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Effective Interviewing Skills - To Get The Job Offer!

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You may know how to present yourself on paper in the form of an application or Resume, however, how do you present yourself in person to be identified as the most suitable candidate for the job? Find …

You may know how to present yourself on paper in the form of an application or Resume, however, how do you present yourself in person to be identified as the most suitable candidate for the job? Find out more.

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    • 1. Effective Interviewing Skills Presenting Yourself in Person To Get The Job Offer! Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 2. Effective Interviewing SkillsPurposeTo provide you with the knowledge, skills and toolsto build a level of comfort and confidence in presentingyourself effectively during an employment/job interviewto get the job offer! Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 3. Effective Interviewing SkillsObjectivesWithin the next two and a two hours you will learn:  the type of job interview most companies use and why  steps in the job interview process  who your interviewers are like to be and their role  skills for effective interviewing  what the interviewers are looking for  recommends model for answering questions  how to prepare for questions asked  the key to a successful job interview  tips on building confidence and reducing anxiety Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 4. Type of Interview- Behavioral Method Developed based upon a “critical incident” method of job analysis Questions are asked to elicit behaviors used in the past, or that might be used in the future. Predict future success based upon past performance or potential. Purpose: - Identify key strengths and areas for development. - Make a recommendation for hire or not. Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 5. Steps in the Interview Process  Introductions  Questions and Answers  Closing  Follow up  Approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 6. Interviewers Who are they? What is their role? Where will they conduct the interview? Why more than one interviewer? How are they trained? When will they notify me? Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 7. Skills for Interviewing Effectively Be prepared to:  Listen  Speak  Project  Present  Convince  Influence Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 8. Interviewers Are Looking For… Evidence of your levels of:  Job Knowledge  Skills  Abilities  Personal Characteristics Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 9. How do the Interviewers Evaluate Me?The Rating Scale- 1 to 5 point rating scale, where 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest- “1” is reflective of “little or none of the skill being demonstrated”- “5” indicates a “great amount” of the skill being demonstratedIndividual Skill Ratings The interviewers assign: - an individual rating for each skill being evaluated. - an overall rating. Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 10. Answering Questions Step 1: S Describe the situation Step 2: A Describe the action Step 3: R Describe the result Step 4: O Describe the outcome Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 11. Listening and RespondingListen carefully:• to ensure your understanding by: -summarizing -paraphrasing -asking to have the question repeated• for what is being asked: -who, what, when, where, why, how -describe -explain - to identify what skill area the question best fits Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 12. Answering Questions AskedAnswer by demonstrating: that you possess the skill. the frequency with which you have used the skill. the outcome of when you used the skill in the past. Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 13. Answering Questions AskedDescribe:  a recent work-related example of when you used the skill:  what was the situation?  where did the situation occur?  when did it happen?  who was involved?  why did the situation occur?  … etc. Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 14. Answering Questions AskedMost importantly, state clearly: what action YOU took to respond to and correct the situation?Summarize by demonstrating: that you have used the skill in the past with positive results. that it was a result of your special skills, abilities, or personal characteristics. how you would welcome the challenge of using the skill in the position you’re interviewing for. Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 15. Practice, Practice, Practice Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 16. Practice, Practice, Practice Use the“Interview Preparation Worksheet” Provided Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 17. Key To Your Success… Distinguish yourself!  Communicate a strong understanding of the job.  Express how your strengths not only meet, but exceed, requirements even in a worst case scenario.  Demonstrate how you will add value to the organization. Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 18. Building your confidence…Tips: Talk about your best points and speak with confidence! DO use words that show you have faith in yourself. DO answer the interviewers’ concerns. DON’T put yourself down with negative statements. DON’T use weak words. Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 19. Overcoming Anxiety Practice, Practice, Practice Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 20. Questions To Ask Or Not?Remember: Ask questions of the interviewers that support that you have the knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal qualities to meet the demands of the job. Avoid asking questions related to how you will benefit from getting the job. Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.
    • 21. Summary and Questions? Copyright © 2007 All Rights Reserved Douglas W. Bush, M.A.