The Columbus Chamber predicts that education, health and social-services jobs will grow 2.4 percent this year, the greatest growth among 10 categories in central Ohio. Another field projected to gain jobs is transportation and utilities, which the chamber report says will add 1.6 percent .
The best interviews are the ones that are prepared for the most
Do your homework. Check out the company’s website and know some specific facts you can discuss or form into a question
Have your resume in front of you when on the phone and be prepared to discuss in detail your work/school/activity history
Have a set of success stories from your schooling/activities/job prepared to share. These should include times when you were faced with a problem, how you overcame the problem, and the ending positive result
Answer questions in a concise and direct manner and avoid straying off the topic at hand.
Be yourself and relax
Close the interview reiterating your interest in the position and inquire on what the next step in the process will be
Get the contact info of that person that interviewed you and send a thank you email or letter
06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. Face to Face Interview
Always give yourself time to arrive at the interview 15 minutes early. Never put yourself in a position where you have to rush to the interview, if it can be avoided.
Be well groomed and dress conservatively and professionally. Wear a suit and tie, or a suit with a blouse, dress shoes, etc. Wear a limited amount of jewelry and make-up. Avoid wearing strong cologne or perfume.
Take a couple copies of your resume with you to the interviews.
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Try and get an itinerary of your interviews and research each interviewer as much as possible.
Maintain eye contact with everyone you speak with and be enthusiastic.
Avoid saying negatives about your previous employers.
Again, close the interview reiterating your interest in the position and inquire on what the next step in the process will be.
Make sure you get the contact info of the person who interviewed you (business card, call HR, etc.) and send that person or people a thank you email or letter.
06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. When asked what the biggest mistake college graduates make during the interview process, employers said…..
Acting bored or cocky
Not dressing appropriately
Coming to the interview with no knowledge of the company
Not turning off cell phones or electronic devices
Not asking good questions during the interview
Asking what the pay is before the company considered them for the job
Spamming employers with the same resume and/or cover letter
Failure to remove unprofessional photos/content from social networking pages, web pages, blogs, etc.
06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. Get Involved…
Participate in Charities, Philanthropies, etc.
06/08/09 A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. Thank you!! Ashlee Lear A&A CareerConsultants, LLC. [email_address] www.aacareerconsultants.com Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you all!