Intended Audience: All Engineers and Professionals
PDH UNITS: 2
So you’ve been shortlisted for your dream engineering project or position? Congrats! But…with the herds of applicants, how can you successfully deliver your ideas AND stand out from the crowd?
Join returning speaker Dr. David T. Williams as he outlines the secrets to a successful interview–from preparation to answering the tough questions–based on his 40 years of interviewing for and sitting on local and national selection panels, AND how you can employ these real-world tested tips to win your next interview. As an important part of the presentation, he will also include ethical issues related to the proposal and interview process.
In this course, Dr. Williams will walk you through his common sense strategies for successfully interviewing and winning engineering projects and positions. We’ll start our discussion with a look at how to thoroughly research and prepare for the interview, the panelists, and the environment, and how to use this knowledge to enhance your presentation and position. In the course, he will also discuss ethical dilemmas that could infiltrate the proposal and interview process with an example compromising situation. Dr. Williams will then outline how to best manage the flow of your interview and the delivery of your presentation to optimize your time and message. We’ll take a look at some of the common pitfalls and tough questions, and discuss the tips on how to best field and answer these questions confidently AND thoroughly. Dr. Williams will offer some advice on how to elegantly end the interview and follow up with persistence (but without being a pest). And finally, we’ll take a look at some of the real-world self-destructing blunders by major companies and candidates culminating in a list of what NOT to do, and how you can avoid these mistakes and successfully win your dream engineering project or position.
Please note: this workplace ethics course is intended to fulfill the annual ethics course requirements for most professional certifications and registrations.
Course Includes Video Recording.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
- Learn how to fully prepare yourself and project for the interview and panelist personailities
- Learn how to manage your presentation, timing, and delivery
- Learn how to gracefully field and handle the tough questions
- Learn how to stand out among the crowd.
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