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Making a great first impression

Making a great first impression

Don't be caught out by the 7-second rule. Make your first impression count and get ready to impress!

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Student Guild

May 19, 2020
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  1. Welcome! How to make a great first impression Griffith University

    May 19th, 2020 Connect on LinkedIn by searching “Josh Farr” Join “Campus Leaders Community” in Facebook Groups
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  3. Questions Answer Interview first impressions, Nursing professional portfolio tips, CV

    tips Today Finding jobs online Today how to do better in interviews Today Building a solid routine Time - set a wake up time, 60&YOU + 60&ONE time. How to gain an internship (and future job opportunity) in a healthcare setting. Network How to network and improve my prospects for internships online Network Is it import to input updates on Linkedin weekly and why ?- it was mentioned briefly in the previous workshop - adding things about strategies we have come up with for Covid 19 regarding the Future 5 - Communication skills - resillence - teamwork - planning and organising - interpersonal - that we could share on our Linkedin account. Need more explanation on this please and Thank you. Network Online communication skills Network Elaboration of Resume NA - https://www.griffith.edu.au/careers-employment resume ideas, and how to make an application stand out to prospective employer NA - https://www.griffith.edu.au/careers-employment mentoring, the importance of getting a mentor. Staying accountable (these workshops are great but you can easily fall back into other patterns afterwards) Mentor Online short courses How to stand out in 2020 slides Employment during COVID-19 crisis How to stand out in 2020 slides How to improve employability and capitalize on times to improve this during isolation or when we are restricted to go out How to stand out in 2020 slides linkedin setup How to land your dream job: https://www.campusconsultancy.org/how-to-land-your- dream-job What exactly should you have on your linked in profile? How to land your dream job: https://www.campusconsultancy.org/how-to-land-your- dream-job internship, time management, online course Career
  4. Make A Great First Impression Objectives: Student Leaders will be

    able to: 1. Pitch what makes you unique & a strong candidate for any role; 2. Practice introducing yourself in a safe environment; 3. Prepare to tailor your introductions to HR, Technical Staff & Graduates; 4. Learn what to do after you make a great first impression & how to build the relationship moving forward.
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  6. Don’t know you Don't know if like you Don't hire

    you Know you Don't know if like you Don't hire you Know you Like you Don't hire you Know you Like you Hire you Key changes! 1. Put yourself out there 2. Attend events 3. Post on LinkedIn 4. Volunteer 5. Join mentoring programs 6. Follow their social media, share it 1. Attend more events 2. Engage with their social media 3. Have a coffee/virtual 4. Ask questions 1. Enquire about opportunities 2. Keep an eye on job boards 3. Check in frequently (~3-months) 4. Offer to assist J
  7. #1 Pitch what makes you unique & a strong candidate

    for any role 1. Prime yourself for success. 2. Focus on your strengths.
  8. What is risky, scary or stressful about meeting a recruiter/employer

    for the first time?
  9. Source: thecircular.org

  10. Prime Yourself for Success -40% -20% 0% 20% 40% 60%

    80% 100% Cortisol (Stress) Testosterone (Confidence) Willing To Take Risk Source: Amy Cuddy, TEDGlobal 2012 (51.3m views) Low-Power High-Power
  11. Activity: 1. Stand & adopt a “high power” pose for

    2-minutes! 2. Think about 3 of your strengths (things you are good at) Source: thecircular.org
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  13. #2 Practice introducing yourself in a safe environment A. Professional

    Rapport (about their work) B. Personal Rapport (about them) C. Practical Rapport (about you)
  14. Activity Preparation: 1. Think of a company/business/industry you want to

    work for. 2. Ask yourself, “Why do I want to work for them?” Why not their biggest competitor? 3. Think of how 1 of your strengths could be relatable & valuable to that company/job. #2a Prepare
  15. “Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail.” TIP: Spend 10-minutes

    on their LinkedIn researching your point of contact before the meeting.
  16. Ask a question. Example Questions: PERSONAL: • Why did you

    join <company>? PROFESSIONAL: • What’s the best part about working for <company>? • What’s something that most people don’t realize about <company>? • I saw <EVENT> on your Instagram/ Facebook page & was wondering: a) what that was like for you? [past] b) how I could attend? [future] PRACTICAL: • What are you looking for in a graduate? • What skills help graduates do well in your company? • Do you do <example> work? • What are the steps of your recruitment process? #2b Build Rapport
  17. Activity: 1. Introduce yourself to someone new in the room

    & pretend they are your mentor. Hi, my name is <YOUR NAME>, Great to meet (or meet with) you! <RAPPORT PROFESSIONAL> &/or <RAPPORT PERSONAL> I have have strengths in <STRENGTH>, and believe I could contribute to your company by … <HOW YOUR STRENGTH BE VALUABLE>. I wanted to ask you … <RAPPORT PRACTICAL>? #2c What to say
  18. #3 Prepare to tailor your introductions to HR, Technical Staff

    & Graduates
  19. Speaking to Have an understanding of: Recruitment Process Technical Skills

    University Life Everything about you HR/Recruitment Technical Staff ⌛ Recent Graduate ⌛
  20. #4 Learn what to do after you make a great

    first impression & how to build the relationship moving forward
  21. 1. Identify the next touchpoint: a) “Are you having any

    events on campus soon that I could attend?” b) “Are you open to catching up for a coffee on campus or at your office?” 2. Find a way to get in touch personally: a) “Could I please ask for your card or email so I can let you know when I’m working on the application?” b) “Could I add you on LinkedIn to see when you’re on campus next?” 3. Thank them for their time, shake their hand (post-COVID), smile & look them in the eye when you say goodbye. 4. Avoid going straight to the next booth. Walk away from the stall. Sit for a moment & write a note in your phone/notebook with their name, title, company & what you spoke about (including any programs, jobs or opportunities for you). Personal details are very helpful. 5. Send them a follow-up email/LinkedIn message within 12-hours. 1. Summarize 2. Clarify 3. Confirm next meeting/touchpoint
  22. SUBJECT: <YOUR NAME> & <THEIR NAME> at <EVENT HERE> Dear

    <NAME>, Thank you so much for speaking with me at the <EVENT HERE>. I was really interested by <WHAT YOU SPOKE ABOUT>. ´ [If event] You mentioned <EVENT>, where could I RSVP & attend that event? ´ [If coffee] Thank you for being open for coffee, is there a day/time/place that would suit you to meet next week? I can do <YOUR AVAILABILITY>. ´ [If questions] I went away & researched/thought-about <TOPIC> & wanted to ask you a couple of follow-up questions if that’s OK? <INSERT QUESTIONS> Thank you again for your time. I’m excited about starting my application for <COMPANY> + <PROGRAM>. Kind regards, <NAME> <Phone Number>, <LinkedIn>, <Email> If they give you an email:
  23. If they give you LinkedIn, you only have 300 characters:

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  25. BONUS

  26. Cold Email Template Hi <THEIR NAME>, Great to virtually meet

    you. I’m a <ROLE/STUDENT> and I’m working on <PROJECT> that solves the problem of <PROBLEM>. <COMPANY> really interests me due to your work in <THEIR WORK> and how you <WHAT MAKES THEM UNIQUE>. If you have 15-30minutes at all next week, it would be invaluable for me to chat with you and seek your advice on <MY BIG QUESTION>. I’d greatly appreciate any time you could spare. Thanks <THEIR NAME>. Kind regards, <YOUR NAME> <CONTACT DETAILS>
  27. Cold LinkedIn Request Template (300 characters) Hi <NAME>, I’m a

    <ROLE/STUDENT> and I’m working on <PROJECT> that solves the problem of <PROBLEM>. Given your experience with <COMPANY> in the role of <ROLE>, I am seeking your advice on <MY BIG QUESTION>. Would it be possible to connect and discuss? Kind regards, <YOUR NAME>
  28. gradaustralia. com.au/

  29. au.gradconnection.com/internships/

  30. Select “Campus Consultancy” on the ‘Where did you hear about

    us?’ drop-down menu
  31. Inside Sherpa If you’re looking for a way to build

    practical skills and improve your employability, you can complete virtual internships with dozens of world leading companies on InsideSherpa. When you complete each one, you can add the experience to your CV and Linkedin profile and you’ll receive exclusive opportunities from the companies your participating with. This is an excellent way to stand out in job applications! Recruiters use this platform to find talented potential future employees and it is absolutely free for students to use. Click here to enrol (www.insidesherpa.com) Select “Campus Consultancy” on the ‘Where did you hear about us?’ drop-down menu
  32. Make A Great First Impression Objectives: Student Leaders will be

    able to: 1. Pitch what makes you unique & a strong candidate for any role; 2. Practice introducing yourself in a safe environment; 3. Prepare to tailor your introductions to HR, Technical Staff & Graduates; 4. Learn what to do after you make a great first impression & how to build the relationship moving forward.
  33. Books Mindset, by Carol Dweck Leaders Eat Last & Start

    With Why, by Simon Sinek The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown Good to Great, by Jim Collins LinchPin, by Seth Godin Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach The Effective Executive, by Peter Drucker Hope In The Dark, by Rebecca Solnit TED Talks Amy Cuddy (Body Language) Anika Molesworth (Being The Change) Simon Sinek (Golden Circle) Dan Pallotta (Charity Reframed) Rita Pierson (Education) Angela Duckworth (Grit) Tim Ferriss (Fear Setting) Susan Cain (Introverts) Drew Dudley (Small Acts of Leaders) Brené Brown (Vulnerability) … and me Josh Farr (Leadership)
  34. Join the community! Search “Campus Leaders Community” in Facebook Groups:

    www.facebook.com/groups/campusleaderscommunity/
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  36. Please fill in the survey: Please fill in this 90-second

    survey to let me know what you got out of the workshops today: bit.ly/cc_griffith_employ Contact me at josh@campusconsultancy.org Search “Josh Farr” or Google: www.linkedin.com/in/joshdfarr Search “Campus Leaders Community” in Facebook Groups: www.facebook.com/groups/campusleaderscommunity/