Career Advice from David Levy, Turner Broadcasting President

Career Advice from David Levy, Turner Broadcasting President


David Levy: I wish we had this when I was applying for jobs and that is this little thing, many people have heard about it. I
think it’s called the Internet and you can go and find information about
anybody any company anywhere. My suggestion is before you do any
interview, do a few jobs you may not be interested in. Learn from your
mistakes. You know when an interview goes bad, and we know when an interview goes good, all right? So, I’d say practice first, then the one that you really want–the job you
really want to go to–do some research. Find out about the company, make sure you ask questions. It’s not that hard. I mean, you can Google anything these days. So, I
think the more informed you are about the company, and to talk in an interview
about the company: why you want to be there and ask questions to the person
you’re interviewing to show that you are engaged, you’re gonna have a better
chance of standing out than somebody that didn’t. Every single interview ends–not
ends–but at some point, the interviewer says, “Do you have any questions for me?” It always is. And if you say, “No, I
really don’t.” Well, you’re probably not going to stand out, right? So, first thing they ask you: “What did you do? Where’d you graduate? Why are you interested
in this company?” You should ask some questions back. “I know you did this. How come he did this? What happened here?” And then they’re going to ask you–you
should have a list of at least ten questions and ask all ten–do not leave
unless you got all ten.

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