How to Answer IT Job Interview Questions

She stopped me mid-sentence and said:

“Ok look. I’m really not supposed to do this, but I don’t want you to leave the building. Wait right here for a second and I’m going to see if I can get this expedited. Wait one minute.”

I sat there for a few minutes wondering, “what the hell?”

She finally came back and said:

“Ok, come with me.”

We walked back to the HR department and she sat me down next to a desk and said:

“This is [Sally]. She’s going to process everything for you. We’re going to hire you right now. We don’t normally do this, but I don’t want you to leave and go somewhere else. She’ll give you all the details and if you accept the offer, you can start Monday.”

I about fell outta my chair.

At the time, I was desperate.

I was about 3 days back from Iraq. I had no money because my soon-to be ex-wife had taken all my savings. I had no car. I had no place to live… and, I was just a few days from being out on the street.

Her words were a god-send.

Fast-forward 11 years…

And, here I am writing a blog post that’ll bee seen by thousands of developers; having worked in IT those past 11 years; been full-time at home the last six years; and making my living doing what I love.

That’s how much a good interview can change your life.

In today’s episode of the John Morris Show, I’ll tell you what I said in that interview to get her so excited and hire me on the spot. And, how you can craft your own narrative to get the same reaction.

Once you learn this, it’s a power you can wield in any situation.

And take control of your own destiny…

And prove all the doubters in your life wrong…

Listen to the episode here:

If you get value, be sure to like it and also share it with the developers you know so we can reach as many as possible and help them to make their IT career dream come true, as well.

And, get access to my new “Ace the Interview” series as a supporting listener on Patreon:

P.S. If you liked the show, give it a like and share with the communities and people you think will benefit. And, you can always find all my tutorials, source code and exclusive courses on Patreon.

You might also like

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
John Morris


I’m a 15-year veteran of freelance web development. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and average Joe’s next door. These days, I focus on helping other freelancers build their freelance business and their lifestyles.

The simple secrets to high-paying freelance clients

What makes clients willing to pay $5,000, $10,000 even $20,000 and up for your services? Download and install my mobile app and I’ll show you. It’s free. Just click the button below:

Clients Like:

Inc. Magazine Logo
Lewis Howes Logo
Ray Edwards Logo


Jim DeJonge

Jim DeJonge

John has a relaxed and engaging manner. His advice is solid and the explanations are well thought out.

Bob Patterson

Not only is John a very talented programmer and developer, he is also an excellent communicator. He has a talent for taking complex subjects and communicating them in terms that anyone can understand. This is a rare combination. This ability has enabled me to take my skills and knowledge to the next level. Thank you John for for all that you do.

Steve Dimmick

Steve Dimmick

John has provided expert knowledge and advice on multiple occasions that have helped me better serve my clients. John is a Rockstar!

Ray Edwards

I recommend John every chance I get. If every person I worked with were as committed to excellence, punctuality, value, and unquestionable integrity… the world would be a better place. Highest recommendation.

Andrew Malone

Andrew Malone

John Morris is exceptional in his ability to give focused insight into Freelancing and starting one’s business. His direct methods inspire confidence in his honesty.

Daniel Mohlendick

On the Freelancing on Upwork course: “This is by far the best course i have watched on Skillshare!! Thank you so much.”

Lewis Howes

John is amazing at building membership sites. He converted one of my sites over from it’s existing (hardly working) platform over to the clean and simple to use WishList membership platform. I highly recommend using John and WishList for any of your membership site needs.

Sukh Plaha

John is a fantastic and patient tutor, who is not just able to share knowledge and communicate it very effectively – but able to support one in applying it. However, I believe that John has a very rare ability to go further than just imparting knowledge and showing one how to apply it. He is able to innately provoke one’s curiosity when explaining and demonstrating concepts, to the extent that one can explore and unravel their own learning journey. Thanks very much John!

Xan Barksdale

Xan Barksdale

Very professional worker who is extremely knowledgable in WordPress and Wishlist Member. I would definitely hire again.

Oliver Wainwright

Oliver Wainwright

I’m a fan. I have completed several of John’s courses. I find him very knowledgeable and he has a great delivery.

Bradley Smith

John and I have worked together on numerous projects. John is very quick and efficient and was a pleasure to work with.

Thabo Motsoahae

John is one of the best instructors I have come across, I learned a lot from his online tutorials.