Inspire U~ Successful Job Interviewing with CG Funk


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The Center for Compassionate Touch presents another Inspired U webinar~featuring Angie Patrick and Scott Dartnell of the American Massage Conference and CG Funk of Massage Envy. The AMC is a 'new way of conferencing' for massage therapists! The MT Job Fair is one of the unique and awesome events/features of the new AMC. Successfully landing a new job can be tricky, so we have invited CG Funk, Vice President - Industry Relations & Product Development for Massage Envy Franchising to share some job search tips with you!
Angie and Scott will also be sharing some exciting news about AMC, (May 20-22 2011 in Atlanta)

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Inspire U~ Successful Job Interviewing with CG Funk

  1. 1. <ul><li>Inspire U Webinar Series </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by </li></ul><ul><li>the Center for </li></ul><ul><li>Compassionate Touch LLC </li></ul> Monday, March 7, 2011
  2. 2. Update on American Massage Conference Text
  3. 3. Text
  4. 4. Successful Job Interviewing
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Career choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview Preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post Interview </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Career Searches <ul><li>Web based: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>career websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>massage/spa associations websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>national employer websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Massage School job listings </li></ul>
  7. 7. Career Search <ul><li>For students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit career placement office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit employers experience work environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job fairs and career days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network with massage therapists </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Resume <ul><li>Clean and easy to read </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of job history </li></ul><ul><ul><li>avoid too much detail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>list relevant skills & talents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One page if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Email address and contact phone number </li></ul><ul><li>References if requested </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cover Letter <ul><li>Customize </li></ul><ul><li>Describe interest in position </li></ul><ul><li>Brief overview of skills/experience </li></ul><ul><li>Be humble </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pre-Interview Prep <ul><li>Learn about employer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>service offerings and retail items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>main clientele </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>history, vision/mission statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>visit their website or location </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Interview Prep <ul><li>Practice for your interview </li></ul><ul><li>Key attributes </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare questions </li></ul>
  12. 12. Interview Prep <ul><li>Employers want: </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in the company and position </li></ul><ul><li>Stable work history </li></ul><ul><li>Good communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>High performance standards </li></ul>
  13. 13. Dress for Success <ul><li>Understand the employer and the clientele </li></ul><ul><li>Tone down creative touches </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative </li></ul><ul><li>Remove face piercings and cover tattoo </li></ul><ul><li>Hair, fingernails, body odor, breath and make-up </li></ul>
  14. 14. Interview Day <ul><li>Know - interviewer’s name & title </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for travel time </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive early </li></ul><ul><li>Be positive </li></ul>
  15. 15. Verbal Interview <ul><li>Smile </li></ul><ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Shake hands with confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Be sincere </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to all questions </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for overview of job position </li></ul>
  16. 16. Interview Mistakes <ul><li>Acting bored or cocky </li></ul><ul><li>Not dressing appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>No knowledge of the company </li></ul><ul><li>Active cell phones or electronic devices </li></ul><ul><li>No questions </li></ul><ul><li>Jumping to salary requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Unprofessional photos/content from social networking pages, web pages, blogs, etc. </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Practical Interview <ul><li>50 minutes or 60 minutes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>be ready for your hands-on performance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice massage flow prior </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Practical Interview <ul><li>Interviewer is a client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>intake process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>areas of concern, pressure, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>avoid talking unless addressed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>quality of touch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>body mechanics/posturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>draping - modesty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flow/connection </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Practical Interview Mistakes <ul><li>Sloppy and/or revealing draping </li></ul><ul><li>Talking </li></ul><ul><li>Offending body odors </li></ul><ul><li>Not addressing requests </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Over/under 50/60 minutes </li></ul>
  20. 20. Post Interview Strategies <ul><li>Send a thank you note </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up </li></ul>
  21. 21. AMC prize give-aways!
  22. 22. Join us for our next Inspire U Monday April 25, 2011 @ 8pm EST EST <ul><li>We’ll be joined by Tami Vaughn, President of the American Polarity Therapy Association </li></ul>Tami will give us an overview of Polarity Therapy. Polarity Therapy is a natural health care system based upon the universal principles of energy: attraction, repulsion, and neutrality. The interrelation of these principles forms the basis for every aspect of life, including our experience of health, wellness and disease.
  23. 23. Ann Catlin, NCTMB, LMT, OTR Owner and Director, Center for Compassionate Touch LLC [email_address] 417-844-8514 Lisa Parenteau, BA, LMT Marketing and Training Consultant Center for Compassionate Touch LLC [email_address] 617-797-7990