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Transcript of Power Interviewing
Celebrate! An interview is an accomplishment
Maintain class & dignity
(Respectfully) ask for feedback or direction
Co-opt! Bring interviewer(s) into your network
Express continued interest in the company
Regroup , Assess & Move on…
If you don’t get the job…Never assume defeat!
Conquering The Nerves….
Everyone LOVES Job Interviews….
“Interviews don’t always find the best candidate.”
“I never know how to act around these people! ”
“They’re wasting my time, they’re going to hire someone they know anyway.”
“The guy interviewing me was a complete moron.”
Is Interviewing The Problem?
Closing The Deal
Pinecrest- Queensway Employment Services
The REAL Questions
Why are you here?
What can you do for us?
What kind of person are you (the eight factors)?
What distinguishes you from the other 19 people who can do your job?
Can I afford you and will you stick around?
Do you have the required job skills?
What are they really asking…
Know the Job
Know the Company
TALK TO PEOPLE
VISIT THE WORK-SITE
GET REFERENCES READY
Power Post Game
Get the name and contact information of interviewers
Send a thank you, which highlights at least two specific contributions you can make based on the interview.
Try to co-opt interviewers into your network even if you don’t get the job.
Body Language! What is it saying about you?
Be ready for the questions!
Have examples and stories ready
Power Interview Process
… It’s as easy as 1-2-3
Closing & Evaluation
Open Discussion: What are YOUR concerns?
Welcome & Introduction
Body Language Discussion
Power Interview Process
Whoever decided to call them job interviews rather than job inquisitions never actually went through one.
Welcome to Power Interviewing
"There was a customer who came in and wanted to return some items..."
”As a result, the customer went away satisfied and pleased that I could solve her problem.”
S-A-R: Keep yourself on track!
While you’re preparing to fight the dragons it’s the mosquitoes that get you!
--Richard Nelson Bolles
ALWAYS treat everyone you meet as though they are the hiring manager for the job
WARNING: Power Failure
ALWAYS have specific examples, stories and tangible evidence to offer in your answers
NEVER forget to thank the interviewers and re-state your interest in the position
NEVER say anything negative about your former boss, colleagues or company
ALWAYS show interest and enthusiasm. Be the candidate who wants THIS Job, not A Job!
ALWAYS arrive on-time and at the proper location for the interview
NEVER bring up salary, benefits or perks until you’ve been offered the job
Power Boost ! Get Psyched up!
Have no (or only self- interested) questions
Overdress, misdress or underdress
Are visibly nervous and try to ignore it
Respond to questions like a drone
Are withdrawn, disinterested or unengaged
Research the company, not themselves
“I feel like I’m going to puke”
“I sweat like a drug addict”
“My hands shake”
“My voice shakes”
“My mind becomes a black hole of nonsense”
“I don’t remember what I said”
The Seven Factors
Enthusiasm & Perseverance
Communication & People Skills
Record of Success & Accomplishments
Maturity & Professionalism
Planning & Organization
Reaction to Pressure, Stress & Conflict
Know ourselves and our accomplishments
Learn to work with signs of nervousness
Dress a notch over company’s everyday wear
Have a two-way conversation; Be Likeable
Have insightful, engaging questions
Show enthusiasm and that you want this job!
Power prepare and practice answers and stories
1. Your Name
2. Three words that describe you
3. What type of job are you looking for?
Have great questions for them
What is your body language saying about you?
"Tell me about Yourself.."
“I calmly explained our return policy and told her I could give her a gift card for her return...”
Do you get interviews, but not the job
Stay on Track with Behavioral Interview Questions
How's it going?
Core Message is..
Skills and Experience
2-5 Years of experience in Bookkeeping
Experience in using, Quickbooks
and MS Excel
Diploma in Accounting
Good organizational skills
French speaking skills are an asset
Over 5 years of bookkeeping experience performing such duties as Accounts payable/Receivable, payroll for 120 employees, and financial reports for monthly and yearly HST/QST reports.
5 years of experience using Quickbooks to handle all bookkeeping duties . Advanced Excel experience including creation of charts and graphs and use of pivot tables. Created spreadsheets with over 500 formulas.
Diploma in Accounting from Algonquin college
Bachelors in Business from Lahore University, Pakistan
Filing-both electronically and paper files
Scheduling for payments, reports and filings
Keep detailed calendar with all meetings and events
Project Management for new software implentation
Strong interest and willingness to learn French
Match "Knowing You" and "Knowing the Role"
Tell me about a time you had an angry customer.
How did you handle that?