Tips for Presenting Yourself in 30 seconds by Peter Espiefs Your infomercial is your “TV ad”, your “brochure”, your

introduction of your best employmentrelated qualities. It is your pitch. The 30 Second version is for a quick introduction and should begin by introducing yourself. The 2 Minute version is for interviews and discussions. It answers the query so often posed by prospective employers, interviewers, and anybody who might be in a position to assist you in your job search. The statement I am referring to is, of course, “So tell me about yourself.” Your cover letter could serve as a beginning step toward developing your infomercial. Be aware of the person to whom you are “pitching”, what interests that person, what type of person might be competing with you, and what you have to offer that your competition does not. Avoid telling your life’s story. Tell only what is relevant in a clear, concise, and conversational manner. Be enthusiastic about meeting the person and/or about the position you are interviewing for. Do not expect the person to understand how your background might fit in with their needs. Do not expect or allow the person, hiring team, or networking contact to draw their own conclusions about a point that you are making. If there is a conclusion to be made, tell the person(s) what it is. Your infomercial should include statements about your credentials, your experience, your personal and professional strengths, your knowledge, and your skills. It should be tailored, or adapted, to the person(s) to whom you are speaking. It should relate your accomplishments and strong points to their agenda and needs. As mentioned above, it should flow in an enthusiastic, confident, and conversational style. Remember that this is your introduction to a potential employer. As such, your pitch should be rehearsed but not sound rehearsed. Therefore, write out a 30 second and a 2 minute version of your infomercial. Practice both versions in front of a mirror and time them. Practice them in front of friends and/or family members. Ask them what they think, especially about how you look and sound. Would they want to find out more about you, or hire you, based on your presentation? Lastly, try to keep in mind that you are not selling: you are marketing your credentials. The idea is to position yourself as an attractive candidate for employment. Good luck!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How good is your CV? A CV is probably one of the hardest things you will ever have to write. This is because it is about you and most people find it hard to sell themselves in an attractive way. How effective is your CV at opening doors for you? Jobsite's career guru Sarah Berry offers some expert advice. Most candidates are out of touch will what the present market requires. Sure they have a rough idea of how to present themselves, what to include but they are not aware of how to present themselves in modern and competitive terms to win over the employer. CVs have evolved over time. There is no written law on CV writing, it is something which is very personal and of course subject to the current employment market and needs of employers. Thirty or forty years ago, all that was required of you was to write a brief letter, including relevant details about yourself and why you thought you could do the job on offer. This changed and the trend became to put everything down on paper - from graphic personal details including operations that

Highlight the most successful format. Show you how to write about your work experience and education in a interesting way. . Help you to recognise that you are capable of so much more. Show you how to present yourself in the best possible light. Inform you of how to sell yourself and make yourself look a winner. or not having the necessary qualifications. For some it is an may have had. to every course that you have ever attended . 3. Your CV needs to be targeted towards your chosen profession. Most CVs are dull and boring. 1. 8. a career break. Have you gone on about yourself and risked turning the reader off? Do you need to make some changes in this area? 5. Reveal that the CV is a crucial aspect of your job hunt. Point out the weakness of your current CV. What is it about your current CV that is putting employer's off? Which sections of your CV need to be improved? It there enough sell in your CV? Have you conveyed your personality and how you operate within the business world? Have you convinced the reader how you will add value? Get the information you need to transform your CV. 4. The biggest mistake that most candidates make is to assume that the reader knows what value you they have to offer. 2. 6. You want to give yourself the best possible reception. If you know where your current CV is letting you down. you can do something about it. Listed below are a few ways that a CV expert can help you improve your chances of achieving your next career move. You need to show that you have depth and understanding of your field of work. How are you going to tackle this? You need to make your 'hurdle' work in your favour and to make you look even stronger on paper. sometimes it is worth getting an expert opinion of your CV. You need to make the employer feel comfortable and assured that you are an expert in your field of work. Employers are looking for certain key qualities and your CV needs to cover these off. Some CV formats and writing styles are not as appealing as others. general purpose CV. While it may be easier to blame the market or things outside of your control. Show you how to take control of your job hunt. They tire the reader rather than inspire the reader.even if it is irrelevant. But this trend has changed and has now proven ineffective in today's market. You can't get away with an all round. Every candidate has a hurdle to overcome. Have you fallen into this trap? Do you need to know what you have to do to change this emphasis? 7.

The good news is: you're not alone . Here's how to present yourself as a winner and come out on the winning end of a new job. So. Instead. Most people hate acting as their own direct marketer. Don't let yourself get disillusioned or sidetracked and never give up faith in yourself and your abilities. To move yourself forward through what will likely be an intensive search is difficult. but that is what searching for a job is all about. and the operative words are "moving forward. and career guru at Jobsite can help you with your CV. Keeping an upbeat attitude may be the most difficult task of all. It starts with marketing the best product that you have . a. 1. Can you be bothered to make the necessary changes? Are you willing to change? Do you recognise that your CV might not be right for this competitive market? Are you in tune with what employer's are looking for when selecting electronically submitted CVs? Sarah Berry. You were a high-flying executive in a technology company two years ago and now you are grounded. you've been laid off.they create their own luck. Learn How to Market Yourself. but essential. The reality is that companies want people who know how to win. perhaps in a new industry." If you merely present your past accomplishments to prospective new employers. Research which industries and areas of the country are hot right now and identify companies within those industries and geographic areas that you want to approach. Don't assume that you must limit your search to the industry in which you last worked... 10. Do you know what should be included in the CV and what needs to go in the letter? covering Each document has a very different and distinct role to play in your job application? Make sure you are aware of what these are and what essential information you need to include in both. and you will have to find a way to set yourself apart from them as you look for a new position. you will propel yourself into a new position and challenge. Create a focused plan. you need to use your past experience to convince employers that you have the knowledge and skills of their company and their industry to help move them forward. If possible within the constraints of your personal .you. At a time when you may be feeling down and out. If you can do that. People are not lucky . CLICK HERE for further information. you will remain planted in your past. The bad news is: you're not alone . best-selling author of 'Write a Perfect CV in a weekend'. you must nonetheless remain positive and upbeat.there are thousands of other people out there in the same position.there are thousands of people out there in the same position.Are you waiting for your employer to tell you how brilliant and capable you are? What is stopping you from moving forward? Are you too comfortable with where you are and what you are doing? Do you need 'to see' yourself in a different light? 9.

g. Most important. intelligence. its markets or its industry. you should impress the interviewer with your own knowledge of the company and its industry. associations and cities in which you are searching and seek out those specific people.including its products. Jeffrey Christian is the President and CEO of Christian & Timbers. sell yourself through your own don't lose your self-confidence and follow a well-crafted plan. you need to demonstrate that. To get beyond this. if you have followed all the other steps outlined above. In order to land an interview. In a hot company. as a result of your past experience. Just give yourself time. Approach lots of companies. In the interview. look at companies in new areas of the country (or world). 3. Most interviewers remember more of what they have said during an interview than what the applicant has said. never forget that employers are looking for people who can demonstrate energy. Or. craft a pitch that demonstrates your knowledge of the company. the Clevelandbased executive search firm he founded in 1979. you should have a good chance of landing five to seven interviews. the secretary or administrative assistant who controls access to the person with hiring authority. The worst thing you can say is. you can help move the company forward. "I'd like to speak with Bob Jones about employment opportunities. draining and demoralizing processes that people have to endure. In this economy. network constantly and aggressively. aggressiveness and persistence. it is unrealistic to expect that you can successfully land a new job by talking to only a handful of companies. you first must get past the "gatekeeper" . its market and its competitors.e. If it appears that you may have to accept a position at a lower level on the executive ladder than your previous one. From this. don't assume that you are losing opportunities to move forward. its products. focused questions that allow you to demonstrate that you've done significant research about the industry. which now ranks among the top 12 . you may move ahead faster than if you seek higher positions in companies or industries that are contracting." You will be dead in the water with that one. and contacting 100 companies is not out of the question. or a hot industry. Create the right pitch. You should plan to approach a minimum of 50 companies. This also involves extensive research: you must learn who the contact people are in the companies. b. You are much more likely to reach Bob Jones if you tell his assistant that. Jones. Once you have decided the industries and geographic areas in which you would like to search." c. Instead. And persistence will pay off. The best way to do this is by asking concise. Direct your networking to where there are real opportunities. This isn't easy and requires you to develop a pitch that sets you apart from other job seekers. And last but not least. Searching for a new job following a layoff can be one of the most difficult. about the company itself . "I have research on how the data warehousing industry can increase sales and would like to present my findings to Mr. eye-opening experiences that can change your life for the better. it can become one of the most uplifting. and to set yourself apart from others.. 2. but with focus. Be willing to take a step backward.

The more reasons to give them to reject you. Positively avoid information such as height and weight . which make it difficult to file or photocopy the documents.if you go beyond this you are saying too much or your layout is wrong. Higher education and degree. which should cone first. The problem for the candidate is securing that interview. They generally get discarded. It is tempting to think that your carefully prepared life story will be studied at leisure by a highly trained manager with an intimate knowledge of your industry. where possible. your employment history should give greatest prominence to your most recent position. * I cynically feel that the more colourful the paper. I have not read one yet that impresses or persuades me that I must meet the person. 0 and A Level passes and grades . driving licence. Finally. In most cases. marital status and number of children. Keep in mind the aim of any CV . In terms of personal data. * A front page that contains a name. address and an "in depth profile?' of the candidate. leaving ugly punched holes. do not fist duties. Check finally that there are no glaring gaps in the record that need explaining and get someone else to check your spelling. Mention any training courses you attended or awards you gained. who you work for and in what capacity. professional qualifications. As you go back through the years. As a final thought. Detail briefly your secondary school with number of CSE. give only responsibilities that are quantifiable in terms of staff. Automotive Management 16/10/90 Like it or not. 0 levels and A levels if applicable. Just stick to sensible. and above all avoid the job descriptions.they are irrelevant and can only work against you if you happen to be taller. then throw it away and start again. working back through previous jobs. where you live. diploma or certificate subjects should be given with your grade or class. "Always work on the basis that you have 30 seconds to make an impact" Employers will often screen out those they don't want to see before arriving at a hard core of more or less suitable applicants to meet. True. You can say everything you need in a maximum of two pages .com site for IT executives. Always work on the basis that you have 30 seconds to make an impact. your full name and address should appear on both pages in case. so make sure all this information is on the front page. Discarding it is just what a hard pushed recruiter may do. the right person may never even get to see it.such firms in the country. for it is difficult on the eye. and if your CV is not instantly able to do its job when it arrives with 300 others. In a previous article I discussed how to sell yourself and here it is crucial. objective yard-sticks. Each section should be titled clearly with the relevant dates. If someone reading it for the first time takes longer to work out who you are. the less you will need to devote to each position. but not a large one. the less colourful the candidate . except if they are relevant and unusual for the position.stick to white. shorter. Avoid trivia. languages. making judgements that cannot be backed by fact. Christian was recently named to the Forbes Midas List which ranked him as one of the top 50 most influential deal makers in technology. recruitment is an imprecise record is 27 pages which I still have not had time to read. an internet. note its spelling if you are going to use it). responsibilities that can he measured and tangible achievements should also be detailed within the text. The assumption will be that this fails outside the period 1900- . how well educated and qualified you are. and a properly prepared CV is essential. and despite the protestations of many in the field. especially no date of birth. It irritates me to have to turn to the second or third page before finding what I consider to he relevant. the more often it will happen. Mr.initially to secure that vital interview and thereafter to act as a quick reference document for the interviewer. * Plastic folders or binders. It will end up in some secretary's bin! Never forget that preparing a shortlist is a negative job. well laid out typing. some of my pet hates in applications received are: * Documents over four pages long . the company name and your most senior position. there are many developments that allow us to be more scientific but still the face-to-face interview is the most important part of the process. * No dates at all. such as head of school. Previous moves within the ompany. Concisely and clearly state what you have achieved using. any get detached. turnover or profit. fatter or thinner that a particularly conscious employer! Education deserves its own section. Nothing more should be necessary unless you hold a particular position of responsibility. (Please note that CV stands for Curriculum Vitae. date of birth. Avoid double spacing and capital letters to try to pad it out. nothing could be further from the truth. for it becomes less relevant to your present situation. and the following data is also necessary: home phone number. Editor's note: This column first appeared on CIN.a complete waste of time. You need to say why you are different to everyone else but meet the criteria. * Whole pages taken up with 11+.

 I'm  looking for resources and references. most simply won't respond. I don't know how many people you've  sent this email to. artist agent.  . You want me to look at your art and give you  feedback. I would like to find a rep or gallery to  show and sell my work. and if you have a moment. You want me to help you  find a rep or gallery. attempts that almost always fail.  You say in your opening sentence that you're marketing your own work. Rather than get help.1980.. or perhaps even an art dealer. at least 85% of the ones received here fall down in more than one aspect.  and pay them for an hour or two of their time. Keep it simple. I could use feedback.. they continue to  make arbitrary random attempts to call attention to themselves and their  art. but what you're about  to read is similar to what they'll be thinking as they read your request. you need professional  help.  but you're not really. A properly prepared CV ready does stand out. You  want me to give you references and resources. Hire an art consultant. You're asking me to help market it for you. for example. I paint primarily contemporary  abstracts on panel and canvas. ______________________________________________________________________________________ YOU CAN'T SELL YOUR ART UNTIL YOU LEARN HOW TO SELL IT Q: I'm a visual artist networking and marketing my own work. Please visit my website and have a look at my  art.  Take your attempt. Perhaps this is not what  you want to hear. Maybe you even want me to rep you myself.. typical of one that any art business professional would  give you. but if it's any consolation.  A: If you're taking shots in the dark like will make my life easier as well. though. I'm sure I'm not the only one. plenty of other artists need  the exact same thing. concise and intelligible and you will he well ahead of your rivals . Of course. Thanks for your  time. So I'll try to give you a  generic answer.

 or anything else about you. save it if you like it. You're a  total stranger approaching them from out of nowhere. put my thoughts into  writing.Here are my questions for you: Am I supposed to take an hour or two or  three of my time to study and critique your work. and delete it if you  don't. Convincing someone to show and sell your  art involves more than asking them to look at it on a computer screen  and give you feedback.  For the sake of argument. No one is going to visit your website. what's in it for  me? Am I supposed to do it for free? You don't say anything about how  you intend to compensate me for my time. let's suppose someone does like  your art enough to email you back. but let's say I look at your art for free and email  you my thoughts. and under what circumstances? Can you present yourself in such  a way as to convince this person to represent you or give you a show at  .  But enough about what you want for you without making clear what  you'll do for me in return. for how  much. and you're not familiar with copyright laws. Can you demonstrate that your art is  salable or explain what about it or what about you will make it sell? Can  you provide information about art you've sold. and email them to you? Am I supposed to go through my  contact list and give you a bunch of names so that you can ask them the  same questions you're asking me? Am I supposed to offer whatever  additional help I can to advance your art career?  Assuming I am supposed to do any or all of these things. and become so taken with it that they decide to represent you right  then and there. where it's sold.  Not to belabor the point. what your capabilities are. Would that mean anything? You're getting them for  nothing. how you are to work  with. If you really like it. see your  art. however.  you might even publish it or use it to sell your art without asking my  permission. You'll read the email. They have no idea who you are.

 what they need. you have to  understand how people who sell art for a living think. Art school does not teach you how to how to sell your art in the  real world. that their art is not only salable. then they have to get real jobs like the rest  of us. An experienced art consultant or any other art  business professional can show you how to present your art effectively. In order to avoid such a fate. minimize problems.  maximize your chances for results. but  that it will sell. Get professional help and pay for it or trade art for it or  make clear in some other way that you are prepared to compensate  those who help you.their gallery? Would you know what to say if they called you on the  phone. but that's not  selling art. or met with you in person?  Do you know anything about them or their business or how they are to  work with? Have you visited their gallery or office? Are you sure they're  reputable? Have you spoken with other artists who they represent? Are  those artists satisfied with how they've been represented?  If you're feeling a tad queasy at this point. you learn how to present yourself in ways and  in places that are more likely to result in sales of your art. You may learn how to put together a portfolio.  . they carefully evaluate every artist  who presents them with art. then we're right back where  we started.  and how you can give it to them. you graduate thinking that all you have to do is get  yourself a studio and start cranking out art like you're printing money. and decide to work only with those who  demonstrate.  Art galleries. And here's the good news:  You don't have to compromise your artistic integrity or change the look  of your art in the process.  Just so you don't think you're getting dumped on here. If they can't  make their livings selling art. At worst. and artist reps sell art for a living.  That's not the way it works. and enter into  mutually beneficial business relationships. one way or another. it's not all your  fault. Before you can get representation or a show. agents.

 Only then will you be  ready to continue your art marketing adventures. Ironically. I have a lot of difficulty presenting myself on interviews as well as in public presentations. columnist and life coach Jo Miller answers some knotty questions about layoffs and getting work in tough times. I'm sure if you think creatively you will see a way to cover your basic expenses while you explore other options.  Get some basic training about what makes people buy art. Anyway. As for paying to learn how to  do this. and new career ideas will start to flow. Ask yourself some big picture questions. at some point during your  presentation. what would I most love to be doing with my time? Deal with the big questions first. but lately I have considered changing fields. I got a little off the subject. like: What is fulfilling enough that it would be worthy of my time? What do I want to learn? What do I want the rest of my life to be about? If money was not an issue. and new career ideas will start to flow. You could try working on a part-time or consulting basis. . stammer and project nervousness or even incompetence. say 4 days per week. show. to convince them your art will sell. now pay another couple hundred bucks for a quick dose of  reality. I tend to freeze up.  Expert Advice Deal with the big questions first.Oops. QUESTION: "I am in a field that was in huge demand last year. Learn how to  present. Buy a book on careers to work through. You may need to downsize your lifestyle in the short term as you consider moving into a new career. project manager and creative director. IT is a great field for offering you the flexibility to explore other areas. Now there is a glut of professionals with my skills and I am having a very hard time finding a new job. and how to  present your portfolio once it's together. What steps should I take to explore this process?" JO MILLER: The first step in considering a career transition is to make sure you can cover your basic living expenses like rent and bills. QUESTION: "I have several years of experience in as a manager. and explain your art in ways that whoever's listening will  find compelling. Even though you are in lesser demand than last year. you've got to pick up a little  art business expertise somewhere along the way in order to know what  to do with your art once it's ready to leave your studio. I never considered myself as anything but an IT professional. And learn how. This month. you've already paid tens of thousands of dollars to go to art  school. while using your free time to brainstorm and try out new options.

If the worksite is an office. And if you're applying for a job at a construction site. Ask 15. where the stakes are not high and nothing depends on your performance. I always received excellent performance reviews.unprepared ness. For women. even if it's 100 degrees in the shade. I suggest you break the ice at the start of an interview by acknowledging that you get nervous. looking like you're ready to work. Get our your calendar. practice. And don't forget to check out what interviewers notice in the first ten seconds. you will find it hard to project the kind of positive. Catch yourself in the act of looking on the downside instead of the upside. That generally means a jacket and tie for men. Finally.000 Lucent employees who were let go this week. But keep in mind that many workplaces are becoming more casual--you might want to call ahead and find out what the dress code is at that . You may wish to keep a daily journal of thoughts. Believe your supervisors when they said it's not about you! If you can't take their word for it. Do you have a friend who is in HR or recruiting who can run some mocks with you? Or try applying for jobs you're not that interested in. it's steel-toed boots and work gloves. and often speaking about an automatic emotional response like nervousness can take away the power it has over you. Though all my supervisors assured me that it had nothing to do with performance. practice. Call your old boss if it helps. You are probably getting very close to the breakthrough you want. List every piece of evidence you have that you were great at your job. as I can assure you they are not a waste. It sounds like you need more time and practice before speaking confidently becomes an automatic response in any challenging situation. You may have all the qualifications for a job and lose it to someone else who knows more about presenting himself or herself than you do. What can I do?" JO MILLER: Listen to your friends! It is time to move past this. earned bonuses and accolades and was considered part of the "in" group at the company. Friends tell me I have not gotten past being laid off. wear office clothing. your bonuses and accolades as proof that you are a great asset to the company. until I get in the ACTUAL public setting and then it’s like I forgot everything I learned. I still couldn’t believe it. QUESTION: "For the past two years I worked for the same company in a role that I believed was integral to the company’s growth. Imagine my surprise when I was RIF’d in the first round of layoffs the company had ever endured. How can I improve my interviewing/presentation skills?" JO MILLER: Practice. Show up for an interview. That should be all the hard evidence you require. That is. look to your performance reviews. even if you don't feel that comfortable in them. The standard public speaking exercises seem to work really well for me. There are two ways to do this. I also suggest practicing in an actual interview situation. It has been almost a year since then and while I have done intermittent contract I have not gotten a full time job. Make a commitment to yourself to have moved on by this time next week. We've included some information here on how to present yourself in an interview to keep that from happening. But sometimes that is not enough. Schedule one more week of dwelling in the doldrums. and until you do. I can promise you this: you were a great asset to your ex-employer. it generally means a dress and stockings. They will do more to ensure you feel comfortable. and you were integral to their growth. Interrupt those negative thoughts by reminding yourself of your accomplishments. or to apply for a job. That would be a shame. Keep up the public speaking exercises. enthusiastic energy that potential employers are attracted to. and start from ground zero with a new approach to your job search.

(Again. Nod when the employer says something that you're sure (s)he wants you to understand or agree with. talk about spreadsheets. Get to bed early the night before you apply for a job or have an interview. Sharpen up your image--it's important. Shine your shoes.) Get up in time to shave. When you speak. and clean. Even at the dirtiest construction site. Look alert. use the words of the trade or industry.particular company. and groom yourself. are in good condition and stain. When you've got all the pieces together. in your own words. All this is packaging. including shoes and accessories. How you speak and listen is critical in making a good impression. If you spend the day before the interview racing around the mall. Look the interviewer in the eye and smile. you may not end up with the look you want.and wrinkle-free. Shop your closet in advance and make sure your outfit. If the employer requires you to have a certain kind of skill or values. ... Microsoft Excel. and interviewers notice details like scuffed shoes or chipped nail polish. Looks matter. Let the employer know you're paying attention by rephrasing something you just heard. try everything on in a dress rehearsal. talk about calipers. make sure you know what you're talking about. well-groomed.and so does talking. and other tools of that trade. we know you're nervous. shower. Get a good night's sleep (yeah. make sure they're clean when you first get there.) The other half of the communications equation is listening. Just pay attention and concentrate. where you want to wear clothes you aren't afraid to get dirty. you will hear it. Prepare your interview outfit in advance. micrometers. If you're in a machine shop. and machine tools (and make sure you know what they actually are!) In an accounting office. The point is to let the interviewer know you know the job's qualifications.

How do you think a friend or a professor who knows you well would describe you? 14. 1. you'll stand a little taller and feel like the professional you're becoming. What are your long-range career objectives? 6. How would you describe yourself? 13. when and why did you establish these goals. How do you determine or evaluate success? . Which is more important to you. in the advertising age. What are your reading habits? Favorite book? Favorite author? 17. You'll find if you follow this simple guide. What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort? 15. Why did you choose the career for which you are preparing? 10. The student is well advised to prepare complete and convincing answers to these questions before proceeding to the interview. It's not hard. we didn't need to market ourselves. the money or the type of job? 11. What qualifications do you have that make you think that you will be successful? 18. What do you really want to do in life? 5. Which specialization would you like to take in MBA? Why? 9. How do you plan to achieve your career goals? 7. The following is a list of 50 frequently asked questions in the MBA qualifying interviews. What do you see yourself doing five years from now? 4. Now. have you established for yourself for the next 10 years? 3. And it's very important. and it can be fun. and how are you preparing yourself to achieve them? 2. What are the most important rewards you expect in your career? 8. What specific goals. What are your long-range and short-range goals and objectives. What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses? 12. you do need to do it. other than those related to your occupation. How has your education prepared you for a career? 16.Before advertising.

Do you enjoy doing independent research? 30. Do you think that your grades are a good indication of your academic achievement? 33. What qualities should a successful manager possess? 22. What have you learned from your hobbies? 20. If you could do so. Describe the relationship that should exist between a supervisor and subordinates. what qualities would you look for? 26. Are you seeking employment in a company of a certain size? Why? . Why did you select your college or university? 27. What changes would you make in your college or university? 32. What are the three major characteristics that you bring to the job market? 40. Describe your most rewarding college experience? 25. What have you learned from participation in extracurricular activities? 34. would you plan your academic study differently? 31. In what part-time or summer jobs have you been most interested? Why? 38. What led you to choose your field of major study? 28.19. What do you know about our Institute? 41. 23. In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our institute? 21. If you were the interviewer. What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why? 24. In what kind of an educational environment are you most comfortable? 36. How do you work under pressure? 37. How would you describe the ideal job for you following post-graduation? 39. Do you have plans for continued study? 35. What two or three things are most important to you in your job? 42. What academic subjects did you like best? Least? 29.

Who are your role models? Why? 49. What criteria are you using to evaluate the company for which you hope to work? 44. Why did you choose _____ Institute of Management to conduct your higher education? 45. Give an example of something you have done in the past that demonstrates your initiative and willingness to work? 48. What have you learned from your mistakes? Questions for the Interviewer Try to ask your interviewer some relevant and interesting questions. Why should we take you rather than another candidate? 47. Do not waste time by asking questions with publicly available answers. Ask questions that will help you make a decision on whether you would like to work for that company.43. What would a normal working day be like? . What major problem have you encountered and how did you deal with it? 50. What have you done in the past year to improve yourself? 46.

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