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    • Tips & Tricks of Interviewing!
      MiKaylaSanocki
      Leadership Development Coordinator
      January 22nd, 2011
    • LET’S GET MOVING!!
      - What is your favorite movie?- What is your least favorite subject in school?- What is your favorite pizza topping?- What do you like to do the most over the weekend?
    • 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
    • Questions?