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  • ‘The Secrets to Job Interviewing’. That’s the title for our Skill Sharpener / Lunch+Learn Webinar today, which is sponsored by Citrix GoToMeeting Corporate and powered by GoToWebinar. WELCOME EVERYONE<>My name is Todd Lewis and I’ll be your moderator today.
  • We’ll do our best today, to get all your questions answered, but it MAY not be possible to respond to everyone. So apologies upfront for that. In terms of feedback and suggestions on today’s Webinar. When you exit today’s session, there’ll be a prompt to take a short survey. I do encourage you to take part. As an incentive for participation you’ll have the opportunity to request a link to the slides from today’s presentation. [[[NEXT SLIDE]]] Now of course, it wouldn’t be an online event if we didn’t mention Twitter.
  • …so if you are on Twitter, we’ll be using the hashtag#jobinterviews. Please do feel welcome to join the conversation there DURING and AFTER our Webinar.<>>With the housekeeping out of the way, let’s give a warm virtual welcome to our guest speaker, Philip Garside, joining us from Melbourne.Welcome Philip!
  • A quick background on Philip.Philip is one of Australia’s leading consultants in Human Resources, and during his 18 plus year career, he has provided training courses to many of Australia’s major organisations, both private and public.  On the topic of job interviewing, he is, the author of the bestselling book, The Secrets to Getting a Job, a book I regard as by far the best I’ve ever read on interviewing. And to further illustrate how honoured we should feel to spend an hour with him, there are times when his clients will fly all the way from New Zealand to Melbourne, take a cab directly from the airport to the office – spend two hours with him – taxi right back to the airport and fly back to New Zealand. Sure the might have thought about using GoToMeeting, but there’s no doubt this guy is good at what he does, when people are willing to take those measures to spend time with him.[[Next Slide]]Lastly, before I hand over the virtual stage to Philip . . .
  • One of you with us today, will be the lucky winner of Philip’s book. We’ll announce the winner toward the end of the webinar. So stay tuned for that.[[NEXT SLIDE]]Enough from me. I’m going to turn the virtual stage over to Philip and we’ll start uncovering the secrets to job interviewing. Philip, take it away!
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  • Questions and answers.Announce the winner.
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  • The Secrets to
    Job Interviewing
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  • Meet Your Moderator
    Todd Lewis
    Marketing Manager, Citrix Online
  • The Questions Pane
    Type question here
  • #jobinterviews
  • Meet Your Presenter
    Philip GarsideDirector, Garside Consulting
  • Be inattendance to win
  • The secrets to
    job interviewing
    Philip Garside3 Feb 2011
  • Relax, this is a
    webinar, there are
    no role plays.
  • What sets my work
    aside from others is
    that it is researchednot just opinion.
  • Skills and desire should
    be enough, perhaps
    desire and the
    willingness to get the
    skills should be enough.
  • How effective do you believe the selection processes are at your work place?
  • Some people who are
    good workers struggle all their life to get jobs, get promoted and generally
    advance in their life.
    Others who are no better
    workers get jobs easily,
    get promoted, buy
    houses, get married, go
    overseas for their holidays.
  • If an interview is
    a performance;
    how did you perform
    at interview?
    How do you play
    your part if you
    do not know what
    the script is?
  • If selection processes are a
    game; how can you play if you do
    not know the rules of the game.
  • Current selection processes the world over
    are not about the best person for the job.
    Current selection processes are about who
    says they are the best.
  • Do not attach your
    self-esteem to this process.
    Do not validate
    an invalid system
  • What they honestly
    believe and say they
    want, and who they
    choose are often two
    different things.
  • There is a script for interviews.
  • Across industry, across different jobs and across
    different levels you hear
    the same questions and certainly the same types
    of questions being
    asked again and again.
  • Each time the same
    good answer is recognised
    as a good answer.
    And just as importantly,
    the same bad answer
    is recognised as a
    bad answer.
  • There is no such thing as the right answer. Interviews are not some sort
    of oral exam. There is only ever the right approach.
  • The right approach.
    The right mindset.
    • What is the best use of this question to me?
    • How do I milk the question for all it is worth to me?
    • How do I manipulate this process from the passenger seat?
  • It would be unusual for there to be only
    one factor that influences interviews.
    Usually it is a number of small pieces of the
    jigsaw making up the
    bigger picture.
  • The merit side ofthe equation, concrete, tangible, testable.ExperienceSkillsKnowledgeInformationQualificationEducation
  • What is valuable on the merit side?
  • These three words should become your mantra on the merit side.
    wisdom,insight, andunderstanding.
  • The likeability side of the equation,
    intangible, not measurable, detestable and often not
    even job related.
    Fit inPersonalityAttitudeAppearance 
  • Three that we needto add and discuss . . .
    Honesty Sense of humourReflection factor
  • The person who gets the job,
    in an open competition, on most
    occasions is the person who demonstrates the wisdom, insight and understanding and at the
    same time is likeable.
  • If you are not getting
    interviews work more
    wisdom, insight and
    understanding into your resume and less information.
  • If you are getting
    interviews but not getting the job work
    on your likeability.
  • Philip Garside
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