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  • Your Interview Career Services Brigham Young University Hawaii
    • The interview is one of
    • the most important
    • phases of the job
    • search process.
  • BEFORE THE INTERVIEW:
    • Prepare and Practice
  • Evaluate and Know Yourself
    • Interviewers ask questions to measure:
        • Experience
        • Skills
        • Preparation
        • Maturity
        • Interests
        • How well you will 'fit' with the employer/organization
  • Evaluate and Know Yourself
    • Prepare to verbally "market" your skills.
    • Practice describing your accomplishments, experience, education, skills, goals etc.
    • Practice answering questions out loud.
    • Determine the fair market value salary range.
  • Research the Employer
    • It is important to learn:
        • what an employer does
        • why they exist
        • how financially stable they are
        • what the work culture is like
        • what jobs are available
    • Be prepared to state WHY
    • you want to work for
    • the employer.
  • Research the Employer
    • HOW:
    • Study job descriptions.
    • Read annual reports and study employer web sites.
    • Research an employer’s ownership, size, products/services, customers, training programs, etc.
    • Attend company information meetings on campus.
    • Meet with employers at career fairs.
    • Research will help you to prepare to answer interview questions from employers:
    • What do you know about us?
    • Why do you want to work here?
    • What qualifies you for this job?
  • DRESS PROFESSIONALLY
    • It is always better to be over-dressed than under-dressed in an interview.
    • Dress to impress
    • and look like a professional.
    • If in doubt, wear a suit!
  • DRESS PROFESSIONALLY
    • Matching suits and shined shoes for men and women.
    • Wear a suit unless an employer specifies business casual attire.
    • “ Business casual” is still “business.” Be conservative.
    • Dark colors: navy blue, dark grey, brown…
    • Choose natural fabrics that don’t wrinkle.
    • Neat hair and minimal jewelry.
    • Prepare in advance!
  • MEN:
    • Shoes and belt should be the same color
    • Conservative silk ties
    • Be clean or close shaven
  • WOMEN:
    • Skirts at or below knee length
    • Women’s skirted suits are more formal
    • Wear long sleeved blouses and closed toe shoes with hose
    • Keep makeup understated and natural
    • “ Stylish, but conservative.”
    • The Smart Women’s Guide
  • What to Bring
    • Documents to bring might include:
        • resume
        • transcripts
        • applications
        • list of references
  • DURING THE INTERVIEW:
    • Presentation and Performance
  • Presentation and Performance
    • Listen attentively and be aware of your body language.
    • Answer the question that is being asked.
    • Ask questions about the job/organization.
    • Thank the interviewer, express interest, shake hands, etc.
    • You must effectively sell yourself.
    • As soon as possible,
    • write down what was discussed
    • and send a thank you letter .
  • What will they ask?
    • Interview questions assess:
        • educational preparation
        • skills / work experience
        • campus involvement
        • personal characteristics
    • Practice describing your success stories and
    • situations where you demonstrated skills and
    • characteristics required for the job you seek.
  • Topics and skills interviewers question students about:
    • education
    • career experience
      • internships
    • campus & community involvement
    • communication skills
    • interpersonal skills
    • teamwork & teambuilding
    • computer & technical skills
    • learning quickly/learning from mistakes
    • decision-making
    • knowledge in academic discipline
    • project experience
    • achievement & goal orientation
    • presentation skills
    • leading & managing others
    • time & stress management
    • conflict resolution
    • analytical thinking & problem solving
    • integrity & ethics
  • Traditional Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself. Why do you want this job? Why should I hire you?
    • How has your college experience prepared you for this job?
    • Why are you interested in working for this company?
    • What do you consider to be your top 4 strengths? Name 3 of your weaknesses.
    • Tell me how you meet the qualifications for this job.
    • List and describe three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction.
  • Behavioral-Based Interview Questions
    • Ask for specific examples
    • of past situations that the employer
    • wants to find in the “ideal” candidate.
    • Demonstrate:
        • Skills
        • Competencies
        • Work Behaviors
  • Behavioral-Based Interview Questions
    • To prepare:
    • Analyze the skills/qualifications that are required
    • Identify situations where you demonstrated those behaviors
    • Give detailed examples, describing the
    • situation you were in, tasks and challenges
    • you faced, your actions and behaviors ,
    • and the results/outcomes.
  • Behavioral-Based Interview Questions
    • EXAMPLES:
    • Tell me about a situation when you demonstrated your leadership ability.
    • Describe a problem you’ve had on a job. What actions did you take to resolve it?
    • Tell me about a time when you performed well in a stressful situation or crisis.
  • What do you need to know to decide if you want to work for this employer?
    • Develop insightful questions designed to show your knowledge of the employer and interest in the job you are seeking .
  • Example Questions to Ask:
    • What type of projects and assignments could I expect as a new employee?
    • What are the goals and objectives of the company’s training program?
    • What do you like most about your job and working for this organization?
  • Reflection and Evaluation
    • After each interview:
        • Evaluate what you did well
        • Determine how you might improve
        • Identify your strengths and weaknesses.
    • Make each interview a learning opportunity and strive to continuously improve.
  • AFTER THE INTERVIEW:
    • Reflection and Evaluation
  • Reflection and Evaluation
    • Did you arrive on time, dress professionally, and act appropriately?
    • Did you indicate you had researched the employer/job?
    • Did you state your career goals?
    • Did you answer questions with details to support your skills and accomplishments?
    • Were you positive and enthusiastic?
    • What questions did you do well on? What questions could you have answered better?
    • Afterwards, did you mail a thank you letter within 24 hours to the interviewer?
  • TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS
    • Many employers conduct preliminary interviews with candidates by telephone.
      • Be prepared with your resume, paper, pen, etc.
      • Speak as if the interviewer could see you.
      • Avoid “ yes ” and “ no ” answers --- provide details.
      • Be polite and do NOT interrupt the interviewer.
      • Write down ANY important details.
      • T hank the interviewer.
    • Your GOAL for a
    • telephone interview is
    • to get an
    • in-person interview.
  • SECOND INTERVIEWS
    • Allow employers to
    • assess your qualifications
    • and personal characteristics .
    • Also, continue marketing yourself
    • and gathering more information to help you
    • decide whether you would like to work there.
  • SECOND INTERVIEWS
    • If it includes lunch or dinner:
        • Use good etiquette
        • Participate in the discussion
        • Ask pertinent questions
        • Stick with safe conversational topics
    • Show your ability to
    • mix business with pleasure!
  • Second Interview Etiquette Tips:
    • Elbows off the table
    • Order food that is easy to eat
    • Taste food before seasoning
    • Use the proper silverware
    • Cut food one bite at a time
    • Never talk while chewing
    • Keep napkin in your lap until you leave the table
  • Some things to remember:
    • If everyone asks you the same question, answer it enthusiastically every time.
    • Act so that each interviewer recognizes your ability!
    • Provide details about your skills and qualifications.
    • Ask questions and get a feel for the employer’s operating environment.
    • Dress professionally.
    • Be confident, enthusiastic, and polite.
    • Ask when you can expect to hear regarding the hiring decision.
    • Send a thank you letter .
  • ILLEGAL QUESTIONS
    • Employers should ONLY ask questions related to your ability to perform the job duties .
    • If you are asked inappropriate questions, you will need to choose how to respond without being angry or defensive.
  • Possible responses:
    • Answer the question.
    • Don't answer.
    • Guess what is behind their question formulate a response.
    • "I'm not sure how this relates to my ability
    • to perform the job. Would you please clarify
    • your question for me so that I can better
    • understand your concerns?"
  • SALARY
    • Negotiate salary AFTER a job offer is extended, but BEFORE you accept.
    • Before interviews, determine your “worth” based on your skills and experience .
    • Please come into the Career Services Center
    • for assistance in evaluating job offers and
    • preparing for salary negotiations.
  • EVALUATING JOB OFFERS
    • When you receive a job offer,
    • evaluate everything about it,
    • NOT just the salary and benefits.
  • Things to Consider:
    • Would you like this job? Happy working here? Living in this city?
    • Matches your skills, interests, and career goals? Challenging?
    • Co-workers and supervisors you like and respect?
    • People seem happy/enthusiastic about working here?
    • Skill development through training and career advancement?
    • Best work environment for personality/career needs?
    • Salary and benefits to meet your financial needs?
  • Accepting Job Offers
    • If you want the position, you may accept immediately .
      • You may accept an offer in person or by telephone, but also write and mail a formal acceptance letter.
    • If you want to think about the offer, you may ask for a little more time to consider the offer.
    • Ask when they need your decision to show you are treating the offer seriously.
    • Accepting a job offer
    • should be done in good faith .
    • Once you have accepted an offer,
    • professional ethics suggest that you
    • withdraw from further interviews
    • with other employers.
  • Declining Job Offers
    • Do NOT stall in replying to an offer in hopes of receiving a different offer from another employer.
    • In this case, contact the other company. Let them know you have an offer and want to know when they will make a hiring decision.
    • If you have an offer from another organization that requires a reply, you should contact the company representative to make the most informed decision.
    • When you accept a job offer, please inform Career Services .
    • Check out the resources at the Career Center.
    • Learn about how to interview.
    • Research employers.
    • Determine what you need to know to decide if you would accept a job.
    • Develop questions to ask during interviews.
    • Study job descriptions.
    • Evaluate how you can market yourself.
    • BYU Hawaii Career Services
    • (808) 293-3533 / FAX: (808) 293-3975
    • EMAIL: [email_address]
    • http://www.byuh.edu/career