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Wonder what employers are thinking? This presentation provide insight into their thoughts and what they are looking for in an interviewee.

Wonder what employers are thinking? This presentation provide insight into their thoughts and what they are looking for in an interviewee.



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  • Leave a Lasting Impression Get In the Mind of the Employer
  • Topics
    • Employer Perception
    • Appearance
    • Attitude
    • Confidence
    • Approachability
    • Professionalism
    • Tune In
    • Connect with People
  • Employers Perception Resume Work Experience GPA Clubs / Organizations Activities Major / Coursework EMPLOYERS PERCEPTION
  • This person looks_____ Confident or cocky? That suit says…. Does he/she know what they are looking for? Professional + / - Employers know their 1 st impression of you within 7 seconds!
  • Appearance
    • Conservative suit & tie OR skirt/blouse
    • Clean and well groomed
    • Polish shoes, match socks and belt
    • Ease up on the cologne/perfume
    • Pen and paper
    • TURN OFF cell phone / no earpiece
    • Body Language
    • Clean up social networks
  • Attitude
    • Be Confident: 
      • Posture
      • Firm handshake
      • Eye contact
      • Body movements
    • Relax: 
      • Don’t twirl your hair
      • Don’t rub your hands together
      • Don’t slouch or appear uncomfortable.
    • Show enthusiasm and passion
    • Use your manners
    • Humility:
      • sell yourself
      • don’t be full of yourself 
    • Know who you are and be you.
  • Confidence
    • Make eye contact
    • Be a listener and engage yourself in two-way conversation
    • Sit up straight, lean slightly forward with hands on table
    • Firm handshake, if you miss the shake, ok to say “hey, let’s try that again”
    • Never take a defensive stance on a question (honest answers)
    • Do not speak negatively about anyone.
    • DO NOT compare yourself to other people, be your own person.
  • Approachability
    • Smile for 10 seconds when you enter a room & when you leave say “nice to meet you”
    • Make eye contact for two extra seconds when being introduced (and saying goodbye) to someone new. One-one-thousand…two-one-thousand…
    • Develop great answers to common interview questions http:// bit.ly/greatintanswers
    • Sit / stand with toes pointed AT the speaker (away signifies resistance)
    • Discover the CPI, or Common Point of Interest , between you and any new person as soon as possible. Ask creative, unique, interesting, thought-provoking and challenging questions like, “Can you describe the best day you had at work last year?
  • Professionalism
    • Arrive 15 minutes early
    • Make sure you understand the employer’s next step in the hiring process; know when and from whom you should expect to hear next.
    • Know what action you are expected to take next and DO IT!
    • Back everything up by solid detailed scenarios or experience.
    • Personal thank you’s and not just an email.
    • LinkedIn profiles need to match up with your current resume.
  • Tune In
    • Always maintain eye contact. 
      • Looking off /away gives the impression that you are uninterested, which can equates to arrogance.
    • Don’t interrupt. 
      • This is really hard when you are excited or an extrovert.
    • Listen!
    • Learn!
    • Love something! 
      • showing passion will define you and leave an impact!
  • Connect with People
    • Find out what charities, sports, hobbies, community activities are important to people and engage them at this level. These are their time investments !
    • Participate in the same online communities and provide value.
    • Does someone you meet like Italian food? Send them a recipe.
    • Have you both traveled to Hawaii? Do you both have horses? Share pictures either via email, Facebook or an online album like Shutterfly .
    • Start a newsletter or a blog .
    • Set up Google Alerts for things that are of interest to your prospect and send links to them.
    • Send a handwritten “Thank You” card….everyone emails.
  • Contact [email_address] Facebook.com/thesocialtrex YouTube.com/user/SocialTRex Linkedin.com/in/alexputman Twitter.com/alexputman thesocialTrex.com Click on the icon to go to the link.