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Job interview, Finland

  1. 1. The first impression you make is the most important one,thats why its always important how you look and whatyou wear for an interview.Dress nicely and appropriately. Your clothes should be clean,neatly pressed, and fit properly. Wear good, polished andcomfortable shoes. Make sure your appearance is clean andnatural, not too striking. Pay attention to hair, hands, make-upand odor, avoid using too much perfume or cologne.What not to bring to the interview • Gum • Cell phone , Ipod etc. • Coffee, tea or soda • If you have lots of piercings, leave some of your rings at home (earrings only, is a good rule) • Cover tattoos
  2. 2. Q: Why do you want this particular job?A: Make sure you tell that you’re interested in the field, you’re educated for it and you have experience. You can also tell that you want challenges.
  3. 3. Q: What kind of experience do you have?A: Remember to mention any experience you have that might be useful. Make sure that you emphasize the most important work experience as well as education.
  4. 4. Q: Why should you be chosen for this job? A: You can mention:  social abilities  computer skills  conscientiousness  your motivation for working
  5. 5. Q: How well do you work in a team?A: You can tell examples of how you work in a team. You can also clarify how you work in different roles in teams (for example as a team leader).
  6. 6. Q: Are you an innovative person?A: Mention examples from your previous jobs. You can also tell the interviewer that you also appreciate other teammembers’ ideas and constractive criticism.
  7. 7. Q: How well do you work under pressure?A: You can mention examples and for example tell about your hobbies that can help you release the pressure .
  8. 8. Q: What are your strengths and weaknesses?A: Choose strengths and weaknesses that are relevant to the job at hand and talk about them honestly. You can tell for example, how well you work with other people.
  9. 9. Q: What motivates you?A: Money, challenges, co-workers, family…
  10. 10. Q: Could you imagine working here for a longer period of time?A: Yes/No. Provide an explanation.
  11. 11. Q: Any questions?A: Ask questions about the company and the job to let the employeer know that you’re interested.
  12. 12.  Behave properly and be polite Be nice and friendly, happy and smily Greet friendly, shake hands firmly and introduceyourself Don’t be late! If you know you’re late, contactemployer Be yourself Don’t freeze, be relaxed and calm • If you know you’re going to be nervous, practise in front of the mirror at home Speak clearly and loudly, don’t mumble Don’t have too long breaks during your speech Think about what you could say or ask in advance(don’t learn everything by heart). Prepare to tell a littlea bit about yourself.
  13. 13.  Don’t speak out of turn, let theinterviewer say what he has got to say Be interested in the job: ask questions,etc. Answer to the questions honestly Look at the eyes. Don’t stare! Don’t listen to music during theinterview Sit straight In the end say ”thank you”
  14. 14. All the communication is not words. Before you evensay a word in a job interview, your body language hasalready given people the first impression of you.Pay attention to the way you speak, your expressionsand body language. You should also be able to read theinterviewer’s body language in order to tune yourmovements to those of the interviewer, mirror them,because that can be a way of indicating you are openand honest.
  15. 15. The following should be paid attention to:-Let the interviewer take initiative with handshake.Shake hands firmly but not too powerfully, lookstraight at the person.-Try to keep the tone of voice relaxed and calm,projecting confidence and interest.-Speak with intensity, remember timing and pace, donot make any uncomfortable sounds.-Keep eye contact throughout the interview but keepit natural, showing interest, not too intense. If thereare several interviewers, look straight at each ofthem at the time they speak.-Your facial expression should show that you areemotionally present and interested. Smile ifappropriate.
  16. 16. -Hold a good posture, relax your shoulders and jaw.Sit with your back straight and against the back ofyour chair and legs slightly (but not awkwardly) openwhich is a relaxed position, showing you arecomfortable. Avoid shuffling with your feet ormaking any restless movements while sitting. It is allright to change your body posture a little during theinterview, for example, if someone is speaking, youcan show you are interested by leaning forward alittle, turning your shoulders towards the person andtilting your head a little.- Nodding your head means you are listening andencouraging the person to go on.
  17. 17. - In general, your hands should not be too active,under your body or in pockets, fiddling with anything,touching your face often, or arms crossed (sending outnegative, defensive message).Clasp your hands gently together and keep them onthe table.Don’t worry about being a little nervous- that meansgetting the job is important to you!By becoming aware of your own body language andrecognizing the body language of others you can havebetter chances of getting the job!
  18. 18. • Find out the most important things about thecompany, show what you know. Be prepared to makesome questions.• Practise answering the typical interview questions.• Think about your strengths and weaknesses inadvance.• Get ready: wear neat, tidy, appropriate clothes. Makesure you have with you all the copies needed , perhaps anice portfolio, too. Have a pen and paper for note taking.• Be on time! Find out how long it takes to get to theplace. Be there about ten minutes earlier and take sometime to calm down.• Stay calm. Maintain eye contact with the interviewerthroughout the interview.