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  • Lead Consultant, NarejoHR Pvt. Ltd. Seasoned HR Professional Author Workplace Sanity (DAWN)GET HIREDNOW
  • The  despera*on  of  Job  Hunters!     (Youtube  Video  link)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtJHiFCQ5p8
  • The  Interview  Process  • Get  an  Interview  • Prepare  for  the  Interview  • Give  the  Interview  • Follow-­‐up  the  Interview  
  • What  is  an  Interview?  •  “Inter-­‐View”     –  Exchange  of   InformaAon   –  Sell  your   Candidacy   –  Learn  About  a   ProspecAve   Employer.  
  • Get  an  Interview   Does Your Resume Pass the “10 second test”?10  seconds  is  all  the  Ame   an  employer  is  going  to   give  your  resume  in  deciding  to  keep  it  or  pass   on  it!  
  • A  Resume  •  is  the  first  mee*ng  between  you  and  the   employer.  •  is  your  calling  card.  •  tells  a  great  deal  about  you.  •  gets  you  the  interview.  • “First  impressions  are   lasAng  ones.”  
  • Resume  Principles  •  Eye  Candy  -­‐  Pleasing  and  professional  layout  •  Do  not  lie  or  exaggerate    •  Focus  on  strengths  and  accomplishments  •  Target  your  qualifica*ons  for  a  specific  job  •  Keep  it  to  2  pages  or  less  •  No  fancy  fonts,  binders,  layouts  •  Spell  check!  
  • Resume  Don’ts  •  Photographs  •  Personal,  family  or   health  informa*on  •  References  
  • Prepare  for  the   Interview  •  Research  the  Company  •  PracAce  Answers  •  Polish  Your  Image  
  • Why  Prepare?  •  Packaging  is  45%  •  Responsiveness  is  35%  •  Experience  is  10%  •  Miscellaneous  is  10%  •  Which  of  these  are  under  YOUR  control?  
  • RESEARCH THE COMPANY•  History  •  Products  /services  •  LocaAons  of  plants,  offices   or  stores  •  Number  of  employees  •  Recent/future  happenings     Internet, Magazines, Newspaper, Networking
  • PRACTICE ANSWERS 15-­‐second  Elevator  Speech  •  “Tell  me  about   yourself.”    •  Briefly  cover  :   –  qualificaAons   –  aspiraAons   –  skills  and  key  abiliAes   –  desire  to  be  a  part  of   this  company  
  • Employers’  Wish  List   Organiza*onal  Skills   Detail-­‐Oriented   Technical  Skills   Computer  Skills  Flexibility/Adap*bility   Analy*cal  Skills   Poblem  Solving  Skills   Interpersonal  Skills   Ini*a*ve   Teamwork  Skills   Strong  Work  Ethic   Communica*on  Skills   3.7   3.8   3.9   4   4.1   4.2   4.3   4.4   4.5   4.6  Source: NACE Job Outlook 2008 (Based on 5-pt scale, 5=v. important)
  • PREPARE ANSWERSCompetency-­‐based  Ques*ons   •  You  will  be  ques*oned  in  detail..   •  Share  examples  of  your  competence  from   Work,  College  or  extra  curricular  ac*vi*es.   •  Be  specific,  don’t  generalize   •  Use  the  STAR  format  
  • Distracted  Interviewer     (Youtube  Video  link)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGghswQgAzE
  • TRUTH 75%  of  the  interview  is  based  upon  your  appearance   and  how  well  you  present   yourself.  
  • Professional  Image  •  The  interviewers  afen*on  should  be   focused  on  what  you  say  and  your   qualificaAons.  •  Not  what  you  wore  or  smelled  like.  
  • Dress  for  Success-­‐Men  •  Suit-­‐Single  or  double   breasted  •  Polished  shoes  •  Solid  white  shirt  •  Conserva*ve  *e  (solid  red   or  maroon)  •  Belt  the  same  color  as   your  shoes  •  Neatly  groomed  hair,   beard,  and  mustache  •  Avoid  strong  colognes,   jewelry  
  • Dress  for  Success-­‐Women   •  Conserva*ve  color   and  cut   •  Pumps  with  small  to   medium  heels   •  Neat  hair   •  Light  makeup,   perfume,  and  jewelry  
  • Give  the   Interview  •  First  Impression,  Last   Impression  •  The  Wrap-­‐up  
  • Body  Language:     Make  a  POSITIVE  Impression!  •  Leaning  forward  =  interest  •  Smiling  =  friendly  •  Open  arms  =  relaxed  •  Relaxed  hands/feet  =  confident  •  Nodding  =  aeenAve  and  alert  •  Eye  contact  =  curious  and  focused  
  • DON’T…  •  Interrupt  the  interviewer  •  Answer  your  phone  •  CriAcize  current  or  past  employers  or   insAtuAons  •  Be  too  laid  back  or  casual  •  Breach  confidenAality.  •  Answer  with  a  simple  "yes"  or  "no."  •  Lie.  •  Inquire  about  salary,  holidays,  etc.  
  • The  Wrap-­‐Up  •  Ask  good  quesAons   –  What  would  a  typical  assignment/day  be  like?   –  What  type  of  training/orientaAon  would  I  have?    •  Request  a  business  card  (for  follow-­‐up)  •  Inquire  about  next  steps  in  the  process  •  Thank  the  interviewer  
  • FINAL  THOUGHTS  •  Keep  an  Interview  Log  •  Take  Ame  to  reflect        -­‐  What  went  well?          -­‐  What  to  improve  next  Ame?  •  Each  interview  is  a  learning  opportunity,  real-­‐life   pracAce!  
  • The  Interview  Process  • Get  an  Interview  • Prepare  for  the  Interview  • Give  the  Interview  • Follow-­‐up  the  Interview  
  • What we think, or what weknow, or what we believe is, inthe end, of little consequence.The only consequence is whatwe do. -- John Ruskin