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Interviewing

  1. 1. Interviewing <br />ImranSiddiq<br />2008-cpe-11<br />1<br />3/2/2010<br />
  2. 2. Most Asked Interview Question<br />“Tell me about yourself.”<br />This is one of the first questions an employer typically may ask!<br />2<br />3/2/2010<br />
  3. 3. Beware of open-ended questions!<br />Speak from your résumé and work experiences- not your personal life history.<br />3<br />3/2/2010<br />
  4. 4. Skills<br /><ul><li>Know what you can do</li></ul>Self-assessment, knowledge, abilities, past experience<br /><ul><li>Transferable skills</li></ul>Managerial, organizational, analytical<br /><ul><li>Special skills </li></ul>Bilingual, computer literacy<br /><ul><li>Interpersonal Strengths</li></ul>Know how these relate to jobs<br />4<br />3/2/2010<br />
  5. 5. Experience<br /><ul><li> Relevant experience Summer jobs in your area of study
  6. 6. Internship
  7. 7. Part-time work</li></ul>5<br />3/2/2010<br />
  8. 8. 1.<br />2.<br />Employers<br />Know potential employers<br />Take the time to find out interviewers’ names and titles<br />This shows you are really interested and have done your homework<br />RESEARCH THE COMPANY<br />Expectations<br />Training and Development<br />Organizational Chart<br />Annual Reports<br />6<br />3/2/2010<br />
  9. 9. Occupation<br /><ul><li>What type of career are you seeking?
  10. 10. Job Title or Position?
  11. 11. What’s expected within the job?
  12. 12. Job description?
  13. 13. Must be willing to meet responsibilities.
  14. 14. Able and willing to handle multiple priorities. </li></ul>7<br />3/2/2010<br />
  15. 15. 8<br />Parts of an Interview<br /><ul><li> Greetings and small talk
  16. 16. Interviewer gives details of the position and the organization
  17. 17. Interviewer ask you questions
  18. 18. You ask the employer questions
  19. 19. Closing-what are the next steps?</li></ul>3/2/2010<br />
  20. 20. 9<br />Something Else to Consider…<br /><ul><li> Appearance
  21. 21. Skirted suit or pantsuit (females)
  22. 22. Suit or dress pants and blazer (males) Dark color
  23. 23. Limited jewelry and accessories
  24. 24. Minimal or no perfume/aftershave/cologne
  25. 25. Shoes should be closed toe and heel (clean and polished)</li></ul>3/2/2010<br />
  26. 26. 10<br />Appearance<br /><ul><li>First impressions are lasting impressions
  27. 27. Consider the industry
  28. 28. Dress for the position you want
  29. 29. Appearance also involves :</li></ul>Attitude <br />Image<br />Verbal and Non-verbal Communication<br />3/2/2010<br />
  30. 30. 11<br />AttitudeRated 40%<br />Enthusiasm<br />Energy<br />Amiability<br />Smile<br />Optimism<br />Confidence<br />3/2/2010<br />
  31. 31. 12<br />ImageRated 25%<br />Dress<br /> - Better to be overdressed than underdressed<br />Grooming/Hygiene<br /> - Nails, hands and hair should be <br /> clean and look professional (not <br /> fashionable)<br /> - Men should be clean shaven (facial hair is <br /> not recommended) <br />3/2/2010<br />
  32. 32. Verbal and Non-verbal Communication Rated 25%<br />13<br />Positive<br />Professional<br />Body language<br />Eye contact<br />Posture<br />Facial expressions<br />3/2/2010<br />
  33. 33. 14<br />Job QualificationsRated 10%<br />Prove by Example:<br />Give examples of how your skills, experience, interests and abilities make you qualified for the position.<br />3/2/2010<br />
  34. 34. 15<br />Any Questions?<br />THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!<br />3/2/2010<br />

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