Storytelling Techniques for Interviews and Position Advancement

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Storytelling Techniques for Interviews and Position Advancement. Presenters: Elizabeth Figa, Ph.D . and Julia Wright, B.S. University of North Texas Department of Library and Information Sciences. Thank you for the Invitation. Donna Kearley for the invitation
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Storytelling Techniques for Interviews and Position Advancement Presenters: Elizabeth Figa, Ph.D. and Julia Wright, B.S. University of North Texas Department of Library and Information Sciences Thank you for the Invitation Advancement
  • Donna Kearley for the invitation
  • Greg Hardin for the topic idea of storytelling and interviewing
  • Learning Objectives: Advancement
  • This session will  provide knowledge and skills to
  • Prepare your cover letter and other included materials to tell your story
  • Methods to rehearse for your interview using  storytelling techniques
  • Practical methods to prepare to field a variety of questions including the one question that is your greatest fear
  • How to gather competitive intelligence and organizational information  
  • Preparing your “giveaway”
  • What to do when you get home
  • Current Trends in Library Hiring Advancement
  • There are positions open
  • Competition is high
  • There are actions job seekers can take to be optimally prepared!
  • Who here is currently seeking a position o an advancement opportunity?
  • Who here has or knows of a position opening?
  • Know where to Look and Network! Advancement
  • Networking results in lots of leads
  • Use your library skills to search for position openings
  • The Application Paperwork Advancement
  • Optimize your first impression
  • Prepare your cover letter and other included materials to tell your story * Do not feel forced to conform to a one page resume!*
  • Consider enclosures such as:
  • Publications
  • Samples of course work
  • Annotated bibliographic guide
  • Business card
  • Methods to Prepare ( Rehearse) Advancement
  • Job Description … research on similar positions.
  • Be confident in the ways your skills match the position
  • Prepare a set of questions YOU would ask the person interviewing for the job you want
  • Consider the “common questions”: What interests you about this job?.
  • Practice answering those questions … aloud! Over and over.
  • Ask someone else to do a practice interview with you. Treat it like a real interview.
  • Phone interview preparation The one question that is your greatest fear
  • Methods to Prepare ( Rehearse) Advancement
  • Methods to warm up and rehearse for your interview using  storytelling techniques LIVE/INTERACTIVE
  • DEMONSTRATIONLED BY DR. FIGA
  • Two Case Studies Advancement Case study of the library development job: No direct experience
  • Dr. Figa’s Story as a Case Study: Advancement
  • Your references can also be your “consultant
  • The #1 way to advance in your organization
  • Organization Research Advancement(Competitive Intelligence)
  • Organization website
  • Budget
  • Departments
  • Board members
  • Leaders
  • Salary range
  • Interviewing team
  • Research Advancement
  • Google
  • Organization
  • Interviewing team
  • Articles recently written about the organization
  • Articles written by leaders in the organization
  • Current events within the organization
  • “Giveaways” Advancement
  • Be memorable!
  • Business cards
  • Portfolio
  • Bookmark
  • Handout
  • Paper
  • Things to do when you get home Advancement
  • Make notes on the interview
  • Document names
  • Process Follow-ups
  • Thank you notes to all appropriate personnel
  • Other suggestions from the audience?
  • Summary Advancement
  • Questions from the participants:
  • Drawing for Two Certificates THANK YOU!! Elizabeth Figa and Julia Wright
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