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  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Know the Company
      • Get a perspective
      • of the company
    • Research is vital
  • Know the Company
      • Find out about recent activities or
      • accomplishments
  • Know the Company
    • Become
    • familiar
    • with the
    • products or
    • services
    • they provide
  • Know the Company
      • Read the mission statement
  • Online Company Research
    • Navigate to the “About Us” or “Company History” link
    • Memorize or jot down important information to mention or ask about.
    Get to the company website
  • Job Description
      • Match your skills
      • to their job description and be prepared to tell why you would be the perfect
      • “ fit”
      • for the job.
  • Up to Date Information
      • Look for blogs or group discussion about the company.
      • Being able to quickly respond to the interviewer’s questions will get you noticed!
    Practice Practice Practice
  • Commonly asked Interview Questions
        • Why did you leave your last job?
        • What job have you held that was most gratifying?
        • How can you help my company become more profitable?
        • How would you handle multiple tasks?
        • Describe your ability to solve problems.
        • Describe a situation where you used your problem solving skills.
        • What can you bring to this position that other candidates cannot?
        • What would your previous managers/associates tell us about your attention to detail?
  • Commonly Asked Interview Questions (con’t)
        • Do you have past experience meeting aggressive deadlines?
        • Do you work well under pressure?
        • Can you make important decisions on your own with confidence?
        • How do you deal with change in the workplace?
        • How do you keep your current skill set up to date?
        • Are you currently attending any classes or do you plan to do so?
        • Tell me about the most significant on-the-job accomplishment.
        • How do you deal with change in the workplace?
  • Commonly Asked Interview Questions (con’t)
        • How do you handle constructive criticism?
        • What are your top strengths/weaknesses?
        • Where do you see yourself in the next five years/ten years?
        • Why did you choose your current/previous job?
        • What would be your ideal job?
        • Tell me about your work ethic.
        • Are you involved in any community activities or professional affiliations?
        • What one word best describes you?
        • What do you do for fun?
        • Why did you leave your last job?
        • Why have you held so many jobs?
  • Commonly Asked Interview Questions (con’t)
      • Management questions
        • Describe your management style.
        • Have you ever hired someone?
          • What qualities where you looking for?
        • Have you directly managed people?
          • How many?
        • How would you deal with difficult employees?
        • Define “leadership”.
        • How would you rate your leadership skills?
        • Tell me about a critical decision you made without supervision
          • Was there a good outcome to your decision?
  • Ace the Interview!
    • I hope these techniques will help you get the career you want!