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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?