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Interviewing Skills PowerPoint

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    • Interviewing Skills
    • Top 10 Interviewing Blunders!
        • Don’t prepare
        • Dress inappropriately
        • Poor communication skills
        • Cell phone goes off
        • Talk too much
        • Don’t talk enough
        • Fuzzy facts
        • Give the wrong answer
        • Badmouthing past employers
        • Forget to follow up
    • Prepare for the Interview
      • Research the company
        • Check the website and ask around
      • Update your paperwork
        • Most recent employment and education
        • Bring several copies to the interview
      • Anticipate and practice interview questions
    • Commonly Asked Job Interview Questions
        • Why do you want to work for our company?
        • What are your future career plans?
        • Tell me something about yourself.
        • Why did you choose this particular field of work?
        • Describe a past work situation where you encountered a problem and describe how you solved it.
    • Successful Interviewing Strategies
    • Dress for Interview Success
        • Attire is determined for the job for which you’re applying
        • General Dress Guidelines:
          • Clean and well-pressed clothes
          • Clean-shaven or neatly trimmed hair
          • Conceal piercings and tattoos
          • Subtle fragrances only
          • Clean nails
          • Don’t smoke prior or chew gum during
          • Turn off your cell phone
    • Participate in Your Interview
        • Be honest and give complete answers
        • Be positive about yourself
        • and past experiences
        • Avoid one or two word responses
        • Give concrete examples
        • Paraphrase the question to avoid misunderstanding
        • Limit responses to 30 seconds
        • Emphasize what you have to offer the company
    • Participate in Your Interview
        • Respond positively to questions about weaknesses
        • Use positive nonverbal communication
          • Sit up and lean forward
          • Make eye contact and smile
          • Avoid crossed arms and legs
          • Use head nods and attentive facial expressions
        • Ask questions and show interest in the company
        • Avoid questions about salary, benefits, and vacation
        • Express thanks and find out when a decision will be made
    • Follow-Up After Your Interview
      • Fewer than 10% of applicants send a thank you letter
        • May be the most important letter you write
        • Provides another contact with the employer
        • Sets you apart from those who didn’t send one
        • Should take place within 24 hours after the interview
      • Follow-Up Letter Should:
        • State your appreciation
        • Explain what you liked about the position
        • Sound enthusiastic about working for the company