Tips & Tricks Of Interviewing

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This is a presentation I gave during a leadership retreat at Winona State University. It includes some tips and tricks for interviewing.

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  • Tips & Tricks Of Interviewing

    1. 1. Tips & Tricks of Interviewing<br />MiKayla Sanocki<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />Timeline<br />Before the Interview<br />Research<br />Dress for Success<br />During the Interview<br />Mirror Techniques<br />Questions for the Interviewer<br />
    3. 3. Overview<br />After the Interview<br />Thank you’s<br />Tips & Tricks to keep in mind<br />Common Questions Asked<br />Your Turn!<br />Questions<br />
    4. 4. Timeline<br />“Brand yourself”<br />Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors<br />Involvement, Education, Experience<br />Build your Resume!<br />Senior Year<br />Interviews<br />Job Applications<br />Continue Education<br />
    5. 5. Before the Interview<br />Proper Preparation<br />Research<br />Practice<br />“Brag-able Binder” <br /> or Portfolio<br />
    6. 6. Research<br />Job Description<br />The Company <br />History<br />People of importance<br />Products & Market<br />
    7. 7. Winona State University<br />http://www.winona.edu/wsumission.asp<br />Mission Statements, Values, History, etc. <br />
    8. 8. Dress for Success! <br />
    9. 9. Men<br />Dress Suit<br />Solid Dress Shirt<br />Shoe Color Should Match Your Belt Color<br />Long Dress Socks that Match Your pants<br />No Pink or crazy ties! <br />Good Hygiene <br />Winter time: Professional looking coat<br />
    10. 10. Women<br />Classic Looks<br />No Bold Print<br />No revealing Clothes<br />4 B’s<br />No Jingly Bangles<br />Tame Jewelry<br />Good Hygiene<br />Hair<br />Comfortable shoes<br />No open-toed<br />
    11. 11. The Interview<br />Be on time<br />Arrive 15 minutes early<br />Eye Contact<br />Firm Handshake<br />Upbeat Attitude<br />Confidence! <br />
    12. 12. During the Interview<br />Avoid Swiveling Chairs<br />Use hand gestures or keep them in your lap<br />Avoid any fidgeting<br />
    13. 13. Mirror Techniques<br />Mirror the interviewers behavior<br />Voice<br />Formal vs. Casual<br />Hand gestures<br />Eye Contact<br />Proximity Detector<br />
    14. 14. During the Interview<br />Questions for them:<br />About the company<br />What’s a typical day like?<br />About the interviewer<br />How did you come to work here?<br />When do you expect to have your decision made?<br />
    15. 15. After the Interview<br />FOLLOW UP!<br />Hand written Thank you within 24 hours<br />If you’re hired: Thank them again<br />If you’re not: Formally thank them for the opportunity & that you appreciate their time. <br />
    16. 16. Question Categories<br />Background/Activities/Volunteer<br />Work Experience<br />Interests<br />Motivations<br />Work Relationships<br />Character<br />Knowledge<br />
    17. 17. Questions!<br />Tell me about your past experiences. <br />Tell me about your worst boss. <br />Never Bad Mouth Past Employers, Friends or Colleagues!<br />
    18. 18. Your Turn!<br />What are YOUR best qualities?<br />What are YOUR weaknesses?<br />How do YOU handle difficult people?<br />How would other people describe YOU?<br />How do you “Tell me about YOURSELF”?<br />
    19. 19. Tips<br />Take time to reflect on yourself<br />Practice key answers<br />Incorporate past experiences & examples<br />Say them out loud to build comfort<br />NOW is not the time to be COY<br />Be genuinely curious<br />
    20. 20. Tips<br />Questions should show a working knowledge of the company <br />Cell phones/Distractions<br />Don’t get too personal <br />Don’t ask about compensation or benefits<br />Show Enthusiasm for How You can Contribute<br />Have Business Maturity<br />
    21. 21. On Campus Resources<br />Career Services<br />InterviewStream<br />In your own home:<br />http://www.winona.edu/career/interviewstream.html<br /> or at Career Services!<br />Advisors<br />
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    23. 23. Questions?<br />

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