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PREPARING FOR A SUCESSFULL JOB INTERVIEW Ashwin Anand V Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook id:email@example.com
Step 1AttireWear a suite! No matter what the dress code for the company. Isay again, wear a suit!What to bring?1) Multiple good copies of your latest resume.2) A sheet listing your professional references. Prepare a list ofprofessional references that you can give them and that they cancontact, just in case they ask you for references. Make sure thepeople you use as references know that you are looking for a newposition and that they might be contacted
Step 2Research the organization and the position Learn as much about the company and position you are applying for before you go to the interview. Visit the company’s web site or read company literature. Analyze the job description and try to match your experiences, interests, and abilities to their requirements for the position. Visit the SMU Career Services’ web site at www.smu.edu/career and investigate links related to your particular occupational field.
Step 3Know yourselfPrepare to discuss your strengths, weaknesses, educational andwork experiences, personal goals, and values. Read the jobdescription thoroughly, anticipating questions which focus on yourqualifications, their organization, and how the two fit together.Among questions you may be asked are: Tell me about yourself ? What are your goals? Why do you want to work for this company? Why should we hire you?
Step 4Make a list of questions to ask themThe questions you ask (or do not ask) will reveal much about yourlevel of interest in the company, and your level of preparation forthe interview. Ask questions which demonstrate a genuine interestin and knowledge of the company and position. Although eachsituation will warrant specific inquiries, some suggested questionsare: What characteristics do you look for in a person to have success at your company? What are a few of the problems I will be expected to solve?
Suggestions for a better interview Be sure to...• Arrive early • Demonstrate good posture• Be neatly groomed • overpowering handshake• Display good hygiene • Speak with confidence• Dress accordingly • Maintain interviewer’s pace, style• Make good eye contact of speech• Give a firm handshake • Be polite• End interview with gratitude • Answer questions directlyand enthusiasm for the job
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