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Preparing for the Interview Process Brenda Nickol, Director of Career Services UNMC College of Public Health April 15, 2014 COPH Career Services • In Person: MCPH 3054 • LinkedIn: UNMC College of Public Health Students & Alumni • Twitter: COPHCareers • Website: www.unmc.edu/publichealth/CareerServices.htm COPH Career Services http://www.unmc.edu/publichealth/CareerServices.htm The Basics Job Search Stages MPH: You meet Interview: a minimum or Your experiences preferred qualification demonstrate your skills Resume & and abilities to perform Cover Letter: the job duties You possess the You are motivated to skills and qualifications do the job they are looking You are a good fit for for the organization Goal of the Interview Showcase your: • Skills: Your experiences demonstrate your skills and abilities to perform the job duties • Motivation: You are motivated to do the job • Fit: You are a good fit for the organization George Bradt, “Top Executive Recruiters Agree There are Only Three True Job Interview Questions,” Forbes, 4/27/2011 http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgebradt/2011/04/27/top- executive-recruiters-agree-there-are-only-three-key-job-interview-questions/. Martin Yate, “Knock ‘em Dead Job Interview,” Adams Media, 2013. Types of Interviews • Screening Interview • Phone Interview • Skype Interview • In-person Interview And any of them can be with: • HR • Hiring Manager • Panel Nature of Interview • Skills Questions • Behavioral Questions • Case Study • Presentation “Soft” Skills & “Hard” Skills Hard Skills include: Soft Skills include: • Data analysis • Verbal and written communication skills • Survey design • Collaboration and • Program evaluation partnering skills • Grant writing • Ability to work with a • Budget preparation team • Ability to problem solve Preparation Preparing: Logistics • You get the call… Ask: – Exact location of interview – Contact information – If there is anything you should bring – With whom will you be interviewing? Preparing: Research • Research the organization (mission, values, priorities, etc.) and position as much as possible • Look up the interviewers on LinkedIn • Reach out to connections who can provide insight • Do a test drive to the location Preparing: Yourself • Write out all experiences (paid, unpaid and student), identifying examples that align with job description Interviewers are much more likely to remember examples than generic statements Preparing: Yourself • Write out all experiences (paid, unpaid and student), identifying examples that align with job description • Prepare questions to ask at the end of the interview Questions to ask Interviewers Do ask: Do not ask: • Something • About anything you could easily find on • Genuine questions their website • Questions that help • About compensation or you both illustrate and any other benefits determine fit • Too many questions— • About timeline and keep an eye on time next steps so you and their interest know when to follow up Questions to ask Interviewers • Prepare 5-10 questions • Don’t be afraid to respond to their answers in a way that showcases something additional about yourself as a candidate Preparing: Yourself • Write out all experiences (paid, unpaid and student), identifying examples that align with job description • Prepare questions to ask at the end of the interview • Practice with a mock interview Preparing: Technology • If a phone or Skype interview, test out all aspects of technology in advance • If you need assistance finding a quiet, dedicated place, let Career Services know • Skype – Lighting – Camera position – Internet connection – Background – Audio Preparing: Don’ts • Rehearse so much that your answers feel unnatural or ‘canned’ • Forget to look into every possible connection that you may have to the organization • Think you can wing it Day of the Interview