Making a pitch at an interview

by English Trackers 

by Bridget ROOTH

Pitch at an interview - what is it?

Tell me about yourself...

Introduce yourself...


Objective of the interview?

Another interview/get the job


Objective of the pitch?

To create interest so interviewer will ask more detailed questions

PITCH

Qu'est un CV international?

 




Three stages of the pitch:


PREPARE

DESIGN

PERFORM







PREPARE


1.1 YOU


Application cover letter or email - review it


List your key skills and competences:


Identify the keywords used in the job description - add them to your list


What you bring to the company - personal attributes become professional

PREPARE


1.1 YOU


Identify the keywords used in the job description - add them to your list:

planning, promoting, analysing, researching, creating relationships


What you bring to the company - personal attributes become professional:

extra-curricula activities (sport, drama, associations etc)

PREPARE


1.2 COMPANY


Do your research thoroughly


Why does the company interest you?

Corporate culture, size, training possibilities, potential career path etc?


Why does the position interest you?

What do you bring to the role that makes you the candidate for this position?

DESIGN


Pitch - what will you say?

Methodology:


Present

Past 

Future

Mini conclusion




"

DESIGN


Present:


“After 3 years at SKEMA and soon to graduate with a master’s in marketing, I’ve chosen to focus on an international route/path."







DESIGN

Past:


“Thanks to 1/2/3 internships in this and this domain, I discovered I loved X Y Z.


This experience exposed me to X Y Z of this profession and industry.


Although it gave me an in-depth view of this part of the industry, my second internship made me realize my interest lies in this area..."

DESIGN

Future:


"Now I'm looking to work in an company that is focussed on global markets - like yours - so that I can expand my international experience."


MINI CONCLUSION

Offer feedback from someone else:

“To conclude my last boss would say that I’m always committed to delivering quality work, that I’m keen to take on a challenge and that my positive attitude is an asset to any team.”

PERFORM



Say your pitch and then pause.


Don't be afraid of silence!


Now you've sparked their interest, they will question you more in depth or move onto the set of questions they ask everyone.




"

PERFORM

Remember:


It’s not just words (although they need to be selected carefully), it’s a performance.


90% is non-verbal delivery: body language and voice intonation



PERFORM

Body language:

Sit forward

Push up your sleeves

Keep your hands relaxed so they don’t move too too much

Look the interviewer(s) in the eyes – include every person

PERFORM

Voice:

Prepare well

Focus on which words are important and put the stress on those

Allow space – silences. It’s not a race


PERFORM


Appearance:


Classy, understated

Adapted to the company’s style (startup, SME, corporate)




PRACTICE


Q & A



Let's practice together!




Thank you!



Bridget ROOTH

bcr@englishtrackers.com

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