Leave a lasting impression on employers


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Wonder what employers are thinking? This presentation provide insight into their thoughts and what they are looking for in an interviewee.

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Leave a lasting impression on employers

  1. 1. Leave a Lasting Impression Get In the Mind of the Employer
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Employer Perception </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Approachability </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>Tune In </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with People </li></ul>
  3. 3. Employers Perception Resume Work Experience GPA Clubs / Organizations Activities Major / Coursework EMPLOYERS PERCEPTION
  4. 4. This person looks_____ Confident or cocky? That suit says…. Does he/she know what they are looking for? Professional + / - Employers know their 1 st impression of you within 7 seconds!
  5. 5. Appearance <ul><li>Conservative suit & tie OR skirt/blouse </li></ul><ul><li>Clean and well groomed </li></ul><ul><li>Polish shoes, match socks and belt </li></ul><ul><li>Ease up on the cologne/perfume </li></ul><ul><li>Pen and paper </li></ul><ul><li>TURN OFF cell phone / no earpiece </li></ul><ul><li>Body Language </li></ul><ul><li>Clean up social networks </li></ul>
  6. 6. Attitude <ul><li>Be Confident:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firm handshake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Body movements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relax:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t twirl your hair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t rub your hands together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t slouch or appear uncomfortable. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Show enthusiasm and passion </li></ul><ul><li>Use your manners </li></ul><ul><li>Humility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sell yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>don’t be full of yourself  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know who you are and be you. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Confidence <ul><li>Make eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Be a listener and engage yourself in two-way conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Sit up straight, lean slightly forward with hands on table </li></ul><ul><li>Firm handshake, if you miss the shake, ok to say “hey, let’s try that again” </li></ul><ul><li>Never take a defensive stance on a question (honest answers) </li></ul><ul><li>Do not speak negatively about anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT compare yourself to other people, be your own person. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Approachability <ul><li>Smile for 10 seconds when you enter a room & when you leave say “nice to meet you” </li></ul><ul><li>Make eye contact for two extra seconds when being introduced (and saying goodbye) to someone new. One-one-thousand…two-one-thousand… </li></ul><ul><li>Develop great answers to common interview questions http:// bit.ly/greatintanswers </li></ul><ul><li>Sit / stand with toes pointed AT the speaker (away signifies resistance) </li></ul><ul><li>Discover the CPI, or Common Point of Interest , between you and any new person as soon as possible. Ask creative, unique, interesting, thought-provoking and challenging questions like, “Can you describe the best day you had at work last year? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Professionalism <ul><li>Arrive 15 minutes early </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you understand the employer’s next step in the hiring process; know when and from whom you should expect to hear next. </li></ul><ul><li>Know what action you are expected to take next and DO IT! </li></ul><ul><li>Back everything up by solid detailed scenarios or experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal thank you’s and not just an email. </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn profiles need to match up with your current resume. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tune In <ul><li>Always maintain eye contact.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking off /away gives the impression that you are uninterested, which can equates to arrogance. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t interrupt.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is really hard when you are excited or an extrovert. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Listen! </li></ul><ul><li>Learn! </li></ul><ul><li>Love something!  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>showing passion will define you and leave an impact! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Connect with People <ul><li>Find out what charities, sports, hobbies, community activities are important to people and engage them at this level. These are their time investments ! </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the same online communities and provide value. </li></ul><ul><li>Does someone you meet like Italian food? Send them a recipe. </li></ul><ul><li>Have you both traveled to Hawaii? Do you both have horses? Share pictures either via email, Facebook or an online album like Shutterfly . </li></ul><ul><li>Start a newsletter or a blog . </li></ul><ul><li>Set up Google Alerts for things that are of interest to your prospect and send links to them. </li></ul><ul><li>Send a handwritten “Thank You” card….everyone emails. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Contact [email_address] Facebook.com/thesocialtrex YouTube.com/user/SocialTRex Linkedin.com/in/alexputman Twitter.com/alexputman thesocialTrex.com Click on the icon to go to the link.