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Essential Communication Skills in a Tough Economy: Networking & Interviewing Skills

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Published on February 22, 2010

Author: GildaBonanno

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Networking and interviewing are essential communication skills, especially in a tough economy. Professional speaker and communication expert Gilda Bonanno provided tips for networking and interviewing success at a Project Management Conference in 2009.
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Essential Communication Skills in a Tough Economy - Networking & Interviewing Skills Presented by Gilda Bonanno

Networking

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

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

Interviewing

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

Sounding negative

Being unprepared

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