Tagged: The 'In Courage' Newsletter
February 25, 2016 at 6:06 am #3008
The ‘In Courage’ Newsletter — this Thursday: “Interviewing Tactics: How to Promote Yourself”
Promoting Ourselves? Isn’t that a lot like “bragging”?
(And, if so, where did “bragging” become a godly thing?)
But, being truly honest really is a godly thing.
And, if you have gifts and talents to bring, and you mumble your way through an interview, and you leave there without possible-future-boss knowing what you could bring???
Well, now, THAT’S dishonest — and “dishonest” is not a very godly thing, either.
If you were trying to get help from someone, and they did the whole false modesty thing, you wouldn’t like it. You’d want that someone to tell you all about how they thought they could help you, and then you could at least weigh them against their competition.
Then, it’s especially cool because you don’t always have to be the absolute best. If possible-future-boss finds you easier to communicate with — or something else important, then you can be picked over someone with even more raw talent than you!
This is one of the most amazing things about interviewing for a job!
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 this week’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.
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”.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.