Tagged: The 'In Courage' Newsletter
March 3, 2016 at 7:37 am #3014
2016-03-03 – The ‘In Courage’ Newsletter — “Classy Answers to Classical Questions”
Learn how to anticipate what the interviewer is going to ask and why. Discover how to answer difficult questions to more effectively sell yourself as the solution.
We need work, right? (Thank, you Captain Obvious!)
But your interviewers, what about them?
• Here is a manager and their people…
• and they have a problem
• and they need a solution – the right person!
• and, 9 times out of 10, your interviewers are not very good at interviewing people (it’s just not their gift, period)
• and they are under pressure to make a decision a.s.a.p.
• maybe they are all having to work extra hours because they are short-handed
• and they are under even more pressure to make the *right* decision
• because maybe the last decision didn’t turn out so well
• and now they’re under even *more* pressure to find the right person!
They have a problem, and they need help.
Hey, that’s perfect! Because that’s what you do! You are a problem-solver, and you are here to help!
They need to know that you are the right person, and you can help them figure that out while you are answering their questions!
The Bible says, “A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!” (Proverbs 15:23)
You’ve heard the questions,
• Why were you let go at your last job?
• What are your strengths and weaknesses?
• And those questions about money.
• …and lots of others.
We all dread these questions to one degree or another. But there’s no reason to. Join us on Thursday evening and find out why.
(And here’s a Tip: Check out Week 2 and Week 3 in your CTW notebook to help make sure you’re bringing the right stuff to the interview!)
Feeling unprepared? That’s ok. Just come ready to learn, because this night is a grab bag of answers!
Next Week: “Interviewing Rehearsal: Practice, Practice, Practice”
Real-Time Practice, and Real-Time Help
It’s learning-by-doing with no penalty for getting it wrong, and a chance to learn from the rest of the guys ‘n’ gals at your table.
That’s what interview practice is. This is super opportunity to,
(1.) Work on those questions that come up during an interview.
(2.) Get feedback from Mentors (and fellow job hunters).
(3.) Get to practice in a situation where everyone is really rooting for you.
(4.) Make “mistakes” for FREE!
More on this next week, but let’s just say that you will sharpen your skills — and also learn how to sharpen them even more.
That’s it for this week. And may the God of hope fill you with hope!
All the best,
Career Transition Workshop
P.S. Here is the site where you can find additional handouts: http://ctw.site44.com/
NOTE 1: Do not use the “www” in the address.
NOTE 2: site44 is a free service that stops periodically when there is too much traffic, so don’t leave accessing it to the last minute.
NOTE 3: If Windows Internet Explorer does not bring up the CTW site, try Mozilla FireFox, or Google Chrome. Sometimes the site down for maintenance. If so, try it again a little later.
TO JOIN A CTW EMAIL GROUP:
Also, if you are not already on the new mailing list, get sighed up:
1. Go to http://careertransitionworkshop.org/ click “Job Seekers” and “Register”.
2. Once registered and logged on, click the “Job Seekers” pull-down menu, click “Email Groups”, and then click the red box that says “Join the San Antonio, TX Oak Hills Group”.
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