Interview Skills 101
Stand out from the crowd and Be Hired!
This two or three hour interactive workshop is a valuable adjunct to any college career counseling center or classroom. The primary focus of our workshop is to enhance a student’s self-awareness to help present their unique skills and strengths in interviews. By using self-assessment tools provided to each participant prior to the workshop, we can personalize our interview skills training format. Students gain confidence and competence for that all important step in the hiring process.
Hour 1: We will review Self-Assessment tools to help each student interpret their results.
Hour 2: We will begin to craft answers to the most commonly asked interview questions using their new found insights. As well as covering :
Social Media Dos and Don’ts
Resume Best Practices
Informational Interviewing vs. job interviewing
How to answer the “Do you have any questions” question
Post Interview Strategy
“It is especially important that students from liberal arts colleges understand their skills and unique qualifications. They need to be able to articulate how their variety of experiences in and out of the classroom translate into skills that employers are seeking. Eric Cole was instrumental in helping a group of Skidmore College students do just that. In his Interview IQ workshop, students learned how to interpret the results of their Self-Assessment and how to highlight these skills in an interview. Eric’s fun, interactive, and engaging style resulted in student evaluations where the only downside was that the workshop wasn’t longer! We’re hoping to have Eric back next semester.”Kim CrabbeExecutive DirectorCareer Development CenterSkidmore College