St Joe Career Ministry Interviewing Workshop


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  • WELCOME the group to the ministry and to this workshop. INTRODUCE yourself, and provide a little bit of your professional and spiritual background. EXPLAIN that we will spend about 30 minutes discussing the basic principles behind career networking, which will include some time for questions and answers. ASK if there are any questions before we begin.
  • St Joe Career Ministry Interviewing Workshop

    1. 1. St. Joseph Catholic Church Career Community Network Effective Interviewing Workshop
    2. 2. Workshop Objectives <ul><li>Understand the basics of effective interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>Gain a general understanding of how to execute an effective job interview </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to explain the most important aspects of a successful job interview </li></ul><ul><li>List some of the skills necessary to successful interviewing </li></ul>By the end of this workshop you will:
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Interview Prep </li></ul><ul><li>The Most Important Aspect of Interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>The Second Most Important Aspect of Interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>How to Answer 10 Tough Interview Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Techniques </li></ul>
    4. 4. Competitive Interview Prep <ul><li>You finally have an interview, it’s important to make the most of it! </li></ul><ul><li>To be successful, you should always seek to retain control of the process, </li></ul><ul><li>Your objective in every interview should be to take yourself one step further toward generating a potential job offer. </li></ul><ul><li>Treat every interview as if it were the only one you will ever get with that employer </li></ul>&quot;Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.&quot; —Norman Vincent Peale
    5. 5. The Most Important Aspect of Interviewing <ul><li>What can you do to set yourself apart in your interview? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you demonstrate your passion in the interview? </li></ul><ul><li>If you can show, in your words, actions and past behaviors, that you have true passion toward achieving excellence, you can and will be chosen for the position. </li></ul><ul><li>Let your passion for the job show through in every aspect of your interview. </li></ul>“ DEMONSTRATING YOUR PASSION”
    6. 6. The Second Most Important Aspect of Interviewing <ul><li>Your attitude determines whether you will “make the cut” or be discarded. </li></ul><ul><li>Why is attitude so important? </li></ul><ul><li>If you can show , in your words and actions, that you are ready to put forth your very best effort toward achieving excellence, you will be chosen. </li></ul><ul><li>You can show your winning attitude in the way you present yourself. </li></ul>“ YOUR ATTIUDE”
    7. 7. How to Answer 10 Tough Interview Questions <ul><li>Tough question No. 1: &quot;Tell me about yourself.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested answer: &quot;I graduated from University X and since then, I have been working in public relations with an agency where I have generated millions of PR hits for my clients. While I've enjoyed working on the agency side, I'm looking to expand my horizons and start doing PR for corporate companies such as this one.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Tough question No. 2: &quot;Why did you leave your last job?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested answer: &quot;The company just wasn't a good fit for my creativity, but I learned that organizations have distinct personalities just like people do. Now I know where I'll be a better fit.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Tough question No. 3: &quot;Where do you see yourself in five years?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested answer:  &quot;I want to secure a civil engineering position with a national firm that concentrates on retail development. Ideally, I would like to work for a young company, such as this one, so I can get in on the ground floor and take advantage of all the opportunities a growing firm has to offer.&quot; </li></ul>
    8. 8. How to Answer 10 Tough Interview Questions <ul><li>Tough question No. 4: &quot;What are your weaknesses?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested answer: &quot;In my last position, I wasn't able to develop my public-speaking skills. I'd really like to be able to work in a place that will help me get better at giving presentations and talking in front of others.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Tough question No. 5: &quot;Why were you laid off?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested answer: &quot;As I'm sure you're aware, the economy is tough right now and my company felt the effects of it. I was part of a large staff reduction and that's really all I know. I am confident, however, that it had nothing to do with my job performance, as exemplified by my accomplishments. For example...&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Tough question No. 6: &quot;Tell me about the worst boss you ever had.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested answer: &quot;While none of my past bosses were awful, there are some who taught me more than others did. I've definitely learned what types of management styles I work with the best.&quot; </li></ul>
    9. 9. How to Answer 10 Tough Interview Questions <ul><li>Tough question No. 7: How would others describe you? </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested answer: &quot;My former colleagues have said that I'm easy to do business with and that I always hit the ground running with new projects. I have more specific feedback with me, if you'd like to take a look at it.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Tough question No. 8: &quot;What can you offer me that another person can't?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested answer: &quot;I'm the best person for the job. I know there are other candidates who could fill this position, but my passion for excellence sets me apart from the pack. I am committed to always producing the best results. For example...&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Tough question No. 9: &quot;If you could choose any company to work for, where would you go?&quot;   </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested answer: &quot;I wouldn't have applied for this position if I didn't sincerely want to work with your organization.&quot; Continue with specific examples of why you respect the company with which you are interviewing and why you'll be a good fit. </li></ul><ul><li>Tough question No. 10: &quot;Would you be willing to take a salary cut?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested answer : I understand that the salary range for this position is $XX - $XX. Like most people, I would like to improve on my salary, but I'm more interested in the job itself than the money. I would be open to negotiating a lower starting salary but would hope that we can revisit the subject in a few months after I've proved myself to you.&quot; </li></ul>
    10. 10. Interviewing for success 4 Key Principles <ul><li>Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating Effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Value </li></ul><ul><li>Caring for others </li></ul>
    11. 11. Interviewing Skills <ul><li>INTERACTION – Appropriate level of interviewer's involvement </li></ul><ul><li>QUESTIONING TECHNIQUES – Gather quality information </li></ul><ul><li>LISTENING TECHNIQUES – Modify your interview to reflect the information received </li></ul><ul><li>RESPOND TO SITUATIONS – Sensitive and appropriate reaction to interviewer’s situations </li></ul><ul><li>PROFESSIONALISM – Establish credibility and gain interviewer’s respect </li></ul><ul><li>ABILITY TO ARTICULATE IDEAS – Ability to use concise expression and ensure complete understanding </li></ul><ul><li>MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE INTERVIEW – Move the meeting forward at a comfortable pace </li></ul>
    12. 12. Interviewing Techniques <ul><li>Words </li></ul><ul><li>Voice qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Physiology-Body Language </li></ul>7% 38% 55%
    13. 13. Show you did your Homework <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Headlines </li></ul><ul><li>Names of people </li></ul><ul><li>Issues that you perceive or know about </li></ul>
    14. 14. Become The Listener <ul><li>Give Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Judgmental </li></ul><ul><li>Never Interrupt </li></ul>
    15. 15. Facial Expressions <ul><li>Boredom </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Rejection </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Dismay </li></ul>
    16. 16. How Much Value are you creating?
    17. 17. Effective Interview Process <ul><li>Establish Rapport </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss Job Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Present Your Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Close </li></ul><ul><li>Objection Handling </li></ul>
    18. 18. Establish Rapport <ul><li>Objective: Develop effective two-way communication </li></ul><ul><li>Elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thank person for their time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use open-ended questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use appropriate subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key on responses </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Develop Interest <ul><li>Objective: Justify and stimulate discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Elements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer a specific, relevant, reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review prior successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statement of potential benefit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State your purpose </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Discuss Job Needs <ul><li>Objective: Identify key business requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish measurable objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify needs (clarify and elevate when necessary) </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Summarize Job Needs <ul><li>Objective: Verify the accuracy of the job needs and verify interest </li></ul><ul><li>Elements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarized all identified needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask appropriate question </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Present Your Solution <ul><li>Objective: Provide a synopsis of how you will address the job needs </li></ul><ul><li>Elements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview the job needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify and validate the job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tie the reaction question to goals </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Close <ul><li>Objective: Gain commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use assumptive statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize your contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Ask For The Business” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State reason for the next meeting </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Any Questions?