Episode #
What Eric Learned From His Failed Airbnb Interview
May 06, 2023

In episode #2446, Eric talks about what he learned from his failed Airbnb interview. During the interview, Eric was asked, “What’s the most important thing you would do for the website right now?” And his interviewer disagreed with the answer he gave. Today, Eric explains why he still, 11 years later, stands his ground on what he said during the interview and why he has no regrets about not getting the job!  


  • [00:00] Today’s topic: What Eric Learned From His Failed Airbnb Interview
  • [00:20] How Eric ended up interviewing with Airbnb. 
  • [01:02] The grilling that Eric received from Alex Shultz in the second stage of his Airbnb interview. 
  • [01:44] Eric’s answer to Alex’s question of, “What’s the most important thing you would do for the website right now?” and the answer that Alex Shultz was looking for. 
  • [02:37] How Eric feels about not getting the job at Airbnb.  
  • [02:55] Why Eric still feels good about the answer that he gave? 
  • [03:07] What it takes to do SEO successfully. 
  • [03:52] How Eric would have conducted the interview differently from the way Alex Shultz did.
  • [04:45] Neil’s thoughts on the importance of standing your ground. 
  • [06:18] That’s it for today! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe!

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