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    Disastrous Interviews: The Comic, Tragic and Just Plain Ugly

    Date: September 19, 2013, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Apple Valley HR Association
    Confluence Technology Center
    285 Technology Center Way
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
    $30 members, $35 non-members
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    Program ID: ORG-PROGRAM-155359
    Title: Disastrous Interviews: The Comic, Tragic and Just Plain Ugly
    Start Date: 9/19/2013
    End Date: 9/19/2013
    Recertification Credit Hours Awarded: 1.5
    Specified Credit Hours:General

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    Session Description:

    Even if you have a good interview process and the support of an experienced recruiter, interviews can go sideways. And I have 134 stories to prove it!

    Over the years I’ve created interview processes, conducted interviews, and been interviewed. And, I have listened to friends, colleagues and clients complain, lament and laugh about interviews. In 2012 I began researching what can go wrong during interviews by collecting real life stories from professionals, both managers and non-managers, interviewers and interviewees. Currently I have 134 interview stories from organizations that vary by type, size, and industry. I have grouped these stories into fifteen topics that highlight critical interview issues.

    Storytelling adds another dimension to what can be learned from reading or talking in the abstract about the interview process. In a time when we are drowning in information, stories cut through the noise and quickly bring us to the core experience.

    In this interactive session, I will:

    • Share some of the stories I’ve collected
    • Link the stories to “lessons learned the easy way – from someone else’s experience
    • Suggest ways to use storytelling to improve the interview process
    • Give participants an opportunity to share their own stories

    Speaker Information:

    Charlotte Stuart, PhD, SPHR, is a management consultant and speaker with over 25 years’ experience in organizational development. Charlotte’s PhD is in communications. She started in academia as a speech and debate coach and left that to split her time between consulting and commercial salmon fishing in Alaska. More recently she was the VP of Organizational Performance and Development at BECU, the nation’s fourth largest credit union. Past employers include Premera Blue Cross and Boeing Commercial. She was also a principal in The TRACON Group Inc. where she created and delivered a wide range of performance based programs to support the business needs of organizations. She has published academic and humorous non-fiction articles and wrote a monthly column on HR and leadership issues for three years.

    Currently as a principal in Stuart Consulting, she likes to help organizations streamline their strategic planning, decrease employee stress, and identify and develop leaders.