Alumni and guest panelists shared great information during last week's panel discussion on interviewing. We extend our thanks to them for sharing their time and expertise:
- Alan Tecktiel '89 LAS, '91 MA LER (UI), Senior Director, Corporate Human Resources for McDonald's Corporation
- David Turner, '93 BUS (UI), Business Support Manager for Caterpillar
- Mary Vineski, '05 LAS (UIC), Campus Relations Manager for Pepsi Beverages Company
- Danny Ollier, Talent Acquisition for Pepsi Beverages Company
We've included a few highlights, tips and trends below from the session. To access the full recording of the panel discussion, we invite you to visit our UIAA Virtual Career Center. If you haven't already registered for the site, please register today. The UIAA Alumni career Center staff will verify your alumni status and grant you access within 1-2 business days. The Webinars are archived under the "About US" tab.
- Know Your Story and Share Your Story - The biggest point emphasized by each of the panelists was that a candidate needed to be ready to describe what they've done in their career, why they did it, what they can do and why they want to do it.
- Be Ready to Walk Through Your Resume - Part of the interview will be a walk through the resume so the interviewer can understand your career decisions and learn what is not on the resume. This document should be a concise and compelling outline of relevant experience.
- Behavior-Based Interview Questions - Each of these companies uses behavior-based questions to understand your past experience with key competencies. You need to be ready to describe work your done in critical areas.
- Prescreening Questions - These companies and others are using questions in the online application to prescreen candidates and recommend that candidates consider their answers in this light.
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