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Professional Development Workshop Series

Interview Strategies: Putting your best foot forward

Date: Fri 10/10/2008
Location: School of Public Health RPHB 407 @ 1665 University Boulevard
Organizers:  Drs L. Kelly Vaughan & David B. Allison


Overview:
Regardless of your level of self-confidence or degree of technical knowledge, interviewing for private industry or academic jobs can be very intimidating – it's even harder for those who are shy or introverted. This session will help you learn how to mentally prepare to present yourself, and will offer specific strategies for writing cover letters, answering difficult interview questions, and evaluating job opportunities to choose the best match for you.

Audience:
All Students & Fellows in UAB's Clinical Nutrition Research Center & Section on Statistical Genetics.

Agenda: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Specific content to be discussed:

  • Cover letters for posted openings
  • "Cold" cover letters - when you're interested in the organization but know of an opening
  • Answering predictable questions
  • Answering "curve ball" questions that you couldn't anticipate
  • Preparing a winning content presentation
  • Asking appropriate questions
  • Evaluating opportunities

To register, please send email of interest to rsarver@uab.edu. Questions? 205.975.9169

Brought to you by UAB's

  • Clinical Nutrition Research Center
    Department of Nutrition Sciences,
    School of Health Professions  
  • Section on Statistical Genetics
    Department of Biostatistics,
    School of Public Health  
CNRC SSG

Distinguished Speakers:

Anita Neuer


Anita Neuer, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) providing corporate consultation services as well as personal therapy and coaching through her private practice on Southside, and through her partnership in WorkLife Consulting & Counseling, P.C.., a firm specializing in the delivery of teambuilding, leadership development, and employee retention services for organizations. Anita is a skilled career consultant and former Executive Recruiter. She has a long history of training and leadership experiences, and is a Past-President of Network Birmingham, the AL Association for Psychological Type and the Alabama Mental Health Counselor Association among others. She is a member of the Birmingham Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development and the Birmingham Society for Human Resources Management. Anita is a Supervising Counselor in Alabama, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Certified MBTI Practitioner. In July 2008, the American Mental Health Counseling Association honored her as Mental Health Counselor of the Year. http://www.anitaneuer.net/