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  • 1. Be the 10-foot tall rock star at your next job interview!
    Laura Maish
    Empowered Interviewing
  • 2. Laura Maish
    • 27 years Financial Services
    • 3. Senior positions in Operations, Marketing, Relationship Management and Sales
    • 4. Worked internationally
    • 5. East Coast/West Coast/MidWest
    • 6. 5 banks, 1 investment company and 1 consulting company
    • 7. Corporate employee and consultant
    • 8. Founded Empowered Interviewing 2010
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  • 9. Empowered Interviewing
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    Say What you Think
    Show Who You Are
    Find Out What you Need to Know
    Know What you Want
  • 10. Interviewing Climate
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  • 11. Interviewing Environment
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  • 12. Interviewing is Discovery
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    EMPLOYER
    ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY?
  • 13. Interviewing is Discovery
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    JOB SEEKER
    WILL I THRIVE?
  • 14. Job Seeker’s Challenges
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    Due Diligence
    WILL I THRIVE?
    Build Trust
    ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY?
  • 15. Be Authentic!
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  • 16. What Hiring Managers Want to Hear From You
    More honesty. 
    What you like and don’t like. 
    Give your opinions! 
    Everyone’s excellent at something. What are you excellent at?
    Show your depth of knowledge.
    What interests you about the job.  
    How you will bring your passion to the job.
    Want to see you’re excited about what you can do for them.
    Ask them tough questions.
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  • 17. Empowered Interviewing
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    Say What you Think
    Show Who You Are
    Find Out What you Need to Know
    Know What you Want
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    A candidate who knows what they want is more attractive than one who tries to please.
  • 19. Build Your Foundation
    • Your Ideal Job
    What do you like to do?
    Define a Good Manager for You
    What kind of manager do you need to excel in your job?
    • Your Success Factors
    What matters to you? What motivates you? What environment do you work best in?
    • Short-Term Goals
    • 20. Long-Term Goals
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  • 21. Empowered Interviewing
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    Say What you Think
    Show Who You Are
    Find Out What you Need to Know
    Know What you Want
  • 22. 15
    Due Diligence
    WILL I THRIVE?
    Company
    Opportunity
    Manager
  • 23. Examples
    What qualities do you value most in those who work for you?
    Describe how you manage stressful situations both for yourself and your team.
    What do you like most and least about working at this company?
    If I do an outstanding job, what kinds of future opportunities can I expect?
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  • 24. Empowered Interviewing
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    Say What you Think
    Show Who You Are
    Find Out What you Need to Know
    Know What you Want
  • 25. 360° View of Yourself
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  • 26. Build a Vision/Connect the Dots
    What they need What you can do
    The opportunity Your success factors
    Their culture How you work
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  • 27. Why should I hire you? Why do you want this job?
    The opportunity Your success factors
    “Project management is my strong suit. I thrive in environments that are fast paced and at the same time collegial, like yours.”
    What they need What you can do
    “You need someone who has had experience with broad range of projects. I’ve worked on more than 20 projects, in different industries and with international scope.
    I want a challenging opportunity. You need improved project delivery. I can start contributing to that need immediately.”
    Their culture How you work
    “You and others have described the culture here as innovative. I do my best work in environments where creativity is encouraged and where I can contribute new ideas. This firm feels like a good fit to me.
    As you’ve described your management style, I think we’d work well together.”.
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  • 28. Empowered Interviewing
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    Say What you Think
    Show Who You Are
    Find Out What you Need to Know
    Know What you Want
  • 29. Why is Authenticity Important?
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    Build Trust
    Authenticity promotes trust
    Trust leads to acceptance
    ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY?
    Authenticity promotes trust
    Trust leads to acceptance
  • 30. Guidelines
    Speak without guilt,apology or a chip on your shoulder
    Stick to the unemotional facts
    Give your opinions/explain your point of view
    Unexpected answers get attention
    Move from the past to the present
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  • 31. Why did you leave your company?
    You didn’t see eye to eye with your boss, who was a jerk.
    You weren’t thriving there.
    “I left the company because I wasn’t challenged.
    I work best in fast paced environments and am looking for an opportunity to work on big projects where I can use the full range of my leadership and project mgmt skills.”
    Unemotional facts.
    No guilt or apology.
    Move from past to present.
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  • 32. Why did you leave your company?
    You hated cold calling
    It was ineffective
    “It was an exciting oppty to build new business in life sciences. However, the firm decided cold calling would be the approach. I tried it for a while and found that it didn’t work. In Life Sciences relationships are key.
    My strength is selling by relationship building. I’m looking for a sales oppty where I can form relationships with high potential clients that result in significant and lasting revenue streams.”
    Unemotional facts.
    No guilt or apology.
    Move from past to present.
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  • 33. Tell me About your Leadership Skills
    “I believe a good leader is one who multiplies the efforts of the team, not diminishes them.
    I’ve found that people will give their all when they feel supported and empowered. I strive to do both.”
    Give your opinion
    Explain your point of view
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  • 34. Why have you been out of work for 2 years?
    “It hasn’t been by choice! I wouldn’t say I haven’t been working. Looking for a job is almost a full time job!
    I don’t like being inactive. Getting involved in volunteering opportunities has kept me sharp.
    My passion is tackling and solving large scale operations challenges. That’s why this oppty is attractive to me. You need someone who can quickly assess your situation, develop a change plan and get buy in from stakeholders. I will be able to do that.”
    No guilt or apology
    Unemotional facts.
    Move from past to present
    Unexpected answer.
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  • 35. Are you ready to hit the ground running?
    “I’d like to be integrated and productive as soon as possible. I expect there to be an initial period when I’m acclimating to the team and your environment. Would it be possible to assign a mentor to me to speed this process up?”
    Unexpected answer
    Opinion/Explaining your point of view
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  • 36. Be the 10ft Tall Rock Star in your Next Interview!
    Know What you Want
    Build your foundation
    What matters to you counts
    Find out What you Need to Know
    Is this opportunity right for you
    Will you flourish
    Show Who you Are
    360° View
    Connect the dots
    Say What you Think
    Authenticity builds trust
    No guilt or apology
    Explain your point of view
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  • 37. "Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony."
    - Mahatma Gandhi
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  • 38. www.interviewing.biz
    www.blog.interviewing.biz
    Twitter: lmaish1
    LinkedIn
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    Copyright  2011 Laura Maish
  • 39. Private Coaching - $75/hour
    Exercise Booklet - $25
    Webinars/Classes
    Set Yourself Up For Success – A 1 hour interactive session. Focuses on taking charge of your success factors and putting them in play in the interview: Know What you Want and Find Out What you Need to Know.
    Show Who You Are – A 2 hour interactive session focused solely on mastering how you talk about yourself in the interview process.
    Say What you Think – A dynamic 2 hour session that shows you how to answer difficult interview questions candidly and professionally.
    Deliver with Confidence - A 1 hour ‘coaching’ session with Laura Maish demonstrating delivery techniques that help you remain calm and in control of your important messages.
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    Copyright  2011 Laura Maish