Hi it's Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements.
In this video, I want to talk about the three steps in planning your job interview presentation.
Now a job interview presentation, like any presentation, does require planning and it's often a step that many skip over or don't spend enough time on.
So the first step in your process is to get clear about your objective or objectives.
In other words, what is it you want to achieve as a result of the presentation?
Now, clearly, that is going to be dependent on the presentation topic they give you.
What they actually asked you to do.
Whether it's a presentation they have asked you to do ahead of time or whether they give you something on the day to do.
But taking a moment, just to be clear about your objectives, what outcomes do you want to get is going to be an important start point.
Think about your audience.
Now if it's a technical presentation and you are speaking purely to finance audience, for example, or an audience in your professional field, then of course it can contain elements of jargon.
But if, as is often common in a job interview, it's a mixed panel perhaps a finance person, perhaps somebody from the operations side and perhaps somebody from HR, what you want to do is make sure that you're thinking about all of those different parties and targeting your message appropriately.
And the third step really is to get your ideas down on paper.
And what I would actually say to you is it's much, much better to create a long list of everything you could potentially talk about and then go back to your objectives and short list that down to two or three points.
And the reason I suggest you do it that way is, in my experience, you always have more content than you will have time.
So it's important to make sure that your content is really hitting the salient points that are going to be needed to demonstrate your competency, your skills, your experience of whatever it might be when you're presenting.
I hope you've found that valuable.
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