Mention that there are additional hard copy resources in the Career Resource Centre, if students would like to see examples, etc.
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Career Development Workshops Get Ready Get Set GO Know yourself and what you Present yourself with style Make your move want• Discover Your Career • The “Wow” Factor: Resumes • Job Search Strategies that Passion & Cover Letters that stand Maximize Results out• Pinpointing Resources for • Interview Techniques that • Leveraging Social Media for Career Planning Land the Job Your Job Search • Grad School Application • LinkedIn: Developing Career Essentials Connections & Effective Profiles • Keep It Pro: Business • Make it a Breeze: Etiquette & Dress Transitioning from School to Work • Don’t Slurp the Soup! Tips for Dining Etiquette Success • Showing Achievements: Crafting an Engaging Portfolio
Agenda1. Introduction • Types of interviews2. Before the Interview • Research • Rehearse • Relax3. During the Interview • STAR • Illegal questions4. After the Interview5. Summary
Introduction: Types of Interviews Panel Interview Group Interview Lunch or Dinner Interview Long-Distance Interview
Before the Interview• Research• Rehearse• Relax
Before the Interview: Research1. Company Mission statement, services/products, workplace culture, etc.2. Job description/position Pick out key words and phrases3. Yourself Skills / abilities, knowledge, interests, relevant experience, personal qualities Prepare specific examples (success stories)
Before the Interview: Rehearse Sample interview Q’s Record yourself or practice in front of a mirror Concrete examples of skills and experiences Body language, handshake, attire
Before the Interview: Relax Recreational activity the night before Eat nutritionally Good night’s sleep Avoid sugar, caffeine or alcohol prior to the interview Plan to arrive early
During the Interview Firm handshake Consistent eye contact Smile Positive attitude & confidence Good posture Professional language Active listening Focus on skills & accomplishments
During the Interview: STARUse ACCOMPLISHMENT STORIES to highlight yourstrengths with interesting and memorable information: Situation • What was the context? Task • What was the goal? Action • What did you do? Result • How can you prove you did this well?
During the Interview: STARSituation: During my marketing internship last summer, I was responsible for managing 3 corporate events.Task: I noticed that attendance at these events had dropped by 30% over the past 3 years and wanted to do something to improve these numbers.Action: I designed a new promotional packet to go out to the local community businesses. I also included a rating sheet to collect feedback on our events and organized internal round table discussions to raise awareness about the attendance issue with our employees.Result: We utilized some of the wonderful ideas we received from the community, made our internal systems more efficient and visible, and raised attendance by 18% the first year.
During the Interview: Illegal Q’sUnless it is a genuine occupational requirement, it isdiscriminatory and contrary to The Human Rights Actfor an employer to refuse to employ or to dismiss aperson, or to discriminate against a person with respect toany term or condition of employment because of:• Race, Ancestry, Political belief, Marital status, Age, Colour, Place of origin, Religion• Physical or mental disability• Sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy)• Conviction for a criminal offense or summary• Conviction charge that is unrelated to the employment Source: Canadian Human Rights Act
During the Interview: Illegal Q’sIllegal Questions Legal QuestionsAre you a Canadian Are you authorized to citizen? work in Canada? Are you over the age How old are you? of 18? What’s your marital Would you be willing to status? relocate if necessary? Do you have any Can you demonstrate how you would perform the following job- disabilities? related functions?
After the InterviewReview• Assess how you did• What questions you answered well• Which responses need improvementFollow Up• Send a thank-you note• Reiterate skills / interest in the job• Show appreciation for the interview
Summary1. Can you do the job? • Skills, knowledge, abilities, experience, background2. Will you do the job? • Interest, commitment, desire, drive, ambition, capability, willingness3. Will you fit in? • Work-related values, common goals/objectives, personality