Lectures: Schedule

Corporate guest lecturers continue this week. You will continue to meet at your regular class times and the professors will introduce a guest lecturer. The topic and guest lecturers name and contact information will be given in the Announcements on Oncourse. If there are any changes, you will find them in the schedule.

 

This week focuses on interviewing and selection. Listed below are some PowerPoint lectures you will find useful. The guest speakers PowerPoint presentation will be uploaded immediately before their lecture. Please review these and the textbook chapters on interviewing before completing related projects and before coming to class.

 

      Preparing a Winning Interview Strategy

      Presenting Your Interview Case

      Addressing Common Interview Issues

      Behavioral Interviewing

 

Due to possible last-minute speaker changes in availability, we cannot be assured that guest lecturers will always follow the specific topics assigned or scheduled.

 

Lecture 11 Using Assessment Tools in Interviewing: CareerLeader

CareerLeader Assessment

Username: kelleyundergrad

Password: justify

One of the best testing instruments on the market currently is the CareerLeader test devised by professors at the Harvard School of Business over 15 years ago. This test measures your interests, motivations, values and abilities in the business world. An online instrument provides immediate feedback results. It not only helps you zero in on a specific career area, but helps you focus on special aspects of a career field where you would be likely to excel. Perhaps the greatest strength of this testing device is that it is the only one that is specifically aimed at the business world. One of the Testing Center designers will speak to the class about the background, design and goals of the test. This lecture pairs well with Project 16. Many students use the printout from this instrument in designing their interview presentation.

 

Complete the CareerLeader assessment before this class!

Lecture 11 Topics:

      Selection Instruments: Evaluating Talents

      Interests Assessment: What Interests You?

      Ability Assessment: What Can You Do Well?

      CareerLeader Instrument: Business Interests

      CareerLeader Website: TAKE TEST!

      Career Development Tools: Theory

      Values Assessment: What Matters to You?

      Motivational Assessment: Turn-ons?

      Use of Results: Job Interviewing Topics

      CareerLeader Cost: KSB Pays $100 plus; No Cost to Student

 

Lecture 12: Corporate Selection Tools

Most employers today are driving job candidates to their own specific websites. Some research suggests that employers are using the large monster websites very selectively. The reasons are simple: the massive numbers of job applicants are difficult to process electronically. The small specialty websites zero in on just the specific candidates with the right job specs. The employer can also use their own website to process applicants electronically and search only the best qualified.

 

Employer websites often allow for some online interview questions that can be processed without the expensive, time consuming, face-to-face interview. The processing of responses can go far beyond the identification of the CAN-DO factor discussed in the textbook. Responses to multiple-choice questions and biographical data, when merged and analyzed by sophisticated selection techniques, can greatly refine the applicant pool to minimize the number of face-to-face interviews.

 

We have invited several employers into class this semester to explain why and how this is done. In future lectures we will hear from representatives from websites that play a very important role in pre-identifying large groups of talented candidates for employer clients to review. We will also learn about websites that focus primarily on Career Development in addition to Job Search.

 

We will focus first on the corporate websites before addressing the revenue-generating websites near the end of the lectures.

 

Lab Counseling Session Lab 6

Mock Interview: You will have the opportunity to participate with a business guest in interview mentoring in your lab session. Your guest will give you tips on interviewing and pose several typical interview questions to you. Your Career Counselor will grade your Project 9, Project 10, or Project 11 before or after your mock interview. Please come prepared in business casual attire ready to present your project and to participate in a mock interview.

You must attend your assigned lab for review of your projects.

 

Career Resources (UCSO) / Career Links (on Oncourse)

      Use textbook as a resource for your projects.

      Many career-related websites follow your textbook Table of Contents structure.

      The UCSO Career Resources also provides links to helpful research resources.

      Career Links is a more extensive list of research websites.

 

Project 10: Secondary Interview

Always number this as Project 10, not by the number of projects you have turned in.

Overview: (See full descriptions of projects in project section)

You have made it past the initial interview and have received an invitation for a second round interview. What does this mean? Will this interview be the same as the first one? What should you look for and try to accomplish in this second round interview? This project will prepare you for a second interview by familiarizing you with its structure, content, and purpose, and to help you understand how a second interview differs from the first interview with a company. There will be a lecture on this topic during the semester. Chapter 9 of the textbook covers this topic.

Project Instructions:

Actual project instructions are located in the Projects Section of the syllabus.

 

Project 11: Behavioral-Based Interview S.T.A.R.S.

Always number this as Project 11, not by the number of projects you have turned in.

Overview: (See full descriptions of projects in project section)

Many employers use this specialized technique to identify the qualities they prefer in a candidate. The idea is that past behavior determines the likelihood of future behavior. This project will prepare you for this style of interview which you are very likely to encounter during your job search now and in future years as you change jobs or seek promotions.

Project Instructions:

Actual project instructions are located in the Projects Section of the syllabus.

 

Project 12: Case Interview Technique

Always number this as Project 12, not by the number of projects you have turned in.

Overview: (See full descriptions of projects in project section)

Certain employers might use this specialized interview technique to identify the qualities they prefer in a candidate. Although you may not encounter this technique at your stage of the job search, this project will prepare you for this style of interview if you should experience it at some point in your present or future job search. Investment banking, consulting, and a few very large corporations use this technique.

Project Instructions:

Actual project instructions are located in the Projects Section of the syllabus.

 

Discussion Sessions

Review this weeks schedule by clicking above. These topics, lead by a Discussion Leader, are designed to provide you with skills that are very helpful in your career activities. Choose topics that best enhance your career needs. Some are focused on the early stages of career planning while others focus on on-the-job advancement strategies.

 

Discussion Sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. and one repeats at 7:00 p.m. Please follow the Discussion Schedule for dates and room numbers

 

Week 8 will be the last week that Discussion Sessions will be offered. It is time to review your points and how you plan to collect future points to insure the grade that you desire.