The In-Person Interview: Success through Effective Communications

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Apr 3, 2015

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Reed Smollar
Comm ’06, M.S. MIT ’14

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Reed Smollar

You might be surprised to learn that the key drivers of successful in-person interviews have almost nothing to do with your resume, or even what you say during the interview. Simply put, it all comes down to presence. Since the 1960’s, studies have shown that up to 93% of communication is nonverbal, and these nonverbal factors can have a stronger influence on the interviewer’s memory and evaluation of an interview than the content of your speech. In this webinar, Reed Smollar will investigate basic but important communications principles, reveal the most common mistakes, and share tips to help you bring your true self to your next in-person interview. Making a few small tweaks can lead to big changes!

Presenter Bio:

Reed Smollar (Com ’06, M.S. MIT ’14) is a Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Federal Technology practice. He supports recruiting initiatives for Business Technology Analysts and M.B.A. candidates at UVA and the University of Maryland. Reed has almost 10 years of experience leading and supporting large systems integration efforts for Federal clients in multiple industries, including health care, defense, and financial services. As an IT Project Manager he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the software development lifecycle and is known for designing and implementing repeatable process improvements tailored to the specific needs of his clients. His professional background also includes direct sales and marketing, and personal finance/wealth management experience.