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October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Executive, Talent Manager, Coach
John McCarthy is a broadly and deeply experienced manager and developer of talent. He has both practiced and taught a range of skills including: behavior-based interviewing, coaching, emotional intelligence, career development and succession planning.
John has been a salesperson, sales trainer, first-line sales manager, and sales executive. He has parallel experience in marketing, from product manager to top marketing executive. As a general manager, he led several company divisions in achieving and surpassing financial goals.
John currently volunteers at the Career & Networking Center locations in Naperville and Palatine. He serves as an instructor for several Interviewing Skills workshops as well as a coach for individual job seekers.
Topic: Tough Questions
Participants receive a list of potential tough interview questions, then selecting from this list or recalling their own experiences, point out questions for which they would like to have effective responses.
The facilitator then asks for volunteers to prepare at least a partial answer to each question. Once this is done, the facilitator leads a discussion of each question and possible answers. The goal is that, at the end of the session, everyone has notes on effective ways to respond to these questions that might come up in an interview.