CV + Interview Session CivilEng Dec 2011 EC

Report
21st Century CVs + Interviews
Civil Structural and
Environmental Engineering
Senior Soph
Edel Caraway
Careers Adviser
Careers Advisory Service
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Overview - CVs
• Curriculum Vitae
_ Purpose
_ Tailoring your CV
_ Layout
_ Do’s and Don’ts
• Cover Letters
_ Guidelines on writing effective cover
letters
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What Makes a Good CV?
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Purpose
Your purpose:
To get an interview in order to get the job.
Selector’s purpose:
To decide whether or not to interview you
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Tailor your Application
• Tailor your application to clearly identify how
you meet the organisation’s needs
_ Knowing yourself
_ Knowing what they want
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Knowing Yourself (Self-Profile)
• To carry this out review activities:
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Specific Achievements
Current Responsibilities
Course Work Projects
Work Experience - including Voluntary Work
Sports, Societies, Social Life
Then - What Skills have I gained?
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“Self-Profile”
College Time
Personal time
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Managing Money
Take a Risk
Speaking in Societies
Being on a
Committee
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Work Experience
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Establishing Good
Customer Relations
Showing Reliability
Working Well with
others
Being Adaptable
Using Languages
Helping Others
Catering for Others
Entertaining Others
Taking Initiative
Managing Time
Academic Time
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Writing Reports
Analysing Data
Researching information
Retaining Facts
Working to Deadline
•Communication Skills
•Financial Skills
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•Interpersonal Skills
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Know the Organisation
N.B. “Organisations love to be loved.”
Research, research, research:
_ Ask if there is anything they can send you in writing about their
organisation
_ Go to their website & read everything they have there “about
us”
_ Go to the library & locate any newspaper articles or other
information about the organisation
_ Check the Alumni database at the CAS
_ Ask your friends if they know anyone working there to whom
you could talk
_ Become familiar with the organisation’s history, purpose, goals,
values
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Basic Layout
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Personal Details
Career Objective (optional)
Education & Qualifications
Employment History
Interests & Achievements
Skills Profile (optional)
Referees
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Personal Details
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Keep it short
Top of page
Date of birth - optional
Email address
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Career Objective
• “Honours Civil Engineering final year student with developed
technical, problem solving, numerate and communication
skills seeking a position as a Graduate Engineer in an
engineering consultancy firm.”
• “A commercially aware and IT literate engineering student
with highly developed problem solving, interpersonal and
communication skills now looking for a career opportunity in
a large construction company with a wide range of clients
across a variety of sectors.”
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Education & Qualifications
• Place most recent first
• Profile your course and its relevance to the job:
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Full Title e.g. B.A., B.A.I. – Civil Engineering
Length & structure
Relevant subjects taken
Grades attained and awards
Title of relevant Projects / Dissertations / Thesis
Placements abroad
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Example
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Employment History
Summer 2005
Student Engineer, Dublin City Council
• Flexible staff member providing support to a professional
team in fast-paced customer service environment.
• Accurately maintained and accessed database information.
• Efficiently processed mail, phone and personal enquiries
from the public.
• Utilised IT systems to produce weekly statistics.
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Employment History
Christmas 2004
Marketing Assistant, Supervalu, Balbriggan
Skills gained: Analysis, IT and Presentation
- Designed a customer service questionnaire that
involved using excel and presenting the findings to the
regional marketing manager, awarded a bonus for my
efforts.
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Skills Profile
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Problem solving – An analytical, logical and determined approach to
problem solving demanded by my coursework at Trinity College Dublin
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Project Management/Leadership – Instrumental in the organisation of a
running club reunion held in Summer 2006. Took charge of the publicity for
the event & single-handedly traced as many former members as was
possible
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Communication Skills – Demonstrated oral and written communication
skills in various work experiences and in publication of articles for Trinity
News
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Initiative & Commitment – Have energetically represented students at
Trinity through my roles as class representative and secretary of the
Badminton Club.
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IT – Confident IT user with strong working knowledge of multiple computer
programmes, languages & applications including Microsoft Office, HTML,
UNIX, & Visual Basic
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Interests & Achievements
Voluntary:
Publicity Officer, Amnesty
Arranged a publicity campaign. Gained experience in
delegation, proofreading text, desktop publishing and
working under pressure to meet deadlines
Sport:
Treasurer, Boxing Club
Kept accounts for a committee of eight. Helped organise
a campaign to extend membership of the club which
resulted in twenty new members
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Referees
• Get permission before you use someone as a referee
• Two referees are usually given
• Include one academic referee
• Include one referee from your work experience
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Writing a CV for Scanning
• Always read employers instructions and follow them to the
letter
• Use keywords & phrases
• Ensure that the layout is clear with no unusual typefaces
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Useful Words
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Achieved
Administered
Analysed
Built
Capable
Competent
Consistent
Controlled
Co-ordinated
Created
Designed
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Developed
Directed
Economical
Effective
Efficient
Engineered
Established
Expanded
Experienced
Guided
Improved
Initiated
• Instructed
• Managed
• Monitored
• Organised
• Participated
• Positive
• Processed
• Productive
• Proficient
• Qualified
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Repaired
• Sold
• Specialised
• Stable
• Successful
• Supervised
• Trained
• Versatile
• Wide
Background
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Iportence of acruate speling and gramer
• What spelling mistakes say about you:
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really cannot spell
are lazy – can’t be bothered doing a spell-check
are inattentive to detail
are careless
do not really want the job
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Summary – top ten CV sins
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Typos
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Putting the first last
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Gaps
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Sloppy formatting
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Cluttered CV
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Irrelevant information
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Not tailoring your CV
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Disorganised CV
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Too long
10. Too basic
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CV checklist
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Is the CV relevant to the position for which you
are applying?
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Is the layout clear, concise, well presented and
professional
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Can an employer see the relevant points at a
glance?
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Have you emphasised your skills, experience
and achievements?
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Is it free of spelling and grammatical errors?
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Does it paint a positive picture of you?
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Are you happy with this paper reflection of you?
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Cover Letters
• Make a connection (“It was a pleasure
to meet you last month at the employer
presentation in Trinity.”)
• Say why the job appeals to you and why
you have applied
• Communicate strengths and benefits
• End positively
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Resources
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www.tcd.ie/careers/students/jobsearch/apply/write_your_cv.php
www.gradireland.com
www.prospects.ac.uk
www.jobhuntersbible.com
http://www.quintcareers.com/
www.damngood.com/jobseekers/tips.html
www.doctorjob.com
Get feedback on your CV!
(http://www.tcd.ie/Careers/onlineadvice.php)
• Read “Careers Service Guide 2006”
• Read “Student Guide to Career Planning & Job Seeking” - Aungier,
C. & Walker, S. 2002
• Read “Making Wizard Applications”, Phillips, C. 1999
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Application Forms:
Before, During & After
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www.selectsimulator.com
Before:
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Research job, organisation, your requirements
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Take a copy of the whole form (hard or soft copy)
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Check you have the appropriate referees
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Approach formally NOT text message style
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Prepare answers before writing the final draft
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Presentation is as important as content
After:
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Get a friend to review before submitting
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Keep a copy. This sets the agenda for interview
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Making an Online Application
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Principle is the same as for hardcopy
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Remember your username & password
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Do your thinking off-line
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For long prose write in Word, spell check, then copy and
paste into application form
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Attaching CV – don’t use CV.doc
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Don’t use unusual fonts etc.
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SEARCH
Enter Key
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Apply via www.irishjobs.ie
Complete the short on-line application form and attach a covering letter
and a two page CV
Closing date fro applications 29th February, 2012
The Cover Letter Should Include:
- Why you want to work for Arup
- Location preference (Dublin, Cork or Limerick)
- Course Title and Expected Grades
- Areas of Interest (e.g. Structures, Roads, Bridges, Infrastructure)
- Briefly explain a group project or work experience which is relevant
to your career path.....previous relevant work experience
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Your CV Should Include:
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Education including results and projects
Employment History
Interests and Hobbies
Achievements
Two Named Referees: 1 Academic 1 Industry
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Your Careers Advisers
Edel Caraway (Monday to Wednesday) &
Mary O’Donnell (Wednesday to Friday)
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MEETINGS (by appointment)
– 10.00am, 11.00am, 12 noon
– 3.15pm
QUICK QUERY (no appointment)
– 2.15 – 3.15 pm
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
– [email protected]
E-mail- Online Advice Centre
www.tcd.ie/Careers/onlineadvice.php
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Your Careers Advisers
Edel Caraway (Monday to Wednesday) &
Mary O’Donnell (Wednesday to Friday)
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MEETINGS (by appointment)
– 10.00am, 11.00am, 12 noon
– 3.15pm
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QUICK QUERY (no appointment)
– 2.15 – 3.15 pm
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TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
www.tcd.ie/Careers
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E-mail- Online Advice Centre
www.tcd.ie/Careers/onlineadvice.php
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21st Century Interviews
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Interview Overview
Interviews
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Purpose
Structure
Etiquette
Preparation
Interview Types
Sample questions
Resources
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Purpose – Selector’s Purpose
To find out:
• “Why are you here?”
• “What can you do for us?”
• “What kind of person are you?”
• “What distinguishes you from the nineteen other people who
can do the job.”
• “What are your salary expectations?”
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Purpose – Your Purpose
To find out:
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“What does the job involve?”
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“What are the skills a top employee in this job would have to
have?”
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“Are these the kinds of people I would like to work with, or
not?”
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“If we like each other, can I persuade them there is something
unique about me that makes me different to the nineteen other
people who can do the job?”
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“Can I persuade them to hire me at the salary I need or want?”
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Analysing a Job Advert for CV and Interview
They Want
My Evidence
Relevant Degree/Results
Communication Skills
Analytical & Problem-solving Skills
Teamwork Skills
Organisation & Planning Skills
Commercial Awareness
Interpersonal Skills
Research Skills
Company-Specific Skills
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Interview Structure
Start
_ Introductions
_ Description of interview structure
_ Puts you at ease
Middle
_ About yourself
_ Academic/ educational record
_ Technical knowledge/ Skills
End
_ Opportunity to ask questions
_ Closure – information on further communication
_ Final handshake
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Interview Etiquette
“Interviews are most often lost, when they are lost, during the
first two minutes.”
Remember:
_ Appearance & hygiene
_ Nervous mannerisms
_ Lack of self-confidence
_ Consideration you show to others
_ Your values
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Preparation – Know the Organisation
N.B. “Organisations love to be loved.”
Research, research, research:
• Ask if there is anything they can send you in writing about their
organisation
• Go to their website & read everything they have there “about us”
• Go to the library & locate any newspaper articles or other
information about the organisation
• Check the Alumni database at the CAS
• Ask your friends if they know anyone working there to whom you
could talk
• Become familiar with the organisation’s history, purpose, goals,
values
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Preparation - Reflect
Know Yourself
_ Abilities, Interests, Values, Personality
_ Qualifications, Grades, Academic Achievements
To carry this out review activities
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Specific Achievements
Current Responsibilities
Course Work Projects
Work Experience - including Voluntary Work
Sports, Societies, Social Life
Then - What Skills have I gained?
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“Self-Profile”
College Time
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Personal time
Managing Money
Take a Risk
Speaking in Societies
Being on a Committee
Organising an event
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Work Experience
Helping Others
Catering for Others
Entertaining Others
Taking Initiative
Managing Time
Academic Time
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Establishing Good
Customer Relations
Showing Reliability
Working Well with
others
• Being Adaptable
• Using Languages
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Writing Reports
Analysing Data
Researching information
Retaining Facts
Working to Deadline
Communication Skills
Financial Skills
Interpersonal University
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Time Management Skills www.tcd.ie/Careers
Types of Interview
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One-to-One interview
Panel interview
Telephone interview
Second interview
Question Types
• Motivational
• Behavioural (Competency Based Interview)
• Situational
• Stress
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One-to-One Interview
• Easiest to arrange
• Relaxed
• Opportunity to meet potential boss
• Relies heavily on personality and ability of one person
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Panel Interview
Panel Interview
• 3-5 people
• Each interviewer focuses on different topic:
_ Chairperson to coordinate questions
_ Specialist who knows job in detail
_ HR Manager
• Difficult to establish rapport
• Popular in public sector (e.g. education & local government)
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Telephone Interview
• To sell yourself and your skills
• Take a surprise call in your stride
• Beware of how you sound
• Allow enough time
• Beware of over-familiarity
• Beware of yes/no answers
• “Dress” for the occasion
• Keep a copy of your application, CV, pen, paper, diary, list of
questions with you
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2ND Interview
• You are one of 5% of individuals selected from original applicants
• Differ from 1st interviews:
_ Length of process
_ Variety & depth
_ Emphasis on group/teamwork
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Wide variety of interview formats
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Group discussion
Case studies/Business games/Outdoor exercises
Informal discussion with employees
Personality & aptitude tests
In-tray exercises/Written exercises
Presentation skills
In-depth interviews
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Behavioural Questions
“Employers don’t really care about your past; they only ask
about it, in order to try to predict your future
(behaviour)”
• To evaluate your past experiences & behaviours to predict your
future performance
• Interviewer identifies desired skills & behaviours and
• Structures very pointed questions
• To elicit detailed responses to determine if you possess the
desired characteristics
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Behavioural Questions - Preparation?
• Know the skills necessary for the job e.g.
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Teamwork
Leadership
Technical Knowledge
Problem-solving
Planning & Organising
Communicating
• Responses need to be specific & detailed
• How?
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Use the approach on the next two pages!
“Arsenal” of example stories adaptable to any behavioural questions
Frame this as a 4-step process - S.T.A.R.
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Competency-Based Questions
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Problem solving/management Describe what you did to manage a
situation where something unexpected happened.
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Leadership Describe a situation where you held a position of leadership
and what you achieved in the position.
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Planning and Organising Provide an example of a situation where you
displayed a competency in planning and organising and describe the
results.
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Interpersonal Sensitivity Describe a situation where it was important
to show that you possessed interpersonal sensitivity. What role did you
play? How did you handle the situation?
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Answer using the STAR method
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Behavioural Questions - Preparation?
‘Give a detailed example of a specific time when you
acted as team player’
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State you “are” a team player
Illustrate with examples e.g. School/ Society/ Sport/ Project Work
Convey your understanding of what it is to be a team player:
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Shared vision
Your role versus that of others in the team
Understand team dynamics
When it is appropriate to take steps to increase performance
Give an example of a time when you acted as a team player
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Behavioural (Competency Based) Questions
and S.T.A.R.
• Sample S.T.A.R. story
_ Situation: Advertising revenue was falling off for my college
newspaper, the Trinity Times, and long-term advertisers were not
renewing contracts
_ Task: To address the crisis with an innovative solution, devise a plan,
and ensure it was executed successfully
_ Action: I designed a new promotional packet and compared circulation
of the Trinity Times with other ad media in the area. I also set up a
special training session for account executives with a School of
Business Professor who discussed competitive selling strategies
_ Result: We signed contracts with 15 former advertisers for daily ads
and 5 for special supplements. We increased our new advertisers by
20% over the same period last year
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Situational Questions & Motivational Questions
Situational
• You are asked to respond to a specific situation you might face
on-the-job
• To draw out your analytical/problem-solving skills
• To see how you handle problems with short notice
Motivational
• You are asked about the choices you made and why you made
them
• To determine whether there's a good 'fit' between what a
candidate likes and what the person will find in the job
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Stress Questions
• Usually to see how you react under pressure
• Used for positions where you will be facing stress on the job
• Interviewer might:
_ Ask you 4/5 questions in a row
_ Act rude or sarcastic
_ Disagree with or challenge you
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_ Remain calm
_ Keep sense of humour
_ Avoid getting defensive
_ Take back control of interview by “ignoring” the stress
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Sample Questions
Employer’s question
What is behind the
question?
The point you try to
get across
Possible phrases you
could use
“Tell me about yourself”
Trying to assess what
you are like as a
person/fit with company
You are a good
employee/proved in
past/who you
are/interests/hobbies (2
minutes max)
Use words like: “hard
worker,” “came in early,
left late,” “always did
more than was
expected of me” etc.
“Have you ever done
this kind of work
before?”
Trying to assess if you
have the skills &
experience necessary
You have skills that are
transferable from
whatever you have
done
“I have the ability to
pick things up very
quickly.”
“Can you tell me why
there are gaps in your
work history?”
Trying to assess your
staying power in a job
You enjoy working,
whenever you have had
a “gap” it has been a
challenge to overcome
“During the gaps in my
CV, I was
studying/doing
volunteer
work/reflecting on my
mission in life/finding
redirection.”
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Sample Questions
Employer’s question
What is behind the
question?
The point you try to
get across
Possible phrases you
could use
“What is your greatest
weakness?”
To probe “character
flaws” and hopes you
will now confess it!
You have limitations like
anyone else but work
constantly to improve
yourself & be a more
effective worker
Mention a weakness
then stress its positive
aspect e.g., “I don’t like
to be over-supervised
because I have a great
deal of initiative & like
to anticipate problems
before they arise.”
“Why have you applied
to us?”
To discover how much
you have found out
about the
company/your level of
interest in them
Be specific in what the
company offers in terms
of
training/opportunities/
career plans
“I would like to work for
a company like XXX
because of its unique
offering in terms of…”
“What other jobs have
you applied for?”
To discover whether you
are sufficiently focused
on the industry
That you are focusing
“I am certain that a
exclusively in your jobcareer in this area is
hunt on this industry
what I want, I have
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Sample Questions
Employer’s question
What is behind the
question?
The point you try to
get across
Possible phrases you
could use
“Describe a situation
where others you were
working with on a
project disagreed with
you. What did you do?”
To see how effectively
you work with others,
resolve problems,
consider the impact
your decisions have
That you are sensitive
in such situations &
have a good sense of
judgment
“I recognised a difficult
situation, took the
individual aside,
discussed matter
privately, resolved
situation.”
“Tell me about a
situation where you had
to adjust quickly to
changes over which you
had no control.”
To see if you can
maintain effectiveness
in varying
environments, tasks,
responsibilities, & with
people
Your ability to be
“adaptable” and adjust
to unexpected change
“I was working on a
project with a specific
deadline which was
brought forward &
where resources from
my team were pulled…”
“Tell me about the most
difficult customer
service experience that
you have ever handled.”
How well can you listen
to, understand, &
anticipate customer
needs & provide
customer satisfaction
An experience where
you were presented
with such a challenge
and how you acted
“Once when I was
working on a summer
job, I was confronted
with…”
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Questions You Might Ask…
• Where will the company be in 5 years time?
• What is the organisational culture?
• How will my responsibilities & performance be measured? By
whom? How often?
• Does the organisation support ongoing training & education
for employees to stay up-to-date in their fields?
• What are the traits and skills of people who are most
successful within the organisation?
• NO salary, benefits etc. Wait until you are offered the job!
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DON’T ...
 Don’t talk too much (get to the point)
 Don’t give a poor handshake
 Don’t fidget
 Don’t be soft-spoken
 Don’t ever lie
 Don’t ask about salary / benefits / vacation
 Don’t wear loads of aftershave / perfume
University of Dublin, Trinity College
Careers Advisory Service
www.tcd.ie/Careers
DO ...
 Do arrive 10 minutes early
 Do your research, know the job, know yourself
 Do dress the part for the job, the company, the industry
 Do wait until offered a chair before sitting
 Do make eye contact with the interviewer
 Do observe the twenty second to two minute rule
University of Dublin, Trinity College
Careers Advisory Service
www.tcd.ie/Careers
Do…
 Do show off the research you have done on the
company/industry
 Do show what you can do for the company rather than what
they can do for you
 Do show enthusiasm for the position and the company
 Do stress your achievements and don’t offer any negative
information
University of Dublin, Trinity College
Careers Advisory Service
www.tcd.ie/Careers
Interview Resources
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www.tcd.ie/careers/students/jobsearch
www.gradireland.com
www.prospects.co.uk
www.jobhuntersbible.com
www.quintessentialcareers.com
www.damngood.com/jobseekers/tips.html
www.doctorjob.com
Attend a practice interview! Email [email protected] or call (01)
8961721
• Read “Careers Service Guide 2007”
• Read “Student Guide to Career Planning & Job Seeking” - Aungier,
C. & Walker, S. 2004
• Read “Making Wizard Applications”, Phillips, C. 1999
University of Dublin, Trinity College
Careers Advisory Service
www.tcd.ie/Careers
Your Careers Advisers
Edel Caraway (Monday to Wednesday) &
Mary O’Donnell (Wednesday to Friday)
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MEETINGS (by appointment)
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QUICK QUERY (no appointment)
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2.15 – 3.15 pm
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
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10.00am, 11.00am, 12 noon
3.15pm
[email protected]
E-mail- Online Advice Centre
www.tcd.ie/Careers/onlineadvice.php
University of Dublin, Trinity College
Careers Advisory Service
www.tcd.ie/Careers

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