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The job interview

For the past few years, I’ve been trying to get myself into a position where I ‘pick myself’ so to speak. I don’t want to have to go out and look for a job interview, I want to set myself up so that people find me because they want me, not the other way around. However, I understand that this can be a bit naive at times.

So, even if you’re not going for a job, common job interview questions are a great thing to practice. This evening a student of mine was applying for a special program, and we were practicing the types of questions they might be asked during the interview stage. Here are some good ones:

  • What can you offer that someone else cannot?
  • Tell us about a time you felt proud of yourself or your work.
  • Tell us about a time you made a mistake.
  • What advice would you give your (insert younger age here) self? (Unashamedly taken straight from Tim Ferriss)
  • What motivates you?

Ultimately I don’t want to ever have to use these, but you never know what opportunities are on your horizon, and what sort of questions you may need to answer to take them, so it’s handy to have a few answers ready.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


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Tim.

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