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Getting It Right


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Getting It Right

  1. 1. Getting It Right Pre Employment Workshop<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br /> The Getting It Right workshop is a pre-employment program which offers a fresh, relevant and innovative intervention. The objective of the program is to give learners the tools they need to find and sustain employment or become self employed. The workshop also offers delegates access to real employers and live vacancies.<br /> <br />
  3. 3. The following slides have been selected to provide an overview of the course and a taster of the content <br />
  4. 4. Personal Stocktaking – Looking at capabilities and transferable skills:<br />What are transferable and marketable skills?<br /><ul><li>communication - ability to communicate orally, in writing, or via electronic means, in a manner appropriate to the audience;
  5. 5. teamwork - being a constructive team member, contributing practically to the success of the team;
  6. 6. leadership - being able to motivate and encourage others, whilst taking the lead;
  7. 7. initiative - ability to see opportunities and to set and achieve goals;
  8. 8. problem solving - thinking things through in a logical way in order to determine key issues, often also including creative thinking;</li></li></ul><li>Writing a winning CV<br />A Curriculum Vitae should be able to give a clear picture on the following aspects:<br />My career objective<br />My core skill/competencies<br />My major achievements<br />
  9. 9. World Class CVs<br />
  10. 10. Exploring your Choices<br />Adverts – Newspapers , Magazines<br />Recruitment Agencies<br />Friends and Family<br />Calling or writing to potential employers<br />Jobsites and Websites<br />
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  13. 13. Understanding employer<br /> selection techniques<br />What is Psychometric testing? <br />65% of Employers use Psychometric Tests in their recruitment process. Psychometric testing falls into three main categories:<br /><ul><li>Aptitude testing - measure a persons potential, for instance to learn the skills needed for a new job or to cope with the demands of a training course.
  14. 14. Ability testing - aptitude as being more job related then ability
  15. 15. Personality profiling - those relatively stable and enduring aspects of </li></ul> an individual which distinguishes them from other people, making<br /> them unique<br />
  16. 16. Application Forms<br />What Information will you need to have ready?<br />Position Desired<br />Personal Information<br />Employment History<br />Education and Training<br />Special Job-Related Skills and Accomplishments<br />References<br />Sign and Date<br />Copies of Documents<br />
  17. 17. Application Forms<br />What is a person specification?<br />It lists the skills and experience necessary to carry out the job. <br />Helps candidates to decide whether they are capable of meeting the requirements of the job.<br />It helps employers to identify what qualities are required to do the job.<br />It provides recruiters with a tool to compare one candidate with another.<br />The person specification and job description can be used for staff development.<br />
  18. 18. Body Language <br />A major part of communication is demonstrated through body language<br />We use body language without thinking to communicate a message to another person <br />Tone of voice: Emotions are often given away not so much by what people are saying but how they say it<br />
  19. 19. Communication<br />Verbal 7%<br />Body Language<br />55%<br />Tone<br />of Voice 38%<br />
  20. 20. Body LanguageWalk the Walk<br />Walking with a steady stride and good posture will make you feel more confident. Slouching is unattractive and unhealthy. When walking hold your head up, looking down with slumped shoulders portrays a lack of confidence.<br />Tips for perfecting a confident walk:<br /><ul><li>Practice holding your shoulders up and back
  21. 21. Hold your head up
  22. 22. Take long steady strides
  23. 23. By practicing good posture, you’ll automatically feel more confident </li></li></ul><li> Body LanguageSpeech<br />Speak deliberately more slowly than you would normally<br />If you concentrate on pronouncing your words individually, you’ll actually be speaking at a normal speed<br />
  24. 24. Preparing for Interviews<br />Fail to plan - plan to fail.<br /> At your job interview you’re certain to be asked specific questions about your CV, the employer and the industry, so make sure you’ve done your homework.<br />
  25. 25. Preparing for Interviews<br />Information to gather before interview<br /><ul><li>The Job Description
  26. 26. A copy of your CV
  27. 27. Contact telephone number
  28. 28. What business the organisation is in.
  29. 29. Hiring process procedures.
  30. 30. Early experiences on the job.
  31. 31. Companies culture
  32. 32. General Organisational Structure.
  33. 33. History.
  34. 34. Career paths.
  35. 35. What to wear for a job interview.
  36. 36. General knowledge about the industry
  37. 37. What to do before and after the interview
  38. 38. The location of the interview.
  39. 39. Size of organisation
  40. 40. Number of employees
  41. 41. How long has the company been operating
  42. 42. Are there any subsidiary companies involved in this company.
  43. 43. Who are the major competitors of this company
  44. 44. Who is the direct supervisor
  45. 45. Information on your direct supervisor</li></li></ul><li> Preparing for Interviews<br />Ask, ask, ask<br /> If you don't ask questions in the interview, many recruiters will wonder if you are truly interested in the job. They also need to feel satisfied that you have enough information on which to make a decision in case an offer is made. <br />
  46. 46. Interview Dress Code<br />Interview Dress Code<br /> The clothing you wear to your job interview can have a big impact on getting the job. Your CV and qualifications have got you the interview. Now they're looking to ensure you fit in with the organisation.<br />
  47. 47. Preparing for Interviews<br />Dealing with Pre-interview nerves<br />Prepare for the interview<br />Get a good nights sleep<br />Start the day with a good breakfast <br />Try relaxation exercises<br />Recall a smile <br />Put Your Interview into perspective<br />
  48. 48. The Interview<br />Turn off your mobile phone or pager. <br />Don't assume that whoever greets you is the receptionist <br />Firm handshake to each interviewer  <br />Address each interviewer by name<br />Make eye contact<br />speak clearly and avoid "uhs", "you knows”, and slang. <br />Use appropriate wording <br />
  49. 49. Answering Interview Questions<br />“Tell me about yourself” <br />“What are your strengths?” <br />“What are your weaknesses?” <br />“Why should we hire you?” <br />“What are your goals?” <br />“Why do you want to work here?” <br />“What salary are you seeking?” <br />
  50. 50. Attitude<br /> What is an attitude? <br /> An attitude is an automatic emotional response to something. It can be good or bad, but it becomes automatic<br />
  51. 51. Developing a Positive Attitude<br />Learn from the past.  <br />Surround yourself with positive images and music <br />See it from another point of view <br />Believe in yourself.  <br />Associate yourself with those who think positively <br />Don't let yourself quit<br />
  52. 52. Developing a Positive Attitude<br />Only use positive words when talking<br />Push out all feelings that aren't positive <br />Practice positive affirmation<br />Believe you will succeed <br />Forgive yourself<br />
  53. 53. ChallengeAttitude versus Skill<br />
  54. 54. Booking Details<br /> For further information or to book this program please contact:<br />GGT Solutions <br />T: 020 3004-8482<br />F: 020 3292-1789<br />E:<br />