Preparing for Life After College: What Is the Firm Looking for in an Employee?

Hola Todos!

In a follow up to yesterday’s post, Scott Glovier of Valassis, who visited my Professional Selling class, said many other nuggetworthy thoughts and the comment below I had to share.

In his role at Valassis, Scott conducts a lot of interviews, especially with sales positions. In one of his slides, Scott mentioned there are a number of qualities he looks for in a candidate. He thinks of these qualities not as an absolute score, but rather on continuum (one of my favorite words) and through a series of questions, “scores” each candidate.  Here are those excellent eleven qualities:

Risk taker versus Reckless

Smart versus Know-it-all

Proud versus Egotistical

Confident versus Arrogant

Good communicator versus Good talker

Empathetic versus Sympathetic

Persuasive versus Pushy

Competitive versus Win at all costs

Humorous versus Obnoxious

Listens with the intent to understand versus The intent to respond

Team player versus A mercenary

Something to think about before your next interview…

Best regards,

Dr. Dan-o

 

Daniel M. Ladik, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor of Marketing

Stillman School of Business

Seton Hall University

 

 

Why College Graduates Lose Out On Jobs

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I often do Topic Talks in class when the students take over and bring in excellent nugget-worthy articles to share.  The other day, Chris Borkes sent me a great topic talks for my current and future graduates.  Chris summarized:

I came across this article that has a pretty good presentation that is easy to read and quick to get through at its length. It may seem to be common sense but I think some of these things are overlooked by soon to be or recent grads.  Figured you might be able to share it with some of your students if you find it of value and could potentially help them be even more successful and effective in their job search.

All the best,
Chris   

I when through the powerpoint deck in the link highlighted above, I saw some really strong tips, as well as, pitfalls to avoid when going through the interview process.  I’m sure there are at least two if not more nuggets for you to add to your journal.

Something to check out today…

Best regards

Dr. Dan-o

 

Daniel M. Ladik, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor of Marketing

Stillman School of Business

Seton Hall University

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing: Tips & Skills

Hola Todos!

It’s that time of the year and many of us are interviewing for a new job or perhaps an internship.  I came across an excellent infographic the other day on this topic that I had to share.  Highlights include:

 

– Common non-verbal interview mistakes (I’ve talked about this topic specifically in a previous DigNuggetville post)

– The Top 10 common mistakes made in an interview

– Statistics highlighting what makes an impact in an interview

– 4 most common interviewing tips

– 5 questions most likely to be asked

 

And as bonus – here’s another solid interviewing article highlighting 6 things NOT to do in an interview.

Something to check out today…

Best regards,

Dr. Dan-o

 

Daniel M. Ladik, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor of Marketing

Stillman School of Business

Seton Hall University