Winning Secrets to Acing the Job Interview

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  • It goes from a monologue to a dialogue. When the discussion is interactive, it becomes more exciting.Person who asks the questions is in control. It’s good to be perceived as in control, no?
  • “Why should I hire you?” example
  • Winning Secrets to Acing the Job Interview

    1. 1. Winning Secrets to Acing Your Job Interview<br />Lewis Lin <br />Seattle Interview Coach<br />1<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    2. 2. About Me<br />Companies I’ve Worked For<br />Schools I Graduated From<br />2<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    3. 3. Our Services<br />Key Services<br /><ul><li>Interview Coaching
    4. 4. Resume Writing</li></ul>Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    5. 5. Featured in international publications<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    6. 6. Why I Started Seattle Interview Coach<br />“A candidate can have the best skills and work experience in the world - completely different and novel - but if that person can't explain it to others, it doesn't matter.” <br />– Adapted from Gregory Burns, Professor of Economics, Emory University<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    7. 7. 7 interview secrets<br />6<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    8. 8. Secret #1: The Springboard Tactic<br />7<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    9. 9. Secret #2: You Can Ask Questions Too<br />8<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    10. 10. Secret #3: Signposting<br />Tells the interviewer where you are going.<br />It makes it easier to follow.<br />You’ll also come across as organized and in control.<br />9<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    11. 11. Secret #4: Body language matters<br />Lean forward to demonstrate interest<br />Project a strong voice<br />Maintain eye contact<br />Don’t sway your body or head<br />Smile<br />10<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    12. 12. Secret #5: Relax<br />It’s natural to feel nervous.<br />Pretend you are having coffee with a friend.<br />You have nothing to lose.<br />If you don’t get the job, at least you’ve learned more about a new company. And who knows, you might’ve met a new friend.<br />11<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    13. 13. Secret #6: Be creative<br />It’ll help you standout from others.<br />In addition to getting credit for being creative, you’ll extra effort will be noteworthy.<br />Some ideas:<br />Write a business plan, either for the company or for you.<br />Design marketing collateral for a brand new product concept.<br />Do some informational interviews.<br />Visit the store or factory.<br />12<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    14. 14. Secret #7: Practice, practice, practice.<br />You’ll be less nervous and more polished with practice.<br />The best candidates practice 30 hrs. per interview.<br />Rehearse with your family & friends.<br />Record yourself using a video camera, webcam, or tape recorder.<br />Practice in front of the mirror<br />And of course, you can always get professional coaching<br />13<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />
    15. 15. Questions?<br />http://www.SeattleInterviewCoach.com<br />lewis@seattleinterviewcoach.com<br />http://www.twitter.com/InterviewCoach<br />14<br />Copyright 2010, Seattle Interview Coach<br />

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