Experience-Based Interviewing: How to Respond to Interview Questions that Move You to the Top of the Short List

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/24/2011

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CHICAGO - The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will sponsor a session entitled "Experience-Based Interviewing: How to Respond to Interview Questions that Move You to the Top of the Short List" from noon - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Feel free to bring your lunch.  We will provide dessert.   

Stand out at your next interview with confident, experience-based responses to interview questions. Most interviewees respond to questions with broad, hypothetical answers. Employers really want to know who you are, not who you think you should be. Rather than preparing a list of attributes and skills, learn how to select and deliver concrete examples from your past to support your claims. This session will show you how to focus your answers on actual events to illustrate your positive work traits and give a picture of you in action.

This session will be held in the JobLIST Placement Center, which will be located in Hall J of the Morial Convention Center.  It will be presented by Suzanne R. Graham, the cataloging services librarian at the University of Georgia School of Law Library.  Suzanne coordinates staff development and assists with hiring. She has given professional presentations at many state and national conferences on a variety of topics in addition to teaching courses for Valdosta State University's MLIS program this year.

For more information on this or other sessions sponsored by the ALA JobLIST Placement Center, visit the JobLIST Conference Workshops page at http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Conference_Workshops.cfm.