Tips for Director of Career Services interviews.

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Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming Director of Career Services interview?

Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

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Victoria Krayna in Denver, Colorado

31 months ago

Questions to ask the interviewer:
• Can you describe a typical day for someone in this position?
• What is the top priority of the person who accepts this job?
• What are the day-to-day expectations and responsibilities of this job?
• How will my leadership responsibilities and performance be measured? And by whom? How often?
• Can you describe the company's management style?
• Can you discuss your take on the company's corporate culture?
• What are the company's values?
• How would you characterize the management philosophy of this organization? Of your department?
• What is the organization's policy on transfers to other divisions or other offices?
• Are lateral or rotational job moves available?
• Does the organization support ongoing training and education for employees to stay current in their fields?
• What do you think is the greatest opportunity facing the organization in the near future? The biggest threat?
• Why did you come to work here? What keeps you here?
• How is this department perceived within the organization?
• Is there a formal process for advancement within the organization?

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Victoria Krayna in Denver, Colorado

31 months ago

Questions to Ask the Interviewer
• What are the traits and skills of people who are the most successful within the organization?
• What are the organization's/company's strengths and weaknesses compared to its competition?
• How does upper management view the role and importance of this department and this position?
• What is the organization's plan for the next five years, and how does this department fit in?
• Could you explain your organizational structure?
• What do you most enjoy about your work with this organization / company / agency?
• How have various types of decisions been made?
• What are the various ways employees communicate with one another to carry out their work?
• How will my leadership responsibilities and performance be measured? By whom?
• What are the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
• Could you describe your company's management style and the type of employee

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Victoria Krayna in Denver, Colorado

31 months ago

Create a 30-60-90 Day Strategic Presentation
Sample:
30-60-90- Day Plan / Overview
by Victoria L. Krayna
Personnel: Meet associates, staff, subordinates, and managers.
Administration: Become familiar with business functions, systems and reporting methods. Set up voicemail and email.
Business: Address immediate needs and support initiatives in progress; identify opportunities and areas for action.
Partnerships: Meet and assess business relationships customers (internal/external).
Team: Focus on leadership and building rapport with team and customers.
Strategic Planning: Identify, analyze, and address key strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities, core competencies and competitive advantage
Tactical Planning: Create communication plan. Define work-packages, timelines, feedback frequency, and passive or active reporting. Develop milestones/benchmarks for achieving objectives. Align performance goals to tactical success.

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