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Monika Domanska Are you ready to work in an international company 2


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Training material for the course at Technical University in Łódź

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Monika Domanska Are you ready to work in an international company 2

  1. 1. Are you ready to work for an international company? Monika Domańska
  2. 2. 2 days - 5 hows <ul><li>How to speak about yourself – preparing for an interview </li></ul><ul><li>How to survive other recruitment procedures </li></ul><ul><li>How to develop yourself at work </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are employers expectations <ul><li>Business decision: Rate of return on investment (objective, heartless) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>efficiency - motivation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>efficiency - knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cost - salaries (including overheads) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>stabilisation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>safety </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal decision – do I want to work with her/him (subjective, feelings) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Interview <ul><li>Why you are here </li></ul><ul><li>What can you offer to the company </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of person you are </li></ul><ul><li>Can we afford hiring you </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interview types <ul><li>telephone interview </li></ul><ul><li>initial/specialist </li></ul><ul><li>stress interview </li></ul><ul><li>episode interview </li></ul><ul><li>one-to-one panel interviewer-observer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who goes out <ul><li>Lying </li></ul><ul><li>Arrogant, agressive </li></ul><ul><li>Not keeping dedlines </li></ul><ul><li>Not observing rules </li></ul><ul><li>Complaining </li></ul><ul><li>Lazy, no motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Not enthousiastic </li></ul><ul><li>Emotionally instable </li></ul>
  7. 7. Interviewers mistakes <ul><li>First last impression </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic events </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchy effect (Matthias effect) </li></ul><ul><li>Similarity effect </li></ul><ul><li>Contact effect </li></ul><ul><li>Halo effect </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interview <ul><li>Informal icebreaking </li></ul><ul><li>About candidate </li></ul><ul><li>About work - motivation </li></ul><ul><li>About documents </li></ul><ul><li>About position - qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Situation questions (If… ) </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate questions </li></ul><ul><li>Salary negotiations </li></ul><ul><li>What next </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions <ul><li>Tell me something about yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Why have you decided to take the studies in… </li></ul><ul><li>Have you been a good student? </li></ul><ul><li>What subjects have you been especially interested in? </li></ul><ul><li>In what way do you feel the studies prepared you to the position you apply for? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your warmest memories from the time of studies? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me about your thesis? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you want to work here? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we hire YOU? What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your long-range career objectives, and what steps have you taken toward obtaining them? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Episodes <ul><li>Give me an example of an important goal you had to set and tell me about your progress in reaching that goal. </li></ul><ul><li>What was the best decision you have ever taken </li></ul><ul><li>Describe a situation when working with a team produced more successful results than if you had completed the project on your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe some times when you were not very satisfied or pleased with your performance. What did you do about it? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe a situation where you found yourself dealing with someone who didn't like you. How did you handle it? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you consider yourself to be a leader? What are the attributes of a good leader? Give me an example of when you had to show good leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me about a time when you had to use your presentation skills to influence someone's opinion. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell me about an important written document you were required to complete? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions <ul><li>Describe the most creative thing you have ever done. </li></ul><ul><li>What motivates you to go the extra mile on a project or job? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean to be successful? According to your definition, how successful have you been so far? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best thing you have ever done? (or) What is the best thing that ever happened to you? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you really want to do in life? What do you see yourself doing five years from now? Ten years from now? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions <ul><li>What would you consider an ideal work environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What question will you ask when hiring for this position? </li></ul><ul><li>If you had six months ahead with no obligations and no financial constraints, what would you do? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you spend free time? </li></ul><ul><li>What have you read recently? </li></ul>
  13. 14. Tests <ul><li>Verbal </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical </li></ul><ul><li>Diagrammatical </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment centre </li></ul>
  14. 16. Job market <ul><li>Globalisation </li></ul><ul><li>IT - focus </li></ul><ul><li>Professional expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Customer orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Quality focus </li></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>How to survive at work </li></ul>Being employed vs being employable
  16. 18. <ul><ul><ul><li>Try to become irreplaceable indispensable (knowledge, skills) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of added value </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><ul><ul><li>Find out who is the real boss </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make clear what is expected from you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If there is no assessment system propose one (favourable for you) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set up communication rules with your boss (meetings, reports) </li></ul></ul></ul>Deal with your boss
  18. 20. <ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer for new projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Get engaged in work of commissions, task forces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go to conferences, fairs </li></ul></ul></ul>Be ready for development
  19. 21. <ul><ul><ul><li>. Use every opportunity to build contact network (customers, suppliers, colleagues, competitors). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have a register of contacts (Outlook, traditional address book) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain contacts (answer to mails, send greetings) </li></ul></ul></ul>Establish contacts
  20. 22. <ul><ul><ul><li>Career paths </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decision making strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid politics </li></ul></ul></ul>Learn from others
  21. 24. <ul><ul><ul><li>See how others do it, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collect references </li></ul></ul></ul>Promote your successes
  22. 25. <ul><ul><ul><li>Each year find at least two opportunities for changing job (you need not use them) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invest one salary a year in development (training etc) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Positive goals (dos no dont’s) </li></ul></ul></ul>Think about your development
  23. 26. Professional development is an art of acting effectively… <ul><li>… and using opportunities, </li></ul><ul><li>successful people rarely planned their success, </li></ul><ul><li>they rather used opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Chronos vs Kairos </li></ul>
  24. 27. Thank you for the attention Monika Domańska [email_address]