10 Interview Tips For The High School Student


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  • Company saying - "15 min early is on time, On time is late, Late is unacceptable" this is true in Healthcare more than most professions. Transition to tight schedules from biz, schools, etc. Resumes - several copies for interviewer, other interviewers, etc. One int can turn into 3 or 4. Firm handshake, eye contact shows interest, alertness. Get enough sleep! Everyone U meet can be potential co-worker, supervisor, etc. Story - person in parking lot who was cut off was interviewer
  • You need to know about the employer, just like they will know about you! Helps to form questions later…another step. Information needed to make a decision on accepting position, what to expect with employer, questions not asked in interview Where to find: Newspapers – news articles, business section, stock quotes if publicly traded.
  • CAR Stories - probably the most valuabel tip you'll hear here today We all have these...it's a cute little way to remember the content of the stories...
  • First of all...What IS a CAR story? It has a distinctive format...it follows the pattern of: Challenge Action Result But more on that later.
  • What is the purpose of a CAR story? Why do we need them?
  • 10 Interview Tips For The High School Student

    1. 1. 10 Interview Tips for the First Job Interview <ul><li>Sharon Page, Recruiter </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resources Dept. </li></ul>
    2. 2. 1. Make a Positive First Impression <ul><li>Arrive 15 minutes early </li></ul><ul><li>Have at least one extra copy of your resume </li></ul>
    3. 3. 1. Make a Positive First Impression <ul><li>Know the NAMES of people you meet!! </li></ul><ul><li>Take a notebook and make notes </li></ul>
    4. 4. 1. Make a Positive First Impression <ul><li>Handshakes, eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>SMILE!! </li></ul><ul><li>Be kind to everyone you meet </li></ul>
    5. 5. 2. Dress Appropriately <ul><li>Professional Attire: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Men: Suit in dark color, light shirt and tie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women: Conservative Business suit, mid heels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Details – hems, cuffs, shoes shined, buttons, no wrinkles </li></ul><ul><li>Low-key jewelry, if any at all </li></ul>
    6. 6. 2. Dress Appropriately <ul><li>Please… </li></ul><ul><li>Easy </li></ul><ul><li>on the perfume!! </li></ul>
    7. 7. 3. Research the Employer <ul><li>Company history </li></ul><ul><li>CEO, Directors, Board Members </li></ul><ul><li>Current events </li></ul><ul><li>Location, directions </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Mission, Vision, Values </li></ul><ul><li>Where to find? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word of Mouth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current/Past employees </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. 4. Know Yourself <ul><li>Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>“ Areas for Development” </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Level </li></ul><ul><li>Motivations </li></ul><ul><li>“ Pet Peeves” </li></ul>
    9. 9. 5. C.A.R. Stories
    10. 10. 5. C.A.R. Stories <ul><li>C hallenge </li></ul><ul><li>A ction </li></ul><ul><li>R esult </li></ul>
    11. 11. 5. CAR Stories <ul><li>Tell a story </li></ul><ul><li>Answer a question </li></ul><ul><li>Define a skill </li></ul><ul><li>Point out a strength </li></ul><ul><li>Give a chance to brag about yourself! </li></ul>
    12. 12. 5. C.A.R. Stories <ul><li>How to write your own “CAR” Stories: </li></ul><ul><li>STEP 1: Ask yourself… </li></ul><ul><li>What skills are required for this job? </li></ul><ul><li>What strengths do I want to showcase? </li></ul><ul><li>Which accomplishments do NOT show on my resume or application? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I prove that I deserve the pay/position? </li></ul><ul><li>How did I earn any promotions/accolades? </li></ul>
    13. 13. 5. C.A.R. Stories <ul><li>STEP 2: Determine… </li></ul><ul><li>Specific instance for each of the questions </li></ul><ul><li>Use the format: </li></ul><ul><li>C hallenge presented/Problem to be solved </li></ul><ul><li>A ction/steps taken to reach goal </li></ul><ul><li>R esult of that action/Outcome of effort </li></ul>
    14. 14. 5. C.A.R. Stories <ul><li>STEP 3: Write out… </li></ul><ul><li>Your Personal Story!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Much? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Many? </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. 5. C.A.R. Stories <ul><li>Step 4: Polish what you have written </li></ul><ul><li>Say it, rewrite it, ask for opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5: Prepare for the interview!! </li></ul><ul><li>Practice until it’s almost memorized </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of Thumb is to take 5 skills and have at least 2 CAR stories for each one </li></ul>
    16. 16. 5. C.A.R. Stories <ul><li>Let your CAR Stories </li></ul><ul><li>“ SELL” you as the </li></ul><ul><li>Best Candidate for the Job! </li></ul>
    17. 17. Last 5 tips… How to “Interview” the Employer!!
    18. 18. 6. Have Questions Prepared <ul><li>Demonstrates interest </li></ul><ul><li>Shows you did your “homework” </li></ul><ul><li>Creates an “exchange” </li></ul><ul><li>Gives you important information </li></ul><ul><li>Makes you feel confident </li></ul>
    19. 19. 7. Determine “Fit” <ul><li>Get information on the employer’s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervision style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch/Break policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Quality of Life” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals for employees </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. 8. Evaluate your Feelings Is this a place where you want to spend the rest of your career? Is this only a “temporary” stop?
    21. 21. 9. Map out your future <ul><li>Why is this position open? </li></ul><ul><li>How are employees promoted? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the career path? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the policy on training? </li></ul>
    22. 22. 10. Follow up X 3!! <ul><li>Summarize your impression </li></ul><ul><li>Send Thank You note within 48 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Call back within 7 days </li></ul>
    23. 23. 10 Interview Tips for the First Job Interview <ul><li>Make a Positive First Impression </li></ul><ul><li>Dress Appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>Research the Employer </li></ul><ul><li>Know Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>CAR Stories </li></ul><ul><li>6. Have Questions Prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Determine “Fit” </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate Feelings </li></ul><ul><li>9. Map out your Future </li></ul><ul><li>10. Follow up “X 3” </li></ul>