An iBest Interview Presentation is a printed bound document you bring to an interview. Your iBest Interview Presentation communicates clearly how your background, experience, skills, and education matches the critical requirements of the job and why you are an excellent candidate for the position. All important interview winning information that has, up until now, been difficult to get across in an interview.
Using the interactive iBest Interview Presentation development application, you will quickly and easily prepare a document that will visually communicate the following information:
The iBest Interview Presentation expert libraries provide hundreds of job specific items that you can select for your presentation and edit for exact fit. Using the iBest expert libraries, your interview presentations will be developed quickly, efficiently and professionally.
Your presentation will be easily customized with your own personal style by selecting one of our many professionally designed templates.
Using the iBest Interview Presentation you will be well prepared for the interview, be far more confident, impress the interviewers and in most interviews... land the job!
What exactly is an iBest Interview Presentation?
The IBest Interview Presentation is a customized printed presentation that you take to your interviews to communicate the information you want the interviewer to know about you. The goal of the iBest Presentation is to guide an interview and make sure both you and the interviewer get the information needed to make a "best fit" hiring decision. It is also a terrific leave behind which is far more informative, and impressive, than your resume.
Will I be making an actual presentation?
No- it is not a "front of the room presentation" you deliver as a monologue. Rather, the iBest Interview Presentation uses a visual format to create an interactive conversation. The iBest Presentation introduces information about your background, skills, experience, and personal characteristics that make you successful on the job. As you talk about the content, the interviewer is encouraged to ask questions and engage you in a meaningful conversation. Through the conversation, the hiring manager gets to know you at a deeper more meaningful level and as you establish trust she is more inclined to feel comfortable hiring you.
What if I am not a good presenter, should I use an iBest Interview Presentation?
An iBest Interview Presentation has tremendous value just as an interview preparation tool. As you prepare your iBest Interview Presentation, you will be guided through thinking about your brand, how you match the critical job requirements, what makes you successful on your jobs, the distinguishing added-value you will bring to the position, and what questions you want to ask the interviewer. This is the best interview preparation available today, bar none. Thus, just using the iBest Interview Presentation to prepare for your interview is a tremendous benefit. Approximately 85% of all job candidates use the presentation in the interview while 15% do not. However 100% of all job candidates use the iBest Interview Presentation as a leave behind.
Can't I just make my own interview presentation using PowerPoint or some other presentation software?
Absolutely. However, the iBest Interview Presentation has been designed by experts to communicate the job specific information the interviewer needs to know to make an informed hiring decision. Also, the iBest Interview Presentation has expert "content libraries" that offers you content you can select to put in your presentation and then modify to match your specific interview. Using the libraries, you are not starting from a blank piece of paper; your presentation has expert content, and your presentation is developed quickly and easily- within 30-40 minutes. This is a new strategy and currently no one else is providing an easily used online program for developing a professional interview presentation. Until now, interviews consisted of the interviewer asking questions and the job candidate hoping to answer the questions correctly. With an iBest Interview Presentation, you will be guiding the interview and creating a conversation. The iBest Presentation is based on a proprietary format which covers 100% of the critical information a hiring manager needs to know about you to make a good hiring decision.
Can an iBest Interview Presentation be used in every interview at every company?
Honestly, no. Some companies, relatively few, have a very structured interview format that does not permit the use of an iBest Interview Presentation. In these situations, the preparation you have put into developing your iBest Interview Presentation will have to be enough. However, having developed your iBest Interview Presentation, you will be well prepared for the interview and will have your interview goals and content in your head ready to share in response to the interviewer's questions. Also, the iBest Interview Presentation is a great leave behind and not one interviewer has rejected the iBest Interview Presentation when offered as a leave behind. Candidates have had the most success when the iBest Presentation is color printed on good quality paper and is spiral bound with a clear plastic cover and a cardboard backing. This is done easily at any copy center in just a few hours. Be sure to bring a copy for each interviewer, and plan to use the iBest Interview Presentation as an impressive "leave behind." The iBest Interview Presentation does not work as well when projected or shown on a laptop. When looking at a projection or a display, you lose important eye contact with the interviewer. With a printed presentation, eye contact is maintained.
Why is each bullet point in the iBest Interview Presentation limited to 170 characters?
The iBest Interview Presentation is not meant to be read. It is designed to introduce job critical information in a brief visual format to which you will be speaking. If the bullet points were longer than 170 characters, you would run the risk of the interviewer reading your presentation rather than engaging in a conversation with you.
How do I introduce my iBest Interview Presentation in an interview?
Candidates introduce the iBest Interview Presentation in many ways in their interviews. Some candidates state up front that they have a presentation, "I am really interested in this job, and I just want to let you know I have prepared a presentation about my background, skills, and experience. If there is an opportunity, I would like to share it with you." Other candidates have used their presentation to answer the question "tell me about yourself."
There are many opportunities and lots of creative ways to introduce your iBest Interview Presentation. The important thing is to look for an opening and then ask permission to introduce it into the interview. The iBest Interview Presentation has been used successfully to interview for the full range of professional levels from entry level to the most senior management. Position include C-level (CEO, CFO, CMO, etc.), Vice President, Director, Manager and Associate in positions such as sales, marketing, technical, management, operations, support, administrative and many other functions. Industries where the iBest Interview Presentation has been successful include: Pharmaceutical, Health Care, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Education, Insurance, Printing & Publishing, Energy, Finance, Military and many others.
The iBest Interview Presentation works well for any position that requires an interview to make a "best fit" hiring decision. In fact, many college students have used an iBest Interview Presentation to land their first job. Hiring managers are very enthusiastic about the iBest Interview Presentation and are highly complementary of candidates that show the enthusiasm, commitment, and motivation to prepare so thoroughly for the interview.
The iBest Presentation guides (not controls) your interview, assuring the conversation stays focused on job requirements and how you will contribute to the success of the organization. Hiring managers benefit from the extra information and insights the iBest Interview Presentation provides about you and they find that they make better hiring decisions. In fact, many hiring managers after seeing a job candidate use an iBest Interview Presentation use an interview presentation when they interview for jobs.
This unique strategy of preparing and presenting one's skills and abilities during the interview has been tremendous. One hundred percent of all candidates, regardless of hiring outcome, think the iBest Interview Presentation is a critical part of their interview strategy and state they would not go to an interview without an iBest Interview Presentation. The iBest Interview Presentation contains a great deal of critical position specific information much of which does not typically come out in an interview. Beyond a good presentation, you have to clearly substantiate your fit with the position, both in terms of skills and experience, and fit with the company culture. Just being a "slick" presenter is not enough to convince a hiring manager that you are a strong candidate. There are numerous ways the iBest Interview Presentation improves your interviews, but here are a few standouts:
Will it work in panel/group interviews?
The iBest Interview Presentation works really well in panel/group settings. With a visual presentation, the panel/group is focused and is able to get the information they need to make a hiring decision. It enables interviewers that may be more reserved to participate fully in the interview and it helps you connect with every interviewer in the panel/group.
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