Dec 12 2023


10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Secrets to Helping People Turn Onsite and Virtual Interviews into Job Offers: The Hidden Tricks of the Trade to Giving Interviews that Lead to “You Got The Job!”

This is a webinar! 

The interview training that most workforce programs give to job seekers in many ways does not reflect what employers want to hear in interviews. For example, the widespread use of interview question lists leads job seekers to develop “canned” and generic interview answers. Interview question answers should change based on how the interviewer asks them, what the job is and who the employer is. A person should not give the same interview question answer to the interviewer at Target who is interviewing them for a customer service position and the interviewer at the local lumber yard who is interviewing them for a saw operator position. This is just one example of how our interviewing training is out of synch with what employers want to hear.

Virtual interviewing is here to stay and growing in popularity. When you make such a big change in the medium that is used for the interview, people should also make big changes in how they interview. They need to compensate for the communication barrier of not being in the same place and talking to a screen presents all kinds of new challenges. The workforce system is teaching interviewing in the old pre-Zoom way and many people are not getting job offers because they don’t know how to sell themselves through a screen and do all of the other things that are required when someone is giving a virtual interview.

This webinar is based on the feedback of hundreds of employers about what they really want to hear and see when they interview a candidate. Many of these things are not being taught in workforce programs and they keep people from turning interviews into job offers.

Some of the key points in this webinar include the following:

Discover how to uncover the employer’s hidden hiring agenda which are the reasons behind the actual questions the applicant is being asked. For example, are we teaching people how to appeal to the employer’s profit making motives or are we just teaching them to describe their experience, skills and other things they can bring to the job? Are we teaching people how to sell the employer on the fact that they are the best candidate?

Learn about new types of research people should be doing before they interview that will give them a competitive edge in the hiring decision.
For example, are we teaching people how to position themselves as the person that can help the employer beat their competition or are we simply showing people how to interview in ways that show they can do the job?

The impact of the pandemic has changed who employer’s hire. If you are still teaching pre-pandemic interview strategies, your approaches are out of date and will keep people unemployed. Learn about the profile of the employee that employers want to hire to help them overcome the profit destroying impact of the pandemic.

Get innovative strategies to help people deal with justice involved backgrounds, gaps in employment history or a lack of employment history, disabilities, language barriers and other things that can rule them out of the hiring process. Show people how to interview in ways that will help an employer see past their barriers to employment and into the true value the person will bring to their workforce.

This webinar will show you virtual and in-person interviewing from both the employer and job seek perspective. Discover the most common mistakes people make in interviews so you can help your candidates avoid these costly problems. Learn some of the hidden aspects of the virtual interview that can influence the hiring decision.

Get information about how to give much more effective mock virtual and in-person interviews that actually replicate a real interview. Find out how to help people deal with the unique and often overwhelming stress of the interview that can easily derail an interview.

If you want to increase the number of job offers your candidates get from virtual and onside interviews, bring this webinar to your program! For more information about this webinar email For more information about Larry Robbin go to Larry offers over 100 workforce webinars. Email him to get more information about the other webinars he presents.

Date:  December 12th, 2023

Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm (PDT)

Cost: $59.00

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