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09/10/2009

 
Career Planning
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Careers & Appointments Office
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Interviews
The Most Important Sales Interview of Your Life 
Preparation
Research 
Company, Position and You 
ResourcesAppearanceBody LanguageQuestions
Theirs & Yours and Awkward Questions 
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Career Management Skills
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The Inside Story
“Companies are looking to hire not to reject” 
If called for interview -you’ve got the job orplace -it’s up to you to keep it.
Employers/Course Directors want to offer youthe job/place -employers -
have a problem theywhat you to solve.
Two way process -not an interrogation -area of mutual concern.
 
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Preparation
Research:
Company/Organisation
Position
Yourself and your suitability
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Research
Company/Organisation:
Company/organisation will send information
ILAC Library Dublin
Business Information Centre
Trade/Business magazines and journals
 
Career Planning
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Careers & Appointments Office
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Research
Company/Organisation:
Links to databases of Irish employers
Links to Irish EmployersRecruitment pages
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Research
Position
Skills –evidence that you have them (how yu acquired them) orevidence of your ability to learn quickly
Yourself and your suitability
Do you really want the job?
Are you convinced that you are capable of doing it?
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Recommended ReadingRecommended Reading
Skills Portofolio 
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Careers & Appointments Office
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Prepare a list of all the most important pointsyou want to make that will convince theinterviewer that you are the best person forthe job
Strengths:
objectively measured
others will need to be illustrated with examples
Not enough to simply asssure them that you are good
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Dress and Grooming
Only one chance to make a first impression
Style consistent with the type of position
Err on the conservative side -(exceptions: advertising, PR,teaching, youth & community work)
Convey professionalism and competence
Co-ordinate your outfit
Suit, jacket/trousers/skirt, plain shoes
Accessories: bag, briefcase???
Be comfortable
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If they wear ….
CasualSmart casualCasual suit
(shirtsleevs no tie)
Smart suit
You wear ....
Smart casualCasual suitCasual suit, jacket & tieSmart suit
As much as
70% of employee turnover
is dueto staff
not fitting in with
the corporate culture.
Dress Code:
dress a notch or two above regular employee of same level 
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X
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Avoid bootsNo CasualShoes orTrainers
XX
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BusinessCasual
Dress and Grooming

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