Interviewing For A Job

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Interviewing For A Job

  1. 1. Interviewing for a Job April 14, 2008
  2. 2. Who the Employer Seeks? <ul><li>Do you look like the right person? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you be counted on? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you do the Job? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Typical Rating Made <ul><li>Potential </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Learn </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3 Things You Need to Know <ul><li>The Company </li></ul><ul><li>The Position </li></ul><ul><li>YOURSELF </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2 Important Words <ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic </li></ul>
  6. 6. Before the Interview… <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Become aware of the Mission Statement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibilities & Accomplishments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Duties, Salary Range, Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Drive the Route </li></ul>
  7. 7. Be Prepared! <ul><li>Know what you want </li></ul><ul><li>What skills are you selling? </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to pronounce Interviewers names </li></ul><ul><li>Bring pen and paper to take Notes </li></ul>
  8. 8. Think About… <ul><li>Initial Greeting </li></ul><ul><li>Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Distracting Habits </li></ul><ul><li>Dress & Groom like the Interviewer is likely </li></ul>
  9. 9. Do’s & Don’ts <ul><li>Be Conservative </li></ul><ul><li>Check Shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Dress up, not down </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid perfume </li></ul><ul><li>Nails clean </li></ul><ul><li>Spend some money </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring your resume </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Interview <ul><li>Arrive Early </li></ul><ul><li>Final Grooming </li></ul><ul><li>Be nice to all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Receptionist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First impression is very important </li></ul><ul><li>Eye contact, face person with relaxed posture </li></ul>
  11. 11. Typical Interview Routine <ul><li>Rapport Establishment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opener </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Question they will ask you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exploration of Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals, Examples, Resume, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary & Instructions </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What Are Your Weaknesses? <ul><li>Cite a corrected weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Cite an unrelated skill </li></ul><ul><li>I would love to learn more about… </li></ul>
  13. 13. Never Underestimate… <ul><li>Value of Good Rapport </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Art of Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Just being Nice </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Ramble </li></ul>
  14. 14. Don’t! <ul><li>Plead </li></ul><ul><li>Cry </li></ul><ul><li>Mumble </li></ul><ul><li>Brag </li></ul><ul><li>Try too hard </li></ul><ul><li>Talk too much </li></ul><ul><li>Act inferior/superior </li></ul><ul><li>Argue </li></ul><ul><li>Criticize </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusive of Post Interview: <ul><li>Highlights Written Down </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Afterwards keep a folder/file of what occurred </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Follow Up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact the Company 1-2 Weeks after Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thank You Note </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hand write a note to the Interviewer ASAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thank you for your time… etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Finally… <ul><li>Always Be Yourself! </li></ul>

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