Ladies & Gentlemen: Start Your Interviews! Terry Clevenger, Career Services Wichita State University, Wichita KS
Introduction  <ul><li>How to bring a new twist to Mock Interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>How “speed interviewing” benefits st...
Overview  <ul><li>Current mock interview program was “losing speed” </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance waning from ER’s and stud...
Options? <ul><li>“Need something new---new energy---  a new twist” </li></ul><ul><li>“Millennial Generation” </li></ul><ul...
Raceday Setup <ul><li>Format based on schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>90-min business class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>41 s...
Raceday Setup <ul><li>“Pods” of  three ER’s each </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7” interview/1” feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Raceday Setup <ul><li>Music clip signaled shift to feedback; hand clapper signaled next interview </li></ul><ul><li>Need l...
Raceday Setup <ul><li>“Just a taste” of a formal interview;  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>resumes optional </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
Meanwhile, in the Pits… <ul><li>While Group A interviews, Group B is warming up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CS instructed on :3...
Meanwhile, in the Pits… <ul><li>While Group A interviews, Group B is warming up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mirror avail to che...
Pit Stop
Race Summary <ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More excitement…energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format encouraged t...
Race Summary <ul><li>Employers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Thumbs Up” for revised format: “More accomplished in less time”  </l...
Race Summary <ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keys to attendance/success: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have...
Race Summary <ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have subs available for ER’s (staff/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Race Summary <ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ER’s provided feedback at conclusion…  allow 5”, based on sched...
Race Summary <ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite ER’s three months ahead of event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Where to Get More Information <ul><li>Karen Gillenwater, Recruiting Coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li...
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Explains new &quot;speed interviewing&quot; technique designed to maximize mock interviews for students, and streamline recruiting for employers.

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  • Again Revised Ladies & Gentlemen

    1. 1. Ladies & Gentlemen: Start Your Interviews! Terry Clevenger, Career Services Wichita State University, Wichita KS
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>How to bring a new twist to Mock Interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>How “speed interviewing” benefits students AND employers </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons we learned from “Rookie Year” </li></ul>
    3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Current mock interview program was “losing speed” </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance waning from ER’s and students </li></ul><ul><li>ER’S couldn’t commit; cancel late </li></ul><ul><li>Students would “no-show” </li></ul>
    4. 4. Options? <ul><li>“Need something new---new energy--- a new twist” </li></ul><ul><li>“Millennial Generation” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shorter attention span </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for stimulation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VOILA! Speed Dating concept </li></ul>
    5. 5. Raceday Setup <ul><li>Format based on schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>90-min business class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>41 students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Divided into two sessions, 24” each </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three 8” interviews/session </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Raceday Setup <ul><li>“Pods” of three ER’s each </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7” interview/1” feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students rotate within pod every 8” </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Raceday Setup <ul><li>Music clip signaled shift to feedback; hand clapper signaled next interview </li></ul><ul><li>Need loud signal! Use bell/whistle </li></ul>
    8. 8. Raceday Setup <ul><li>“Just a taste” of a formal interview; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>resumes optional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interview questions were supplied </li></ul>
    9. 9. Meanwhile, in the Pits… <ul><li>While Group A interviews, Group B is warming up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CS instructed on :30 Elevator Speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show related video: networking, job search; something to relax/distract students </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Meanwhile, in the Pits… <ul><li>While Group A interviews, Group B is warming up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mirror avail to check appearance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At end of first session, Group A heads to the pits and is replaced by Group B </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Pit Stop
    12. 12. Race Summary <ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More excitement…energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format encouraged them to think on their feet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of being prepared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure to varying styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential for more contacts </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Race Summary <ul><li>Employers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Thumbs Up” for revised format: “More accomplished in less time” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggested 10”/5” format. Times depend on classes/time of day </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Race Summary <ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keys to attendance/success: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have support of a faculty/class or campus organization…CRUCIAL! </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Race Summary <ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have subs available for ER’s (staff/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>faculty); standby list: students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pods well spaced to avoid confusion, help communication </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Race Summary <ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ER’s provided feedback at conclusion… allow 5”, based on schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option: Reception afterward </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Race Summary <ul><li>Career Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite ER’s three months ahead of event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time (VS six weeks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WSU goal in ’07: 70 students/35ER’s </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Where to Get More Information <ul><li>Karen Gillenwater, Recruiting Coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>316-978-3435 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Terry Clevenger, JLD Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>316-978-3435 </li></ul>

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