This session provides a holistic view on how to approach the job search in the current environment.
The workshop helps international job seekers build strategies based on fundamental personality traits required for success: be strategic, be prepared, be confident, be humble, and be fun.
During job interviews, most applicants simply answer questions by summarizing their education, job history, and current situation – all information that the interviewer already knows from reading their resumes. That is both boring and a waste of precious time!
Good storytelling can make a huge difference. It is not only a way to brand yourself, but also a great way for you to connect with a hiring manager and be remembered later on. This is what distinguishes you from the pool of candidates in a “talent database.” It’s no wonder so many people consider storytelling to be the “secret weapon” for successful job interviews.
Many international students struggle with storytelling due to language and cultural barriers. This workshop is specifically designed to help international students understand what good storytelling in the American cultural context looks and sounds like so they can employ it in job interviews.
Networking, whether it be in-person or virtual, pose some of the biggest obstacles for international students.
We help universities facilitate this fun and engaging workshop to help students visualize the do’s and don’ts of networking.
Through role play between instructors and peers, students will learn to develop their own networking methods and gain confidence in the process.
Additional resources: ChampAmerica video classes on professional networking.
Phone/automated (a.k.a. one-way interviews) and additional forms of virtual interviews (the new normal nowadays) are the most common forms of screening used by current employers.
However, most international students feel uncomfortable with these types of interviews due to the lack of in-person, human interaction, time limitations, and general anxiety.
This workshop aims to help students demystify one-way interviews and formulate winning strategies.