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  • Prepare and Rehearse for the meeting with Pharon
    Objective of this rehearsal is to see ءايتنا الكبرى and to go to Pharon, which are the same objectives to be passed to Pharon
    اذْهَبْ إِلَى فِرْعَوْنَ إِنَّهُ طَغَى (17) فَقُلْ هَلْ لَكَ إِلَى أَنْ تَزَكَّى (18) وَأَهْدِيَكَ إِلَى رَبِّكَ فَتَخْشَى (19) فَأَرَاهُ الآيَةَ الْكُبْرَى (20) النازعات
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  • Link to موسى عليه السلام
    Did he practice and prepare?
  • 1- Situational Questioning:
    You may be asked how you would cope in a hypothetical situation.
    For example, how would you deal with a difficult user at the issue desk ?
    2- Behavioral Questioning:
    You may be asked how you have dealt with a difficult user at the issue desk in your current job
    Study the job description, person specification and any other information you have got.
    What skills are they looking for ?
    What sort of personality traits are they seeking ?
    How does your career history fit the bill ?
  • 1- Situational Questioning:
    You may be asked how you would cope in a hypothetical situation.
    For example, how would you deal with a difficult user at the issue desk ?
    2- Behavioral Questioning:
    You may be asked how you have dealt with a difficult user at the issue desk in your current job
    Study the job description, person specification and any other information you have got.
    What skills are they looking for ?
    What sort of personality traits are they seeking ?
    How does your career history fit the bill ?
  • How will your teamwork and leadership spirit help you match with the job?
  • Always be polite and friendly to everybody especially the receptionist and secretary - they may well be consulted in the selection process.
    Don't end up rushing and getting in a fluster.
  • Simple answers, clarified when needed, triggered enthusiasm by asking question, impress.
    Managed to get another interview
    On the second interview he convinced the Magicians
  • Try one of the following:
    Your key accomplishments at previous jobs.
    The strengths demonstrated by those accomplishments.
    How these relate to the job for which you're applying. Relevant duties in past jobs will offer a positive impact.
    Fresh Graduates
    Tell the employer about your summer training or any extracurricular activities you took part in.
  • Then your skills:
    Is the position you are applying for a technical one? Then list your technical skills.
    Employers look for skills like attention to detail, strong communication, dealing with deadlines, etc. But make sure that these pertain to you and the position you’re interviewing for.
    Having programming skills doesn’t mean much to an employer when you are seeking an administrative position!
  • Now your education:
    vital for the less-experienced.
    Does your degree support the career field? If not, do you have relevant course work or training? Although more weight will be given to your work experience, this information is vital to fresh grads.
  • 4- And finally your ambitions:
    Tell your potential employer about what you are looking for and what you are seeking to fulfill.
    5- Anything Else?:
    There may be other information that is important to the job. This includes travel experience, associations and activities. Include it!
  • Put It In Writing:A guide:A sales representative job in a software company requiring 2 years experience would need a “personal commercial”
    that goes something like “I have been following a sales career for the last 2 years in the software industry. I have been handling various account sectors, especially the tourism and hospitality sector. At my last job, I was noted for surpassing my target, and helped raise sales by 30% in one year.”“My strengths are in communication. I pride myself on being able to establish a relationship with my clients and being able to maintain them. I am always meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.”“My degree in business has helped me get a grip of this career, as well as my coursework in psychology.”“I have participated in several sales-oriented workshops.”
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  • Interview skills course

    1. 1. Interview Skills Interview Skills
    2. 2. Agenda • • • • • • • • Introduction. What type will the interview be ? What to prepare ? What should you wear ? Answering difficult interview questions. Worst Case Scenarios. Ways to rescue a dying interview. Follow-Up. Interview Skills Agenda
    3. 3. How to Get your Target Job!!! Organized Job Search Relevant Skills Target Job Prepare for the Interview Interview Skills Introduction Attitude
    4. 4. ‫بسم ال الرحمن الرحيم‬ ‫سورة‬ ‫النعام‬ ‫َ َ َْ َ‬ ‫و م ح يا ي‬ ‫. أ َي ما أَعْمهله ُ ف ي حَيات ي‬ ‫َ يِ‬ ‫َ يِ‬ ‫ْ َ‬ ‫)تفسير القرطبى(‬ ‫‪Introduction‬‬ ‫‪Interview Skills‬‬
    5. 5. Got The Job Your resume has put you at the first stage It is your chance to do yourself a favor Interview Skills Introduction
    6. 6. LAND TO THE POSITION YOU ARE LOOKING FOR Interview Skills Introduction
    7. 7. Interview • What is an interview ? • What can the process create ? Interview Skills Introduction
    8. 8. What is an Interview • • • • Two way process. Argumentative issue. Gather and clarify information. The most important stage of job search. What can the process create? Simply, A decision to be hired or not ! Hiring decisions are made on emotion and justified with logic •You like things first and then justifies it. •Get the employer to like u Interview Skills Introduction
    9. 9. The Art Of Interviewing • Can you sell / Market yourself? • Can you impress? • It is not just answering questions. Interview Skills Introduction
    10. 10. Market / Sell Yourself • Suppose you are a product • Know your product (SWOT) • Know your customer’s needs • Demonstrate how you can satisfy him Interview Skills Introduction
    11. 11. Sections of Interviews •Preparation •The Big Day •Follow-up Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    12. 12. Be Prepared for the Journey Once you have the Interview secured Don’t walk-in without keys … PREPARATION IS THE KEY! Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    13. 13. Ask your Self What is your goal? Which environment? Which Schedule? Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    14. 14. Example Prepare/ Rehearse to impress Objective Team environment Long term goals ‫إستعن بال‬ ‫سورة طه‬ Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    15. 15. Know the Type 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Telephone screening. Screening. Second or third interview Headhunting. One to one interview. Group interviews. Panel Interviews. Free Form / Un-structured. Psychometrics. Presentations. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    16. 16. Panel Interview • Two or three interviewers ask set of questions for every candidate. • The atmosphere can be formal. • STAR. Circumstances S-T What and How Done Interview Skills Preparation A Big Day R Effect of Action Follow Up
    17. 17. Free Form • A loosely- framed, few topics • Could be away from normal working hours. • Unstructured, informal and can be perceived as a chat. • It can be difficult to sell yourself without being prompted by relevant questions. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    18. 18. Presentation • Prepare well • Practice Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    19. 19. Psychometric You will be asked a series of questions to: • Discover self-observation. • Reactions ? Psychometric tests are becoming popular. Mainly supporting role. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    20. 20. Answers to prepare • Why can you do the job? – Situational questioning. – Behavioral questioning. • • • • • • • • What’s your great weakness? Why you change job’s so frequently? What is your biggest mistake in career? How would your supervisor / friends describe you? Tell me a story? Tell me a joke? What can you offer that others don’t? What is your major accomplishments? Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    21. 21. Answers to prepare 1- Situational Questioning: •You might be asked how you would cope in a hypothetical situation. •For example, how you have dealt with a difficult user at the issue desk in your current job. 2- Behavioral Questioning: •You may be asked about your behavior or reaction to a certain situation.. •For example, how would you deal with a difficult user at the issue desk ? Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    22. 22. Expectations • General information about the position. • Articulate your qualifications and interests. • Understand the nature of the organization Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    23. 23. The Matching Process / Self Assessment • Technical skills that match this job. • Will your personality match your job? Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    24. 24. R U the right one ? Prepare your matching sheet • Excellent interpersonal skills – Ran team of 3 people for 18 months. • Experience of handling mgmt accounts – Four years of relevant experience • How will your teamwork and leadership spirit help you match with the job? Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    25. 25. Team Work • Are you more comfortable working as a part of a team or individually ? – Be honest If you are a person who would rather work alone, please say it. – What is the job necessitates? – If you have not stated this, you may have the shock of being one of the team and you may hate your job. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    26. 26. Analyze your strengths / weakness • Strengths: – – Think about how you have used your strongest skills. Keep all your achievements at your fingertips • – – – • For example, you may have decided to rearrange the filing system to help your colleagues to find documents more easily. State the skill & example it. State the skill & show how you use it. Don’t just say it, show it. Weaknesses: – – Interview Skills Be ready to explain any inconsistencies or breaks in your career. Think creatively and remember transferable skills. Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    27. 27. Dress For Success • Professional business wear is a must in most of the organizations • It is a part of the first impression taken about the candidate • There is no perfect dressing but try to select what suits you Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    28. 28. Dress for Success Dress appropriate to the Organization. Comfortable clothes to you. Show you have made effort. Shows that you are serious about the job. X Distract the interviewer. X Bright colors. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    29. 29. What you should know about an organization • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Potential advancements. Atmosphere. Benefits. Bonuses. Dress code. Ethics and integrity. Owners. Flexible / rigid structure. Org. goals. Growth potential. Training. Turnover. Company type Main customers. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Company history. Location. Management philosophy. Management structure. Office politics. Previous problems faced. Product / services. Profit / sales volume. Reputation. Research. Relocation potential. Size. Stability. Follow Up Keep them In your heart
    30. 30. Ready to go to the BIG DAY ! Interview Skills
    31. 31. The Big Day Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    32. 32. Big Day Objectives 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Going to the interview. Interview Principles , skills & tips Playing the game First Impression Verbal communication The interview questions Gesture and body language Worst Case Scenarios Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    33. 33. Going to the interview Your route: PLACE • Know how to get there. • How long it will take. • Always allow for extra time. Arrival: TIME • Five minutes early is about right. • Always be polite and friendly to everybody Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    34. 34. Interview principles; 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Opportunity for two people to meet. Its two way street (Not begging, you’re equal). The employer is on your side (He wants to hire you). Objection is not a rejection. Let the employer talk and you listen. Increase your chance for second interview (dress , time..etc). Hiring decision is based on emotions. Focus on your accomplishments examples. Be yourself and be the best in it. Use examples to back up statements (STAR). Be prepared to elaborate the CV details. Project confidence all over. Send thank you note. Relax and enjoy. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    35. 35. Key interviewing skills • Active listening. • Preparation. • Building Rapport/Relationship. – • • • • • (Trust, respect & use his name or the company’s) Be yourself yet the best. Control the content not the interview. Get info about the job. Learn to talk about yourself. Let others speak for you Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    36. 36. Interview tips; • Get plenty of rest •Look for interviewer interests • Watch cultural difference •No smoking or gum chewing • Dress appropriately •No profanity • Bring pen and pad •Keep it interesting • Remember the interviewer name •Go in with agenda • Shake hands firmly • Wait before you sit Interview Skills Preparation •Don’t ask silly Q •Don’t assume Big Day Follow Up
    37. 37. Playing the interview game • The pregnant pause – Don’t answer rapidly every question. – Go pregnant pause after a relatively tough question. – Other wise you are who “shoots from the hip” • Eye contact – Constant eye contact is unnatural – Normal conversation, speaker looks away 30-70% of the time – Staring makes me uncomfortable • Truthfulness – There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience. (John Wooden) – If u tell z truth you don’t need such a good memory (Mark Twain) – ‫اذا اردت ان تكون كاذبا فكن ذكورا‬ Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    38. 38. Overcoming objections • Objection is not a rejection – Its request for more info. – Employer needs reassurance about experience and learning. – Its opportunity. • Predict the objection you’ll face Its raises doubts about your ability “You don’t have enough experience” • Don’t argue with employers He: you don’t have enough experience in this field You: I realize there may b others w more experience, but I really feel the quality of my experience is the key. Because of the variety of things I’ve done, and my level of responsibility earned. I see my five years r equivalent to most people w the 10. There is no question in my mind that I can do an outstanding job for you. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    39. 39. Master story telling art • Describe yourself – Let me tell you I’m hard working,energetic,a true leader and a person who can juggle multiple tasks Problem: Selling too many things so you don’t do good job w any of them (NO EXAMPLES !) • Employer should remember you for weeks. • Stories have impact. • A non-work experience with a work experience. • Show how you overcame the problem. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    40. 40. Cont’d • STAR • Key points for telling stories 1- Provide all key information's 2- Describe the situation as you came into 3- Describe your analysis & recommendations 4- Describe what you implemented & results obtained 5- Provide interesting details (KISS) 6- Make the story interesting Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    41. 41. Describing Accomplishments • Telling vivid stories requires practice 1- Write 12 accomplishments and write brief descriptions for each 2- Practice giving 3 min. version, 2 min. version & 1 min. version of each • Quantify results. • Results sells people. • Which / Which resulted in. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    42. 42. First Impression Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    43. 43. First Impression Elements 7% 38% 55% Appearance Speech Words Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    44. 44. Verbal / Non Verbal Communication • Greet the interviewer with a strong handshake. • Eye contact is an important component of the interview. • Always feel relaxed not confused or somewhat stressed. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    45. 45. Talking Vs. Listening time 20% Talking Listening 80% Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    46. 46. During The Interview • Sell yourself and be confident about your qualifications. • Be honest about your decision criteria of the job. • Emphasize the positive sides of your personality. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    47. 47. Keep them In your heart 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Advice Honest Stay positive in all your answers Promote your skills Have your body language Be straight forward 6. Enthusiasm Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    48. 48. Project Enthusiasm • Demonstrate it throughout the interview • Perform an enthusiasm check (Straight up in the chair, introduce more hand gestures, tones, add feelings to your talk) • Your potential is your future worth to the organization • Show it thru accomplishments • Selling potential can overcome ur lack of experience Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    49. 49. Use Power words; • • • • • • • • • Built Created Decreased Designed Enhanced Established Generated Implemented Won Interview Skills Preparation • • • • • • • • • Big Day Improved Increased Initiated Introduced Organized Saved Sold Solved Transformed Follow Up
    50. 50. Use personality skills in interview 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. The most admirable skills, Universally accepted Accepting 1. Goal oriented Appreciative 2. Growth oriented Assertive 3. Honesty / Integrity Cheerful 4. Insightful Compassionate 5. Loyal Considerate 6. Mature Cooperative 7. Motivated Decision making 8. Open-minded Decisive 9. Optimistic Diplomatic 10. Patient Discreet 11. Persistent Drive 12. Reliable Easy going 13. Resourceful Effective under stress 14. Responsible Efficient / Productive 15. Risk-taking Emotionally stable 16. Self-confidant Energetic / Stamina 17. Sense of humor Enthusiastic 18. Sincere Flexible 19. Sound judgment Forgiving 20. Tactful Friendly / Nice 21. Thorough Generous Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    51. 51. Talking tips (Do) Wait for him to finish speaking. Take time, and collect your thoughts. Answer the question. Speak simple and professional. Humor is important but be serious. You will appear Calm, Confident & Polite. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    52. 52. Talking tips (Don’ts) X Answer before being asked. X Quickly fill the silence. X Ask irrelevant questions to the job. X Use the umms, ahhs and slang. X Use your own jargons profanity. X Interrupt Being smart is never expressed by words. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    53. 53. Example Q: A1: Be honest A2: Simple A3: Clarify A4: Clarify A5: Enthusiast A6: Impress Interview Skills ‫سورة‬ ‫الشعراء‬ Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    54. 54. The Interview Questions • • • • • • • • • • • • • Tell me about your self? Why did you leave your job? What is your biggest weakness? What is you biggest strength Why can you do the job? What’s your great weakness? Why you change job’s so frequently? What is your biggest mistake in career? How would your supervisor / friends describe you? Tell me a story? Tell me a joke? What can you offer that others don’t? What is your major accomplishments? Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    55. 55. Tell me about yourself ? • The simplest… Yet can be the hardest. • Be yourself. • Prepare – – – – Experience Skills Education Ambition Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    56. 56. Tell me about yourself? Experience Experience • Choose relevant experience. • How you are profiled. • Highlighting relevant work achievements. • Fresh graduate, speak about summer training Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    57. 57. Tell me about yourself? Skills Skills • List the relevant skills. • Employers look for skills like – attention to detail. – strong communication. – dealing with deadlines. Programming skills doesn’t mean much for administrative position! Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    58. 58. Tell me about yourself? Education Education: • Vital for the less-experienced. • Is it relevant? • Did you taking relevant courses Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    59. 59. Tell me about yourself? Ambition Ambitions: • What are you looking for • What are you seeking to fulfill. Other Qualities • Travel experience, associations and activities. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    60. 60. Tell me about yourself? • Put it in Writing • See the below example: – A sales representative job in a software company requiring 2 years experience would need a “personal commercial” that goes something like: – “I have been following a sales career for the last 2 years in the software industry. I have been handling various account sectors, especially the tourism and hospitality sector. At my last job, I was noted for surpassing my target, and helped raise sales by 30% in one year.” “My strengths are in communication. I pride myself on being able to establish a relationship with my clients and being able to maintain them. I am always meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.” “My degree in business has helped me get a grip of this career, as well as my coursework in psychology.” “I have participated in several sales-oriented workshops.” Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    61. 61. Example Be yourself Ambition /Goal Skills/ Education Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    62. 62. Ten things Employers looks for 1. What results you’ll achieve? 1. Will u fit into the culture? 2. How soon you’ll b productive? 2. Will u b fun to work with? 3. How much supervision will u need? 3. Are u responsible? 4. Can u manage ur own development? 5. Will u stay? 4. Do u generate more value than cost? 5. Can you become high performer? Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    63. 63. How to excite the employer? • MSSR needs ! • Show that you can; 1- Make money for the organization (Sales, TQM, CS) 2- Save money for the organization (Productivity,Cut costs, Efficiency) 3- Solve problems the employer is facing 4- Reduce stress level Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    64. 64. Why did you leave your job ? • Stay Positive • Show desire for growth opportunities. • Employers are looking for employees with good attitudes even when working in bad situations. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    65. 65. Why did you leave your job ? Fired? • • • • Be honest. Quickly explain it… No details especially the political ones. Never ever lie about it or around it Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    66. 66. Why did you leave? Laid off? • It is no longer the same as before. • Nothing to apologize for or act defeated. • Express yourself simply as follows : – “Because of the economy, the company decided to eliminate 2 departments including mine.” – Privatization necessitates rightsizing. – Reasons should be described in such way that interviewer believes he would have left under those circumstances also. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    67. 67. Why did you leave your job ? Quit ? • Be honest and stay positive. • Simply the job was not challenging enough. • You are seeking higher levels of responsibility and ready to make the next step on your career ladder. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    68. 68. Why are you leaving your current position? • Stay positive, even if your previous company has left a negative impression. – Employers are looking for employees with good attitudes even when working in bad situations. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    69. 69. What is your biggest weakness ? • Simply, tell him • Why he shouldn’t hire you. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    70. 70. What is your biggest weakness ? • • • • Why is he asking ? Mention your weakness. Discuss what you have done to overcome it. Criteria of the chosen weakness: – – – – Real. Understandable. Relatively harmless. Work-related. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    71. 71. Examples "I used to have some problems with organization. So now I carry a schedule book throughout the day and I also use this Palm Pilot to keep me on track. It's worked out great!“ Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    72. 72. Examples "Once in a while, I focus too much on the details of a project. So now, when I'm working on a project, I always make sure at the end of the day to sit back and take a few minutes to think about the general scope of my work. It forces me to keep priorities straight and helps me keep the right mindset." Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    73. 73. Examples • I tend to be a perfectionist. • I sometimes work too hard, leading to unnecessary stress. • Work life balance. • Used to do things all by myself, now I learned delegation. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    74. 74. What is your greatest strength – This is a great question to SCAN your skills. – Talk about your skills confidentially. – Such as being able to plan and organize information. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    75. 75. Body Language • Personal image is more than just clothes. • Smile, make eye contact with all interviewers. • Sit back in the chair to be comfortable and confident but don't lounge. • Keep still (fiddling, scratching, and arms in a knot indicate nervousness and defensiveness). • If you are very nervous, refuse tea or coffee (a rattling cup is a giveaway). • Breathing out helps you to remain calm (but breathing in makes your voice go higher!) Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    76. 76. Gestures • Spatial gestures indicate openness. • Leaning forward adds emphasis to a point. • Leaning backward, to put distance between yourself and the interviewer. • Touching your face means that you are stucked, lying or don’t know. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    77. 77. Nervous Candidate Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    78. 78. Interviewer Body Talks Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    79. 79. Body Language - Watch it Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    80. 80. Worst case Scenarios • • • • Late for the interview ? Don’t know how to answer a question ? Forgot to bring copies of my resumes ? Called the interviewer by the wrong name ? Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    81. 81. I am going to be late • Take a deep breath, collect your thoughts and rehearse for the coming phone call. • He will accept incidents of the ‘couldn’t be avoided’ category. – What does he want to know ? • Why are you late ? • What is the realistic estimation of your time of arrival ? • Courteous apology. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    82. 82. Example • “Salam Alaikom. This is Mohamad Salah. I have an 11 a.m. interview today for the editor position. Unfortunately, my car has broken down. I should be able to get there in 25 minutes if that's OK. I apologize for the inconvenience and I wanted to inform you as soon as possible." Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    83. 83. I Don't Know how to answer !! • • • • That’s really a good question. Don’t use the ummms & ahhhs. Don’t ask for time to think. Ask for clarification for the question or a difficult part of it. • If you don’t need it, don’t ask for it. (Molehill out of a mountain) • Simply say, ” Don’t know the answer” Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    84. 84. Forgot to Bring My Resume! • Acknowledge it upfront. • Give a practical excuse. (Lazy?) • "I just wanted to let you know that I planned ahead to bring copies of my resume, but my printer didn't cooperate. It broke down on me. I can e-mail you a copy after the interview if that's OK." • Make sure you have all emails that likes to have it. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    85. 85. I Called him by the Wrong Name! • Reasons. • “Mohamad, I'm sorry. I've met so many great people today, and I'm trying to put names with all the faces. Mohamad, I apologize." • Mention his name in the apology. • What if the opposite happens ? Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    86. 86. Ways to rescue dying interview 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Smile Ask Questions Get Feed back Compliments You did everything … Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    87. 87. You did everything … You’ve done every effort to succeed but you still have the feeling it’s not working!! • Follow the advice: – Just do your best and move-on. – Don’t worry about things you cannot control. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    88. 88. Do you have any questions for me? • Yes, you do. • You should have one or two. • It shows that you: – Have been listening. – Made your research about the company. • Never ask about salary, vacation days or other benefits. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    89. 89. Do you have question for me? • • • • Switch the focus from yourself to the interviewer. Let him do some of the talk. He might reveal one of the clues you need. Prepare your questions in advance. • • • • • What's your favorite thing about working at this company? How would you describe the working environment here? What's a typical day like in the department? Why this job is available? What happened with your share price? Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    90. 90. Examples • Does this job usually lead to other positions at the company? What kind of positions? • What do you like best about this company? Why? • I'm very interested in this job. It's exactly the kind of job that I'm looking for. What is the next step in the interview process? • If I got the chance what will be the career pathway • What was last year % turn over ? Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    91. 91. End The Big day Journey Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    92. 92. Follow Up • If you get the job, have a great sigh of relief. • If you don't get the job, then you have one final stage to go through. • If you get to interview stage it means that you can do the job. Remember: they are looking for the right person for the job not the best person overall. Interview Skills Preparation Big Day Follow Up
    93. 93. Finally; Don't forget to be yourself. Looking natural and feeling confident is your best asset. Interview Skills The End

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