Advanced Interviewing Workshop

Advanced Interviewing Workshop

November 07, 2018
Meeting Center, Room 104, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino,CA 92407
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM


David was born in San Bernardino, CA and has spent his entire life in the Inland Empire. He began working for San Bernardino County in 1999 and has worked for several Departments in his 19 years of public service. He’s currently the Division Manager for Personnel, and his staff provides support to over 5,400 County employees in various human resource-related areas.  David attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Social Work from Cal State San Bernardino in 2005. In 2010, David earned his Master’s Degree from Cal State San Bernardino in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. In 2011, David was recognized as one of the area’s “Top 30 Under 30” by Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter for his community work and commitment to the area’s Social Service programs. He particularly enjoys mentoring and currently does so through San Bernardino County’s MLA and LIA programs, San Bernardino Valley College’s Puente program, and through Cal State San Bernardino.

Workshop details:

Date: Wednesday, November 7th
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Center, room 104

People interviewing for jobs today often fail because they are using yesterday's strategies. Recruiting technology has become more sophisticated, and the best employers are constantly changing the way interviews are done. This workshop will give you detailed strategies for handling tough competency-based, or behavioral, interviews so that you can communicate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you have and that employers demand. You will be able to:
  • Understand the interview starts long before the first question is asked.
  • List the steps in the S.T.A.R. response strategy and apply the steps, using reasonably correct language, to respond to behavioral interview questions.
  • Identify what the hiring organization is looking for in asking situational and wild-card interview questions.
  • Develop an optimal strategy for responding to the weaknesses question, based on recognizing why a hiring organization asks these questions.
  • Correctly apply hedging language to soften a negative and boosting language to emphasize a positive aspect of your professional and/or academic background.
  • Ask questions to determine how well an organization fits with your personality, career goals, and salary objectives.
  • Ask questions that communicate your competencies and strengths.
  • Negotiate the best job offer and compensation package for yourself. 

Join Alumnus David Quiroz '05 '10 as he hosts the advanced interviewing workshop, that will help you learn the necessary tools to help you advance in your professional career.