Preparing for your interviewPresentation Transcript
Welcome to Preparing for Your Interview
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Transitioning to Green Foundation™ presents Preparing for Your Interview with Hosted by Linda Morris Kelley Larry Finkelstein Paul Cecala
Job Matching Organizational Fit Personality Factors Skills Motivation
What employers are looking for?
Can you do the job?
What are your relevant competencies and qualifications
Will you do the job?
How motivated are you
Will you fit well with the culture and values of the organization, and the style of the boss and work group
Best Fit Accomplishments Skills Licenses Opportunities Values Motivation Culture Preferences Creating Best Fit Strengths
Sustainability and the greening of the economy
Take a proactive approach to sustainability
All jobs can be greener, so think about how this job could be
Be prepared to introduce how you can contribute to the organization
Be creative about how your activities and passion make you a great candidate for this particular job
Review your strengths and accomplishments
Know the organization
Get there on time (and know how to get there)
Be open and friendly
Answer the questions that are asked
Use your accomplishments to illustrate whenever
Know the next steps before you leave
Prepare to present YOU!
Review and be prepared to speak about:
Your accomplishments and skills
Challenges you’ve encountered, and problems or situations you worked on
Actions you took to improve those situations
The RESULTS of your actions
Prepare for standard questions
Tell me about yourself?
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
Why should I hire you ?
How much money do you want?
Prepare your questions for the employer
Why is the position open?
What are their biggest challenges?
What are their priorities?
How will results be measured?
When will they be making a decision
And additional questions, such as technical ones, that are important to you and for you to understand the position
Research preparation for an interview
Learning about the organization, its competition,
and the interviewer
Organization’s marketing material
Other organizations such as associations
Dress for the interview
Dress as if you are going to be representing the organization at a public function
Dress appropriately and conservatively for the position
Be neat and well groomed
Prepare your references
Arrange for a minimum of three professional references
Get up to date contact information from them
Discuss what they will say about you
Let them know that they might be contacted and give them some information about the job
High stress interviews
Second or final interviews
Kinds of Interviews for which you should be prepared
Thank you for your participation! This webinar is offered in conjunction with the Transitioning to Green Certificate Program™ Transitioning to Green Foundation www.TTGFoundation.org Larry Finkelstein [email_address] Paul Cecala [email_address] Linda Morris Kelley [email_address]