Do you want the opportunity to develp your communication skills and expand your professional network? Take a look at why past student participants think YOU should get involved with the 2016 “You’re Hired!” Interview Competition!
1) Gain feedback from professionals – Helena Booth, Bachelor of Commerce
“I though this competition was a really good opportunity to gain feedback and insight on how I could improve my interview skills when applying for co-ops and post graduation positions. I was able to really network. I gained connections with two recruiters from different companies and set up an informational interview with one of them, which really helped me apply the skills that I learned from the Interview Competition to real world experience.”
2) Better understand what makes a good interview candidate – Yasmine Babaei, Bachelor of Commerce
“The Scotiabank Interview Competition helped me understand what to expect when going into an interview and what employers are looking for in a good candidate. It’s an amazing opportunity, I would definitely recommend that everyone participate, especially first year students.”
3) Gain interview experience by competing with other studnets – Nicholas Rodrigues, Bachelor of Commerce
“Having the opportunity to improve your interview skills, network with employers, and compete with your peers makes the Scotiabank “You’re Hired” Interview Competition an experience any competitive student must take part in. Competing as a first year student means great exposure and preparation for upcoming co-op terms. I would recommend the competition to anyone who wants to better understand the interview process.”
4) Learn how to pitch your value to employers – Gurjot Kalra, Bachelor of Commerce
“Being able to effectively talk about yourself is a skill that every job seeker needs. I participated in the “You’re Hired” Interview Competition in my first year. It was a great way to get interview experience with real employers and it forced me to learn how to effectively pitch who I am. It is a great learning experience but also a good way to get to know both your peers and potential employers. If you get the chance, I highly recommend participating in the “You’re Hired” Interview Competition.”
5) Gain confidence – Pengpeng Jiang, Bachelor of Commerce
“As an international student, the Interview Competition helped me to not be scared during an interview and helped me overcome the feeling of not being good enough or not having enough skills due to cultural barriers. I feel that the Scotiabank Interview Competition is the best professional development experience I’ve had since I arrived in Canada.”
6) Network with professionals – Callahan Murphy, Bachelor of Management
“When I participated in my first year of university, I was really looking for any opportunity I could get involved in to really expand on my skill set. When I participated for the second time, I wanted to build my professional network connections and my interview capabilities. I just can’t recommend the Interview Competition enough for any student, whether you’re in your first year or your last year.”
Want to hear more from past participants? Check out the 2016 “You’re Hired!” Interview Competition YouTube video!