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1 Penny War Collection This is the end of the 1st round, now comes Round 2!

2 Thanks for Coming to SLC! 37 Total Awards - Largest Local Delegation - Outstanding Chapter We are so proud of all our competitors!

3 PBL News: Upcoming Events Global Gateways March 10th, 6:45-9:30pm LSC Seminar: “Transition from Academia to the Real World” Feb 27th, 12-1:30pm LSC PBL Elections! March 25th, 9:45-11pm LSC Room 111

4 “Transition from Academia to the Real World” Feb 27th, 12-1:30pm LSC

5 Unique Interviews General Meeting February 25, 2014

6 Let’s Review: All Types of Interviews ●Be prepared, don’t wing it ●Practice common questions ○ forbes.com ○ glassdoor.com ○ usatoday.com ●Know about the company ●Be able to talk about and elaborate on anything on your resume ●Have questions planned to ask at end ●Get enough sleep! Over-preparation for interviews is a bigger mistake than under-preparation. Relax and Be Yourself!

7 Types of Interviews Tonight, we will cover: ●Traditional Interviews ●Phone Interviews ●Recorded Interviews ●Skype Interviews ●Case Study Interviews

8 Traditional Interviews

9 ●Can be 2-3 interviewers at once ○ You most likely won’t know ahead of time ●Can have multiple interview in a row ○ Super Day: minute interviews in a row ●Dress appropriately and have good hygiene ●Have a padfolio, pen and multiple copies of your resume ●Bring additional materials to show your accomplishments

10 Phone Interviews Have your materials ready! ●You will be able to utilize more sources than during a traditional interview: ●Resume ●Cover Letter ●Brag Sheet/ Master List ●Talking points to cover for anticipated questions Be prepared to talk about anything on your resume! ●Often, you will be asked to “take them through your resume” *Phone interviews still require preparation and practice!*

11 More on Phone Interviews ❏ Dress up even though you are not being seen! NO PJ’s! ❏ Talk with a smile! You will have a more appealing and friendly tone. ❏ Use the Bathroom. (Sounds Silly but it’s very important) ❏ Utilize resources to your ability. (Company website at hand) ❏ Take advantage of the lack of visibility *but to a certain point.* ❏ Lack of visual cues from interviewer, so stress verbal communication and ask questions.

12 Does Smiling Really Affect Your Tone? Let’s try it! We need 2 volunteers to test this theory!

13 Recorded Videos -Dress professionally from head to toe -Position yourself in a well-lit area -Be aware of time limits -Test how you sound -Know about the company -Smile and be yourself!

14 Recorded Interviews Continued ●Make your thoughts clear and points easy to follow ●Know what you want to get out of the company and what you have to offer ●Practice! (Live Demos) ■ Taketheinterview.com

15 Let’s See an Example Please welcome our very own Peter Traficante! Let’s Critique His Performance: Recorded Interview #1 Recorded Interview #2

16 Skype Interviews Article: “6 Steps to Prepare for a Skype Interview” o Skype Interviews Are: Increasingly common More reliable than phone interviews- allows the interviewer to have a conversation face-to-face Just as with any type of interview, make sure you have your resume and other materials on hand

17 Skype Interviews Make sure username is appropriate Look into the camera and maintain eye contact with the interviewer Dress like you would to a regular interview Make sure the surrounding areas are quiet dont have anything in the background that will distract the interviewer from you Run a practice round with friends to make sure the microphone works

18 Case Study Interviews ●You will not always know ahead of time ●What to Expect: ○ Handle both qualitative and quantitative information to make decisions ○Bring classroom concepts and theories into practice through the case ○Potentially work with other teams ○Be prepared to present your findings and be poised while presenting Its not necessarily about if you get the right answer, but HOW you answer the question!

19 Tell Us About Your Experience! Volunteers? Enlighten your fellow members and practice your Public Speaking! And receive a PRIZE for being brave!

20 Which Companies Use These Methods? Case Studies: Consulting firms, government agency, consumer packaged goods industry  Proctor & Gamble, Unilever, Macy’s Phone Interviews: Many Companies! This is a cheap alternative for them.  AT&T, Verizon, HP Skype Interviews: The Entertainment industry is big on this, like Time Warner Recorded Interviews This method is fairly new, but is being used by companies like NBC and Hershey’s Traditional Interviews Many Sales positions will be intervewed traditionally

21 Current Events Gay discrimination bill in Arizona -Apple, American Airlines and Marriott advise Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, that a state legislation allowing companies to discriminate gays on religious grounds would be bad for the economy -Many firms issued letters and phone calls to Jan Brewer expressing concern -American Airlines noted how deeply Arizona suffered during the recession

22 Current Events Pot stocks light up the stock market -Publicly traded marijuana stocks are surging this year. -Medbox is the latest example, they provide products and services for businesses that dispense medication. It announced plans to tailor its products for use in rec. and medical marijuana facilities and shares soared 65%.

23 Help Raise Money for the East Brunswick Animal Shelter!

24 Penny War Collection REMINDER This is the end of the 1st round, now comes Round 2!

25 PBL News: Upcoming Events Global Gateways March 10th, 6:45-9:30pm LSC Seminar: “Transition from Academia to the Real World” Seminar Feb 27th, 12-1:30pm LSC PBL Elections! March 25th, 9:45-11pm LSC Room 111


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