Saturday, October 07, 2006

Show Your Business Plan

Most frequent question in a job interview:

... 'How do you think you will go about this job?' This is a perfect opportunity for you to show your business plan. If the question is not asked, you should find an opportunity to bring the conversation to a point where you can show your plan, preferably earlier in the proceedings, rather than later.

Continue reading the whole strategy @@@ Copyright:; Second Interview Checklist [in Sales jobs, science vacancies, technical engineering recruitment ]

Business plan is also called: Proposal for service
Another scenario is if you have a clear idea of the position, a proposal for service, addressing specifics of the job, would be a strong follow up. (Be careful not to "give away the store"; in other words, don't be that detailed. Make them want more.) Of course, the letter will be carefully edited and look great.

Whatever is the name, show your skills, competency and interests (in precise way), and my include (in your resume or a project proposal for a task in an academic environment):
Description of Context.—Does the proposal describe the real-life environment and context in which the work will occur, particularly the client characteristics, organizational resources, state-of-the-art in the field, cultural milieu, unit mission, and personnel having particular relevance to the problem being addressed? Is there a relevant history of prior work regarding the problem? Are any assumptions being made about the present and future course of the situation, e.g., future funding? Which Career Center stakeholders are and are not impacted by the proposed program?

See my previous posts on Cover Letter:
  • A Cover Letter Pinpointing Their Needs and Your Skills
  • Interviews, Doing presentations at ...
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