Interview Strategies and Techniques: Accelerate Your Career

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On Saturday, May 12th, the Central Library is hosting its annual Accelerate Your Career event. Local career consultant Brian Lambier will be presenting the Brian Lambier, Career VitalityInterview Strategies and Techniques program from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., where you will learn how to WOW prospective employers with your knowledge, preparation and "fit." We asked Brian a few questions about current interviewing trends:

1. Is it true that the decision on whether or not to hire a candidate is often decided in first 40 seconds of the interview?

A skilled, experienced interviewer who understands the position and the type of person they are looking for will sometimes have a “gut feeling” about interview candidates fairly quickly but their experience tells them to keep an open mind for the remainder of the interview.

2. How important is it to bring your own questions to the interview?

Extremely important! Interview candidates should consider the interview as an opportunity to learn more about the position and organization and to determine if the position is the right fit for them.

3. Are phone and Skype interviews becoming more common?

Employers certainly will conduct interviews using telephones or messaging systems like Skype. This method of interviewing may be used for the first interview in a multi-interview process or if the candidate is unable to meet in person due to time or geographical constraints. Meeting in person is always an employer’s first choice whenever possible.

Brian Lambier is the owner of Career Vitality Services Inc. in Calgary, Alberta and specializes in career and retirement transition coaching and corporate training. He can be reached at (403) 978-9134 or He will be presenting his interview program during our all-day Accelerate Your Career Event held on Saturday, May 12, at the Central Library. Register online or by calling 403-260-2620.

Accelerate Your Career 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012, Central Library

Career Conversations • 11am–3pm • Main Floor • Sign up during event
Resume Help • 11am–3pm • Main Floor • Preregister: call 403-260-2782
Career Serving Agencies • 10am–3pm • Main Floor • Drop-in
Interview Strategies and Techniques • 10:30am–12:30pm • Third Floor • Register online or call 403-260-2620
Company and Employer Research • 1–2pm • Third Floor Open Area • Register online or call 403-260-2620
Power Networking • 2:30–4pm • Third Floor Open Area • Register online or call 403-260-2620
Enhancing Your Job Search through Social Networking • 10:15–12:15pm • Bsmt Rm #2 • Register online or call 403-260-2620
Work Search on the Internet • 1–4pm • Third Floor Learning Lab • Register online or call 403-260-2620


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