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Personal Branding

Written on July 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

Personal branding is a hot topic nowadays. There are workshops, articles, trainings on how to sell yourself successfully. Job market is a highly competitive, so you’d better know how to stand out, what makes you unique and how to communicate it properly etc etc.

Got tired to hear it? Well, we are at IE Recruitment Training Club too.

The problem of such approach begins when the one is asked to define what makes him/her unique. Would you be able to describe it on spot, precisely and showing your real value? If you do, how much time did it take you to investigate yourself and reflect on your strengths, moral principles and many other aspects which make you unique? We bet at was not a one-day journey.

As we know this struggle, we decided to make the first workshop combining two topics: purpose (the WHY) and personal branding. As we believe that before starting to “sell” yourself, it is important to define what exactly do you want to market and what for.

The workshop was run in collaboration with our colleagues, but more importantly friends, Dijana and Rochele from Positive Business Lab and had a great success. We combined coaching techniques with our knowledge on recruitment processes and marketing tools to promote personal brand. The discussion happened on the workshop was very deep and insightful for all participants and facilitators what was confirmed by the feedback we received: “Fantastic questions that I’ll be trying to answer for myself during the next few months – even years! Incredibly thoughtful and inspiring outlook on how to cultivate personal Brand”, “It exceed my expectations. Willing to participate in any other experience you may have”.


Speed Interview Event

Written on July 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect.

So, the Recruitment Training Club launched its first ever Speed Interview Event where all members and participants were given the opportunity to test their interviewing skills. Inspired by the Speed Dating Event format, this activity allowed students to practice how they answer questions about their professional experience, under high levels of stress and pressure.

To make this activity as real as possible, students from the Talent and Development and Human Resources Master were asked to volunteer as the interviewers during the event because of their former experience in areas such as recruitment and talent acquisition.

All the participants who signed up for this event, the Interviewees, were given a list of competencies or behaviors that they would be tested on in advance, so they could “map out their STAR’s”. Or in other words, so they could prepare their answers in the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action and Result). The competencies that were chosen are the behaviors that companies today deem the most important. Such as leadership, adaptability, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The rules were simple;
1. Participants must prepare their answers in advance.
2. Participants would only have 5 minutes to answer each question.
3. After the set time, the whistle would be blown, and all the participants would rotate to their next seat where a new Interviewer would be waiting with a new set of interview questions.

This event was a success as 40 participants signed up to practice their interviewing skills! After the event, each participant received a feedback email so that they could learn and grow from this experience.

This event is what the Recruitment Training Club is all about and why it was created. The main objective of the Club is to support each other throughout the job-hunting process. As we know, it is a hard, exhausting, nerve-racking process, so they only way we can make it less stressful is to learn from each other’s experiences. What happened to you, can actually help me in the future!
The RTC strives to provide a space where all experiences can be shared and where former recruiters can show students from different sectors, how things are done in order for them to stay on top of all their job-hunting processes.

From the RTC board, we wish you all good luck in your future endeavors and hope you find your dream job.

Congrats to those graduating and happy summer to the rest!

The Recruitment Training Club

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