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  • 1. Comenius Partnership 2010/2012 Business Ideas for the Future BIF V Transnational Meeting 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2011 Tallinn Estonia I. De Luca e G. Paglino ITALY
  • 2. V Transnational Meeting Tallinn Estonia 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2011 V Transnational Meeting 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2011 Tallinn Estonia I. De Luca e G. Paglino ITALY
  • 3. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This presentation reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein . V Transnational Meeting 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2011 Tallinn Estonia I. De Luca e G. Paglino ITALY
  • 4. PROPER INTERVIEW OUTFITS (for MEN and WOMEN) V Transnational Meeting 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2011 Tallinn Estonia I. De Luca e G. Paglino ITALY
  • 5.
    • Before you leave for the interview:
    • Make sure you are dressed professionally and your shoes are polished;
    • You haven't overdone (none is better than too much) the perfume or aftershave .
    V Transnational Meeting 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2011 Tallinn Estonia I. De Luca e G. Paglino ITALY
  • 6.
    • Typical description of interview attire :
    • the blue suit ; the description still applies even though we live in a more casual society. The dark blue suit is still the preferred attire by college recruiters.
    V Transnational Meeting 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2011 Tallinn Estonia I. De Luca e G. Paglino ITALY
  • 7.
    • Black suits are the second choice followed by a light gray suit . Dark blue in particular seems to convey a sense of strength while not being too somber.
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  • 9.
    • Female candidates have more options when considering interview attire :
    • A business suit with a skirt is the most traditional and conveys a sense of responsibility and seriousness . Skirts should be knee length or lower and have no slits.
    V Transnational Meeting 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2011 Tallinn Estonia I. De Luca e G. Paglino ITALY
  • 10.
    • Pantsuits are a viable option for interviews. They are more common in the workplace and some employers are very open to candidates wearing pantsuits.
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  • 12. V Transnational Meeting 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2011 Tallinn Estonia I. De Luca e G. Paglino ITALY
  • 13.
    • THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT
    • INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
    • and
    • SUGGESTIONS FOR ANSWER
    V Transnational Meeting 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2011 Tallinn Estonia I. De Luca e G. Paglino ITALY
  • 14. ABOUT YOU
    • Describe your work style
    • What are your salary expectations?
    • If you know your boss is 100% wrong about something, how would you handle it?
    V Transnational Meeting 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2011 Tallinn Estonia I. De Luca e G. Paglino ITALY
  • 15. ANSWER for Personal Questions
    • Your answers should be a quick rundown of your qualifications and experience and, of course, your point of view about something/someone.
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  • 16.
    • Suggested answer: "I graduated from University X and since then, I’ve been working in public relations with an agency where I’ve generated millions of PR hits for my clients. While I've enjoyed working on the agency side, I'm looking forward to expanding my horizons and starting doing PR for corporate companies such as this one”.
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  • 17. WORK HISTORY
    • What major challenges and problems did you face? How did you handle them?
    • What have you learned from mistakes?
    • Why are you leaving your job?
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  • 18. ANSWER for Work History Questions
    • This is your chance to talk about your experience and your career goals .
    • Focus on what you learned in your previous position and how you are ready to use those skills in a new position.
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  • 19.
    • Suggested answer: "The company just wasn't a good fit for my creativity, but I learned that organizations have distinct personalities just like people do. Now I know where I'll be a better fit."
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  • 20. ABOUT THE NEW JOB AND THE COMPANY
    • Why should we hire you?
    • What do you know about this company?
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  • 21.
    • What challenges are you looking for in a position?
    • How long do you expect to remain employed with this company and what will you do if you don’t get this position?
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  • 22. ANSWER for New Job Questions
    • Answer these questions the way you think the interviewer wants you to answer them, by describing desires that the job you have applied for will be able to deliver to the candidate.
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  • 23.
    • NON VERBAL COMMUNICATION DURING JOB INTERVIEW
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  • 24.
    • Knowing the basics of body language can increase your performance at interview greatly. All these actions, on the other hand, will enable you to establish a good relation with interviewer:
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  • 25.
    • Leaning forward slightly in your chair
    • Open-lipped smiling
    • Open hands with palms visible
    • Unbuttoning your coat or jacket upon being seated
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  • 26.
    • Keeping your chin up and keeping eye contact
    • Putting tips of fingers of one hand against the tips of fingers of other hand in the “praying” or “steepling” position.
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  • 27.
    • ADVICE REGARDING PROPER BEHAVIOUR DURING JOB INTERVIEWS
    • and
    • INTERVIEW TIPS
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  • 28.
    • Be on time for the interview; that means five to ten minutes early.
    • Appear relaxed and friendly , smile and show a good sense of humour but do not show off.
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  • 29.
    • Answer the question directly , do not beat about the bush, go straight to the point . Do not over-elaborate your answers: they will ask you more if they want you to expand on them.
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  • 30.
    • Be prepared to answer questions about yourself but also about the firm/establishment where you have applied to the job. Research information before this moment, do you homework well to show interest in the job you applied for.
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  • 31.
    • If they ask you why you want that job, be prepared to give a really convincing answer and if they ask you why you think you are the best candidate for that job, again, give an answer which is convincing but honest.
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  • 32.
    • They may want to know what previous experience you have in a certain field. If you don’t have any, just say so but, if it helps, you can had that you are willing to learn more or to go on a course to prepare yourself for the job they require you to do.
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  • 33.
    • Any application handed before the interview begins, are to be filled in as accurately as possible, make sure they match the information in your CV and Cover Letter.
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  • 34.
    • Do not lie in any interview or in your CV. You will make things worse for you. Always tell the truth.
    • Do not rely on others for anything. Be confident and trust yourself.
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  • 35.
    • THANK YOU ALL!
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  • 36.
    • Taking the time to say
    • “ Thank you”
    • after a job interview not only is good interview etiquette, but it reinforces your interest in the position .
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