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Interviewing for an Internship January 25, 2011 www.thesocialtrex.com
Expect a Drill Down <ul><li>Anything on your resume is free game </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to discuss the details of a...
Common Career Fair Questions <ul><li>Tell me about yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your greatest accomplishment? </li>...
Prepare Your Questions <ul><li>Prepare your questions in advance.  </li></ul><ul><li>Relate them to the company or its acc...
Any Last Questions? <ul><li>Often the interviewer's last question is, &quot;Do you have any questions for me?&quot;  </li>...
Ask The Interviewer   <ul><li>What do you enjoy most about working @ _____? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some of the “learni...
Set Yourself Apart <ul><li>Understand the company’s industry, products and services </li></ul><ul><li>At the career fair, ...
<ul><li>Alex Putman </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   ||  www.thesocialtrex.com </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Go to blog and sea...
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  1. 1. Interviewing for an Internship January 25, 2011 www.thesocialtrex.com
  2. 2. Expect a Drill Down <ul><li>Anything on your resume is free game </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to discuss the details of any/every line item </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly define what you mean by “challenge” </li></ul><ul><li>Does your degree match desire? </li></ul><ul><li>GPA breakdown (core/major classes) </li></ul><ul><li>Goals require a plan, what is your plan? </li></ul>www.thesocialtrex.com
  3. 3. Common Career Fair Questions <ul><li>Tell me about yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your greatest accomplishment? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you majoring in ____? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your favorite course(s) and why? </li></ul><ul><li>What is an area of improvement and how are you working on it? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you handle stress? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the toughest problem you have faced and how did you overcome? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you hope to learn/gain from an internship? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you the best person for this job? </li></ul><ul><li>LOTS of open ended questions vs. Yes/No </li></ul>www.thesocialtrex.com
  4. 4. Prepare Your Questions <ul><li>Prepare your questions in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>Relate them to the company or its accomplishments/challenges (your research of the company will show and further impress the interviewer). </li></ul><ul><li>Learn their corporate culture (Facebook Fan Page, Glassdoor.com etc..) </li></ul><ul><li>Don't ask any question that indicate a lack of research about the company. </li></ul>www.thesocialtrex.com
  5. 5. Any Last Questions? <ul><li>Often the interviewer's last question is, &quot;Do you have any questions for me?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Not having questions indicates a lack of initiative. It also gives the impression that you have minimal interest in the position. </li></ul>www.thesocialtrex.com
  6. 6. Ask The Interviewer <ul><li>What do you enjoy most about working @ _____? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some of the “learning opportunities” you foresee in this position? </li></ul><ul><li>How is success measured for this position AND/OR for your organization? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe a “day in the life”. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the next steps of this process? </li></ul>www.thesocialtrex.com
  7. 7. Set Yourself Apart <ul><li>Understand the company’s industry, products and services </li></ul><ul><li>At the career fair, if you have not researched a company……tell them. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Community Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Diversify experiences (well rounded) </li></ul><ul><li>Have goal(s) AND an attainment plan! </li></ul>www.thesocialtrex.com
  8. 8. <ul><li>Alex Putman </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] || www.thesocialtrex.com </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Go to blog and search “ interview ” for post on interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Go to YouTube channel and view “How to Impress Employers” (3 minutes, cool music and great tips) </li></ul><ul><li>(3) Go to Facebook Fan page and for awesome social media jobs, information and updates. </li></ul>Facebook.com/thesocialtrex YouTube.com/user/SocialTRex Linkedin.com/in/alexputman Twitter.com/alexputman www.thesocialtrex.com
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