Interviewing: A look at the four ways to generate job interviews and how to make the most of them. - Sold Out

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

April 29, 2014: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The four ways to get interviews, and succeeding at them!  Getting interviews is a hurdle. Then what? How do you prepare? How do you get your head right, your nerves calmed down?


University of Chicago NYC Office
1420/14th Floor
10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York

Event Details

You have to get the job interview before you get the job offer and there are four classic ways to get an interview. Networking. Direct mail (or email). Answering Ads. Working with recruiters.

This workshop will discuss all four approaches, and the pros and cons of each. When are they most valuable? How do you develop a strategy that uses each in the ways that can make the biggest impact on your specific situation? How do you get to the hiring manager? How do you work with recruiters? Just what is direct mail (email) and does that stuff still work?

Many professionals make it a practice to keep their hand - or at least their card and LinkedIn address - in the market place on an ongoing basis. We realize that few jobs last forever. Most of us most likely have a few more career moves in our future.

The people you meet today and next week, at industry meetings and volunteer organizations, networking at the club or playing poker on Friday nights – they might very well be the friends, colleagues and casual acquaintances who offer you the next opportunity. This year, next year, perhaps when you least expect it.

There are many skills that thoughtful business people develop over a carrer. Critical is appreciation for your own personal approach to interviewing. This is accompanied by a realistic understanding of what the interviewing process itself is all about, how to prepare for the actual event, and how to keep your cool inside and out.

There are also distinct approaches to preparing for an interview, in developing your answer to "Tell me about yourself" and "Who was your worst boss and why". There is a way to think about how you conduct yourself in an interview, how you turn it into a consulting session, how you develop rapport and outlast your competition.

Join us for a morning of exploring the role of interviewing over the life of your career and developing a long term strategy that keeps you positioned for the next opportunity – and be aware the opportunity even exists.

*This event is now sold out, please email Laura.Furlong@chicagobooth to be added to our waiting list.


No Charge


10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Workshop

Speaker Profiles

Celia Currin (Speaker)
Executive & Career Coach, The Art of the Career

Celia Currin is an executive and career coach who combines over 25 years of broad general management experience and strong interpersonal skills to work with senior executives developing new leadership and effectiveness skills. She has worked with a wide range of clients across industries in her coaching work.

Ms. Currin started her career as a writer for Forbes Magazine followed by a foray into product management with International Paper where she fell in love with manufacturing. She spent the bulk of her corporate career at Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal with senior roles in Marketing, Sales, HR, and Operations.

She is board president of Poets & Writers, the nation's largest non-profit organization serving creative writers. She is an outside director for Lincoln Educational Services Inc., (NASDAQ: LINC), a leading for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education. Presently she is co-chair of the Harvard Business School Club of New York Career and Professional Development Committee. She has served as vice-chair of the New York City chapter of MENG (Marketing Executives Networking Group) and served 5 years on the Board of the Advertising Women of New York, including a year as first vice-president.

Born and raised in the Northwest, Ms. Currin received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon where she was elected to Mortar Board her senior year, and spent her junior year at the University of Nottingham, England. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School where she was among the early women admitted and the first woman editor of Harbus, its weekly newspaper.


Paul Miller, '82 

Other Information

Everyone can use help and company in advancing their career and getting a new job.  This group is for everyone!

This event re-starts Booth's Career  Advancement Group for the tri-state area.  We are here to help you and support each other - whether you have career questions, are looking for a job, or are looking for a better job.

We will have periodic networking meetings and guests to give you the latest information for career and job search success. We plan on meeting twice a month, and more if alums want to.