Materi mrs. salmona (successful job interview)

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Materi mrs. salmona (successful job interview)

  1. 1. Preparing Yourself for a Successful Job Interview SPE YPE ITB – October 4, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>After the session, you are expected to: </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the importance of a job interview </li></ul><ul><li>Get a general idea on how to prepare for a job interview </li></ul><ul><li>Have experienced or observed simulated interview </li></ul>Objectives
  3. 3. A bit about me.. <ul><li>Mona Jahja </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Background </li></ul><ul><li>Master of Business Administration USC Los Angeles – class of 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>focusing Finance & Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor degree from Chemical Engineering ITB – class of 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Career with BP Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>2004 - now – Human Resources. currently as HR Manager </li></ul><ul><li>1994 – 2004 – Finance, Commercial & Strategic Planning </li></ul><ul><li>1987 – 1993 – Petroleum Engineering </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Think of the time when you chose the school you wanted to study: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research – type of school, quality, affordability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation – hard work before and on the test day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Job seeking is a similar process – only this time you will get paid instead of paying! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>think about the job and the company you want to work for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>think about yourself in relation to the job </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interview is the only opportunity for you to give as full a picture of yourself as possible to the prospective employer in such a very short time – so be prepared! </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation is the key to a successful interview performance. Your ability to demonstrate your interest in the organisation and enthusiasm for the position you are applying for requires considerable research and preparation </li></ul>So you want to work for X
  5. 5. <ul><li>Research the employer – business, values, key projects, markets, client base, and challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand about the job ad and/or position description so you are clear on the skills required for the job. These are the skills they will be assessing at interview </li></ul><ul><li>Know yourself – know how can you distinguish yourself from others </li></ul><ul><li>Think of your most relevant past experiences/ achievements which prove you meet the requirement for the job. Use examples from university, work, involvement in organizations, volunteer work, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare questions to ask at the end of the interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice, practice, practice! Be aware of what you say as well as your body language. </li></ul>What do I need to prepare?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Your suitability for the organization will be assessed by your responses to the interviewer’s questions. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes but not limited to: personal presentation, verbal communication skills, ability to build rapport, punctuality, and so on. </li></ul>On the day you are interviewed
  7. 7. <ul><li>Be punctual, well groomed and dress for the profession you have chosen. </li></ul><ul><li>Be friendly, professional and smile! </li></ul><ul><li>Expect to shake hands - do so firmly. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to relax – to be nervous is natural, take a few deep breaths to calm yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of your body language. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen carefully but if you are unclear, don't be afraid to ask for the question to be repeated or clarified. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate your past experiences/achievements to “sell” yourself. Use the word “I” instead of “we” to emphasize what you have done as an individual. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak concisely, clearly and confidently – but don’t boast or speak too fast. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't let yourself fall into informal or familiar language no matter how relaxed the interview is. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain eye contact with the interviewer(s). </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a couple of questions to ask at the end of the interview. If when asked, you forget them, simply respond with &quot;You have answered the questions I had throughout the interview&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a copy of any documents you were requested to bring. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank the interviewers for their time. </li></ul>Interview tips
  8. 8. Common interview style and examples <ul><li>Many organizations prefer to use behavioral style interviewing - Past performance is indicative of future performance </li></ul><ul><li>Typical questions in behavioural interview: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give me an example from your recent past when you needed to …… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me about a time when you… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me a little about the context so that I can understand your experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the actions you took, and your reasons for those actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me how you were thinking and feeling during the experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Say something about the impact or the outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give me some insights into what you learned from the experience? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Q&A
  10. 10. Practice, practice, practice …

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