November 2, 2015 at 1:16 pm #2876
In Courage — “Interviewing Tactics: How to Promote Yourself”
Promoting Ourselves? Isn’t that a lot like “bragging”?
It’s more like being making sure that your potential employer knows what you already know:
God has given you certain gifts and talents. You have been doing your best to learn what they are. But your interviewer is still learning about you.
And you have been trying to find those opportunities to contribute where your gifts and talents are important. But your interviewer is still learning about where and how you can help the company better.
And you have been networking (our last session, and for that matter, a major theme of Career Transition Workshop) to connect your talents with a real need in the workplace. But your interviewer is still learning about this “connect” between your capabilities and the company’s needs.
And now, your work has paid off, and you have and interview with a potential new employer! You want to continue connecting your talents with the needs of the workplace in that interview! It’s the next stage in a Beauty Contest where beauty is way more than skin deep!
If you wanted to know how to be a winner in a beauty contest, wouldn’t you like to have a candid talk with a Beauty Contest Judge?
Enter Jan Gonzalez, a human resources master communicator who has worked on the other side of the interviewing table! If you want to hear about the steps to preparing for an interview, Jan is not only an amazing person to talk to, but she is also tonight’s speaker. Bring something to write on, because Jan will be able to give you that Beauty-Contest-Judges-eye-view of the interview, highs-and-lows, goods-and-bads, pinnacles-and-pitfalls.
Next Week: “Classy Answers to Classical Questions: What Do You Say?”
That would be another great subtitle for next week’s presentation.
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. They seem like minefields, and we just pray we can get through them without blowing up the interview.
What if we could not only survive these questions, but turn them into positive parts of the interview?
That is what we will be talking about in next week’s interview.
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