Optimal Interview

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OPTIONAL: FOR BONUS MARKS Interview Assignment –For students who wish to improve their overall grade for the end of the semester, you can submit this assignment worth an additional 10%. Here are the instructions: INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT Objectives: • • To develop your primary data research skills To encourage you to develop a wider network within the business community

Procedures: Choose one of the following topics: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Careers in Training and Development Careers in Human Resources Careers in Benefits Careers in Compensation Careers in Recruitment

2. Select a company in the surrounding area as the focus for your paper, and ask who is the individual there who holds the position you wish to research.

3. Identify an appropriate individual; (not a relative, a professor or another student) who holds an HR position with responsibilities in the area you are researching. Don't be timid about asking - companies are usually very receptive to students. Schedule a 20-30 minute interview with them. Don't wait until the last minute for this - interviews sometimes must be rearranged to accommodate travel schedules, emergencies and other priorities - give yourself plenty of leeway! 4. Develop appropriate interview questions. The questions must be in written form and a copy of your questions will need to be attached to your paper as an appendix. You'll probably want to read up on your subject before you formulate the questions. Many of your questions should center around the career path that the individual has followed to get them to their current position and the duties that make up their day. 5. Conduct your interview with your subject, and analyze your interview results, comparing the information you obtained to the expectations you had going into the interview. 6. Prepare a typed, double-spaced paper (no less than five full 12 font pages and no more than seven)…...

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