HMA University – Interviewing Secrets

Rob Gilbert – Professor, Publisher, Author

Rob Gilbert’s Interviewing Secrets Success Blueprint

Interview Secrets Guaranteed To Land Your Dream Job Fast


Two guys walk into a job interview.

Both the same age, both equally qualified and both with the same education.

The owner of the company offers each a piece of pie.

Who get’s the job?

If you are in high school, college or an adult who has lost their job, and you need to get a job fast, this training will be the most valuable help you ever get.

The tips and tricks contained within these recordings are not known by 99% of the population.

You are going to have heavy competition when trying to gain employment and you are going to be competing against many other applicants, some MORE qualified that you.

These people are not going even to have a chance competing with you after you study and learn and use the information in Interviewing Secrets.

This training is the most powerful human relationship interviewing skills you will ever hear. Follow the steps in landing your dream job.

This is not to be confused with book on interview skills found on Amazon of the internet.

It’s much more.

It’s how to prepare for and land the job of your dreams.

This information is so powerful and transformational that most parents and collage will never hear of it or even dreamed existed.

And once you internalize and execute this training, everything in life can get better.


The One Skill Most New Graduates Don’t Have… And It’s The One Necessary To Get Hired:

An Introduction To Interviewing

A lot of time and prep work goes into getting your degree: studying, memorizing, selecting classes, and getting the grades. Then, you graduate and realize no one has prepared you for the one thing that’ll get you hired – your first big interview. That’s where this next section on interviewing comes in. This section will make sure you know exactly how to prepare ahead of time, so nothing is left to chance – from what to say and how to say it to exactly what to wear. And in this introduction, you’ll hear all about it.

You’ll also hear…

  • A little-known fact: Every interaction you have with people will end in one of three ways – what those ways are and what your goal should always be
  • How to use this interviewing section the right way – if you do, you’ll have skills the other applicants won’t have, and you’ll be the one walking away with the job

When you go into an interview, remember they’ve already accepted your grades, resume, and experience. You’re at the same level as every other applicant. The only thing you need to do to get the job at that point is out-interview them. And in this section on interviewing, you’ll hear exactly how to do that.

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The One Thing That Matters Most in An Interview: Attitude

When a company is interviewing, they’re not looking for someone who already knows everything. They know they have to train “the new guy.” They’re looking for someone who will fit in and have a good attitude. And in this audio, you’ll hear examples of what that means and how to show it in a job interview.

You’ll also hear…

  • The pure magic way it all comes down to MOOMBA again (my only obstacle may be attitude), and how to make sure that’s never your obstacle
  • A quick look at the interviews Southwest Airlines ran when they were hiring for pilots, and the surprising reason they weeded applicants out
  • The vital importance of having “emotional range” in an interview – what that means and examples of it

Companies hire for attitude and train for skills. When you go in for a job interview, you’re pretty much on the same level as all the other applicants. That’s why it’s so important to stand out, in a good way. Attitude is your first step. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about it.

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Why Someone Else Got The Job And You Didn’t

The first few minutes of any interview are basically the same. The person interviewing you will decide in those minutes whether or not they like you. Clear and simple. The remaining time is spent confirming that decision. If they like you, they look for reasons why they like you. If they don’t, they look for reasons to confirm that.

Rob says his job is to make sure when you leave your interview, the interviewer says, “Wow. That person was great.” But in order to get there, it’s important to look at the reasons people don’t get hired. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear all about the recent survey that tells you exactly that.

You’ll also hear…

  • The top 6 reasons people don’t get hired, and how easy it is to take control of all six of them
  • A shocking look at the basic mistake 40% of applicants in the survey made – and were eliminated immediately from the process
  • The demystifying truth about attitude, and where it fits into the survey
  • For a 45-minute interview, you can expect the first 5-10 minutes to be spent determining whether or not they like you.
  • And in this audio, you’ll hear all the ways you can make sure you’re not eliminated during that time.

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The One Thing You Should Never Do in An Interview: Be Late

You might as well wear a shirt that says, “I’m incompetent”

When it comes to interviewing, you have to start off strong, and that means as soon as you walk through the doors. Plan to check in exactly 15 minutes before your interview. If you get there any earlier, that’s great. But wait in the parking lot until exactly 15 minutes before your interview. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear the importance of this time frame, along with two stories that illustrate how being on time can instantly make or break an interview.

You’ll also hear…

  • A little story about an acting major who blew his big chance that illustrates the vital importance of being on time for even the smallest of details
  • The crazy lengths one kid went through to make sure he was on time for his interview – and what happened next that might have you rethinking your own dedication

Rob says he still feels stressed when he has to go in for any kind of interview or speaking engagement, so he always arrives early to get comfortable. Walking through the door 15 minutes early not only helps you calm down and prepare, but it’s also the time the office expects you to check in. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about how important it is.

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How To Dress For An Interview

When it comes to picking out what to wear for your interview, remember one thing: how you dress shows respect for the company. That’s why sloppy, unshaven, or even dressing casually instantly puts you in a different light than your competition. But Rob says you can never go wrong with a suit. And in this audio, you’ll hear why, along with all the other things you should make sure you pay attention to when it comes to appearance.

You’ll also hear…


  • The psychological “almost sneaky” way wearing something nice “hypnotizes” the interviewer into liking you more
  • A quick checklist of the dos and don’ts of what to wear (from jewelry and aftershave to shoes)

Rob says even if it’s casual Friday when you go into interview, it’s not casual Friday for you. They are looking for reasons to weed applicants out of the process, so don’t let something easy, like a wrinkled shirt or a pair of jeans, be that reason. And in this audio, you’ll hear the tips and tricks that will make sure that doesn’t happen to you.

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A Little-Known Fact About Interviews: Every First Impression Counts

As soon as you walk through the doors of the office, your interview process begins, but it doesn’t just begin with the person you’re meeting for the interview. It includes everyone you meet in that building along the way. From the janitors to the secretaries, if you come in contact with them, make sure it’s a good one. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear exactly why that’s so important and some simple things to keep in mind so you always make a good impression.

You’ll also hear…

  • The one person most people disregard at an interview – and how to make sure you don’t
  • A quick story about a basketball recruiter that illustrates why first impressions with everyone are so important

Your interview is not just about skills. It’s about how you’ll fit in with a company. And you never know when the boss might come back to someone you’ve met along the way to ask what they thought of you. So in this quick audio, you’ll hear all about how something as simple as being nice can give you an edge.

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Simple Steps For Dealing With Anxiety In An Interview

(Being Nervous Is Actually A Good Thing)

When it comes to interviewing, it’s okay to be nervous. They expect it. In fact, it’s really only inappropriate to try to be “cool.” You don’t want to come across as totally confident, like you’d be doing them the favor if they hired you. You want to come across as humble. So being nervous can be a natural way of showing that you care and are taking the job interview seriously. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear all about how to quit being nervous about being nervous.

You’ll also hear…

    Exactly what you can learn about nerves and interviewing from PhD students going in for their Oral Defense of their Dissertation

  • The one thing you can do to take the sting out of anxiety fast (if you find you’re just too nervous or overwhelmed to go on)

Rob says no matter how nervous you feel, don’t mention it in your interview. They already know most applicants are nervous, and mentioning it probably won’t make you feel any better. But there are some things you can do, and in this audio, you’ll hear all about them.

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An (Almost Sneaky) Psychological Technique That Will Create Instant Rapport In An Interview

As a professor, Rob notices that the students he has the most rapport with will subconsciously mimic his behavior in class. If he folds his arms or leans back, they will too. It’s just human nature to copy the mannerisms of the people you feel a good connection to. But, you can also do this mechanically during an interview to create instant rapport, and in this audio, you’ll hear how.

You’ll also hear…

  • Examples of how to do this the right way so you don’t turn your interview into a game of Simon Says
  • The psychology behind how this all works, and how to work it

If you do this right, the interviewer will feel like you are someone they like and have a connection to. But you don’t have to go overboard with it for it to be effective. And in this quick audio, you’ll hear exactly how.

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A Quick Trick for Maintaining Proper Eye Contact

You’ve probably heard you need to have good eye contact in a job interview. But what exactly does that mean? And how do you do it without looking like you’re staring? In this quick audio, you’ll hear a trick that will help you relax and maintain “proper eye contact,” and the best part it is — you can use it in all your interactions, and no one will ever know. They’ll just think you’re a good listener.

You’ll also hear…

  • Examples of what not to do when it comes to eye contact
  • Two goals to remember that will help you maintain good eye contact every time

When you’re feeling nervous, eye contact is one area that can go wrong quickly. But it won’t if you follow this technique. The interviewer will feel like you’re naturally paying attention. And in this audio, you’ll hear how.

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The Two Things To Remember When Answering Interview Questions

It can be pretty easy to get carried away when you’re nervous in an interview, so you might not realize you’re rambling on. That’s why it’s a good idea to remember these two things: answer their questions in a comment not a speech, and always be positive. And in this audio, you’ll hear the power of both of those things, along with how to do them.

You’ll also hear…

  • The exact amount of time to shoot for when it comes to answering a question
  • A word-for-word example of what to say if you’re ever asked why you were fired from a previous job

Once again, it comes down to MOOMBA (My Only Obstacle May Be Attitude). And in this audio, you’ll hear how to make sure you’re answering questions the way they expect you to.

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The 4 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make In An Interview

Rob knows a college kid who answered an ad in the paper one summer, only to have the receptionist say, “Don’t bother. We’ve got wall-to-wall applicants and the boss is only hiring a few…” The kid hung up then started to think of a plan. He called back, got the address, and got the job – even though the place was packed and his chances weren’t good.

And in this audio, you’ll hear exactly what he did to stand out. And what he didn’t do. Rob says when it comes to interviewing, there are four big mistakes you want to avoid. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about them and the ways to stand out that actually work.

You’ll also hear…

  • Exploding one of the biggest myths in interviewing: the interview examples and stories you use have to be drawn from personal experience. (This can actually be seen as “self-absorbed.”) Here’s the right way to use examples
  • The vital importance of speaking in a professional manner – and how to do it
  • All about the one biggest mistake you can make in an interview (not doing your homework about the company) and real-life examples of how to do this kind of homework– and how to casually slip in all your knowledge without sounding like a kiss-up

When it comes to interviewing, the bottom line is – people want to hire people who are most like them. And in this audio, you’ll hear how avoiding the four biggest mistakes will help you do that.

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How To Be The Person They Expect You To Be

We’ve all heard the saying, “Be yourself.” This does not apply to a job interview. Interviewing is not the time to say, “Well, I don’t really like wearing a suit” or “I’m not really the type of person who makes eye contact or smiles a lot…”

This is the time to be who they expect you to be. And in this audio, you’ll hear why that’s so important, what they generally expect, and how to fake it without seeming fake.

You’ll also hear…

  • Examples of when it’s most important not to be yourself – and what to do instead
  • How to incorporate the homework you did about the company into this idea for even more powerful results

Rob says once you get hired, then it’s okay to be yourself. But in an interview, you need to give them what they expect. And in this audio, you’ll hear how.

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The Red Flags Every Interviewer Looks For And How To Avoid Them

Remember, during an interview, the interviewer isn’t looking for reasons why you’re so great. They’re looking for red flags so they can eliminate you from the competition. And while you already know how to make sure you don’t get eliminated for something silly like showing up late in shorts and flip flops, there are certain things you should never discuss or do in an interview. And in this audio, you’ll hear the top red flags and taboo subjects interviewers look for and how to avoid them.

This is the time to be who they expect you to be. And in this audio, you’ll hear why that’s so important, what they generally expect, and how to fake it without seeming fake.

You’ll also hear…

  • The 8 taboo subjects you should never talk about during your interview from salary to religion
  • The only way to answer the question “What would you like as a starting wage?” so that you don’t have to go into “red-flag” specifics

The interview process is usually a process of elimination, so don’t get eliminated for something you can control like what you say or how you say it. And in this audio, you’ll hear the red flags they’ll be looking for so that doesn’t happen.

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Ice Breakers And Casual Conversation: What To Say And What To Avoid

Rob was once called in for an interview with a magazine in New York where he was let into the office early because the woman he was interviewing with was busy. While waiting, he noticed a bunch of pictures of the woman with her dad – hiking, fishing, having fun. And Rob thought, “How sweet. I’m going to comment on those in the interview.” So early on in the conversation, Rob says, “Your dad’s in amazing shape for his age.” The woman replied, “That’s not my dad. That’s my boyfriend.”

Needless to say, Rob didn’t get the job. There are do’s and don’ts when it comes to the casual conversations you make during a job interview. And in this section, you’ll hear all about them.

You’ll also hear…

  • Does the interviewer really want you to comment on the stuff in their office – like a huge mounted fish or their bowling trophies? And if so, what’s the best way to do it

It’s important to differentiate yourself in a job interview, and casual conversation is a great way to do that, but like Rob’s example, it can also turn on you if you’re not careful. And in this audio, you’ll hear tips for how to do it the right way.

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How To Answer Interview Questions

As soon as you sit down to an interview, one of the first things you’ll probably hear is, “So, tell me something about yourself.” A lot of people think that means you need to give a quick biography or a rundown of the resume you sent. It actually means different things for different interviewers, so it’s always a good idea to just ask. “What specifically would you like to know?” If they leave it up to you to answer then start with the high school or college you went to.

And in this audio, you’ll hear more about the questions interviewers ask, and the specifics on how to answer them.

You’ll also hear…

  • Why you absolutely must be “reading” something relevant to your field and examples of what those books should be
  • Exploding the myth that you’re the only one nervous in the room (hint: the interviewer is nervous too). Here’s why, and how to make everyone feel at ease

Rob says how you answer questions is the most important part of interviewing because it’s going to show what kind of person you are. But that doesn’t mean the interviewer needs to know everything about you. And in this audio, you’ll hear what to include, what not to include, and how to answer the right way.

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How To Answer The Big Three Ending Questions:

Why Should We Hire You? Do You Have Any Questions For Us? Is There Anything Else You Want Us To Know?

Somewhere toward the end of the interview, there are three “big questions” you’re likely to hear. Many people think of them as the unimportant “wrap-up” questions. Don’t make that mistake. It’s important to end on the best note possible, so have something prepared. And in this audio, you’ll hear specific examples of how to tackle those questions so you can do that.

You’ll also hear…

  • The vital importance of having “an ace in the hole” story – what that means and examples of it
  • Why you should absolutely never say “no” when asked if you have any questions for the interviewer – and the one question you can almost always throw in there before anything else
  • The fastest known way to blow an interview (winging it) – and how to make sure you’re as prepared as possible

Interviews are pretty much the same. There are certain questions that come up time and time again, so there’s no excuse not to be ready for them, or hope that “maybe they won’t ask that.” They will. Start strong and end stronger. And in this audio, you’ll hear the answers that will help you do that.

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The One Thing You Should Never Do in An Interview: Make The Company Feel “Lesser”

At some point in the interview process, you might be taken on a tour of the company, and you might not be impressed with everything you see. The offices could seem small, or the equipment might be out of date. No matter what they show you or how small the company is, never make them feel “lesser” about it. They want to hire a person who likes their company, not someone who seems to be putting them down. And in this audio, you’ll hear all about how important this is and the one thing to remember that will make sure you never do it.

You’ll also hear…

  • A little story of the day when Rob went to tour Montclair State (the small college he now teaches at) that illustrates this point: here’s the advice he was given before he went, and how he used that advice to get the job

There will be up-and-coming companies, small businesses, and small universities, but you never want to mention how small they are to them. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to make sure you never do.

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The Secret To Group Interviews

Sometimes, you might be asked to do a group interview, meaning you’ll be interviewed in the same room with 4-5 other people in front of a committee. This can be especially stressful because you and your competition will be competing right in front of each other, side by side. But Rob says, the trick to winning this kind of competition is not to treat it like a competition.

Instead, look at it like a comedy club where you’re following a very funny comic. The audience already loves that guy, so putting him down isn’t going to win you any points. Compliment other people’s answers before you begin yours. In other words, pretend you’re not in a competitive situation and you’re happy everyone is doing well. It sounds counterintuitive, but in this audio, you’ll hear exactly how it’s done.

You’ll also hear…

  • A word-for-word way to smoothly compliment a competitor’s answer while you segue into you own response
  • The only times you’ll likely see group interviews
  • The only thing you’ll never want to do after an applicant answers their question — and other key strategies for looking like a team player

Even though everyone knows it’s a competition, the goal in a group interview is to show you’re a team player who likes to see others do well too. And in this audio, you’ll hear how to do that, even when you’re not really feeling it.

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Yes, You Still Send a Thank-You Note After The Interview: Here’s Why

Everyone has heard the advice to send a regular snail-mail thank-you card after an interview, but nowadays, it seems a little old-fashioned or contrived. They know you’re kissing up. You know it. But here’s the thing — you still do it. And in this audio, you’ll hear why this little gesture is so important, and how to do it right.

You’ll also hear…

  • The easiest way to get this done: It won’t take long if you follow Rob’s advice, plus the interview will still be fresh in your mind
  • A little story that illustrates how this gesture looks from the point of view of the interviewer (Rob has sat on a lot of interview committees) and how it can set you apart from the other applicants

Rob says if you promise yourself you’ll send a thank-you card after an interview, it will never hurt you. In fact, it will likely set you apart from the rest because not everyone does it anymore. And in this section, you’ll hear all about it.

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The Single Most Important Thing To Do Before An Interview: (Practice, Practice, Practice) And How To Do It

A short, one-hour job interview could change your life. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared for it. Rob says it’s a lot like acting. Actors know their lines forwards and backwards so that when it comes time to say them, everything comes out naturally like it’s the first time they’re saying them. They research, prepare, and over-prepare for a performance that doesn’t seem to last long. That’s the kind of practicing you need to shoot for, no matter how good you are at winging it.

The goal is to make the interview feel like a big conversation – so don’t forget to include the interviewer. Check in and ask questions during the conversation. And in this section, you’ll hear how to do that along with examples of the kind of prep-work and practice to aim for.

You’ll also hear…

  • The single best way to practice for your next interview – and the weird (but effective) way Rob used his classroom to help a particularly nervous student prepare for an upcoming interview
  • One of life’s most powerful equations you should keep in mind while you practice that will help you stay grounded and on track during the entire process
  • Why you won’t believe how college basketball coach Eric Musselman went from long-shot at his interview with the University of Reno to easily landing the job: he blew them away with his prep-work. Here’s what to take from his story
  • A harsh fact: even if you do all this work and you’re the best person for the job, you might not always get it – here are the “political” reasons why that happens
  • The scary side of shooting for “perfection” and concrete examples of the kind of prep-work to aim for instead

When you’re called in for an interview, it usually means they’ve accepted you on many levels – you’re halfway there and you’ve got a shot. You just have to make sure no one out-interviews you. But if you listen and re-listen to this interview section and follow Rob’s advice, that won’t happen. And in this audio, you’ll hear everything you need to help you get there.

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Who Is Rob Gilbert

Dr. Rob Gilbert is one of the world’s leading experts on Sport Psychology. As a professor at Montclair State University, he teaches Sports Psychology and also researches athletic motivation and teamwork, studies that have helped literally thousands of athletes defeat their mental problems.

He has studied the mental skills of not only the world’s greatest athletes, but also the most successful business executives and highest-earning sales people.

From 1993 to 2001 Rob was the former chief editor of Bits and Pieces Magazine. Bits and Pieces was one of the largest and most successful story telling newsletters in the world. It was owned by The Economic Press. At their peak, they had over 250,000 subscribers and it was published in three languages. Rob was the person who had to come up with all of their stories for the publication.

Every year he would spend $10,000 dollars buying books on stories, quotes and antidotes. This was before the Internet. Rob claims to have probably the world’s biggest collection of quote, anecdotes and story books in the world. Rob never went into a bookstore without buying a book.

Now the Director of the Center for Sports Success, he has given over 2,000 speeches and seminars around the country on his unique peak performance methods.

However, he is not limited to speaking to athletes and coaches. Business, educational, and medical groups invite him to address their meetings because they know that the same mental skills that make people winners on the athletic field are just as effective in the boardroom, the classroom or any other arena where people work to achieve success.

Dr. Gilbert motivates tens of thousands of people around the world on a daily basis through both his Success Hotline and his on-line Success Newsletter.

As a professional speaker, he has addressed audiences as diverse as the cadets at the United States Military Academy to Fortune 500 executives.

He has joined A Vision in Motion as the resident speaking coach and trainer, with the goal of helping all speakers reach their full potential. This is something that Dr. Gilbert has done with much success over the past 25 years.