Networking For Interview Success Tips, Techniques And Takeaways 6.28.2011Presentation Transcript
Networking for Interview Success Tips, Techniques and Takeaways Written by: Heather Coleman-Voss, Training Facilitator Edited by: Ron Marshall, Assistant Training Facilitator Ferndale Career Center 713 East Nine Mile Road Ferndale, MI 48220 248.545.0222 www.ferndaleschools.org/fcc facebook.com/ferndalecareercenter twitter.com/ferndalecareer linkedin.com/in/ferndalecareercenter LinkedIn Group: Ferndale Career Center ferndalecareercenter.wordpress.com Hashtag: #FerndaleCC 6/28/11
Hope and Ideas for Metro Detroit Job Seekers - Terry Bean, Motor City Connect #MIsuccess
Your interview can begin before the employer ever calls you:
Social Media for Career Success
Strategic Interviewing in the Year 2011
Networking Happens Everywhere
The grocery store
The bus stop
Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Quora
| Blog Posts | Websites
Sample Business Card www.vistaprint.com Or try http://us.moo.com/partner/freepack Personal Branding Statement: (Previously called a ‘motto’ or ‘tagline’) Choose a title that best describes you professionally Use strong, descriptive Bullet points to describe who you are professionally. No address is necessary on your business card. Where can your new contact find you? Phone number, professional email address, professional online profiles (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Blog) – consider a two-sided card. Place your name where the font size Is largest.
The Professional “Tool Kit”: More Than Meets the Eye Does your portfolio contain the following?: Notepad, two black pens, 10 copies of each version of your resume and a pocket for your business cards. Use the notepad to occasionally take notes during the interview. This gives you points to refer to as you ask questions. Writing down what an interviewer says also gives him/her a “positive psychological stroke.” If you find yourself needing an “eye-contact break,” jot down a note and exhale. This will help you to calm down and refocus. Occasionally, you may find yourself interviewing in a room with no table, or in front of the interviewer’s desk. In these cases, the portfolio can be used as a prop or a makeshift “table” – this reduces the stress of feeling too exposed.
Job Interview Tips by @ MaggieMistal
Integrating Your Research Ask questions specific to the organization during the interview based on your research. This shows your interest in the company and fosters conversation between you and the interviewers, which is your goal.
Sample Questions to Ask
What is your philosophy of customer service?
What is the organizational vision for the next five years?
Would you describe the company culture?
What are your expectations for this position?
You have been here for X amount of years – what is it about this organization that keeps you here?
Are there opportunities for internal promotion?
What projects are you working on currently?
Is your organization involved with community-based projects?
Would you describe the management style?
What types of new products or services do you see yourself offering in the future?
Interview or Meeting?
By thinking of the interview as a meeting you are placing less importance on the interviewer’s “power.”
You are a professional and have much to offer - enter the interview with this mindset and reduce your stress level significantly.
Remember - it’s all about the conversation
Sooo…What the Heck Is Going On Here?
The Job Interview
Importance of Body Language
Body Language, Eye Contact and Mirroring
Can you interpret the body language of others?
What message are you receiving? What message is
the interviewer giving?
Are you mirroring the interviewer?
Are you using hand gestures?
Is the eye contact natural and sincere?
Facial Expressions Test
Listen to learn
Listen to understand
Listen to succeed
Listen to build relationships
The person that can master the art of proactive listening will master the art of rapport and success.