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Preparing for your interview

  1. 1. Welcome to Preparing for Your Interview <ul><li>Background noise ( construction, dogs barking, kids yelling, etc. ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please push *6 to mute your telephone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please push *6 again to un-mute your line when you want to speak </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Chat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On the right side of your screen there is a public chat bar. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please use this space to post your comments and questions throughout the webinar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting to know one another </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please preface your spoken comments by stating your name. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This webinar is being Recorded and will be posted to the Members area of the Transitioning to Green website </li></ul>A little HOUSEKEEPING while we are waiting to start:
  2. 2. Transitioning to Green Foundation™ presents Preparing for Your Interview with Hosted by Linda Morris Kelley Larry Finkelstein Paul Cecala
  3. 3. Job Matching Organizational Fit Personality Factors Skills Motivation
  4. 4. What employers are looking for? <ul><li>Can you do the job? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your relevant competencies and qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Will you do the job? </li></ul><ul><li>How motivated are you </li></ul><ul><li>Job Fit </li></ul><ul><li>Will you fit well with the culture and values of the organization, and the style of the boss and work group </li></ul>
  5. 5. Best Fit Accomplishments Skills Licenses Opportunities Values Motivation Culture Preferences Creating Best Fit Strengths
  6. 6. Sustainability and the greening of the economy <ul><li>Take a proactive approach to sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>All jobs can be greener, so think about how this job could be </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to introduce how you can contribute to the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative about how your activities and passion make you a great candidate for this particular job </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Review your strengths and accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Know the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Get there on time (and know how to get there) </li></ul><ul><li>Dress appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>Be open and friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the questions that are asked </li></ul><ul><li>Use your accomplishments to illustrate whenever </li></ul><ul><li>possible </li></ul><ul><li>Know the next steps before you leave </li></ul>Interviewing Basics
  8. 8. Prepare to present YOU! <ul><li>Review and be prepared to speak about: </li></ul><ul><li>Your accomplishments and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges you’ve encountered, and problems or situations you worked on </li></ul><ul><li>Actions you took to improve those situations </li></ul><ul><li>The RESULTS of your actions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Prepare for standard questions <ul><li>Tell me about yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your weaknesses? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should I hire you ? </li></ul><ul><li>How much money do you want? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Prepare your questions for the employer <ul><li>Why is the position open? </li></ul><ul><li>What are their biggest challenges? </li></ul><ul><li>What are their priorities? </li></ul><ul><li>How will results be measured? </li></ul><ul><li>When will they be making a decision </li></ul><ul><li>And additional questions, such as technical ones, that are important to you and for you to understand the position </li></ul>
  11. 11. Research preparation for an interview <ul><li>Learning about the organization, its competition, </li></ul><ul><li>and the interviewer </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Organization’s marketing material </li></ul><ul><li>Other organizations such as associations </li></ul>
  12. 12. Dress for the interview <ul><li>Dress as if you are going to be representing the organization at a public function </li></ul><ul><li>Dress appropriately and conservatively for the position </li></ul><ul><li>Be neat and well groomed </li></ul>
  13. 13. Prepare your references <ul><li>Arrange for a minimum of three professional references </li></ul><ul><li>Get up to date contact information from them </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss what they will say about you </li></ul><ul><li>Let them know that they might be contacted and give them some information about the job </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Screening </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple interviewers </li></ul><ul><li>High stress interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Dining interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Second or final interviews </li></ul>Kinds of Interviews for which you should be prepared
  15. 15. Thank you for your participation! This webinar is offered in conjunction with the Transitioning to Green Certificate Program™ Transitioning to Green Foundation Larry Finkelstein [email_address] Paul Cecala [email_address] Linda Morris Kelley [email_address]