- Interview: 6-8 hours of preparation
- 3 Years of Work: 6,000 hours of compensation (2,000 hours per year).
Everyone loves a checklist, right? Well, this one is a pretty good one because it's what you should do before you go to your job interview. But before we get to it, let's be clear that the purpose of going through and completing this checklist is so you can be as impressive as possible to your interviewer(s). Anyone can muddle their way through a meeting with a potential employer. Do you want to knock their socks off? Well, then you're going to have to put more effort in than your competition. But here's the good news, it doesn't take that much more effort to really shine and differentiate yourself. And if you think that you're just too busy to prepare, or just plain don't want to put in the effort, just try and think of it as an investment of time where the ROI is massive. Spending 6-8 hours preparing for a job that you might spend the next two to three years at breaks down like this: