- It's good to be self-assured.
- It's good to be professional.
- You should answer questions sincerely.
- Listen to the question and make sure your answer is related to the position.
- Pull out examples specific to the job.
- Remember the STAR method (situation, task, action, result) when answering questions about specific situations
- Have 5 example stories ready
- Stay concise-don't ramble!
- Showing interest in advancement and training is good.
- A genuine smile goes a long way!
- Read, research, and practice!
Thank you to our mock interviewers, Sue, Steve, Bill, Keva, Holly, and Helen, for sharing your time and expertise to help our job-seekers prepare for their interviews! We really appreciate the feedback you gave for how to perfect our interview techniques and impress the employer. Here are some of the takeaways and pieces of advice from the panel debrief:
Thank you to everyone who came out to support Maryland New Directions on September 17 at our fourth Business Networking Event, Pay it Forward Stories.
Thank you to our speakers, Baltimore City Councilman Brandon M. Scott and MND graduate Tonya Nelson, for sharing about your journeys, and to our master of ceremonies, Dawn Ollivierre!
This event also served as a kick off for our Baltimore Goes To Work Campaign that will launch on October 1st. Several team captains gave presentations about events their teams are planning to help raise money for the cause.
We would also like to thank our generous sponsors for the night, EagleFirst LLC and The Roberts Mark Family.
Check out some photos from last night's event below.
Thank you to our Mock Interview volunteers, Rachael, Melissa, Michelle, Chervon, Steve, Gail, and Sarah. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your interview expertise with us. In addition to conducting one-on-one practice interviews with clients, volunteers participated in a panel debrief and shared the following words of advice on how to ace the interview process:
Thank you to Bill, Desmond, and Gail for sharing about your career journeys and tips to success with job-seekers in our training program today! The stories were incredibly inspiring and we are extremely grateful to our guest speakers who took the time to share with us from their experiences. Here are some takeaways from the event:
Thank you to our wonderful guest speakers, Pastor Steve, Aziza, Katrina, Marci, Sean, and Emily for sharing about your career journeys and tips to success at Connections Friday last week! We learned a lot about resiliency, networking, having a good attitude, and more. Check out some of our takeaways from last week's event below:
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