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How To Be Interviewed… It is not moving mountains Gregory J. Victory Founder and Principal Consultant Leading2Victory [ema...
Agenda <ul><li>Preparing For The Interview </li></ul><ul><li>The Actual Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up After The In...
Preparation <ul><li>Research the company and the position </li></ul><ul><li>Research yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educat...
Personal Factors <ul><li>Attitude – Outlook in general </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance – Physical appearance, neatness, postu...
Interview Types <ul><li>General Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you deal with conflict? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Situ...
How To Prepare <ul><li>Generate a list of topics you think might help answer situational questions (i.e. conflict, teamwor...
Frequently Asked Questions <ul><li>Tell me about a time you were most effective in persuading someone to do something. </l...
What To Bring <ul><li>Resume – ingredients for a powerful resume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a summary. </li></ul></ul><ul><...
The Interview <ul><li>Initial Impression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 minute rule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal and Non-Ver...
The Interview Cont… <ul><li>The Interview Conversation Cont… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the interviewer’s attention </li><...
Interviewing the Interviewer <ul><li>Some suggestions are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What specific skills or personal characte...
Post Interview <ul><li>Follow-up correspondence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal note, e-mail, fax or phone call </li></ul><...
Questions??   Gregory J. Victory Founder and Principal Consultant Leading2Victory [email_address]
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  1. 1. How To Be Interviewed… It is not moving mountains Gregory J. Victory Founder and Principal Consultant Leading2Victory [email_address]
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Preparing For The Interview </li></ul><ul><li>The Actual Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up After The Interview </li></ul>
  3. 3. Preparation <ul><li>Research the company and the position </li></ul><ul><li>Research yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal strengths, special abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developmental needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities and interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short and long-term goals </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Personal Factors <ul><li>Attitude – Outlook in general </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance – Physical appearance, neatness, posture, dress </li></ul><ul><li>Maturity – social behavior and emotional stability </li></ul><ul><li>Sociability – ability to work and get along with others, warmth </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Expression – ability to express thoughts clearly, concisely, effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation – initiative, drive, enthusiasm, energy, desire to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence – mental ability, judgement, organization of thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasiveness – ability to influence others </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Confidence and Poise – at ease, self-assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Interest – indication of sincere interest in the company and position </li></ul><ul><li>Potential – ability to progress </li></ul><ul><li>Overall – overall evaluation of applicant </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interview Types <ul><li>General Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you deal with conflict? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Situational/Behavioral Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me about a time when you were in conflict with a peer; what was the situation and how did you deal with it, including a timeline of the course of events, </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How To Prepare <ul><li>Generate a list of topics you think might help answer situational questions (i.e. conflict, teamwork, communication). List both situations that did and did not go well. </li></ul><ul><li>When researching the company find out if there are key attributes that they look for in their employees. Then, focus on situations relating to those attributes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Frequently Asked Questions <ul><li>Tell me about a time you were most effective in persuading someone to do something. </li></ul><ul><li>What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What personal characteristics do you believe are necessary for success? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me about the most recent assignment you tackled – who gave it to you? How long did it take? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me, if I were to sit down with your current supervisor, what would s/he tell me are your three strengths? Opportunities? </li></ul>
  8. 8. What To Bring <ul><li>Resume – ingredients for a powerful resume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a summary. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Omit personal information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give specific accomplishments, not just duties and responsibilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write in clear, concise terms. Use active words. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure it is free of errors! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tailor it to the company/position you are applying for. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not include salary requirements or references. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit to one page! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t forget student organizations, teams and community service activities. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Interview <ul><li>Initial Impression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 minute rule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal and Non-Verbal Impressions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>The Interview Conversation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen carefully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use direct and succinct responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control the content </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Interview Cont… <ul><li>The Interview Conversation Cont… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the interviewer’s attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid cliché or pat answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask appropriate questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display interest and enthusiasm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Selling yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sincerity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courtesy </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Interviewing the Interviewer <ul><li>Some suggestions are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What specific skills or personal characteristics do you believe are important for successful performance in this position? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(If interviewing for a supervisory position) How many team members will I be supervising? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What type of training program can I expect? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How often will my performance be evaluated? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe a “typical day” on the job. What kinds of daily dilemmas might I expect? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the career path for this position? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Post Interview <ul><li>Follow-up correspondence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal note, e-mail, fax or phone call </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post Interview Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons Why Interviews Don’t Lead to Offers </li></ul><ul><li>If You Don’t Get The Job </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions?? Gregory J. Victory Founder and Principal Consultant Leading2Victory [email_address]

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