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THE INS AND OUTS OF
INTERVIEWING
DESINGED BY,
MR.P.SURESH,
LECTURER
INTERVIEWING-WHAT IS IT?
- A structured
meeting between
you and an
employer
-Interviewing is a
skill- like riding your
bik...
INTERVIEWING IS A TWO-WAY STREET
-Employers are
attempting to
determine if you are
an appropriate fit
for the job and thei...
TYPES OF INTERVIEWS
Phone: used as an initial screen of candidates or to
narrow the pool of applicants
One-on-One: most co...
PRE-INTERVIEW PREPARATION
Research position, company, & industry
Know yourself and be able to articulate
skills, strengths...
ARRIVING
Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destination
(you may want to conduct a dry run prior t...
GREETING & INTRODUCTION
Only 1 chance to make
a good 1st
impression
Dress appropriately
Smile
Maintain eye contact
Firm ha...
Positive Signals
Leaning forward =
interest
Smiling = friendly
Nodding = attentive
and alert
Eye contact = curious
and foc...
Standard or
traditional-
targeting your
education, work
experiences, and
career goals
Sample Questions
Tell me about yours...
Behavioral
Questions
-These focus on
your actions
and/or behaviors
in a previous
setting.
-Past behavior
provides clues to...
Inappropriate or
unethical questions
- Questions which probe
into your private life or
personal background
- Questions abo...
Questions asked
by the
interviewee
To determine if
you are an
appropriate fit for
the company and
position, prepare
a list...
GENERAL INTERVIEW STRATEGIES
-Be prepared to talk about yourself and
your experiences
-Master the art of storytelling
-Pro...
GENERAL INTERVIEW STRATEGIES
Remember an interview is a formal
conversation--avoid filler words like “Um”,
“Ah”, & “You kn...
GENERAL INTERVIEW STRATEGIES
Remain calm,
relaxed, and be
yourself
Try to focus on the
message you are
trying to convey--
...
DRESSING FOR SUCCESS-MEN
Suit-Single or double
breasted
Polished shoes
Solid white shirt
Conservative tie
Neatly groomed h...
DRESSING FOR SUCCESS-WOMEN
Pant or skirt suit
Pumps with small to
medium heels
Light makeup,
perfume, and
jewelry
Wear neu...
FOLLOW-UP
Ask good questions
Thank the interviewer
Request a business card
Inquire about next steps in the process
FOLLOW-UP CONT
Send a thank you
note within 24
hours
Letter may be
handwritten or
typed; e-mail is also
acceptable
Tailor ...
FINAL THOUGHTS
Remember that only 15% of the success of an interview is out of your
control
Take some time to reflect
- Ov...
SUGGESTIONS
Conduct a test run the day before the interview
Practice! Practice! Practice!
•Obtain a list of practice inter...
NEED ADDITIONAL HELP?
Call (314) 977-2828 or
email careers@slu.edu to
schedule a mock
interview
Stop by during our walk-in...
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    1. 1. THE INS AND OUTS OF INTERVIEWING DESINGED BY, MR.P.SURESH, LECTURER
    2. 2. INTERVIEWING-WHAT IS IT? - A structured meeting between you and an employer -Interviewing is a skill- like riding your bike -PRACTICE makes PERFECT
    3. 3. INTERVIEWING IS A TWO-WAY STREET -Employers are attempting to determine if you are an appropriate fit for the job and their culture - You decide if the environment is right for you.
    4. 4. TYPES OF INTERVIEWS Phone: used as an initial screen of candidates or to narrow the pool of applicants One-on-One: most common interview style and incorporates you with the potential employer Panel or Group: allows many individuals to interview you at once Meal: used to see how you interact or function in a social setting Second or On-site Interview: this allows one to get a tour of the facility, meet the staff, and additional questioning from different employees and/or administration SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES
    5. 5. PRE-INTERVIEW PREPARATION Research position, company, & industry Know yourself and be able to articulate skills, strengths, accomplishments, and career goals Prepare necessary materials (Copies of resume, references, portfolio/pen, palm pilot or organizer, breath mints) Ask for directions and where to park SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES
    6. 6. ARRIVING Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destination (you may want to conduct a dry run prior to your interview day) Try to arrive 10-15 minutes early at the site to allow you to park, walk to the interview, use the restroom, or just gather yourself
    7. 7. GREETING & INTRODUCTION Only 1 chance to make a good 1st impression Dress appropriately Smile Maintain eye contact Firm handshake Remain poised and confident
    8. 8. Positive Signals Leaning forward = interest Smiling = friendly Nodding = attentive and alert Eye contact = curious and focused Negative Signals Crossed arms = defensive Fidgeting hands or tapping feet = nervous or bored Lack of eye contact = untrustworthy Leaning back= discomfort BODY LANGUAGE: WHAT SIGNALS ARE YOU SENDING?
    9. 9. Standard or traditional- targeting your education, work experiences, and career goals Sample Questions Tell me about yourself? What is your greatest strength? Weakness? Why did you choose to interview with us? What did you like most about your last job? Least? What are your short and long term career goals? TYPES OF INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
    10. 10. Behavioral Questions -These focus on your actions and/or behaviors in a previous setting. -Past behavior provides clues to future behavior Sample Questions Describe a time you had to make a difficult decision? Tell me about a time you worked under a deadline? What do you do when a team member is not pulling his/her weight? Think about a time you made a mistake. What did you learn from it? TYPES OF INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
    11. 11. Inappropriate or unethical questions - Questions which probe into your private life or personal background - Questions about your ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disabilities, marital status Sample Questions How old are you? Do you have children? Do you have a disability? What religion do you practice? TYPES OF INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
    12. 12. Questions asked by the interviewee To determine if you are an appropriate fit for the company and position, prepare a list of questions for the interviewer Sample Questions What type of assignments can I expect within the first year? What do you like most about this company? What is the biggest challenge facing this department right now? What skills are you looking for in this position? What is the next course of action? TYPES OF INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
    13. 13. GENERAL INTERVIEW STRATEGIES -Be prepared to talk about yourself and your experiences -Master the art of storytelling -Provide specific and concrete examples of your results/accomplishments -Remain positive, enthusiastic, poised, and confident throughout the interview process
    14. 14. GENERAL INTERVIEW STRATEGIES Remember an interview is a formal conversation--avoid filler words like “Um”, “Ah”, & “You know” Avoid indecisive phrases like: “I think,” “I guess,” “probably,” or “pretty good” Think before speaking Avoid long verbose answers--limit your response to 1-2 minutes If you do not hear or understand a question, ask them to repeat or clarify it for you SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES
    15. 15. GENERAL INTERVIEW STRATEGIES Remain calm, relaxed, and be yourself Try to focus on the message you are trying to convey-- NOT how well you are doing!
    16. 16. DRESSING FOR SUCCESS-MEN Suit-Single or double breasted Polished shoes Solid white shirt Conservative tie Neatly groomed hair, beard, and mustache Avoid strong colognes, earrings, and body piercing
    17. 17. DRESSING FOR SUCCESS-WOMEN Pant or skirt suit Pumps with small to medium heels Light makeup, perfume, and jewelry Wear neutral color hosiery
    18. 18. FOLLOW-UP Ask good questions Thank the interviewer Request a business card Inquire about next steps in the process
    19. 19. FOLLOW-UP CONT Send a thank you note within 24 hours Letter may be handwritten or typed; e-mail is also acceptable Tailor each one to the individual.
    20. 20. FINAL THOUGHTS Remember that only 15% of the success of an interview is out of your control Take some time to reflect - Overall, how well did I do? - What went well? - What steps can I take next time to improve? SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES
    21. 21. SUGGESTIONS Conduct a test run the day before the interview Practice! Practice! Practice! •Obtain a list of practice interview questions and jot down short answers • Stand in front of a mirror and rehearse your answers •Schedule an appointment for a mock interview with Career Services Get a good night’s sleep-be well rested and alert for the interview Be relaxed and be yourself! SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES
    22. 22. NEED ADDITIONAL HELP? Call (314) 977-2828 or email careers@slu.edu to schedule a mock interview Stop by during our walk-in hours to meet with a peer advisor if you have a quick question Schedule an appointment with a career counselor if you have a concern about your career or job search
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