Your Best Interview

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Your Best Interview

  1. 1. Your Best Interview By Kwanza Nunn Quartey
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Getting the Interview </li></ul><ul><li>The Hiring Managers Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Top 5 Things to Make it Your Best Interview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do your homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have the answers to the test before the test begins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The pre-game ritual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions anyone? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow up/outside interactions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audience Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Getting the Interview <ul><li>Complete the company’s application process </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing phone calls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PRO & CONS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who do I call? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who do I know? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I say? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Hiring Managers Perspective <ul><li>Do they have the relevant experience to do the job? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they have the relevant education/certifications to do the job? </li></ul><ul><li>Have they already demonstrated they can be successful in this type of role? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Top 5 Things to Make it Your Best Interview <ul><li>Do your homework </li></ul><ul><li>Have the answers to the test before the test begins </li></ul><ul><li>The pre-game ritual </li></ul><ul><li>Questions anyone? </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up/outside interactions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Do your homework <ul><li>The company website </li></ul><ul><li>Google the company for recent articles </li></ul><ul><li>Mission statement </li></ul>
  7. 7. Have the answers to the test before the test begins <ul><li>What have I done to save my company money? </li></ul><ul><li>What have I done to make my company money? </li></ul><ul><li>What have I done to save my manager time? </li></ul><ul><li>How have I demonstrated leadership at work? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I best explain gaps or job changes in my resume? </li></ul>
  8. 8. The pre-game ritual <ul><li>Tiger’s Sunday red shirt (4-37) </li></ul><ul><li>Why athletes mentally & physically prepare for the game </li></ul><ul><li>How you should mentally & physically prepare for the interview </li></ul>
  9. 9. The pre-game ritual
  10. 10. The pre-game ritual Reggie Bush, & The New Orleans Saints
  11. 11. Questions anyone? <ul><li>Have prepared questions (written out) </li></ul><ul><li>The job's responsibilities & expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the skills and attributes you value most for someone being hired for this position? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could you describe a typical day or week in this position? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the most immediate challenges of the position that need to be addressed in the first three months? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will I be evaluated, and how often? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recent events at the company/in the industry </li></ul><ul><li>The next steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the next steps in the interview process? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Follow up/outside interactions <ul><li>Get a business card from everyone you interview with </li></ul><ul><li>Send a thank you letter within 24 hours to everyone you interview with </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure positive interactions with everyone throughout the process </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give up, until they say no </li></ul>
  13. 13. Audience Questions

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