Agenda How to Prepare and Practice Interview Preparation Tips/Techniques Other Tips
How to Prepare? Step 1: Change your mindset You are Superboy / Supergirl Management expectation is of a miracle worker… More productivity with less resources; maintain service levels with fewer staff. You must be Super! Nothing is impossible.
How to Prepare? STEP 2: Interviewer mindset Convince me you are the best. Dazzle me/Impress me Why should I hire you? Interviewer looking for: Initiative Attitude Strategic Thinking Confidence Positive Attitude Motivation Experience
Interview Preparation tips Prepare, Prepare, Prepare A.By knowing the responsibilities and duties of a Sr. Management Analyst B.Match your SKA’s/experience to the job announcement
Interview Preparation tips Prepare, Prepare, Prepare C.Work on your Opening/Closing Statements
Sample opening statement of Dr. Connie Mariano (CM), author of “The White House Doctor ” Q: “Why do you want this job?” CM: “It’s payback time. I owe a lot to this country… My father was accepted into the Navy in 1940’s, … my brother, sister, and I have received medical scholarships for higher education. The Navy paid for my medical school. My family and I owe so much to America… So, if I can pay back this country by serving as doctor to my commander-in- chief, then that’s what I want to do.”
Continuation of Opening statement of Dr. Connie Mariano Q: “What can you do here?” CM: “You see these stripes on my sleeve? The longer I stay in the Navy, the more stripes I receive. The more stripes I receive, the more desks they put me behind. Dr. Lee I am not a desk doctor. I‘m a trench doctor. I take care of patients in the field, onboard ships, and in foreign ports. That’s what makes my day.”
Interview Preparation tips Prepare, Prepare, Prepare D.Answer Experiential Questions (Q’s) with STAR
ONE-ON-ONE EXERCISE Give an example of an important decision or recommendation you have made.
Additional one-on-one Q’s State a situation where you’ve presented to Council, Board or Dep’t Management. How did you prepare? State a situation where you’ve trained employees on a new process. What challenges did you encounter?
S.T.A.R. Situation or Topic Action taken Results (quantity, if possible)
ONE-ON-ONE EXERCISE Give an example of an important decision or recommendation you have made. Use STAR technique
Interview Preparation tips HOW TO PRACTICE E.Do a Mock interview F.Find a Mentor
Other Interview Tips Don’t B.S/don’t guess (be honest) First Impression/Last Impression Visit the location prior to interview (or make plans to be there early) – to be on time Dress neat/tidy and appropriate Maintain eye contact Write down Interview Q’s and your responses Body Language
Interview Prep Summary Your success is dependent on the Practice and Preparation you will put in Resulting in what you want – Acing the interview!