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Self marketing presenting yourself for interview. Lyndsay Rees-Jones, Senior Adviser, WorkForceDevelopment. Four steps. Getting an invitation to interview Preparing for interview Being interviewed After the interview. Getting an invitation to interview. Congratulations! - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Self marketing presenting yourself for interviewLyndsay Rees-Jones, Senior Adviser, WorkForceDevelopment

  • Four stepsGetting an invitation to interview

    Preparing for interview

    Being interviewed

    After the interview

  • Getting an invitation to interviewCongratulations!You have already jumped the first self-marketing hurdleYour CV and/or covering letter and/or application form have excited the interest of your potential employer

  • Preparing for interviewResearch organisation, job marketTime allow enoughShopping/wardrobe review how you want to present yourselfBe objective look at yourself dispassionatelyPractice friends, family

  • Expectations of the prospective employerapplication form / CV / covering letternature of the businessstereotypedress codedoes the organisation have one?is it applicable to all?how thorough is it?cultural differencesis the organisation British?that are the differences towards business dress?

    Slide from dressing for interview presentation by Kathy Ennis with thanks

  • Your image and the job marketwell-dressed people wear clothes that:complement their colouring and body shapecomplement their personalityare appropriateare currenttheir clothes should look like an extension of themselves not an interview suit!Slide from dressing for interview presentation by Kathy Ennis with thanks

  • Its not just what you wear..its how you wear itdark colours are authoritativemedium shades are more approachablepastel and light colours are not viewed as business colours

    Slide from dressing for interview presentation by Kathy Ennis with thanks

  • Grooming men shaveskincare manicures (and pedicures!!?)body hair including nose and ears!teethpersonal hygieneSlide from dressing for interview presentation by Kathy Ennis with thanks

  • Grooming men (2)one in four men do not shower dailydirty fingernails go uncleaned nose hair remains unpluckedsome folically challenged males still think combing their hair like Bobby Charlton is stylishMetro, 24th October 2003Slide from dressing for interview presentation by Kathy Ennis with thanks

  • Grooming - womenskincarehair cut, colour, conditionmake-upperfume be carefulmanicure / pedicureteethlingerie

    a recent survey showed that women who wear make-up have a competitive edge over their bare faced colleaguesThe Times, 30th December 2003 women who wear make-up earn, on average, 20% more than women who wear no make-up

    Slide from dressing for interview presentation by Kathy Ennis with thanks

  • Being interviewed

  • First impressionswithin three seconds of seeing a person for the first time we have decided their:social statuspoliticseducationreligionsexualityfriendliness / approachabilityaptitude

    Slide from dressing for interview presentation by Kathy Ennis with thanks

  • First impressions: the 93% rule55% appearance & body language38% tone, pitch & pace of your voice7% what you saySlide from dressing for interview presentation by Kathy Ennis with thanks

  • dress badly and they remember the clothes; dress well and they remember the personwith thanks to Coco ChanelSlide from dressing for interview presentation by Kathy Ennis with thanks

  • Success?CongratulationsKeep learningPreparation for your next jobNot successful?Reflect on the experienceAsk for feedbackBounce back

    After the interview.

  • Questions?Lyndsay Rees-JonesSenior AdviserLyndsay.rees-jones@cilip.org.uk020 7255 0500Visit CILIP Communities talk to other members

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