Presentation & interview skills


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Presentation & interview skills

  1. 1. Interview Skills and Job Applications Presenter: Nofal Umair
  2. 2. Overview What is an Interview ? Preparing for interviews The interview experience Interview questions
  3. 3. Successful Interviews Making the most of the interview
  4. 4.  A meeting of minimum two expert- candidate  Arranged to examine the suitability of the candidate  Tested for subject knowledge, skills and desired behavior in a very limited time  Interviewers will try to make allowances for being nervous and want you to present yourself in the best possible light.  Practice relaxation techniques to help you give your best.
  5. 5. What is an Interview ? Oral tool to test a candidate Procedure to find out skills, knowledge and ability
  6. 6. Preparation is the key to success – Review own skills, experiences and qualities • Check CV • Anticipate questions and identify relevant examples • Prepare key selling points – Research organisation • • • • Websites, reports, articles, company literature, etc Contacts with knowledge of organisation or sector Relevant articles in the press Personal visit or telephone call – Research job and occupational area • Job description – or similar • Current issues – Prepare your questions – Practice
  7. 7. Strategies For Success at Interview First Impression Body language Know yourself Know the company Know the job profile
  8. 8. First Impression “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Matt Lauer (American Journaliste) “Halo effect” “Devil effect” Your appearance is all wrong An obvious lack of confidence Nothing much to say
  9. 9. Non- verbal or Body Language  Posture: sit erect without learning  Entrance, introductions & on the desk or slouching in the chair, but don’t be stiff and tense  Always make eye contact when you speak, but avoid continuous staring  Don’t use too many hand movements and frequent change of facial expressions not in relation to words you have expressed handshake  Watch body language of interviewer
  10. 10. Dressing What to wear: – It is a formal occasion not a fashionable event – Aim to wear something appropriate and comfortable so that you can forget about it and concentrate on the questions being asked.
  11. 11. Clothes for Interviews Male: – Trousers, shirt and tie essential, jacket desirable Female: – Avoid low necklines and short skirts – Trouser suits are acceptable these days – Jackets desirable
  12. 12. INTERVIEW QUESTIONS • What are your strengths? • What are your weaknesses? • If you take this job, how long would you stay? • Tell me about yourself? • Why did you leave your previous job? • What sort of job you are looking for? • What appeals to you about this job? • Why do you think you’d be good at this job? • Would you accept this job if it were offered to you? • What do you know about this company? • Don’t you think you may be too old/young/inexperienced?
  13. 13. Conclusion Things which both interviewer and interviewee should keep in mind Dress Properly Do your homework Listen and try to understand things
  14. 14. Doubts and Queries