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How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
How to fail an interview in 13 easy steps & save yourself (1)
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    • 1. How To Fail An InterviewIn 13 Easy Steps & SaveYourselfExecutive search firm in Communications andMarketingCopyright 2013 by Lynn Hazan & AssociatesLynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
    • 2. •Fidget. Sitting is overrated and boring. Spicethings up with rapid, erratic movement.
    • 3. •Avoid eye contact! The interviewer won’t beable to read you.
    • 4. •Talk about yourself the whole interview. Get down tobusiness in the last 10 minutes! That way, it will be too lateto talk about anything important.
    • 5. •Winging it is your strategy for success.
    • 6. •Write the way you speak – long, rambling,incoherent sentences.
    • 7. •Resist coaching! You’re already the expert.
    • 8. •Don’t prepare for an interview: your computer went down,your family needs you. Plus, you already know everythingthere is to know about the company.
    • 9. •Tell a white lie here and there. Everyone lies about theircredentials!
    • 10. •Claim that all of your writing samples are indeed yours.When the hiring manager finds out that your well-writtensamples are inconsistent with your current sloppy work,simply shrug it off by stating “I created the first draft andsome editor finished it.”
    • 11. •Be lifeless in your interview. Show no emotion orenthusiasm; be as low key as possible.
    • 12. •Avoid engaging in conversation with the interviewer. “Yes”and “No” are great ways to nip a conversation in the bud.DO NOT ask probing questions!
    • 13. •DO NOT bring samples of your work.•DO NOT bring additional materials to showcase your work.•DO NOT bring extra resumes.
    • 14. •Swear. Swear often. I mean, everyone does it. That wayeveryone knows how cool you are.
    • 15. • Many candidates sabotage their ownchances of success when interviewing. Doyou recognize your own behavior here? Ifso, ask yourself if you want to win or loseat the interview.
    • 16. • If you want to win, then you need to alteryour behavior in order to change.
    • 17. •To win, alter your behavior.
    • 18. Why Should I HireYOU?Write down your answers.
    • 19. How to Create Your UPSWhat makes you unique?What makes you special?What’s your story???????
    • 20. Preparation
    • 21. Before the interview:Research the company1.Use the web and social media tools.2.Look for recent articles.3.Check out industry competition.4.What is company known for?5.What is the culture?How do you fit?
    • 22. Tough Questions? Not really*Real interview questions*Practice your answers!• “How do you resolve conflict?”• “Describe a time when you had to work as part of a team.What was your role and what was the outcome?”• “Why should we hire you?”• “Describe your work ethic.”• “Do you have any questions for me?
    • 23. The Interview
    • 24. Conversation & DialogueThe interview should be a two-sided conversation.•Be actively engaged.•Ask probing questions.•Yes/No answers = Conversation Killers.•No Shy Talk.•Be aware of dialog cues / turn-taking.
    • 25. Role Playing in the Interview•Be prepared to answer real life questions-How would you handle…?•Hypothetical questions / scenarios are on therise!-How many tennis balls fit into a school bus?-How many baseballs are sold in Chicago per year?
    • 26. Frame the Process:Storytelling at its Best1.Problem or need2.Opportunity or challenge3.Strategies and tactics4.Results5.What you did with results
    • 27. PortfoliosExamples of your work-Not just for creatives-Work you did as part of a teamGo Digital!-USB/Flashdrive-VisualCV, About.me, etc.-blogs (Blogger, Wordpress,Tumblr)
    • 28. Money, money, money…Know salary range for position-Salary.com, Payscale.com, Monster, Glassdoor-Consider stalling tactics:-“What range were you considering?”-“I feel it’s too early to discuss. I’d like to learn more.”-Don’t get defensive
    • 29. Wow Project“Dazzle employers back”with a “Wow!” project.Shows initiative andcapability
    • 30. To sign up for Lynn’s E-jobs, the free,confidential listserv from Lynn Hazan &Associates:Clearly print your name andemail address on the sign upsheet!
    • 31. Contact Info+ 55 E. Washington St.Suite 715Chicago, IL 60602312-863-5401lynn@lhazan.comwww.lhazan.com@lynnhazanLynn HazanLynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.Copyright 2013 by Lynn Hazan & AssociatesLynn Hazan, Anne Howard & ArthurHartnett

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