Timothy C. Pappas Principal Pappas Delaney, LLC Executive search
<ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>I need your help </li></ul>
 
A story told consistently over time is the truth-whether it is or not!
A character statement is what you believe to be true and necessary in order for you to thrive in an organization
<ul><li>Time: 3-5 minutes for development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledge bias when interview begins </li></ul></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Stories work at another level </li></ul><ul><li>Interview: A string of stories about your professional life </li><...
<ul><li>Every Interviewer is lazy or incompetent and probably both! </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>Take control of the image, not the interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information they need to know ...
<ul><li>“ Bashing ” a former employer  </li></ul><ul><li>can be a positive action! </li></ul>
<ul><li>Stories must reinforce character </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of admitting mistakes relative to character statemen...
<ul><li>Tim Pappas </li></ul><ul><li>Pappas DeLaney, LLC </li></ul><ul><li>414-271-1975 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] ...
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Character Statements

  1. 1. Timothy C. Pappas Principal Pappas Delaney, LLC Executive search
  2. 2. <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>I need your help </li></ul>
  3. 4. A story told consistently over time is the truth-whether it is or not!
  4. 5. A character statement is what you believe to be true and necessary in order for you to thrive in an organization
  5. 6. <ul><li>Time: 3-5 minutes for development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledge bias when interview begins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you have consistently guided by </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Base material for character statement on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you believe in (cultural issues, organizational & individual values) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discuss past employers relative to your character statement </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Stories work at another level </li></ul><ul><li>Interview: A string of stories about your professional life </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning, Middle, End and a Moral … </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Every Interviewer is lazy or incompetent and probably both! </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><ul><li>Take control of the image, not the interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information they need to know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviewee must work harder than interviewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinforce central theme/character statement </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>“ Bashing ” a former employer </li></ul><ul><li>can be a positive action! </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Stories must reinforce character </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of admitting mistakes relative to character statement </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency is key </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Tim Pappas </li></ul><ul><li>Pappas DeLaney, LLC </li></ul><ul><li>414-271-1975 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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