How to Make a Power Point Presentation for an Interview

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How to Make a Power Point Presentation for an Interview
Create a compelling slide show for your interview (young business woman on white call phone image by Anatoly Tiplyashin from

If you are looking for a way to impress a would be employer with your technical prowess and your past accomplishments, consider putting together a Power Point slide show detailing why you are the perfect candidate for the job. With PowerPoint you can create a visually enaging presentation that is sure to get the attention of even the most jaded hiring manager.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Resume

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  1. 1

    Find a copy of your resume. You will need to refer to the document as you create your PowerPoint slide show.

  2. 2

    Circle the most important accomplishments from your resume. Focusing on a handful of major accomplishments makes for a more compelling and engaging presentation.

  3. 3

    Log on to your computer and open PowerPoint. Click on the "File" menu and choose "New" from the list. Click on "Blank presentation" to start a new slide show.

  4. 4

    Choose the slide template that best meets your needs. If you want to include a picture in your presentation choose a template that includes a spot for a photo.

  5. 5

    Double-click on the generic text in the slide show template and replace it with your own information. Replace the generic text with your name and your contact information. Replace the generic photo with a suitably professional picture of yourself.

  6. 6

    Click on the "Insert" menu and choose "Slide" to insert a new slide. Choose a template from the samples on the right side of the screen. Type the accomplishments you circled from the resume. Create a new slide for each of your major accomplishments. This will make the slide show more interesting and more complete.

  7. 7

    Save the finished slide show to your laptop. Save a copy of the slide show to a blank thumb drive. Give the thumb drive to the hiring manger at the conclusion of your presentation.

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