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You Gotta have  SKILZ! Interview  SKILZ  that is!!
You gotta have  SKILZ! <ul><li>S-  Set yourself for success </li></ul><ul><li>K-  Know the company </li></ul><ul><li>I-  I...
S -  Set yourself up for success <ul><li>1)  Get your resume together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Come to career center and get ...
K -  Know The Company <ul><li>1)  Research the companies website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Come to career center and get signe...
I -  Inform the employer <ul><li>1 )  Have strong answers to the right questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t ramble with y...
L -  Learn The Questions <ul><li>Break into groups! </li></ul>
Z -   Zero In, and close the interview <ul><li>1)  Make sure you have answered all questions thoroughly </li></ul><ul><ul>...
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Athlete Interview skilz

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I believe strongly in the skills & attributes acquired during the course of athletic play. I believe these skills are directly transferable into the workforce. Like anything else in athletics preparing for the job search takes coaching, training & focus. This deck was created for current collegiate athletes preparing for their first "real interview"

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Athlete Interview skilz

  1. 1. You Gotta have SKILZ! Interview SKILZ that is!!
  2. 2. You gotta have SKILZ! <ul><li>S- Set yourself for success </li></ul><ul><li>K- Know the company </li></ul><ul><li>I- Inform the employer </li></ul><ul><li>L- Learn the questions </li></ul><ul><li>Z- “Zero In” on how to close the interview and ask for the next step </li></ul>
  3. 3. S - Set yourself up for success <ul><li>1) Get your resume together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Come to career center and get signed up on TCP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get your resume together/we’ll help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicate yourself to learn the key highlights on your resume </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) Preparation for interview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone interview/Role Play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-face interview/Role Play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch meeting interview/Etiquette </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) Establish rapport with employer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrive early/be on time/Dress for Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look the employer in the eyes and shake their hand firmly when introduced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create small talk </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. K - Know The Company <ul><li>1) Research the companies website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Come to career center and get signed up on TCP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get on TCP or the internet to research the company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get to know the company, where is it based, what are the key products/services, growth trends, etc. and be prepared to answer the question, ‘What do you know about our company?’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) Review the company’s job descriptions for the position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate the job description for all positions of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize key words used in the description and how you can fit that into your interview session. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare to answer the question on ‘Why should we hire you?’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) Understand the culture of the company, visions, goals, missions, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why would you be a good fit for this company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you see a unique opportunity to help with a specific project of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review who the key business leaders are in the company, CEO/CFO/etc. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. I - Inform the employer <ul><li>1 ) Have strong answers to the right questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t ramble with your answers, practice makes perfect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give ample information, but not too much </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be prepared to answer ‘Tell me about a time you overcame adversity’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) Sell yourself and your attributes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure they know who you are and how you can make a difference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remain energetic in your answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have three key points on why you’re the one! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) Don’t be afraid to be YOU! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be proud of your accomplishments and acknowledge how they have gotten you to where you are today. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look the employer in the eyes and be confident </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let your personality shine, humor and all. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. L - Learn The Questions <ul><li>Break into groups! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Z - Zero In, and close the interview <ul><li>1) Make sure you have answered all questions thoroughly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask the employer if there are any other questions you haven’t answered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide clarification if needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure the company knows your projected start date and your contact information. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) Ask to proceed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do we go from here? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How would you like for me to follow up with you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is my next step in this process? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) Follow-up with email, letter and/or phone call </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email a nice letter to the interviewer saying thank you for the opportunity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take a few minutes to send a note via mail, makes a big difference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow up call when requested, make sure you are punctual with your follow up ! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. More Information in The Locker Room Resource Center at http://www.thecorporateplaybook.com/locker_room.php

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