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  1. 1. Interview for Success: How to Maximize Your Talent for a Job Offer March 20th, 2013 Lynn HazanCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  2. 2. What is the purpose of the interview? Let’s brainstorm…Copyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  3. 3. What is the purpose of an interview?  Determine candidate’s fit for job  Determine job’s fit for candidate  3 R’s: Resume, rapport and relationship  Connect with corporate culture  Progress to next steps to get hiredCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  4. 4. A Timeline in Chocolate Present Past Future The job The The resume description is interview is is about the about the about the past present futureCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  5. 5. Past Future In hiring, past performance is a good indicator of future performance.Copyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  6. 6. How do you match?  Does your service address a critical need?  Can you explain what you do easily?  Do you have a niche in the market?  Are you the “go to” person?  Can you make money?Copyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  7. 7. What is your unique positioning statement? What makes you special? What makes you unique? Why should we hire you?Copyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  8. 8. Summary statement UPS for resumeCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  9. 9. UPS Why employer or client should hire you Summary statement for resume Lead off for a successful interviewCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  10. 10. Elevator Speech Reasons why employer should hire you What can you bring to the employer? 30-60 second speech Stand in front of mirror and practiceCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  11. 11. Paired Share • Why you should hire me! • Make it interesting. • Time: 1 minute eachCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  12. 12. Before the interview:Research company1. Use social media tools2. Check out competition3. What is company known for?4. How do you fit? Copyright 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.
  13. 13. Interview Protocol  Know title and name of person interviewing you  Make sure you have correct directions  Mirror client  Always send thank you letter within 24 hours  Professional dressCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  14. 14. Do’s and Donts of Interviewing Do: Arrive on time Establish rapport Demonstrate by work and deed your fit for the job Bring extra resumes & samples Show enthusiasmCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  15. 15. Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing Don’t: Oversell yourself Undersell yourself Go to an interview hungry Be haughty or arrogant Be too casualCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  16. 16. Don’t Lie, Tell the Truth about: • Money • Layoff • Budget cuts • Dates of employment/graduationCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  17. 17. Tough Questions?-Not really“How many tennis balls fit in a school bus?”“How do you resolve conflict?”“Describe how you worked as part of a team?”“Describe your work ethic.”“Any questions for me?”Copyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  18. 18. Conversation & Dialogue• Be actively engaged• Ask probing questions• Yes/No answers = Conversation Killers Copyright 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.
  19. 19. Frame the Process: Storytelling at its BestCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  20. 20. Portfolios Examples of your work ◦ Not just for creatives ◦ Work you did as part of a team Give context. Tell the story of the project. Clarify if spec work or produced Label your workCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  21. 21. True Life Stories You Won’t Believe! Candidate… asked for food. took off shoes. was sloppily dressed. swore 3x. wore perfume so strong, I almost passed out.Copyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  22. 22. Wow Project Candidates who are dazzled by a job opportunity should “dazzle employers back” with a “Wow!” project.Copyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  23. 23. Money, money, money…  Compensation - market self-correcting  Big jump in salary possible?  Your competitive worth in the marketplace  Negotiating  Value of benefits  It’s not always about the money!Copyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  24. 24. Thank You Notes Why are they important?Copyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  25. 25. Thank You Notes Part of the interview process Distinguishes you from competition Reaffirm your interest in the job Print or electronicCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  26. 26. AMA Volunteering AMA + volunteering = networking and leadershipCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  27. 27. To sign up for Lynn’s E-jobs, the free, confidential listserv from Lynn Hazan & Associates: Clearly print your name and email address on the sign up sheet!Copyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  28. 28. Free Registration: mylynnhazancareer.comCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.
  29. 29. Find Lynn Hazan & Associates on: • Twitter: lynnhazan • LinkedIn: Lynn Hazan • Facebook: Lynn Hazan • SlideShare: Lynn Hazan • EzineArticles: Lynn Hazan 55 E. Washington St. Suite 715 Chicago, IL 60602 312-863-5401 www.lhazan.comCopyright 2013, Lynn Hazan &Associates, Inc.