8 Secrets to Getting the Job: What to do Before, During, and After the Interview

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  • 1. 8 Secrets to Getting the Job:8 Secrets to Getting the Job: What to do Before, During, and After the InterviewWhat to do Before, During, and After the Interview Dr. Howie DiBlasi , C.I.O (Retired) “Emerging Technologies Evangelist” Twitter:Twitter: hdiblasihdiblasi e-mail:e-mail: howie@frontier.nethowie@frontier.net www.drhowie.comwww.drhowie.com www.disneyscience.comwww.disneyscience.com
  • 2. Where are we going?Where are we going? 1.1. Creating 21st-Century RésumésCreating 21st-Century Résumés 2.2. How to make your Résumé stand outHow to make your Résumé stand out 3.3. Landing a job interviewLanding a job interview 4.4. Preparing for a job interviewPreparing for a job interview 5.5. What to do and not to do during an interviewWhat to do and not to do during an interview 6.6. How to dressHow to dress 7.7. What to say and not to sayWhat to say and not to say 8.8. What you can do after the interview to helpWhat you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.yourself stand out.
  • 3. Conference Links:Conference Links: www.drhowie.comwww.drhowie.com The Science of DisneyThe Science of Disney www.disneyscience.comwww.disneyscience.com Twitter: hdiblasiTwitter: hdiblasi e-mail:e-mail: howie@frontier.nethowie@frontier.net
  • 4. Where are we going?Where are we going? 1.1. Creating 21st-Century RésumésCreating 21st-Century Résumés 2.2. How to make your Résumé stand outHow to make your Résumé stand out 3.3. Landing a job interviewLanding a job interview 4.4. Preparing for a job interviewPreparing for a job interview 5.5. What to do and not to do during an interviewWhat to do and not to do during an interview 6.6. How to dressHow to dress 7.7. What to say and not to sayWhat to say and not to say 8.8. What you can do after the interview to help yourself standWhat you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.out.
  • 5. Questions HR Will AskQuestions HR Will Ask What are the candidates’ qualifications and skills?What are the candidates’ qualifications and skills? Have they presented themselves in a compellingHave they presented themselves in a compelling way?way? Is there a résumé that stand out?Is there a résumé that stand out? What impressions do you have of these candidates?What impressions do you have of these candidates? Why?Why?
  • 6. Who Will Hire Me?Who Will Hire Me? Creating 21st-Century RésumésCreating 21st-Century Résumés Students should reflect on their talents;Students should reflect on their talents; Achievements and experience;Achievements and experience; Learn how best to showcase their talents andLearn how best to showcase their talents and ambitionsambitions Create two résumé versions – traditional andCreate two résumé versions – traditional and technology-enhanced;technology-enhanced;
  • 7. Curriculum Vitae (vahy-tee ) vs. Resume - What's the Difference? In the United StatesIn the United States Curriculum vitae is used primarily whenCurriculum vitae is used primarily when applyingapplying for academicfor academic EducationEducation ScientificScientific Research positionsResearch positions It is also applicable when applying forIt is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants.fellowships or grants.
  • 8. 7 Things To Never Put On A Resume7 Things To Never Put On A Resume 1. Your Picture1. Your Picture 2. Interests And Hobbies2. Interests And Hobbies 3. Spelling Mistrakes And Grammeatical Errors3. Spelling Mistrakes And Grammeatical Errors 5. References5. References 6. Minute Details6. Minute Details 7. False Information7. False Information
  • 9. Should I Include a Photo on My Resume?Should I Include a Photo on My Resume? Resume Photos Can Work Against YouResume Photos Can Work Against You – As a job-seeker you want to focus on yourAs a job-seeker you want to focus on your skills and qualifications instead of yourskills and qualifications instead of your appearance on paperappearance on paper When It Is AppropriateWhen It Is Appropriate – applying for a position where your face will beapplying for a position where your face will be in the public eyein the public eye
  • 10. 1.1. Creating 21st-Century RésumésCreating 21st-Century Résumés 2.2. How to make your Résumé stand outHow to make your Résumé stand out 3.3. Landing a job interviewLanding a job interview 4.4. Preparing for a job interviewPreparing for a job interview 5.5. What to do and not to do during an interviewWhat to do and not to do during an interview 6.6. How to dressHow to dress 7.7. What to say and not to sayWhat to say and not to say 8.8. What you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.What you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.
  • 11. Student selectedStudent selected sample résumés at Visual CVsample résumés at Visual CV
  • 12. http://http://visualcv.comvisualcv.com/www/examples//www/examples/
  • 13. Tufts, Please Pick MeTufts, Please Pick Me Tufts University inTufts University in Medford, Mass.-Medford, Mass.- aspiring studentsaspiring students to submit shortto submit short YouTube videos toYouTube videos to supplement theirsupplement their applications.applications. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LWmU0hze4jE
  • 14. Resumes That Got Worldwide AttentionResumes That Got Worldwide Attention This person turned his resume into a chocolate bar and was hired. HisThis person turned his resume into a chocolate bar and was hired. His chocolate resume was picked up on Reddit and viewed more than 1chocolate resume was picked up on Reddit and viewed more than 1 million times.million times.
  • 15. http://www.creativebloq.com/career/creative-resumes-11121419http://www.creativebloq.com/career/creative-resumes-11121419
  • 16. Resources For Résumés IncludeResources For Résumés Include EmurseEmurse Best Sample ResumeBest Sample Resume About.comAbout.com VisualCV Resume ExamplesVisualCV Resume Examples http://visualcv.com/www/examples/http://visualcv.com/www/examples/
  • 17. Ask:Ask: How do the online résumésHow do the online résumés differ fromdiffer from those designed for print?those designed for print? What do theWhat do the videos say about thevideos say about the applicantapplicant who made them?who made them? How did theHow did the interactive résumésinteractive résumés andand videosvideos show the applicantsshow the applicants in a wayin a way that athat a paper résumé could notpaper résumé could not??
  • 18. A student sent an unapologetically honestA student sent an unapologetically honest cover letter to ancover letter to an investment bankinvestment bank and peopleand people on Wall Streeton Wall Street called it one of the best CVscalled it one of the best CVs they have ever seen.they have ever seen. It spread from bank to bank and sites likeIt spread from bank to bank and sites like Business Insider picked it up.Business Insider picked it up. "No joke, I think we should consider this guy,""No joke, I think we should consider this guy," one banker wrote. “one banker wrote. “ ““I wouldn't be surprised if this guy gets at leastI wouldn't be surprised if this guy gets at least a call from every bank out there."a call from every bank out there."
  • 19. 23 Cool Resumes I Found On Instagram23 Cool Resumes I Found On Instagram
  • 20. 7 cool resumes I found on Pinterest7 cool resumes I found on Pinterest See theSee the resume here.resume here. http://www.businessinsider.cohttp://www.businessinsider.co m/7-cool-resumes-we-found-m/7-cool-resumes-we-found- on-pinterest-2012-2on-pinterest-2012-2
  • 21. 1.1. Creating 21st-Century RésumésCreating 21st-Century Résumés 2.2. How to make your Résumé stand outHow to make your Résumé stand out 3. Landing a job interview 4.4. Preparing for a job interviewPreparing for a job interview 5.5. What to do and not to do during an interviewWhat to do and not to do during an interview 6.6. How to dressHow to dress 7.7. What to say and not to sayWhat to say and not to say 8.8. What you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.What you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.
  • 22. Create a list of theCreate a list of the qualifications for the jobqualifications for the job Make a list of your assets and match them to theMake a list of your assets and match them to the job requirements.job requirements. Create aCreate a list of up to 10 assetslist of up to 10 assets, including, including skillsskills,, certificationscertifications,, experiencesexperiences,, professionalprofessional qualificationsqualifications andand abilitiesabilities,, computer skillscomputer skills Have aHave a knowledge basesknowledge bases ready to share with theready to share with the interviewer.interviewer. Be sure your assetsBe sure your assets correlate directly with thecorrelate directly with the skills and abilities required by the companyskills and abilities required by the company..
  • 23. Landing a job interview 1.1. ResearchResearch Your Target CompaniesYour Target Companies 2.2. You have a minute to impress-whenYou have a minute to impress-when the HR person is reading yourthe HR person is reading your resume.resume. Did you?Did you? 3.3. DevelopDevelop Marketing MaterialMarketing Material
  • 24. Create Your Brand Utilizing Social MediaCreate Your Brand Utilizing Social Media
  • 25. Create Your Brand Utilizing Social MediaCreate Your Brand Utilizing Social Media
  • 26. Create Your Brand Utilizing Social MediaCreate Your Brand Utilizing Social Media
  • 27. Create Your Brand Utilizing Social MediaCreate Your Brand Utilizing Social Media
  • 28. 1.1. Creating 21st-Century RésumésCreating 21st-Century Résumés 2.2. How to make your Résumé stand outHow to make your Résumé stand out 3.3. Landing a job interviewLanding a job interview 4.4. Preparing for a job interviewPreparing for a job interview 5.5. How to dressHow to dress 6.6. What to do and not to do during an interviewWhat to do and not to do during an interview 7.7. What to say and not to sayWhat to say and not to say 8.8. What you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.What you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.
  • 29. Preparing for a job interviewPreparing for a job interview Analyze the JobAnalyze the Job Research the CompanyResearch the Company
  • 30. Have aHave a knowledge baseknowledge base ready to share with theready to share with the interviewer.interviewer.
  • 31. What to Bring to a Job InterviewWhat to Bring to a Job Interview - a- a portfolioportfolio extra copies of your resumeextra copies of your resume a list of referencesa list of references a list of questions ask the interviewer..a list of questions ask the interviewer..
  • 32. Interview EtiquetteInterview Etiquette Remember toRemember to greetgreet the receptionist, yourthe receptionist, your interviewer, and everyone else you meetinterviewer, and everyone else you meet politely,politely, pleasantly and enthusiastically.pleasantly and enthusiastically. During the interview watch yourDuring the interview watch your body languagebody language.. - shake hands- shake hands firmlyfirmly and makeand make eye contacteye contact as youas you articulate your points.articulate your points. Relax and leanRelax and lean forwardforward a littlea little towardstowards thethe interviewerinterviewer soso you appear interested and engagedyou appear interested and engaged..
  • 33. Analyze the JobAnalyze the Job Make a MatchMake a Match Research the CompanyResearch the Company Practice InterviewingPractice Interviewing
  • 34. Sample questions you may encounterSample questions you may encounter
  • 35. What you may NOT be prepared for !!!!What you may NOT be prepared for !!!! You are introduced to someone at a cocktailYou are introduced to someone at a cocktail party. Describe what you do in two or threeparty. Describe what you do in two or three sentences.sentences. What do you wish you had invented?What do you wish you had invented? Who is your hero and what characteristicsWho is your hero and what characteristics do they have?do they have?
  • 36. What you may NOT be prepared for !!!!What you may NOT be prepared for !!!! How many times a day does a clock’sHow many times a day does a clock’s hands overlap?hands overlap? How many golf balls can fit in a schoolHow many golf balls can fit in a school bus?bus? Design an evacuation plan for SanDesign an evacuation plan for San Francisco.Francisco.
  • 37. What you may NOT be prepared for !!!!What you may NOT be prepared for !!!! ““An apple costs 20 cents, an orangeAn apple costs 20 cents, an orange costs 40 cents, and a grapefruit costscosts 40 cents, and a grapefruit costs 60 cents, how much is a p__r?”60 cents, how much is a p__r?” ““What would you do if you just inheritedWhat would you do if you just inherited a pizzeria from your uncle?"a pizzeria from your uncle?"
  • 38. What did I forget?What did I forget? Get DirectionsGet Directions If possible practice a test driveIf possible practice a test drive so you know how to get to theso you know how to get to the interviewinterview
  • 39. 1.1. Creating 21st-Century RésumésCreating 21st-Century Résumés 2.2. How to make your Résumé stand outHow to make your Résumé stand out 3.3. Landing a job interviewLanding a job interview 4.4. Preparing for a job interviewPreparing for a job interview 5.5. How to dressHow to dress 6.6. What to do and not to do during an interviewWhat to do and not to do during an interview 7.7. What to say and not to sayWhat to say and not to say 8.8. What you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.What you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.
  • 40. How to dressHow to dress
  • 41. This or THIS ?This or THIS ?
  • 42. Business-Casual-???Business-Casual-???
  • 43. At an interview, can the interviewer askAt an interview, can the interviewer ask if you have any tattoos anywhere onif you have any tattoos anywhere on your body?your body? What’s my tattoo/piercing/hairstyle gotWhat’s my tattoo/piercing/hairstyle got to do with it?to do with it? http://www.snagajob.com/resources/whats-my-http://www.snagajob.com/resources/whats-my- tattoopiercinghairstyle-got-to-do-with-ittattoopiercinghairstyle-got-to-do-with-it
  • 44. 1.1. Creating 21st-Century RésumésCreating 21st-Century Résumés 2.2. How to make your Résumé stand outHow to make your Résumé stand out 3.3. Landing a job interviewLanding a job interview 4.4. Preparing for a job interviewPreparing for a job interview 5.5. How to dressHow to dress 6.6. What to do and not to doWhat to do and not to do during an interviewduring an interview 7.7. What to say and not to sayWhat to say and not to say 8.8. What you can do after the interview to help yourselfWhat you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.stand out.
  • 45. Listen and Ask QuestionsListen and Ask Questions ListeningListening is just as important as answeringis just as important as answering questions.questions. Listen to the interviewer, toListen to the interviewer, to pay attention,pay attention, and to take time, if you need it,and to take time, if you need it, toto compose an appropriate answer.compose an appropriate answer. Also, be ready toAlso, be ready to engageengage the interviewer.the interviewer.
  • 46. Listen and Ask QuestionsListen and Ask Questions Make it aMake it a givegive andand taketake type of conversationtype of conversation Build a relationshipBuild a relationship with the interviewerwith the interviewer rather than just giving rote responses torather than just giving rote responses to questions.questions. Have questions of your own ready to ask the interviewer..
  • 47. 1.1. Creating 21st-Century RésumésCreating 21st-Century Résumés 2.2. How to make your Résumé stand outHow to make your Résumé stand out 3.3. Landing a job interviewLanding a job interview 4.4. Preparing for a job interviewPreparing for a job interview 5.5. How to dressHow to dress 6.6. What to do and not to do during an interviewWhat to do and not to do during an interview 7.7. What to say and not to sayWhat to say and not to say 8.8. What you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.What you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.
  • 48. ThingsThings Not to SayNot to Say In a JobIn a Job InterviewInterview I'm not aware of any weaknessesI'm not aware of any weaknesses when asked towhen asked to share some shortcomings.share some shortcomings. Why have earnings slumpedWhy have earnings slumped at your companyat your company during the past two quarters?during the past two quarters? Can I work from homeCan I work from home or how much vacationor how much vacation would I get?would I get? You'll regret it if you don't hire meYou'll regret it if you don't hire me, I'm the most, I'm the most qualified.qualified. II don't have any questions for youdon't have any questions for you..
  • 49. ThingsThings Not to SayNot to Say In a JobIn a Job InterviewInterview How much does this job pay?How much does this job pay? My boss was incompetentMy boss was incompetent, a jerk, an, a jerk, an idiot or anything else disparaging.idiot or anything else disparaging. ““I'll have your job”I'll have your job” when asked where youwhen asked where you see yourself five years from now.see yourself five years from now. I hate my jobI hate my job You look great.You look great.
  • 50. Interview Questions to Ask the EmployerInterview Questions to Ask the Employer How would youHow would you describe the responsibilitiesdescribe the responsibilities of the position?of the position? How would youHow would you describe a typical week/daydescribe a typical week/day in this position?in this position? What is the company'sWhat is the company's management stylemanagement style?? Who doesWho does this position report tothis position report to? If I am? If I am offered the position, can I meet him/her?offered the position, can I meet him/her?
  • 51. Interview Questions to Ask the EmployerInterview Questions to Ask the Employer What are the prospects forWhat are the prospects for growth andgrowth and advancement?advancement? How does oneHow does one advance in the companyadvance in the company?? WhatWhat do you like about working heredo you like about working here?? What don't you like about working here andWhat don't you like about working here and what would you changewhat would you change??
  • 52. Interview Questions to Ask the EmployerInterview Questions to Ask the Employer Is thisIs this a new positiona new position? If not, what did the? If not, what did the previous employee go on to do?previous employee go on to do? How muchHow much traveltravel is expected?is expected? IsIs relocationrelocation a possibility?a possibility? IsIs overtime expectedovertime expected??
  • 53. Final Questions to Ask the EmployerFinal Questions to Ask the Employer Would you like aWould you like a list of referenceslist of references?? If I am extended a job offer,If I am extended a job offer, how soon wouldhow soon would you like me to start?you like me to start? When can I expectWhen can I expect to hear from youto hear from you?? Are there any other questionsAre there any other questions I can answerI can answer for you?for you?
  • 54. 1.1. Creating 21st-Century RésumésCreating 21st-Century Résumés 2.2. How to make your Résumé stand outHow to make your Résumé stand out 3.3. Landing a job interviewLanding a job interview 4.4. Preparing for a job interviewPreparing for a job interview 5.5. What to do and not to do during an interviewWhat to do and not to do during an interview 6.6. How to dressHow to dress 7.7. What to say and not to sayWhat to say and not to say 8.8. What you can do after the interviewWhat you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.to help yourself stand out.
  • 55. What you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out. Send a thank you noteSend a thank you note Call or e-mail to follow-upCall or e-mail to follow-up TimelineTimeline ReflectReflect Follow-Up AgainFollow-Up Again DesireDesire Respect conventional limits on post-Respect conventional limits on post- interview contactinterview contact ExplainExplain Be availableBe available Anticipate second and third interviewsAnticipate second and third interviews
  • 56. Now What?Now What? PatiencePatience Follow-up phone calls.Follow-up phone calls. Continued networking.Continued networking. Apply for Other JobsApply for Other Jobs Move-OnMove-On
  • 57. RedHoopRedHoop Search. Learn. Grow.Search. Learn. Grow. http://blog.redhoop.com/http://blog.redhoop.com/
  • 58. Lessons I Didn't Learn in schoolLessons I Didn't Learn in school 1. You're Not As Smart1. You're Not As Smart As You ThinkAs You Think 2. Accept Your New2. Accept Your New Kid StatusKid Status 3. Fitting In3. Fitting In 4. Ask Questions4. Ask Questions 5. Communicate and5. Communicate and LearnLearn 6. Stay Organized6. Stay Organized and Never Miss aand Never Miss a DeadlineDeadline 7. Relax7. Relax 8. Never Eat Lunch8. Never Eat Lunch AloneAlone 9. Be Confident.9. Be Confident. 10. Be Innovative.10. Be Innovative.
  • 59. ---- "So where"So where is Waldo,is Waldo, really?"really?" 3 Best questions I ever asked a candidate that was interviewing
  • 60. 3 Best questions I ever asked a candidate that was interviewing Brandeis‘Brandeis‘ "A package arrives at your door."A package arrives at your door. After seeing the contents youAfter seeing the contents you know it's going to be the best dayknow it's going to be the best day of your life. What's inside and howof your life. What's inside and how do you spend your day?"do you spend your day?"
  • 61. 3 Best questions I ever asked a candidate that was interviewing Wake Forest'sWake Forest's "Think of things that"Think of things that fascinated you when you werefascinated you when you were 10 years old -- what has10 years old -- what has endured?";endured?";
  • 62. 8 Secrets to Getting the Job:8 Secrets to Getting the Job: What to do Before, During, and After the InterviewWhat to do Before, During, and After the Interview Dr. Howie DiBlasi , C.I.O (Retired) “Emerging Technologies Evangelist” Twitter:Twitter: hdiblasihdiblasi e-mail:e-mail: howie@frontier.nethowie@frontier.net www.drhowie.comwww.drhowie.com www.disneyscience.comwww.disneyscience.com