ORAL INTERVIEW WORKSHOP
If there’s one thing that gets people’s knees shaking, their breathing a bit ragged and their skin beading up with a fine layer of nervous sweat, it’s the thought of an oral interview. Whether angling for an entry level position at their first time job or grabbing for that next rung on the promotion ladder, the oral interview often has a way of reducing even the best of employees, or young entrepreneurs, into blathering blobs of semi-coherent goo. The reason is simple: the oral interview is a combo-pack containing two prime fears on the average person’s hit parade of horrors — public speaking and looking bad in front of other people.
It doesn’t have to be that way though. Like everything in life, proper preparation and the right plan will always maximize performance. While there are literally thousands of articles, books and professional trainers covering the oral interview topic, we have some simple techniques that can be used by anyone, for any job, with an almost certain guarantee of improvement over whatever you were doing before.
So rather than just going into your next oral interview “HOPING” you do well, come on down and see what we have to offer. Your future just might end up being a bit brighter for it.
January 24th, 5 PM to 9 PM
February 21st, 5 PM to 9 PM
Meet YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Lieutenant Ti Goetz has been a police officer for the City of Hawthorne for over 24 years and holds a BA degree from UC Santa Barbara in Law and Society/Criminal Justice and a MA degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills in Negotiations/Conflict Management.
During his time here he has worked as a patrol officer, gang intelligence officer, Internal Affairs Sergeant, Juvenile Bureau Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Traffic Bureau Commander and is currently a Patrol Watch Commander. Lieutenant Goetz served 13 years as a member of our SWAT team where he worked his way up from team member to Team Commander. He is a certified EMT and works closely with our Tactical Medical team teaching trauma life support to a wide variety of departments and organizations. He is an active shooter instructor and has been instrumental in rolling out the Run Hide Fight program to local schools and businesses. An avid motorcyclist, he developed and serves as one of the primary instructors for the Hawthorne Police Departments “Ride to Live” program.
With a long time interest in oral interviews, he has helped and assisted numerous individuals inside and outside our organization with preparing for oral interviews. That work directly led to the development of the Oral Interview Workshop.
Lt. Goetz is married with two children, a graduate of the FBI National Academy, a proud former Marine and a published author of numerous police related articles.
Kenny Craig is a Detective with the Hawthorne Police Department and has been with the Department for almost five years.
Prior to joining the Department, he was the CEO and founder of a tech company for 17 years before selling the company in 2010.
During his time as the CEO, the company was recognized three times by INC. magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the US.
In his entire management career, which spans 30 years, he has conducted well over 4000 interviews and hired over a 1000 employees.
Due to his vast experience in the business world, combined with his in depth understanding of interviews and the interview process, he was a natural match for the Oral Interview Workshop.