"Why be normal?" Alan Hoffler, director of MillsWyck Communications, encouraged the Colonial JobSeekers to find ways to stand out during an interview. In the picture on the right, Hoffler is motioning what every job seeker wants - a call back from an interview.
Here are the top 5 job interview essentials:
I attended the meeting because I am underemployed and seeking a job with health benefits. After the session, I developed my essential message for a job interview,
"I am a communications expert who develops special projects for groups who want to achieve goals."My most recent example is leading a small nonprofit on the tipping point of closing to realizing a 500% increase in donations (including in-kind gifts) and 200% increase in volunteers. The group now has a sustainability plan with key leaders in place to keep the momentum.
My stand-out-of-the-crowd achievement is working with teens who wanted a skateboard park. I don't know much about skateboards or park development, but I do know if there is a committed group who wants to achieve a goal that makes a difference in the world, I can develop a plan that gets results. In this case, it meant leading a core group to develop their message and fundraising plan that resulted in Sk8-Cary, the first Wake County municipal skate park, to be built.
My best skill is connecting people. My weakness is chocolate. I have a CAR (Creative, Active, Results-oriented) personality.
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Liza is the Faith Filter columnist for the Cary News. Her stories of faith and lives changed by trusting in God are published about four times a year.