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Interviewing with the CEO:
Getting a Job in General Management,
and
interviewing tips to help get any job!
Hosted by: Care...
How to Ace the Interview:
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
Presenter:
Richard Barna
Chairman
Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
• Hundreds of interviews
• Thousands of resumes
• Hopefully I learned something
Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/...
Not Our Focus
• Networking
• How to maximize your Social Media
• How to “Spray and Pray” resumes
• How to get the intervie...
Our Focus
How to Ace the Interview
(Once you have the interview)
Preparation is the key.
Hosted by: Career Advisors on Dem...
Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
It’s more than showing up with a one
page resume…
A lot more
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Do Your Homework
Polish your “personal brand”
Research the company
Prepare your questions
Prepare your “show & tell”
...
Your Personal Brand
• What’s your competitive advantage?
• What’s important
• What’s NOT
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Personal Prep
• How does your Facebook page interview?
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Personal Prep
• Maximize your LinkedIn effectiveness
<="">
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Use LinkedIn
• Used by many hiring companies
• Find jobs not on hiring board
• Complete your profile
• Good photo
• Get re...
Research Topics
What do they do? Make?
Competitors?
History – What are they proud of?
Trends & Issues?
Hosted by: Care...
Research Methods
Linkedin Company Page
Yahoo Finance
Google
Company website
Telephone research
Hosted by:See the rest...
Research Your Interviewer
Ask who will be interviewing you
Check them out on Linkedin, Facebook
& Google
Prepare Your Resume
• Tailor the resume to match the job
description and experience required
• Results orientation
– with ...
Prepare “Show & Tell”
Folder for each item, neatly labeled
Show HOW YOU THINK
Show HOW YOU ORGANIZE
Show RESULTS orien...
Prepare “Show & Tell”
Make your resume come alive
Stand out from the crowd
It’s a preview of how you would do a
job for...
Prepare Answers
Practice your answers to common
questions
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Prepare Answers
Tell me about yourself?
What’s your greatest weakness?
Why do you want to work for us?
What do you kno...
Prepare Answers
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Prepare Answers
Positive Attitude!
No whining or badmouthing
Honest and modest
Reinforce your personal brand and
compe...
What Questions Do You Have
For Me?
Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
Prepare Questions
• What are the objectives for my
department this year?
• How much travel is involved? Where?
To accompli...
Prepare Questions
At least 10, 20 is better!
Printed list with room for your notes
Shows your preparation, organization...
Prepare Questions
• How much travel is involved? Where?
To accomplish what?
• Who else is on my team?
• What are the prima...
Practice, Practice, Practice
Find a friend who has conducted
interviews before
Ask them to do a full scale run through
...
Personal Prep
• Look your best
• Feel your best
Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
Do Your Homework
Polish your “personal brand”
Research the company
Prepare your answers
Prepare your “show & tell”
Pr...
What questions do you have for me?
Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
Questions and Answers
Question 1:
How do you feel about people who answer
questions incorrectly?
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Questions and Answers
Question 2:
What is the best way to describe a failure?
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Questions and Answers
Question 3:
If someone does not plan on working for the
company 5 years into the future, how should
...
Questions and Answers
Question 4:
How important is it to understand the technical
parts of a company?
Hosted by:See the an...
Questions and Answers
Question 5:
Do you have any specific suggestions for dress
code according to the industry?
Hosted by...
Questions and Answers
Question 6:
As the interviewee, is it appropriate to
have/take notes?
Hosted by:See the answer at ev...
Questions and Answers
Question 7:
As the CEO, what do you want to hear when you
ask “Why do you want to work for my
compan...
Questions and Answers
Question 8:
Should thank-you cards be sent via email? How
long afterwards?
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Questions and Answers
Question 9:
What is your stance on hiring and distinguishing
MBA candidates?
Hosted by:See the answe...
Questions and Answers
Question 10:
To what degree should I be mirroring/mimicking
the interviewer?
Hosted by:See the answe...
Interviewing with the CEO:
Getting a Job in General Management
&
interviewing tips to help get any job
www.evisors.com/exp...
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  1. 1. Interviewing with the CEO: Getting a Job in General Management, and interviewing tips to help get any job! Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  2. 2. How to Ace the Interview: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  3. 3. Presenter: Richard Barna Chairman Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  4. 4. • Hundreds of interviews • Thousands of resumes • Hopefully I learned something Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  5. 5. Not Our Focus • Networking • How to maximize your Social Media • How to “Spray and Pray” resumes • How to get the interview. • Specialty interviewing: - Consulting - Tech Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  6. 6. Our Focus How to Ace the Interview (Once you have the interview) Preparation is the key. Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  7. 7. Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  8. 8. It’s more than showing up with a one page resume… A lot more Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  9. 9. Do Your Homework Polish your “personal brand” Research the company Prepare your questions Prepare your “show & tell” Prepare your answers Practice, Practice, Practice Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  10. 10. Your Personal Brand • What’s your competitive advantage? • What’s important • What’s NOT Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  11. 11. Personal Prep • How does your Facebook page interview? Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  12. 12. Personal Prep • Maximize your LinkedIn effectiveness <=""> Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  13. 13. Use LinkedIn • Used by many hiring companies • Find jobs not on hiring board • Complete your profile • Good photo • Get recommendations <=""> Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  14. 14. Research Topics What do they do? Make? Competitors? History – What are they proud of? Trends & Issues? Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  15. 15. Research Methods Linkedin Company Page Yahoo Finance Google Company website Telephone research Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  16. 16. Research Your Interviewer Ask who will be interviewing you Check them out on Linkedin, Facebook & Google
  17. 17. Prepare Your Resume • Tailor the resume to match the job description and experience required • Results orientation – with modesty & honesty • You never know what detail will catch their interest Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  18. 18. Prepare “Show & Tell” Folder for each item, neatly labeled Show HOW YOU THINK Show HOW YOU ORGANIZE Show RESULTS orientation Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  19. 19. Prepare “Show & Tell” Make your resume come alive Stand out from the crowd It’s a preview of how you would do a job for them Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  20. 20. Prepare Answers Practice your answers to common questions Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  21. 21. Prepare Answers Tell me about yourself? What’s your greatest weakness? Why do you want to work for us? What do you know about our company? Why did you leave your last job? Tell me about a time when you had to… (deal with a tough customer, respond to a crisis, etc) Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  22. 22. Prepare Answers Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  23. 23. Prepare Answers Positive Attitude! No whining or badmouthing Honest and modest Reinforce your personal brand and competitive advantage Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  24. 24. What Questions Do You Have For Me? Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  25. 25. Prepare Questions • What are the objectives for my department this year? • How much travel is involved? Where? To accomplish what? • Who else is on my team? • Add to the list during the interview Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  26. 26. Prepare Questions At least 10, 20 is better! Printed list with room for your notes Shows your preparation, organization and thinking style Do not ask yes/no questions. Who? What? Where? Lead to good answers. Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  27. 27. Prepare Questions • How much travel is involved? Where? To accomplish what? • Who else is on my team? • What are the primary objectives for my department in the next plan year? • Add to the list during the interview Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  28. 28. Practice, Practice, Practice Find a friend who has conducted interviews before Ask them to do a full scale run through Dress up, bring all your materials, do a real interview Do it again And again. Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  29. 29. Personal Prep • Look your best • Feel your best Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  30. 30. Do Your Homework Polish your “personal brand” Research the company Prepare your answers Prepare your “show & tell” Prepare your questions Practice, Practice, Practice Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  31. 31. What questions do you have for me? Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  32. 32. Questions and Answers Question 1: How do you feel about people who answer questions incorrectly? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  33. 33. Questions and Answers Question 2: What is the best way to describe a failure? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  34. 34. Questions and Answers Question 3: If someone does not plan on working for the company 5 years into the future, how should they approach that long-term question? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  35. 35. Questions and Answers Question 4: How important is it to understand the technical parts of a company? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  36. 36. Questions and Answers Question 5: Do you have any specific suggestions for dress code according to the industry? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  37. 37. Questions and Answers Question 6: As the interviewee, is it appropriate to have/take notes? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  38. 38. Questions and Answers Question 7: As the CEO, what do you want to hear when you ask “Why do you want to work for my company?” Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  39. 39. Questions and Answers Question 8: Should thank-you cards be sent via email? How long afterwards? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  40. 40. Questions and Answers Question 9: What is your stance on hiring and distinguishing MBA candidates? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  41. 41. Questions and Answers Question 10: To what degree should I be mirroring/mimicking the interviewer? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  42. 42. Interviewing with the CEO: Getting a Job in General Management & interviewing tips to help get any job www.evisors.com/expert/222 Thanks for joining us! Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
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