Taming the Job Interview

Jim Elkins, Career Planning Services

This workshop will present strategies to deal effectively with the job interview. The discussion is designed both to assist professionals in working with clients and to provide useful approaches for professionals seeking to advance their own careers. Topics include interview preparation, interview structure, dealing with standard and difficult questions, questions to ask, and follow-up. Participants will receive a list of sample interview questions.

Jim Elkins has operated Career Planning Services in Scarborough since 1985 to provide career planning assistance to individuals and organizations. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in Personnel Counseling from Miami University and has completed advanced graduate work in counseling at The Pennsylvania State University. Jim has over 30 years of counseling experience with a specialization in career planning and previously held career planning, counseling, and administrative positions in higher education, government and the public schools. He has served as an organizational consultant and trainer concerning career development, educational planning, and employment interviewing. Jim is also one of the original staff members of the New Horizons Academy and has served as its Coordinator of Career Planning. In this capacity, he designed the Academy’s Proactive Career Planning Model and has provided training on the model to the staff of the Bangor and Loring Job Corps Centers and Houston Works. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and National Career Development Association, and is a National Certified Career Counselor, Master Career Counselor, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Jim is the author of several nationally distributed career planning publications.

Copyright © Maine Career Development Association.    Hosting by AlpineWeb Design