Published on February 22, 2010
Essential Communication Skills in a Tough Economy - Networking & Interviewing Skills Presented by Gilda Bonanno
Networking connects you to others – internally & externally
Be confident (not cocky )
What is your message?
Practice your intro Tailor it to the group
Practice your intro
Tailor it to the group
Non-verbals make a difference I’m so happy to be here today
Listen Ask open-ended questions Paraphrase Empathize
Follow up is key
Talking too much Making it all about you “ Drive-by” networking Traps to Avoid
Talking too much
Making it all about you
“ Drive-by” networking
HIRE ME! (I’m competent & engaging)
Connect your experience & background to the job Look at it from the interviewer’s point of view Be focused & concise
Connect your experience & background to the job
Look at it from the interviewer’s point of view
Be focused & concise
Non-verbals STILL make a difference (practice helps!)
What is your background? Why did you leave your last job? What are your strengths & weaknesses? Why do you want this job? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Why should we hire you? Do you have any questions for me?
How to handle the “phone screen”
How to handle the panel interview
Thank you note
Bad-mouthing past employers Sounding negative Being unprepared Traps to Avoid
Bad-mouthing past employers
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