Tips and tricks of interviewingPresentation Transcript
Tips & Tricks of Interviewing! MiKaylaSanocki Leadership Development Coordinator January 22nd, 2011
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Types of Interviews Phone Behavioral Formal Dinner Personal
Where to Start? Research Up date resume Dress The Interview Tips & Tricks
Research Find out about the Organization Mission Statements? Goals? Main Purpose of Organization? Ask around, see if anyone else you know has worked there Write down questions that pertain
Up Date Materials Cards Resumes (Extra copies) References: Give them a heads up Current place of employment Cover Letter Portfolio Any materials given to them earlier
Dress for success
Men Dress Suit Solid dress Shirt Shoe color matches Belt color Long dress socks match your pants No pink or Crazy ties Good Hygiene Winter Time: Professional coat
Women Classic Looks No Bold Print No revealing Clothes No Jingly Bangles Close toed shoes No or low heel height Tame jewelry Good Hygiene Hair 4 B’s Back, Butt, Breast, Belly
The Interview Be on Time Arrive 15 Minutes Early Eye Contact Firm Handshake Upbeat attitude Confidence!
During the Interview Avoid Swiveling Chairs Use hand gestures or keep hands in lap Avoid any fidgeting
Mirror Techniques Voice Formal vs. Casual Hand gestures Eye Contact Proximity Mirror the actions of the interviewer
During the Interview Ask Questions: About the company What’s a typical day like? About the Interviewer How did you come to work here? When do you expect to have your decision made?
After the Interview FOLLOW UP! Hand written thank you note within 24 hours If you’re hired: Thank them again If you’re not: Formally thank them for the opportunity & that you appreciate their time.
Question Categories Typically asked by Employers Background/Activities/Volunteer Work Experience Interests Motivations Work Relationships Character Knowledge
Questions! Tell me about Past Job experiences. Tell me about your worst boss. Never Bad Mouth Past Employers, Friends or Colleagues! *Find a way to show what you have learned from the experience and share that with the interviewer
Your Turn! What are your BEST qualities? What are your WORST qualities? How do you handle DIFFICULT people? How would other people DESCRIBE you? How do you answer “Tell me about yourself?” Take some time to think about the answers to these questions. Always show that you are willing to learn and adapt to situations around you.
Tips Take time to reflect on yourself Practice key answers Incorporate past experiences and examples Say them out loud to build comfort NOW is not the time to by MODEST Be genuinely curious
Tips Questions should show a working knowledge of the company Don’t get too personal Don’t ask about compensation or benefits Show enthusiasm for how you can contribute Have business maturity
On Campus Resources Career Services Interview Stream In your own home: http://www.winona.edu/career/interviewstream.html Or at career Services Advisors