- Find out what’s expected of you.
Try to find out as much as you can before the interview. Who will be in the audience and how long will you be required to speak for?
You should also be told if you’re expected to prepare a PowerPoint presentation and when your slides should be submitted. Don’t be afraid to ask if anything is unclear – the more you know, the better you can prepare
2. Focus on your opening and ending
It’s important to plan and rehearse the exact words you’ll use to start and end your presentation and also how you’ll link different sections of your presentation. What can you say that will grab their attention? It could be a thought-provoking question, a brief story or a fact.
3. Rehearse against a stop watch
It is very important you rehearse with a stop-watch, as most candidates try to fit in too much. Most recruitment presentations I’ve seen require a 10-minute presentation and you’re not likely to be able to get through more than 5 slides during this time.
4. Use PowerPoint carefully
The worst PowerPoint presentations contain too much text, which the presenter then reads off screen. Don’t make that mistake.
Keep attention on what you say rather than what you’re showing and keep the slides simple. 3-6 bullet points per slide plus an image typically works well.
Personally, I wouldn’t recommend giving our handouts as it is then easy for the interviewers to lose attention.
5. Prove that you’re suitable for the job.
Depending on the topic of your presentation, show that you understand what the organisation is trying to achieve and what the wider challenges are. Show them how you can help them meet some of these challenges.
Be confident in your capability – this is not the time to be modest.
6. Conquer your nerves
Giving presentations is intimidating to a lot of people but being well prepared will make you a lot more relaxed. Walk into the room confidently and greet the panel with the smile – it’s a great way to
7. Be engaging
Audiences enjoy listening to people who know their stuff and speak with energy about the topic. You don’t need to be the best presenter to make an impression – but enthusiasm and good preparation will win the audience over.
“Tell Me About Yourself”
So, the first question you’re probably going to get in an interview is, “Tell me about yourself.” Now, this is not an invitation to recite your entire life story or even to go bullet by bullet through your resume. Instead, it’s probably your first and best chance to pitch the hiring manager on why you’re the right one for the job.
what you don’t know is the hiring manager is really testing your confidence, breaking the ice and seeing how you really market yourself.
A formula I really like to use is called the Present-Past-Future formula. So, first you start with the present—where you are right now. Then, segue into the past—a little bit about the experiences you’ve had and the skills you gained at the previous position. Finally, finish with the future—why you are really excited for this particular opportunity.
Let me give you an example:
If someone asked, “tell me about yourself,” you could say:
“Well, I’m currently an account executive at Smith, where I handle our top performing client. Before that, I worked at an agency where I was on three different major national healthcare brands. And while I really enjoyed the work that I did, I’d love the chance to dig in much deeper with one specific healthcare company, which is why I’m so excited about this opportunity with Metro Health Center.”
Remember throughout your answer to focus on the experiences and skills that are going to be most relevant for the hiring manager when they’re thinking about this particular position and this company. And ultimately, don’t be afraid to relax a little bit, tell stories and anecdotes—the hiring manager already has your resume, so they also want to know a little more about you.
Many people say we living in tough times it’s so hard to get a job.
To some extent I agree however, I say to them have you updated your Resume does it stand out?
With so many Resumes out there competing with how do you stand out from the rest of the pack?
Would you hire you?
Does your Resume Market you perfectly?
Does your resume tell the recruiter what you can bring to the table?
If you answered No to any of the above you need my Help.
Let’s get to work today, to live better tomorrow.
Sometimes it takes losing someone to make you realize the impact they left on you…
You may not even be close to them but they can do so with just a single memory…
Saddest part of all is this story will never be shared to them … cause time waits for no man …. quoting William Shakespeare…
I didn’t understand the depth of those words until now.
All we can do is make the most of your time, always make time for others. Let your life be just as impactable if not greater.
One of the hardest things to do in life. Is knowing when to let go and for years, I have struggled with this… and learning to accept this, not because I didn’t love the lord, but more because of what the apostle paul says in the book of Romans the things I want to do I find myself not doing, but what I hate I do. It takes allot to be able to stand your ground and know your not standing alone. What does it gain a man to gain the whole world and yet lose his soul. Face your giants like david and know your not alone.
Did you know? It does not matter what religious or non religious background you come from… Anyone with faith can move mountains …. I use to believe only christians could claim this God given promise in His infallible word … until I witnessed a non believer having great faith in the Healer and received a miracle of healing. YOU CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS!! If you just BELIEVE TODAY:-)
I worked many low paying jobs until one day I decided to set a goal and asked myself what job would bring me joy as well as able to pay the bills and it was then when I decided to start a new chapter and join the military, I knew the training would be tough … but I never gave up, I knew in the end it would be worth it… n I stand corrected till this day 🙂
Write them down … and pray, when you declare it in your life … things will change for you!