Practice A Professional Interview

The purpose of this assignment is to develop an interviewing presence and practice pitching your experiences, abilities, and personality traits in a manner that is attractive and persuasive to potential employers.

Utilizing the professional resumé and cover letter you created in the previous Professional Resume and Cover Letter assignment, create an 7-12 slide PowerPoint presentation to use for a professional interview. Your presentation should contain the following elements:

  • Title page (with Loom link).
  • Introduction slide, be sure to include your contact information.
  • Integrate the job position you are applying for including the job description.
  • Integrate concisely your work experience that connects your strengths, abilities, and personality traits to the job description.
  • Demonstrate why you should be considered for the position.
  • Integrate required interview questions (see below).
  • Include a closing slide with final statements.

Once you have finalized your PowerPoint presentation, develop a 2-4-minute personal pitch video responding to the following questions based on the job you have selected. Using Loom, record yourself presenting your PowerPoint and addressing the following interview questions:

  • Why should we hire you for this position? 
  • What motivates you? 
  • What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?  
  • How do you use your weaknesses as a strength? 
  • If you are hired, what is the most important thing you will contribute to our organization? 
  • What are your goals for the future and where do you see yourself in 5 years? 

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