2012 CIE LAMP – Dallas edition “Career Show” – Secret of North American Job Interview Skills

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Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA DFW Chapter (CIE-USA/DFW) and Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars (FACSS) had a very successful joint event on leadership assessment and mentoring program (LAMP) on Saturday afternoon, June 16, 2012 at Hoblitzelle Hall Auditorium, University of Texas at Dallas.

LAMP is one of traditional CIE events focusing on “leadership” and “career development” for young professionals. At the forum where nearly two hundred of audiences have participated, Mr. Ming Chiang, project management consultant from Diodes, has delivered an important keynote speech related on leadership.

This year CIE have redesigned the program’s panel session to feature “Live Job Interview”, where stage design is similar with other career show on TV program. On the one hand the event organizers have pre-selected twelve Candidates who mock job seeker.  These outstanding candidates, chosen from one hundred applicants, are professionals in finance, engineering and accounting. On the other hand, eight successful career specialists from the world’s leading companies are invited to form “boss panelists” including Mr. David Partido (Senior Manager of Lockheed Martin), Mr. Mark Carpenter (Senior VP and CTO of Oncur, Inc.), Dr. Yi Zhao (VP of Huawei, USA), Mr. Jon Nelson (HR manager of AT&T), Ms. Grace Tyler (Technology manager of Bank of America), Dee Deluca (HR manager of Raytheon), Mr. Michael Guo (Assurance Manager of McGladrey LLP), and  Mr. Rishi Gupta (Patent Attorney of Fish & Richardson P.C.)。

The career show has been designed to have live on-stage job interview and keep the audience highly interested. At first job seekers have made shelf-introduction through presentation slides; And then they directly interacted with high-profile panelists by three methods including “semi-free questions”, “free questions” and “asked”.   At the end the panelists have discussed the “hits and misses” of each candidate’s interview performance and provided with targeted, well-crafted feedback and interview tips.

The whole live job interview was exciting, humorous, and full of applause and laugh. Through this career show the audience will not only learn interview skills, but also to some extent, eliminate the tension and nervousness from job interview. Based on very positive feedback from audience, the Chinese Institute of Engineers is also expected to organize similar events in the near future.