ProForce offers Graduates exciting opportunities to fast track their careers, whilst helping companies recruit enthusiastic talent. With thousands of students graduating in Australia every year, graduate recruitment can be a complex and daunting task. We provide our client companies with a range of bespoke services, using methods that best satisfy their individual needs. Part of this innovative approach is our ProForce Education day, giving graduates and clients an interactive space to engage with one another ensuring you not only take on the brightest talent but also the right cultural fit for your organisation.
Renowned for their Education days, ProForce provides a channel through which graduates are able to acquire knowledge of job hunting in the real world.
A ProForce Education Day provides graduates with an insight as to how graduate intake days are run and additionally informed on frameworks assessors operate under. With the opportunity to participate in group activities, have a face to face interview, and present to top executives directly, graduates are provided with a platform to truly challenge themselves and build their confidence. With immediate detailed feedback on their performance, and a seminar covering everything from resumes tips, first impressions and interview technique, graduates are armed with the right tools to take their first steps towards landing their dream job.
With ProForces extensive network and close working relationships with over 1200 both Global and Australian businesses, our clients rely on us to find them the perfect fit for their roles within the Business to Business sales space. The graduates that display the correct aptitude and qualities matching our clients needs will then be successfully put forward for interviews and placed with our client partners. Our graduates have been successful in attaining roles as Business Development Managers, Account Managers, Marketing Executives, Project Managers, and many more. The opportunities that graduates are exposed to through us remain exclusive to ProForce.
With a commitment to ensuring success in your career, ProForce continually supports graduates through their first year of employment with valuable training consisting of four professional modules tailored towards the fast paced world of B2B sales.
Put simply, the ProForce mission is to realise the potential of Australia’s most capable graduates and give them their best chance at succeeding within their careers.
The Education Day Process
During the Education Day you will participate in the following exercises:
The personality profiling is a short psychometric test designed to identify your key personality traits that determined what roles and careers you are best suited to.
Self introduction session
Here you have the opportunity to introduce yourself to the group and get to know other graduates. Confidence is the key!
Group dynamic exercises
Graduates break off into groups to participate in game activities. A fun icebreaker and a chance to stand out, the games give assessors an insight into how you work within a team dynamic. Are you a natural leader? How do you communicate with others? Do you get involved enthusiastically? Clients are able to see if you would fit well within their company culture.
A feedback session is then provided regarding these group games.
Lunch and networking
A face to face interview where you get to discuss your personal career aspirations in depth. Tell us how we can help you achieve your goals and where you would like to see yourself within the next 3 years!
3 minute presentation
An opportunity to present directly to top level executives on ‘Why should you be selected for a career in Business to Business sales.’ Let your personality shine through to really convince clients to invest in YOU!
‘How to Secure a Graduate Career’ Presentation
We will cover-off how to write an effective resume, how to prepare for an interview, and how to conduct yourself in a graduate interview (including how to answer some of those tricky interview questions)! This presentation has helped countless graduates secure the job they were searching for, and you will definitely get a LOT of value out of it. Ask us as many questions as you want!
Education Day Hints and Tips
The first thing to expect at the start of the day is to sign in. During this section of the day you will meet numerous people from ProForce – remember that first impressions count for a lot on the day, so make sure that you are well presented, have a firm handshake and a confident greeting.
First Session: Introduction to ProForce Education Day and self introductions. We’re looking for someone who makes a strong first impression when you stand up to speak, so be as clear and concise as you possibly can. Confidence, communication skills, voice projection and hand gestures is what we’ll be assessing. You may be asked a few questions by the chair of the day so don’t sit straight back down after you introduce yourself.
Second Session: You will then be split up into groups to play some group dynamic exercises: In these games you’ll be given scenarios and you’ll have to work in a team environment to solve them.We’re scoring you here on your Ability to influence and persuade (Through leadership and teamwork), structure and logic (How structured your thinking is), drive and dynamism (how enthusiastic you are during these activities) and of course, confidence and communication skills.
Feedback: A feedback session is then provided regarding these group games. We are looking for people who are able to communicate the outcome of the group games, so don’t be afraid to discuss your thoughts and findings!
Third Session: You will be called individually to do a 3 minute speech presentation in front of 2-6 people.
QUESTION: Why should I be selected for a Career in Business to Business (B2B) sales?
Use palm cards in this speech if you wish. Don’t dwell too much on your degree during the presentation either; focus more on your skills, experiences, and why they belong in B2B sales.
Do your best to also stick to the 3 minute mark as it also shows effective time management.
What we are looking for in the 3 minute presentation are individuals who:
- Have good communication skills
- Show Confidence
- Uses relevant examples and experiences
- Makes eye contact
And most of all... Answers the question!!!
Practice in front of the mirror. Often we can start to analyse our body language and tone better when we watch ourselves and adjust this to compliment what we are saying better. To take your practice to the next level, have a run through with a close friend or family member! They will be able to give you invaluable insight on where you are going great and what parts of your speech can be hard to understand. The content of your speech is only 50%, the other 50% is the way you deliver it!
If you have a particular passion for a certain career (unless it is Business to Business sales), then avoid narrowing your speech about this in the presentation. Clients will be from a number of different industries and companies, so you want to keep your options open at this stage. Focus on communicating skills that are transferable across a number of industries.
The back end of the day you will be debriefed about how we scored you in the competency based exercises and what industry sectors you are best suited for.
Fourth Session: We’ll then conduct a presentation on “How to secure a graduate career”. We’ll pass on some ProForce exclusive resources to help ensure your success when going out to interviews. Remember to take plenty of notes and ask tons of questions. Our speakers are exceptionally qualified and experienced in all recruitment areas. The inside information from their knowledge is invaluable!
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