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Interviewing PRE 575 Slidecast
Interviewing PRE 575 Slidecast
Interviewing PRE 575 Slidecast
Interviewing PRE 575 Slidecast
Interviewing PRE 575 Slidecast
Interviewing PRE 575 Slidecast
Interviewing PRE 575 Slidecast
Interviewing PRE 575 Slidecast
Interviewing PRE 575 Slidecast
Interviewing PRE 575 Slidecast
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  • 1. Interviewing Preparation “ Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Alexander Graham Bell
  • 2. What is the purpose of an interview? <ul><li>To find out fit </li></ul><ul><li>To market yourself </li></ul><ul><li>To express to the employer how you can benefit his/her company </li></ul><ul><li>To make a lasting, positive impression </li></ul><ul><li>To receive a job offer </li></ul>
  • 3. Make a Great First Impression <ul><li>The handshake </li></ul><ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Be polite and courteous </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive early </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t sit down until the interviewer offers you a seat </li></ul><ul><li>Your attire </li></ul>
  • 4. What to Wear <ul><li>Watch Business </li></ul><ul><li>Attire Video </li></ul><ul><li>Women: </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative suit (dark colored) </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative blouse </li></ul><ul><li>Skirt (at least knee length) or pants </li></ul><ul><li>Hosiery </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative matching shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative minimal jewelry </li></ul>Men: Conservative Suit (dark colored) Matching Conservative collared shirt Matching Tie Dark Shoes Socks that match your suit Jewelry: watch only Clean cut
  • 5. Body Language <ul><li>Exude Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Smile </li></ul><ul><li>Be energetic and enthusiastic </li></ul><ul><li>Sit comfortably </li></ul><ul><li>Stand tall </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t fidget </li></ul><ul><li>Make eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Use hand gestures naturally </li></ul><ul><li>Try to relax a little </li></ul>
  • 6. Questions: General <ul><li>Tell me about yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>What are your strengths/weaknesses? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you interested in this position? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you fit the qualifications of this position? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your short term and long term goals? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we hire you? </li></ul><ul><li>What questions do you have for us? </li></ul>
  • 7. Basic Tips for Answering Questions <ul><li>Be honest </li></ul><ul><li>Be DETAILED & SPECIFIC </li></ul><ul><li>Give specific examples whenever possible </li></ul><ul><li>Be concise </li></ul><ul><li>Give 30 seconds-2 minutes per answer (approx.) </li></ul><ul><li>Show your enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight your strengths/minimize weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Show your personality </li></ul><ul><li>Stay positive </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about skills, strengths, experiences that are related to the job description </li></ul><ul><li>Prove you are the best candidate for the position </li></ul><ul><li>Use the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result) (Listen to audio clip) </li></ul>
  • 8. Time to Practice! <ul><li>Tell me about yourself. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>college background and involvement, relevant work history/experience, interest in the position, relevant skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is your greatest strength? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>state your strength and prove it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is your biggest weakness? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nothing too awful, tell a story, what you learned/what you are doing to work on it </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. The Behavioral Interview <ul><li>Theory: Past experiences predict future performance </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me about a time when things were not going as planned; how did you handle it; what did you learn? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me about a time when you encountered an ethical dilemma. How did you handle this situation? </li></ul><ul><li>Give me an example of a time when you had to persuade an individual or group to use your idea </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a supervisor or co-worker </li></ul>
  • 10. Ask Questions Tip: know the job description <ul><li>How would you describe the work environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you enjoy most about working for this company? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you see as the biggest challenge in this position? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe a typical day on the job. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the training procedure? </li></ul><ul><li>What qualities are you looking for in the person who fills this position? </li></ul><ul><li>What stuck out to you on my resume and cover letter that lead to you offering me an interview? </li></ul>
  • 11. PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE! <ul><li>Research the company </li></ul><ul><li>Know yourself and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Practice interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>Write down stories </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your questions you want to ask </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your outfit is ready (shoes are wearable) </li></ul><ul><li>What to take with you… </li></ul>
  • 12. What to take with you <ul><li>Copies of resume in a portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Copies of your reference page </li></ul><ul><li>Tissue in your pocket </li></ul><ul><li>Pen and notepad </li></ul><ul><li>List of questions you want to ask </li></ul><ul><li>Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Phone number of company </li></ul><ul><li>Small purse or briefcase (?) </li></ul>

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