_5 PP Interview, Spring1'10

_5 PP Interview, Spring1'10 - Interviews IVY 107...

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Interviews IVY 107 - Professional Presence Class #5 Betty Hazlett [email protected]
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Session Objectives Identify the goals of the interview process Identify and address potential problems Learn how to get the employer to say “I want that person on my team”
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Session Objectives Understand that you are in a lot more control than you realize Learn to make the most of the interview process Learn to tell your story in a compelling way Prepare yourself for almost every eventuality
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Face-to-Face Interviews
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The Interview Defined An interview is a two-way conversation in which you have the opportunity to highlight your qualifications in a relaxed manner and to learn more about the position of interest.
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Goals of the Interview For the Interviewe r : To promote the company and attract the best possible candidate To gather information about the candidate To assess how well the candidate’s qualifications match the job requirements To determine whether the candidate will fit in with the staff
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Goals of the Interview For the Candidate: To obtain information about the job and the company To determine whether the job is suitable for you and whether you want it To tell your story: communicate important information about yourself To favorably impress the employer “When the job market was booming it took an average of 3 interviews to get 1 job offer. Now it takes 17!”
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5 Employer Concerns Can you do the job? Are you motivated to do the job well? Will you get along well with others? Are you manageable? Can the company afford you?
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Your Dream Job (Your Story) What about the industry excites you? What do you think you are going to be doing on the job? What have you done on your own to prepare yourself for this process? What about this job really energizes you?
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Telling Your Story Identify your story Preparing for an interview starts when you identify your particular passion What have you done to prepare? Decide how to communicate that to an interviewer
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Telling Your Story Successful preparation for an interview is not just about answering questions Successful preparation for an interview is about telling your story within context of this job
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Research Most overlooked part of the interview process Take the time to check out the company Know what the company is about Know what the job is about Online: Company websites, annual reports They will research you – MySpace, Facebook, blogs
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Your Inventory (what you want your interviewer to know) Translate your self assessment into a list of things you want to get across Come up with 8-10 of your best stories that enables you to demonstrate how you can differentiate yourself
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Your Inventory Transferable skills, interests, preferences (MBTI) Specific skills Deconstruct the job description
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NEON to Tell Your Story Where are you N ow? Why is it
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