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Assembling An Interview Packet. Making An Amazing Impression. About JobGroup.org. Mission statement – JobGroup.org empowers professionals to effectively manage their careers by promoting networking, volunteerism, and job search skills. Eight module curriculum presented weekly

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assembling an interview packet

Assembling An Interview Packet

Making An Amazing Impression

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about jobgroup org
About JobGroup.org
  • Mission statement – JobGroup.org empowers professionals to effectively manage their careers by promoting networking, volunteerism, and job search skills.
  • Eight module curriculum presented weekly
  • Online resources
  • Networking events
  • Recruiter engagement
  • Volunteers

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about the presentations
About The Presentations
  • JobGroup.org is an organization that exists to facilitate your job hunt and career
  • We have compiled the best information that we have from our own experience and other sources
  • These presentations can benefit hugely from your input; don’t be shy about asking questions or contributing!

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about the curriculum
About The Curriculum

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previous presentation resume workshop
Previous Presentation – Resume Workshop
  • Purpose, use, and value of resumes
  • How your resume is used
  • Resume components
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • ‘Suicide By Resume’
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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next presentation interview tactics
Next Presentation – Interview Tactics
  • Doing your research
  • Planning the interview
  • Telephone vs. in-person
  • Interviewer ‘skill’: HR reps & hiring managers
  • Common questions
  • Steering the interview
  • Followup

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introduction
Introduction
  • What is an interview packet?
  • Purpose and value
  • Interview packet components
  • Software tools
  • Managing printing costs
  • Recycling document components

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what is an interview packet
What Is An Interview Packet?
  • A collection of ‘Value Added’ information not addressed in a resume
  • Expanded overview of the things you want an employer to know about you
  • Professionally finished
  • A leave-behind that may make you more memorable

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purpose and value
Purpose and Value
  • Distinguishes you from other applicants
  • Can help shape the content of an interview
  • Can show the amount of effort and quality of work you are capable of

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interview packet components
Interview Packet Components
  • Layout
  • Title page
  • Table of contents
  • Resume
  • Critical skill set
  • Endorsements
  • Professional references
  • Work Samples
  • Other elements

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layout
Layout
  • Headers and footers
  • Fonts and colors
  • Embedded images/text
  • Logos and branding

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title page
Title Page
  • Layout
  • Job title
  • Interview date and location
  • Company’s logo
  • Name of primary interviewer
  • Your logo & branding
  • Contact information

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table of contents
Table of Contents
  • Color, font, and spacing
  • Logical progression
  • Ease of locating information
  • Overview of information inside

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resume
Resume
  • Use optimized resume
  • Shameless plug
  • Remember header/footer
  • Uniform style for color, fonts, and layout
  • Simple plug in or maintaining separate files

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critical skill set
Critical Skill Set
  • Color, font, layout
  • Every skill you have that relates to the job
  • Arranged hierarchically and sensically
  • Limited to three layers

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endorsements
Endorsements
  • Scan of signed letters for signature
  • Make sure pasted graphics are legibleand/or retype
  • Name and contact info for writers
  • Have a structure in mind for ordering (applicability, chronologically, etc.)
  • For LinkedIn, cut and paste images from web

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professional references
Professional References
  • Have a structure in mind
  • Name
  • Company
  • Title
  • Contact information (reference preference)
  • Description of relationship

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work samples
Work Samples
  • Font, color, and layout
  • Title
  • Background information
  • Pasted graphics
  • Demonstrated skills
  • What you did, why and how you did it, and skills you used
  • Avoid any proprietary information
  • Bonus: value to the employer
  • Use of sample vs. real data
  • Possible inclusions: task lists, project plans, status reports, budgets, workflows, case studies, specialty tools

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other elements
Other Elements
  • Job specific elements
    • Code snippets
    • Performance graphs & charts
  • Industry specific elements
    • Advertising copy
    • Blog posts
  • Portfolios
    • Graphic arts
    • Music
    • Developed applications
    • Writing samples

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software tools
Software Tools
  • Document editing
    • MS Word, MS Publisher
    • OpenOffice
  • Mindmapper software
    • FreeMind
  • Cut and paste from web
    • Windows &MS Paint
    • OSX screenshot keyboard commands
  • Work sample software

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managing printing costs
Managing Printing Costs
  • Short run: cheaper to outsource
  • Is your career management path likely to be a short term one?
  • Selecting the right paper
    • High gloss laser
    • Kelly: ~$20/ream (500)
    • Kinko’s: ~$1.25/page
  • Cover materials and binding machine
    • ~$100 machine, $25 combs (100), $25 back cover (25), $14 front cover (25)
    • More pages= higher cost
    • Kinko’s = ~$4/bind
  • Printing and Printers
    • Office quality laser
    • $300-$500 buy in

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recycling document components
Recycling Document Components
  • Resume – LinkedIn, Recruiter packet
  • Critical Skill Set – Marketing Plan, Recruiter packet, Compensation packet
  • Endorsements – LinkedIn, Recruiter packet, Compensation packet
  • Work samples – Recruiter packet, Compensation packet

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the end result
The End Result
  • More memorable
  • Interview assistance
  • More/better justification to hire you
  • Tools required to produce professional-grade marketing copy
  • Recycled components

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this presentation is available online
This Presentation is Available Online
  • http://www.jobgroup.org/curriculum

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