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Improve your interview skills! Learn what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for during the interviewing process. Find out how to answer challenging questions. Learn what chimps can teach you …

Improve your interview skills! Learn what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for during the interviewing process. Find out how to answer challenging questions. Learn what chimps can teach you about effective interviewing.

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  • 1. Effective Interviewing Chris Ferdinandi
  • 2. A true story…
  • 3. “We regret to inform you…”
  • 4. Self Introduction
  • 5. Chris Ferdinandi
  • 6. Anthropology
  • 7. Anthropology
  • 8. Anthropology study of people
  • 9. What are employers looking for?
  • 10. What are employers looking for? Knowledge & Skills
  • 11. What are employers looking for? Knowledge & Skills Cultural Fit
  • 12. What types of questions do interviewers ask?
  • 13. Yes/No Situational Behavioral
  • 14. The STAR Method
  • 15. The STAR Method Situation Task Action Result
  • 16. Tell me about yourself.
  • 17. I’m from Vermont but I went to school in Boston. I graduated with a degree in business, and have been working at Non-Profit Org as a marketing associate. I like sports and my favorite food is pasta. I’d like to continue working in marketing.
  • 18. A better answer
  • 19. I’m a marketing professional with a degree in business. For the last two years, I’ve been working at Non-Profit Org as a marketing associate. I’m responsible for marketing and event planning for our fundraising activities. I created a marketing plan for our annual fundraiser, which had net earnings of over $35,000. I really enjoyed the experience, and am excited about continuing my career in marketing.
  • 20. I’m a marketing professional with a degree in business. For the last two years, I’ve been working at Non-Profit Org as a marketing associate. I’m responsible for marketing and event planning for our fundraising activities. I created a marketing plan for our annual fundraiser, which had net earnings of over $35,000. I really enjoyed the experience, and am excited about continuing my career in marketing.
  • 21. I’m a marketing professional with a degree in business. For the last two years, I’ve been working at Non-Profit Org as a marketing associate. I’m responsible for marketing and event planning for our fundraising activities. I created a marketing plan for our annual fundraiser, which had net earnings of over $35,000. I really enjoyed the experience, and am excited about continuing my career in marketing.
  • 22. I’m a marketing professional with a degree in business. For the last two years, I’ve been working at Non-Profit Org as a marketing associate. I’m responsible for marketing and event planning for our fundraising activities. I created a marketing plan for our annual fundraiser, which had net earnings of over $35,000. I really enjoyed the experience, and am excited about continuing my career in marketing.
  • 23. Do you have experience with Microsoft Excel?
  • 24. Yes.
  • 25. A better answer
  • 26. Yes. For my role as a marketing associate, I used Excel to analyze the ROI of our various marketing strategies. I sorted data into various categories, and created charts, graphs and tables to help more clearly communicate my findings. My analysis was used to help improve our strategy the following year.
  • 27. Yes. For my role as a marketing associate, I used Excel to analyze the ROI of our various marketing strategies. I sorted data into various categories, and created charts, graphs and tables to help more clearly communicate my findings. My analysis was used to help improve our strategy the following year.
  • 28. Yes. For my role as a marketing associate, I used Excel to analyze the ROI of our various marketing strategies. I sorted data into various categories, and created charts, graphs and tables to help more clearly communicate my findings. My analysis was used to help improve our strategy the following year.
  • 29. Yes. For my role as a marketing associate, I used Excel to analyze the ROI of our various marketing strategies. I sorted data into various categories, and created charts, graphs and tables to help more clearly communicate my findings. My analysis was used to help improve our strategy the following year.
  • 30. No.
  • 31. I’m not very familiar with Excel, but I do have experience using the other Microsoft Office programs, such as PowerPoint. In my role as a marketing associate, I compiled detailed presentations for my work group. I’m very comfortable with computers in general, and am confident I could quickly learn how to use the program.
  • 32. Tell me about a time when you had to speak in front of a large group.
  • 33. Last year I gave a presentation to my work group on marketing through social media.
  • 34. A better answer
  • 35. Last year I gave a presentation to my work group on marketing through social media. After researching the topic, I created a presentation using PowerPoint about my findings, and presented to a group of about 25 people. My coworkers learned how to use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and Blogs to reach and interact with consumers.
  • 36. Last year I gave a presentation to my work group on marketing through social media. After researching the topic, I created a presentation using PowerPoint about my findings, and presented to a group of about 25 people. My coworkers learned how to use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and Blogs to reach and interact with consumers.
  • 37. Last year I gave a presentation to my work group on marketing through social media. After researching the topic, I created a presentation using PowerPoint about my findings, and presented to a group of about 25 people. My coworkers learned how to use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and Blogs to reach and interact with consumers.
  • 38. Last year I gave a presentation to my work group on marketing through social media. After researching the topic, I created a presentation using PowerPoint about my findings, and presented to a group of about 25 people. My coworkers learned how to use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and Blogs to reach and interact with consumers.
  • 39. What are employers looking for? Knowledge & Skills Cultural Fit
  • 40. Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a boss or customer.
  • 41. Tell me about a recent experience working as part of a group.
  • 42. The STAR Method Situation Task Action Result
  • 43. Preparation
  • 44. Know yourself.
  • 45. Your Skills Job Details
  • 46. Research the organization.
  • 47. Take notes.
  • 48. Practice.
  • 49. of communication is non-verbal
  • 50. What you say is important…
  • 51. What you say is important… but so it what you do.
  • 52. You don’t just smile when you’re happy.
  • 53. Smiling makes you happy.
  • 54. Smile during your interview.
  • 55. Sit up straight.
  • 56. Make eye contact.
  • 57. Make eye contact. (sometimes)
  • 58. Give a firm handshake.
  • 59. Give a firm handshake.
  • 60. Give a firm handshake.
  • 61. Dress the part.
  • 62. Ditch the cell phone.
  • 63. Take notes.
  • 64. If you remember nothing else, remember these 2 things.
  • 65. The STAR Method Situation Task Action Result
  • 66. of communication is non-verbal
  • 67. Photo Credits  stock.xchng  Smashing Magazine  Fotolia  Scotticus on Flickr  adwriter on Flickr  Daniel Spils on Flickr  laffy4k on Flickr  visulogik on Flickr  Giandomenico Ricci on Flickr  sh0dan on Flickr  jesse.millan on Flickr  jaeWALK on Flickr  Another Pint on Flickr  Elaine Faith on Flickr  Banana Donuts on Flickr  hellofaboy on Flickr  Daniel 1977 on Flickr  Foshie on Flickr  University of Rhode Island  Hamed Saber on Flickr  Asela Abhayapala on Flickr  François Bouchet on Flickr  Owen Booth on Flickr  Rémi Chapeaublanc on Flickr  Garr Reynolds  Karen Biggs on Flickr  *Lisa* on Flickr  Nuage DeNuit on Flickr  a Andres on Flickr  CristiXt on Flickr  Philip Bouchard on Flickr  Martino Sabia on Flickr

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