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  1. 1. COMM 202 T20, T21, T27 & T28 Week 8: Interviews Garret LaValley No laptops or Cellphones, NAMETAGS OUT PLEASE!!!
  2. 2. Agenda 1. Employment Interview Assignment 2. Interview Questions 3. Closing 4. Words of Wisdom 5. Action Items LNOSRQ
  3. 3. Employment Interview (10%) When: Apr 4th, Apr 5th and Apr 7th WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING? RESUME COVER LETTER JOB DESCRIPTION PADFOLIO PEN
  4. 4. Employment Interview Things to Remember • Check in with reception at Birmingham • Be Early! – ideally about 10 minutes, if you are not there when the interviewer comes out, you will receive an automatic “0” • Interview is approx. 20 minutes long
  5. 5. Dress to Impress – Business Formal
  6. 6. Common Questions Tell me about YOURSELF!#1 What are your STRENGTHS?#2 What are your WEAKNESSES?#3 Tell me about A TIME WHEN…#4 *WILD CARD* Question!#5 Do YOU have any QUESTIONS?#6
  7. 7. #1 Tell me about yourself? The MOST COMMON QUESTION you will get in an interview Can be asked in different ways! Keep it 2 minutes or less Brand yourself – give them something to remember you by Sound natural, not like you’re reading off a script! Speak to your skills and accomplishments Show passion Provide a well-rounded picture
  8. 8. Your Story The Beginning Growing Interest The Spark Your Future Why you are here Introduction – quick background Realization that this was the career for you Your formula that makes you perfect for the job! Where you see yourself How this position ties into it all
  9. 9. Your Story – What is your formula? ? + ? ?+ THE GOAL: Tell them a story that no one else can replicate and impress them in the first 2 minutes
  10. 10. My Story + + = Desire for a fast- paced work environment that requires teamwork, only possible in Investment Banking. Played volleyball in high school & post secondary. Made a major jump from Kinesiology to Commerce. Experienced the bank/corporate relationship first-hand in Treasury.
  11. 11. Activity Grab a partner and share “tell me about yourself” stories Give some feedback!
  12. 12. #2 What are your strengths?  Relevant to the position  Links experience to job or position  There is no perfect answer
  13. 13. #2 What are your weaknesses? DO NOT FLIP WEAKNESSES INTO STRENGTHS!
  14. 14. #3 What are your weaknesses? ✘ “I’m such a perfectionist” ✘ “Too detail-oriented” ✘ “Over-achiever” ✘ “I work too hard sometimes” Weakness wouldn’t impair you from doing the job Show you are actively trying to improve these weaknesses Show the “lesson learned”
  15. 15. #4 Tell me about a time…? SKILLS MATRIX Resume Cover Letter Interview Don’t forget to link it back to the company and position!
  16. 16. #5 Wild Card Questions You have a 3-gallon and a 5-gallon jug that you can fill from a fountain of water. The problem is to fill one of the jugs with exactly 4 gallons of water. How do you do it?
  17. 17. Industry/Job Specific or a surprise! • A way for the interviewer to gauge your interest and knowledge of the position and industry • Test your ability to communicate clearly • Shows the interviewer how you think • TESTS BUSINESS ACUMEN: news, trends, etc. THE GOAL  Walk them through your thought process  Stay calm and provide a clear answer
  18. 18. Examples FINANCE PITCH ME A STOCK WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS VS DOWNSIDES OF USING DEBT VS EQUITY FINANCING? HOW WOULD VALUE A PERPETUAL ZERO COUPON BOND? DO YOU THINK THE FINANCIAL MARKETS ARE EFFICIENT? ACCOUNTING WHY DO YOU WANT TO PURSUE A CPA? WHY THIS FIRM? WALK ME THROUGH THE MAJOR LINES OF A CASH FLOW STATEMENT? MANAGEMENT CONSULTING HOW MANY WORDS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE NY TIMES? TELL ME YOUR 5 WEAKNESSES… AND ANOTHER… ANOTHER DESCRIBE A PROJECT YOU HAVE WORKED ON THAT CHALLENGED YOU? CASE-BASED QUESTIONS… MARKETING HOW WOULD YOU INCREASE SALES OF X PRODUCT BY X%? SELL ME THIS PEN HOW DO YOU THINK OUR BLOG IS DOING? WHAT CAN BE DONE BETTER? TLOG HOW COULD YOU IMPROVE THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTIVITY? HOW WOULD YOU DEAL WITH A DIFFICULT FACTORY WORKER? TELL ME ABOUT A TIME YOU IMPROVED SOMETHING WHERE YOU WORKED? HR TELL ME ABOUT A TIME WHERE YOU HAD TO MOTIVATE A TEAM ASSUMING YOU ARE SELECTED, WHAT WOULD BE THE FIRST CHANGE YOU WOULD MAKE? RANDOM WHAT IS 3/16 IN DECIMAL? TELL ME ABOUT SOMETHING IN THE NEWS, HOW IT RELATES TO THIS JOB? WHY ARE MANHOLES ROUND? TEACH ME SOMETHING YOU LEARNED IN SCHOOL? WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
  19. 19. #6 Do you have any questions? • Always have at least 2 questions • Avoid asking questions you could find the answer to on Google. • Never ask a question like, “What do look for in candidates?” – probably should have asked this before the interview • Do not ask something that has already been addressed in the interview • Always safe to get them talking about themselves – maybe ask something directly related to their job/industry or some career advice.
  20. 20. Closing the Interview Thank Them Re-iterate Interest Confirm Follow-up Solid Handshake Business Card Remember Name ASK QUESTIONS IF IT NEVER CAME UP IN THE INTERVIEW!
  21. 21. Follow Up Email in 24 Hours Thank Them Refer to Convo Tailor to Reader Re-iterate Interest Check for Typos DO NOT WRITE AN ESSAY!
  22. 22. Example Hi Michael, I just wanted to say a quick thank you for taking the time to interview me. I really enjoyed our conversation, even though you did not like my top two classic rock bands, at least we could agree on Zeppelin. Good luck with your future at Goldman, hopefully the transition continues to be a smooth one for you. Best Regards, Curtis Kuznecov
  23. 23. General Tips GUIDE THE CONVERSATION TO WHERE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE SMILE AND NOD ANSWER THE DARN QUESTION DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF BRING ENERGY INTO THE ROOM
  24. 24. Words of Wisdom • Ask before making judgements • Actively seek mentorship & provide it!!! • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” • Stay humble, give credit where it’s due. • Take the opportunity first, then find out if you are capable of it. • Be the best at the job you are in, success will find its way to you. - Wayne Gretzky
  25. 25. Action Items • Employment Interviews April 4th, 5th and 7th • Informational Interview due April 14th at 1:59 pm • InterviewStream 2 due April 3rd at 8:59pm PST

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  • TA Feedback: mention the comments on Turnitin and recap how they can find them

    The ultimate goal: landing the info interview
    How to connect via others on LI (start thinking about info interviews, meet someone at the networking event); short term event networking
    Rubric

    Event prep:
    Dressing the part
    Description of the upcoming event (CPA Hall, paint a picture)
    Reflection paper slide
    Researching contacts
    Approaching groups
    Handshakes
    Conversation topics; finding commonality
    Activities: get in circles, practice hand shakes, practice introductions
  • Let them discuss before showing them the text

    Note that we will be specifically zeroing in on facilitated events and ‘direct request’ networking
  • Let them discuss before showing them the text

    Note that we will be specifically zeroing in on facilitated events and ‘direct request’ networking
  • Let them discuss before showing them the text

    Note that we will be specifically zeroing in on facilitated events and ‘direct request’ networking
  • While this slide is up, would be cool just to share a personal story you had with info interview success

    Also mention that for the 202 assignment, their purpose can be: “I want to make a more informed career/option choice”
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