3 STEPS HIRING PROCESS
Educational Webinar May 5, 2020
In this webinar, Butch Reiser provide practical tips and insider advice to ace the 3 steps of the hiring process: the resume, cover letter and interview.
This webinar is packed with great information. We have included some below but we encourage you to watch the whole webinar. You can find additional resources at the end of this page.
Key take-aways from this webinar:
Resume & Cover Letter:
Resume & Cover Letter:
- Cover letter should be customized to the position and company. Do the research on the recruiter. Do not start with "To whom it may concern".
- One page resume customized for the position you are applying for.
- Save your resume in easy to file format "firstname_lastname_company_position"
- Review the job posting and include some of the key words in your resume. Most companies have a computer reviewing your resume so this gives you better chances to be selected.
- May sure you create a spreadsheet with information on each position you have applied for, follow up dates and any information that may help you for the interview or follow up process.
- Stand up during a phone interview as it allows better breathing and speaking
- If you are presenting in front of a panel, make sure to make eye contact with each panelist
- Dress professionally for a video interview. Test your zoom or video and sound system ahead of time. Practice mock interviews, record and review them to improve your skills.
- You can let the recruiter lead the interview especially at the beginning for breaking the ice
- Use professional language, avoid the words "you know".
- Use your fingers to answer the question about "Tell me about yourself" (see additional resources below)
- Keep your answers to about 2 minutes for each question
- Use the Star acronym to answer behavioral questions
- Be prepared to answer the question "What are your weaknesses?" and
- Make sure to follow up with the recruiter 2 weeks after you applied or after an interview.
- You should consider sending a hand written notes a couple of days after an interview to ensure the recruiter remembers you.
- When negotiating compensation or if you are asked about salary ambitions, give a range never give a precise number. You may even want to ask a question back such as "what do you typically pay someone in this position with my experience level?"
BUTCH REISER - Founder of All Pro Interviews & HR Business Partner
Butch Reiser has 30 years experience in Human Resources and 10 years as an Expert Interview/Job Coach. He currently works as the HR Business Partner East Region for Blue Line Distribution Inc. & Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. Over the last several years, with his company All Pro Interviews, he has also prepared NFL Prospects for their interviews with NFL executives and worked with student- athletes, former athletes, and college coaches preparing them to “ace” their next interview.
Butch Reiser played Division III Football at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA. He holds a BS
in Business Administration and an MS in Human Resources Management from The New School
University in New York City. Butch's passion is coaching others on the inside secrets to becoming the Top Candidate is a highly competitive market.