340: How to prepare for a great job interview - with Cecile Webster
March 19, 2024

Job seekers - do you need to prepare for a big job interview coming up? There’s nothing more stressful than feeling overly excited, totally under prepared, and wanting to make a good first impression. The truth is with a few simple steps, you can be more calm, cool, collected, and confident, which is EXACTLY what recruiters want to see.

My special guest today is senior talent acquisition partner and recruiter, Cecile Webster and she’s simplifying how to prepare for a great job interview. Remember, you get a split second moment to  effectively communicate why you’re the right fit for the role and how you’ll bring value to their organization.

Here’s how to do it right.

My special guest today is Cecile Webster and she’s simplifying how to prepare for a great job interview.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

Q: Are you ready to learn how to prepare for a great job interview? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!


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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and experiment with preparing for a great job interview this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and send me a DM over on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesimplifiers) for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Resource: Find Cecile Webster on LinkedIn - click here

Resource: An association of recruiters, talent acquisition and HR professionals in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area - DFW Texas Recruiters Network (DFWTRN)

Book: What the Heck is EOS? A Complete Guide for Employees in Companies Running on EOS - Gino Wickman

Podcast: Top 5 AI tools to help your get a job - The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs - The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Cecile Webster:

Cecile Webster - She is a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner with over 20 years of progressive experience in agency, corporate and RPO environments.  Her ability is to strategically identify & attract top-tier talent including senior leadership that can drive the organization’s success.  

She joined VIRA Insight March 2023, a manufacturer of custom design solutions in the retail industry supporting global companies from Walmart to CVS, Kohls, and Starbucks to name a few, where she is currently the Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner responsible for shaping their organization's success by strategically identifying, attracting, and securing top-tier talent that align with organizational goals and values.  This includes building and fostering relationships with our Leaders and varied business groups, understanding the current & forecasted business needs, collaborating and implementing recruitment strategies, staying abreast to industry trends , and contributing to continuous improvement for our Talent Acquisition process, all while fostering a culture of excellence.​  

Personally, Mid-western turned city girl,  daughter of a Veteran that has been in Texas over 30 years now.  Partner of 2 years and a fur-baby mom of Morgan, a full bred Yorkie.

Where Cecile hangs out online:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilewebstercts/

Website: https://VIRAinsight.com/  

Cecile’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Susan Zaruba - She is the Vice President of Strategic Support at VIRA Insight. has over 20 years of experience in leadership and talent development. Susan has a proven track record in developing people and teams to their fullest potential.

Susan started their career as a Principal at Nobel Learning Communities. Susan then became the Senior Vice President of Talent Development at Exeter Finance. After that, she was the Chief Executive Officer at Desi DMS. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Talent and Leadership Development at MINT dentistry.

Susan is a highly respected leader in their field. Susan is known for her passion for developing people and her commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

Susan Zaruba's educational career includes a Master's degree in Management from Dallas Baptist University and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Child Development from Texas Woman's University.