August 1, 2013

Bryant & Stratton College Online Hosts Career Information Webinar on Top Interview Tips

By B&SC News Team

Bryant & Stratton College Online Hosts Career Information Webinar on Top Interview Tips

On August 14, career expert Stephen Krempl will offer practical advice to current and prospective students on how to stand out during an interview

BUFFALO, NY (August 1, 2013) – When it comes to a job interview, knowing what the hiring manager wants is essential to landing the position. To help current and prospective students as well as recent graduates get inside the mind of a hiring manager, Bryant & Stratton College Online announced a new session in its career information webinar series. The webinar, “You’ve Got the Interview, Now What? How to Stand Out from the Crowd,” will be held on Wednesday, August 14 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT.

Earlier this year, Harris Interactive asked hiring managers about the most common interview mistakes as a part of an annual study conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder. Those interviewed reported “appearing disinterested” (62 percent) was the top misstep made by candidates. “Answering a cell phone or texting” (60 percent), “dressing inappropriately” (60 percent) and “failure to make eye contact” (72 percent) also made the list of interview errors. To help job seekers, Bryant & Stratton College Online has invited career expert Stephen Krempl to discuss how to avoid those and other gaffes.

Mr. Krempl is the President of Krempl Communications International (KCI), a company that focuses on management and executive development. Before starting KCI, Mr. Krempl was the Vice President of Global Learning at Starbucks Coffee Company and served in senior training and education roles at Fortune 500 companies such as YUM Brands, PepsiCo and Motorola.

“Landing an interview can be very exciting, but too many candidates falter because they don’t understand what hiring managers want,” said Mr. Krempl. “In this webinar, I’ll help job

The “You’ve Got the Interview, Now What? How to Stand Out from the Crowd,” webinar will provide practical tips and advice for job seekers on ways to be savvy interviewers. Key takeaways for webinar attendees will include:

  • Understanding why the first five minutes of an interview are crucial and what to do in those initial minutes
  • The competencies hiring managers are looking for from interview answers
  • Reading the subtext of a question to understand its purpose
  • A framework to answering questions that will help make a lasting impression on the interviewer

“Helping our students and other job seekers develop employability skills is critical to the mission of Bryant & Stratton College Online. The interview process can be arduous if someone is unprepared. This webinar will help anyone looking for a job better understand what is happening on the other side of the table and improve their chances of being hired,” said Scott Traylor, Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. “We are grateful that Mr. Krempl is willing to share his knowledge and expertise for free. Our career information webinar series is a tremendous resource for all job seekers and we look forward to hosting this year’s events.”

This webinar is the first in a series of three from Mr. Krempl. In September, he will discuss what to do in the first 30 days of a job and in November, Mr. Krempl will address strategies for standing out on the job and becoming more promotable. As part of its commitment to building employability skills among job seekers, Bryant & Stratton College Online recently hosted a live online event featuring hiring and HR experts from CareerBuilder, Enterprise, Humana, Marriott International and Microsoft to discuss employability and answer job search related questions. To watch the recorded event, visit http://online.www.bryantstratton.edu/employability-summit/.

The August 14 career information webinar is offered for free by Bryant & Stratton College Online and is open to current students, prospective students and others seeking information about interview tips. Those interested in attending are invited to register at http://online.www.bryantstratton.edu/webinar