Dvmd portfolio workshop-cv interview-prep


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Powerpoints on Resume and Interview Preparation for the Portfolio Workshop held at Singapore Polytechnic on 13-15 June 2011.

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Dvmd portfolio workshop-cv interview-prep

  1. 1. DVMD Portfolio Workshop – 13-15 June 2011 1
  2. 2. AM Hello! Résumé/CV Preparation Lecture Résumé/CV Preparation Practical Interview (Tips) LecturePM Mock Interviews Wrap up and Evaluation Bye Bye! 2
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  4. 4.  Résumé – basically a list of your education, skills, experience and achievements. CV – Short for Curriculum Vitae CV and Résumé are actually not the same thing. CV – actually a more detailed list of work experience. 4
  5. 5.  It’s a quick introduction to who you are. Shows your skills, experience and educational background at a glance Interviewer doesn’t have to “dig” out the information from you! 5
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  7. 7.  Basic Facts:  Name/IC/Age  Address  Contacts/email/etc 7
  8. 8.  Years you were in Primary School Subjects - (Grades) – Good/Bad (also for interview) Roles you have played (Class rep/monitor ...) Representation (Sports/Games, etc) Achievements/Awards CCAs Working Experience Community service work 8
  9. 9.  Qualities that are “good” (Try to think of 3) Strengths and weaknesses (Try to think of 3 each) Hobbies Interesting things/facts about you ... 9
  10. 10.  A personal statement introduces yourself to the interviewer. It reflects who you are, your personality and intellect. Make it Interesting, Insightful, revealing. For your beginner’s CV – write a paragraph for your Personal Statement. 10
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  12. 12.  What are your Interests? What are your Dreams? What you want to do with your Life? What is your 5-10 year plan? What Goals/Aspirations do you have? (How will your skills and experience help you to achieve these goals?) What is “special” about you? How you can “contribute” to the “school”. 12
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  14. 14.  When you apply for JPSAE you will be asked to write personal statements for your applications. You should definitely put in your reasons for applying for the school, and also include as many good qualities, achievements (any relevant good things about yourself) to convince the evaluation panels why they should accept you (and interview you first). 14
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  22. 22.  Work on your CV.  Consolidate the basic facts about yourself.  List down your educational journey, experiences and skills.  Write out and organise your personal list. Format your CV.  Proof-read your CV  Get comments/critiques from others.  Print your CV. 22
  23. 23.  Include “good” references/referees if you have any. Don’t make poor photocopies Print on good paper! “Make sure your CV stands out for the right reasons and not the wrong ones.” 23
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  25. 25.  Research the industry – Make sure you have some understanding of the specific industry so that you don’t make obvious errors. Talk to people in the industry. Research the school – make sure you know the course offerings and the focus of the diploma. Read their website, brochures. Go to their Open House. Talk to students, lecturers. Big tip: Art and Design are not the same thing. Design is not just self-expression, but the creation of visual artifacts to fulfill a specific client’s needs. In Visual Design, Art skills are used to solve client’s (marketing) problems. 25
  26. 26.  Have appropriate clothing for the interview – if not buy some new clothes! Location – make sure you know where the school is and arrive early. Bring all your necessary things – portfolios show the “evidence” of your skills and abilities. Be prepared for aptitude tests. 26
  27. 27.  Competency-based Interviews Unstructured Interviews Semi-structured Interviews Auditions and role-plays 27
  28. 28.  Skills (Ability/Portfolio) Learnability Openness Attitude 28
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  30. 30.  5 key points?  Interesting  Relevant  Achievements  Character-based/strengths  Your interests  (Why you want to come to this course ...) 30
  31. 31.  Think of some good personal reasons for coming for this interview. Your reasons for coming to this interview are … to get into this course …. Because …? 31
  32. 32.  What’s your story? Be prepared to talk about your life/education/experiences 32
  33. 33.  Highlight your strengths in Design/Art or software skills. Your portfolio pieces should reflect these strengths. 33
  34. 34. Relating to Qualities and character that make you a good student – leadership qualities, good interpersonal or problem-solving skills, for example.Don’t lie or hide your weaknesses – but do try to spin them positively in your favour. 34
  35. 35.  Showing Portfolio Pieces 35
  36. 36.  Showing Portfolio Pieces 36
  37. 37. Why should we accept you into this course rather than some other student?Spell out your strengths/qualities and what “good things” you can bring to the school. 37
  38. 38. Why should we accept you into this course rather than some other student?Spell out your strengths/qualities and what “good things” you can bring to the school. 38
  39. 39.  Interpersonal and group-work issues. Be ready to tell us some examples ... 39
  40. 40.  Your opportunity to show that you have done your homework, and to clarify your doubts. 40
  41. 41.  Remember the main purpose of these interviews: the interviewers want to know if you are a good candidate to come into their course. Focus your own objectives: to be selected for this course! Your job: Use the right means, and evidence to convince the interviewers that you are the person they want! 41
  42. 42.  Bathe Dress the part for the interview. Be well prepared (do research; find out more about the school and the courses) Rehearse Make sure to stock up your portfolio Know the “story” of your works – have something to say at the tip of your tongue. Have back-up or contingency plan (for ppt) Be polite. Act confident (and be confident) Be alert and observant – anticipate and be pro-active. 42
  43. 43.  Good Luck! 43