming a voracious student of hiring manager and candidate buying behaviors, I made a huge realization...If interviewing is about selling the company or "selling yourself" wouldn't it make more sense to follow solid sales principles than to follow advice taught by people who have never sold before?!
Executives and candidates finally broke through huge time wasting barriers and got the results they needed to be more successful in their careers. And I ended up setting industry records. Nice!
Watch this 5-minute clip to learn a new strategy for your talent management efforts.
On the personal side...
I have 3 incredible children who are scattered across the country (they're all in sales - go figure!). I moved to Denver from St. Louis in 2013 to fulfill one of my bucket list items. Now I'm happily adjusting to life in Colorado with my dog, Rocky and my cats, Dexter and Pootsy.