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Be the 10-foot tall rock star at your next job interview!<br />Laura Maish<br />Empowered Interviewing<br />
Laura Maish<br /><ul><li>27 years Financial Services
Senior positions in Operations, Marketing,  Relationship Management and Sales
Worked internationally
East Coast/West Coast/MidWest
5 banks, 1 investment company and 1 consulting company
Corporate employee and consultant
Founded Empowered Interviewing 2010</li></ul>2<br />
Empowered Interviewing<br />3<br />Say What you Think<br />Show Who You Are<br />Find Out What you Need to Know<br />Know ...
Interviewing Climate<br />4<br />
Interviewing Environment<br />5<br />
Interviewing is Discovery<br />6<br />EMPLOYER<br />ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY?<br />
Interviewing is Discovery<br />7<br />JOB SEEKER<br />WILL I THRIVE?<br />
Job Seeker’s Challenges<br />8<br />Due Diligence<br />WILL I THRIVE?<br />Build Trust<br />ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY?<br />
Be Authentic!<br />9<br />
What Hiring Managers Want to Hear From You<br />More honesty.  <br />What you like and don’t like. <br />Give your opinion...
Empowered Interviewing<br />11<br />Say What you Think<br />Show Who You Are<br />Find Out What you Need to Know<br />Know...
12<br />A candidate who knows what they want is more attractive than one who tries to please. <br />
Build Your Foundation<br /><ul><li>Your Ideal Job</li></ul>	 What do you like to do? <br />Define a Good Manager for You<b...
Long-Term Goals</li></ul>13<br />
Empowered Interviewing<br />14<br />Say What you Think<br />Show Who You Are<br />Find Out What you Need to Know<br />Know...
15<br />Due Diligence<br />WILL I THRIVE?<br />Company <br />Opportunity<br />Manager<br />
Examples <br />What qualities do you value most in those who work for you?  <br />Describe how you manage stressful situat...
Empowered Interviewing<br />17<br />Say What you Think<br />Show Who You Are<br />Find Out What you Need to Know<br />Know...
360° View of Yourself<br />18<br />
Build a Vision/Connect the Dots<br />What they need                              What you can do<br />The opportunity     ...
Why should I hire you? Why do you want this job?<br />The opportunity                              Your success factors<br...
Empowered Interviewing<br />21<br />Say What you Think<br />Show Who You Are<br />Find Out What you Need to Know<br />Know...
Why is Authenticity Important?<br />22<br />Build Trust<br />Authenticity promotes trust          <br />			               ...
Guidelines<br />Speak without guilt,apology or a chip on your shoulder<br />Stick to the unemotional facts<br />Give your ...
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  1. 1. Be the 10-foot tall rock star at your next job interview!<br />Laura Maish<br />Empowered Interviewing<br />
  2. 2. Laura Maish<br /><ul><li>27 years Financial Services
  3. 3. Senior positions in Operations, Marketing, Relationship Management and Sales
  4. 4. Worked internationally
  5. 5. East Coast/West Coast/MidWest
  6. 6. 5 banks, 1 investment company and 1 consulting company
  7. 7. Corporate employee and consultant
  8. 8. Founded Empowered Interviewing 2010</li></ul>2<br />
  9. 9. Empowered Interviewing<br />3<br />Say What you Think<br />Show Who You Are<br />Find Out What you Need to Know<br />Know What you Want<br />
  10. 10. Interviewing Climate<br />4<br />
  11. 11. Interviewing Environment<br />5<br />
  12. 12. Interviewing is Discovery<br />6<br />EMPLOYER<br />ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY?<br />
  13. 13. Interviewing is Discovery<br />7<br />JOB SEEKER<br />WILL I THRIVE?<br />
  14. 14. Job Seeker’s Challenges<br />8<br />Due Diligence<br />WILL I THRIVE?<br />Build Trust<br />ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY?<br />
  15. 15. Be Authentic!<br />9<br />
  16. 16. What Hiring Managers Want to Hear From You<br />More honesty.  <br />What you like and don’t like. <br />Give your opinions! <br />Everyone’s excellent at something. What are you excellent at?<br />Show your depth of knowledge. <br />What interests you about the job.  <br />How you will bring your passion to the job. <br />Want to see you’re excited about what you can do for them.<br />Ask them tough questions.<br />10<br />
  17. 17. Empowered Interviewing<br />11<br />Say What you Think<br />Show Who You Are<br />Find Out What you Need to Know<br />Know What you Want<br />
  18. 18. 12<br />A candidate who knows what they want is more attractive than one who tries to please. <br />
  19. 19. Build Your Foundation<br /><ul><li>Your Ideal Job</li></ul> What do you like to do? <br />Define a Good Manager for You<br /> What kind of manager do you need to excel in your job? <br /><ul><li>Your Success Factors</li></ul> What matters to you? What motivates you? What environment do you work best in?<br /><ul><li>Short-Term Goals
  20. 20. Long-Term Goals</li></ul>13<br />
  21. 21. Empowered Interviewing<br />14<br />Say What you Think<br />Show Who You Are<br />Find Out What you Need to Know<br />Know What you Want<br />
  22. 22. 15<br />Due Diligence<br />WILL I THRIVE?<br />Company <br />Opportunity<br />Manager<br />
  23. 23. Examples <br />What qualities do you value most in those who work for you? <br />Describe how you manage stressful situations both for yourself and your team. <br />What do you like most and least about working at this company?<br />If I do an outstanding job, what kinds of future opportunities can I expect?<br />16<br />
  24. 24. Empowered Interviewing<br />17<br />Say What you Think<br />Show Who You Are<br />Find Out What you Need to Know<br />Know What you Want<br />
  25. 25. 360° View of Yourself<br />18<br />
  26. 26. Build a Vision/Connect the Dots<br />What they need What you can do<br />The opportunity Your success factors <br />Their culture How you work<br />19<br />
  27. 27. Why should I hire you? Why do you want this job?<br />The opportunity Your success factors<br />“Project management is my strong suit. I thrive in environments that are fast paced and at the same time collegial, like yours.”<br />What they need What you can do<br />“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. <br />I want a challenging opportunity. You need improved project delivery. I can start contributing to that need immediately.”<br />Their culture How you work<br /> “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. <br /> As you’ve described your management style, I think we’d work well together.”.<br />20<br />
  28. 28. Empowered Interviewing<br />21<br />Say What you Think<br />Show Who You Are<br />Find Out What you Need to Know<br />Know What you Want<br />
  29. 29. Why is Authenticity Important?<br />22<br />Build Trust<br />Authenticity promotes trust <br /> Trust leads to acceptance<br />ARE YOU TRUSTWORTHY?<br />Authenticity promotes trust <br />Trust leads to acceptance<br />
  30. 30. Guidelines<br />Speak without guilt,apology or a chip on your shoulder<br />Stick to the unemotional facts<br />Give your opinions/explain your point of view<br />Unexpected answers get attention<br />Move from the past to the present<br />23<br />
  31. 31. Why did you leave your company?<br />You didn’t see eye to eye with your boss, who was a jerk.<br />You weren’t thriving there.<br /> “I left the company because I wasn’t challenged. <br /> 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.”<br />Unemotional facts. <br />No guilt or apology.<br />Move from past to present.<br />24<br />
  32. 32. Why did you leave your company?<br />You hated cold calling<br />It was ineffective <br />“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. <br /> 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.” <br />Unemotional facts. <br />No guilt or apology.<br />Move from past to present.<br />25<br />
  33. 33. Tell me About your Leadership Skills<br />“I believe a good leader is one who multiplies the efforts of the team, not diminishes them. <br /> I’ve found that people will give their all when they feel supported and empowered. I strive to do both.” <br />Give your opinion<br />Explain your point of view<br />26<br />
  34. 34. Why have you been out of work for 2 years?<br />“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!<br />I don’t like being inactive. Getting involved in volunteering opportunities has kept me sharp.<br />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.”<br />No guilt or apology<br />Unemotional facts. <br />Move from past to present<br />Unexpected answer. <br />27<br />
  35. 35. Are you ready to hit the ground running?<br />“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?”<br />Unexpected answer<br />Opinion/Explaining your point of view<br />28<br />
  36. 36. Be the 10ft Tall Rock Star in your Next Interview!<br />Know What you Want <br />Build your foundation<br />What matters to you counts<br />Find out What you Need to Know<br />Is this opportunity right for you<br />Will you flourish<br />Show Who you Are <br />360° View<br />Connect the dots<br />Say What you Think<br />Authenticity builds trust<br />No guilt or apology<br />Explain your point of view<br />29<br />
  37. 37. "Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony." <br />- Mahatma Gandhi<br />30<br />
  38. 38. www.interviewing.biz<br />www.blog.interviewing.biz<br />Twitter: lmaish1<br />LinkedIn<br />31<br />Copyright  2011 Laura Maish<br />
  39. 39. Private Coaching - $75/hour<br />Exercise Booklet - $25<br />Webinars/Classes<br />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. <br />Show Who You Are – A 2 hour interactive session focused solely on mastering how you talk about yourself in the interview process. <br />Say What you Think – A dynamic 2 hour session that shows you how to answer difficult interview questions candidly and professionally.<br />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. <br />32<br />Copyright  2011 Laura Maish<br />
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