The Employment Interview PresentationSM
What a recently hired Sales Executive with a Global Technology Leader says about the Interview Presentation:
“…as soon as the Hiring Manager started to ask tough questions I asked permission to give my Interview Presentation, he said ‘by all means’…He sat there and just took notes. He even asked me for a copy. He showed my presentation to several people including an outside sales consultant. The next morning I got an offer. I am convinced that the Interview Presentation made the difference and got me the job.”
What a recently hired Strategic National Accounts Manager with a technology company says about the Interview Presentation:
“I was in Boise Idaho for a final round interview with HP for a position as Strategic National Accounts Manager. Yesterday we finalized the offer and I will be starting on Tuesday at a National Sales meeting. FYI, the guy that hired me said that the Interview Presentation was the reason I was hired. How can I return the favor?”
What a recently hired HR Recruiting Executive with a Global Oil Company says about the Interview Presentation:
“I used your Interview Presentation during the interview and it went fabulous. It was over the top with this group. They asked me right on the spot for a second interview.”
What a recently hired Senior Production Manager with a technology company says about the Interview Presentation:
“Hi Eric, at the time I was putting together an interview presentation I saw your email. Your Interview Presentation template was exactly what I needed. The presentation not only enabled me to highlight my skill set, but it allowed me to take it to the next level where I could match my skill sets with what the employer defined in the job description. I think the information that comes from the actual presentation, provides the employer with a benchmark of how I would perform in an environment where you have to present information to others. Additionally, the opportunity for a prospective employer to see me present myself objectively, demonstrated my commitment to the hiring process. I'm sure the other candidates did not approach the process the same way. I believe the Interview Presentation was responsible for creating the initial interest the company had for me. I still had to get through the aptitude exam and the four executive interviews to get the offer. However, I think the Interview Presentation provided the edge and positioned me slightly ahead of the other candidates. My final comp package is about 150K to start. I think the Interview Presentation had some impact!”
What a recently hired Sales Representative with a technology company says about the Interview Presentation:
“The interviews went fantastic. The Interview Presentation blew them all away! The last one with Juan, he stopped me half way through it and said. “ok, you’ve got the job, now tell me who ‘you’ are”. I start next week but spent all of last week at their sales conference in Annapolis. I can’t thank you enough for your assistance on this. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone looking for a job.”
What a recently hired Business Development Professional with a major aerospace company said about the Interview Presentation:
“I used the Interview Presentation with three separate companies. It went over extremely well with all three. Just the process of preparing the presentation was fantastically helpful. As I developed the presentation, I had to think through the critical job requirements, how I matched those requirements and the outstanding skills and experiences I could bring to each organization. I also had to prepare an action plan and some good questions. Once my presentation was done, I was ready and confidant for the interviews. Each hiring manager I met with was receptive to the presentation and each was very impressed about my level of preparation and the professional quality of the presentation. How well did I do; well two out of three job offers (one company hired from within) is very good in my book. I have accepted one of the offers and I am on the job.”
What a recently hired Revenue Cycle Management Professional with a large city agency said about the Interview Presentation:
“Thanks for all of your help. By the way, I did use my Interview Presentation in the NYC interview and I know that was the difference between me and the other candidates.”
What a recently hired Sales Professional with a Digital Print company said about the Interview Presentation:
“I am convinced the presentation won the day for me. I so impressed a somewhat skeptical Hiring Manager with my presentation that he told me he was recommending me for the job when we completed the last page. He complimented me three times during the presentation as to its value in an interview. The presentation was a road map for me to follow during our discussion. It helped me keep on track and ensure I covered all the points to demonstrate my value and get closer to the job offer.”
What a recently hired Business Development Manager with a container manufacturing company said about the Interview Presentation:
“This is an unsolicited letter of appreciation for the career guidance and professional presentation services provided by you and Digital Career Services. The pre-interview planning and the timeliness in which you produced the presentation were outstanding. Your ability to speak with me and determine all of the key points that needed to be included in the presentation were precise and extremely helpful during the actual interview. As the interview concluded the members of the three panel committee that I interviewed with, all agreed on one point. The presentation they had just seen and heard was the most professional they had experienced during an interview. The final question of the interview by the panel was “How much is it going to cost us to get you?” I accepted the position with this company as a mid-level manager with a generous six figure salary and all the perks. Eric I have already recommended your services to other professionals that may need your services while preparing to interview for an executive position. The confidence that I developed while practicing the presentation was unflappable. The information the presentation provided to the prospective employer spelled out in simple terms that I was the ideal candidate for the position. I am willing to recommend you and your services to anyone. Thank you again, and as I said after our first phone conversation. “I am extremely happy that we had an opportunity to speak”.
What a recently hired Senior Manager Business Development with an interactive marketing company said about the Interview Presentation:
"I received positive and quick feedback from an interviewer that my materials—the Interview Presentation--was far superior and more professional than
anything the other candidates were using during their interviews. I believe using the Interview Presentation as a discussion tool and leave-behind was instrumental in securing my current position."
What a Beth Mitchner heard about her the Interview Presentation:
Thanks. I don’t usually respond to follow-up e-mails but you deserve congratulations for the effort you put into developing very professional materials. If all your sales calls were like that, you’d be doing very well here.
Of course, you’re in a competitive environment and we have seen quite a few people, so I don’t want to raise your hopes (and as you correctly surmised, Greg’s the decision-maker).
Whatever the outcome, keep up what you’re doing because it places you head & shoulders above most of the candidates we have seen.
Senior Manager, Business Development