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Take Command of the Interview

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Our topic for discussion in Job Strategy Group was how to take command of the interview. This is the handout we used as a guide.

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Take Command of the Interview

  1. 1. The Job Strategy Team Presents © Copyright 2016, RochesterWorks! Developed by Job Strategists: Rosa Smith-Montanaro & Barbara Wilcox Do your work life values align with theirs? How are you a good fit for this company? Teams, Management, Culture, etc Whatunique value to you bring? How are you a good ROI? Prepare your Case Studies Your skills that transfer… How up to date are you: Technology, Practices, etc What is their: mission, vision, and values? What is importantto them? Atmosphere have they created? Whatshould an employee be good at? Whatdo you need be to learn quickly? Experience preferred? Technology are they using? Take Command of the Interview
  2. 2. The Job Strategy Team Presents © Copyright 2016, RochesterWorks! Developed by Job Strategists: Rosa Smith-Montanaro & Barbara Wilcox  You are overqualified  You are not a good match for the culture  You are building your resume  Not coachable or trainable  Unsure as too why you want this position  Not a good fit for chemistry Why did you leave your last position? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? How would your supervisor describe you? Describe an obstacle you had to overcome? How did you handle stress / conflict? Why do you want to work with us? Know your “why” (work/life Values) Research: company, industry, trends Ask Courageous Questions Memorize SCAR Stories Use Case Studies Demonstrate Subject Matter Expertise Show an Interest and Curiosity in them Interactive Interview Ask Clarifying Questions Articulate your Value Redirect the Conversation Answer questions within 2 minutes

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