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The First 5 Minutes of the Interview Often Determines Your Fate

Hiring decisions are often made in the first 5 minutes of the interview. Sometimes they are made BEFORE you enter the interview room. Jean O'Brien of The O'Brien Group will be teaching you how to position yourself so that excel in the first few minutes of the interview. She will give you plenty of examples and some practice. This is one of the three most over looked topics by job seekers.

While it is not "fair" that hiring decisions are made so fast, it is just a reality. As a job seeker, should you apply these principles, it can only help you be a candidate whom firmly thoroughly consider.

"Jean's knowledge, experience, and professional presentation provided great insight into the impact that job applicants can (and must) have in the initial minutes of their job interview. These insights aren't in an academic publication, they're only available from Jean." A previous attendee of this seminar.

Please Note:

1. All attendees are required to dress as if they are going to a formal job interview. For men this means a suit.

2, Please bring multiple copies of your resume with you.

3. Many people show up as early as 8:00 to get one on one help with resumes and other job related issues.

4. BJSP starts promptly at 8:45 AM and ends promptly at 12:00 Noon.

BJSP is a Business Education Organization. There is a Christian Ministry component towards the end of each main seminar.

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    Networking Event: The Tower Club at Tysons Corner is located at 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Tysons, VA 22181. If you have any questions, contact front desk[masked]-4250. Link:

    Activities: International Speakers Society and Young Executive Event.

    March 17, 2014


      Hi Bill, Go to "Our Story", then "Calendars", then choose the date you want. You scroll down and see what networking events work for you.

      March 27, 2014


      I recommend International Speaker Series or Young Executive Happy Hour. Then give your friends feedback on the good points of the event.

      March 27, 2014

  • Brian W.

    I found it extremely valuable and all of Jeanne's tips struck me as very important in terms of starting job interviews correctly. The session was time extremely well spent.

    March 16, 2014

  • Bowman O.

    Absolutely outstanding. This served as a great reinforcement tool to continue to raise our situational awareness level so that we don't become complacent during the interview process.

    March 15, 2014

  • Margaret M.

    I appreciated Ms. O'Brien's reminders that the candidate is always being watched and to be ready at a moment's notice to stand up and shake hands, keeping clutter out of one's lap. Thank you, Ms. O'Brien.

    March 15, 2014

  • Sheila M.

    I am a program, project and product manager, actively looking for a new opportunity. This will be my first time attending.

    March 14, 2014

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