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  • 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. How to Ace the Interview: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 3. Presenter: Richard Barna Chairman Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 4. • Hundreds of interviews • Thousands of resumes • Hopefully I learned something Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 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. 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. Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 8. It’s more than showing up with a one page resume… A lot more Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 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. Your Personal Brand • What’s your competitive advantage? • What’s important • What’s NOT Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 11. Personal Prep • How does your Facebook page interview? Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 12. Personal Prep • Maximize your LinkedIn effectiveness <=""> Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 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. 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. Research Methods Linkedin Company Page Yahoo Finance Google Company website Telephone research Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  • 16. Research Your Interviewer Ask who will be interviewing you Check them out on Linkedin, Facebook & Google
  • 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. 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. 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. Prepare Answers Practice your answers to common questions Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  • 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. Prepare Answers Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  • 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. What Questions Do You Have For Me? Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Personal Prep • Look your best • Feel your best Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  • 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. What questions do you have for me? Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/51
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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