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Again Revised Ladies & Gentlemen

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Explains new "speed interviewing" technique designed to maximize mock interviews for students, and streamline recruiting for employers.

Explains new "speed interviewing" technique designed to maximize mock interviews for students, and streamline recruiting for employers.


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    • 1. Ladies & Gentlemen: Start Your Interviews! Terry Clevenger, Career Services Wichita State University, Wichita KS
    • 2. Introduction
      • How to bring a new twist to Mock Interviewing
      • How “speed interviewing” benefits students AND employers
      • Lessons we learned from “Rookie Year”
    • 3. Overview
      • Current mock interview program was “losing speed”
      • Attendance waning from ER’s and students
      • ER’S couldn’t commit; cancel late
      • Students would “no-show”
    • 4. Options?
      • “Need something new---new energy--- a new twist”
      • “Millennial Generation”
        • Shorter attention span
        • Need for stimulation
      • VOILA! Speed Dating concept
    • 5. Raceday Setup
      • Format based on schedule
        • 90-min business class
        • 41 students
      • Divided into two sessions, 24” each
        • Three 8” interviews/session
    • 6. Raceday Setup
      • “Pods” of three ER’s each
        • 7” interview/1” feedback
        • Students rotate within pod every 8”
    • 7. Raceday Setup
      • Music clip signaled shift to feedback; hand clapper signaled next interview
      • Need loud signal! Use bell/whistle
    • 8. Raceday Setup
      • “Just a taste” of a formal interview;
        • resumes optional
      • Interview questions were supplied
    • 9. Meanwhile, in the Pits…
      • While Group A interviews, Group B is warming up:
        • CS instructed on :30 Elevator Speech
        • Show related video: networking, job search; something to relax/distract students
    • 10. Meanwhile, in the Pits…
      • While Group A interviews, Group B is warming up:
        • Mirror avail to check appearance
        • At end of first session, Group A heads to the pits and is replaced by Group B
    • 11. Pit Stop
    • 12. Race Summary
      • Students:
        • More excitement…energy
        • Format encouraged them to think on their feet
        • Importance of being prepared
        • Exposure to varying styles
        • Potential for more contacts
    • 13. Race Summary
      • Employers
        • “Thumbs Up” for revised format: “More accomplished in less time”
        • Suggested 10”/5” format. Times depend on classes/time of day
    • 14. Race Summary
      • Career Services
        • Keys to attendance/success:
          • Have support of a faculty/class or campus organization…CRUCIAL!
    • 15. Race Summary
      • Career Services
        • Have subs available for ER’s (staff/
        • faculty); standby list: students
        • Pods well spaced to avoid confusion, help communication
    • 16. Race Summary
      • Career Services
        • ER’s provided feedback at conclusion… allow 5”, based on schedule
        • Option: Reception afterward
    • 17. Race Summary
      • Career Services
        • Invite ER’s three months ahead of event
        • time (VS six weeks)
        • WSU goal in ’07: 70 students/35ER’s
    • 18. Where to Get More Information
      • Karen Gillenwater, Recruiting Coordinator
        • [email_address]
        • 316-978-3435
      • Terry Clevenger, JLD Coordinator
      • [email_address]
      • 316-978-3435