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  • 1. Interview Success Effective Interview Techniques
  • 2. Program Overview
    • What Recruiters Look For
    • Preparing for the Interview
    • Modes of Interviewing
    • Types of Interviews
    • Interview Process Overview
    • Typical Interview Format
    • Sample Questions
    • Second Interviews
    • Making the Right Decision
  • 3. What Recruiters Look For
    • Recruiters are looking for demonstrated examples of Critical Behaviors:
      • Leadership
      • Analytical Skills
      • Problem Solving Skills
      • Teamwork
      • Communication Skills
      • Creativity
      • Passion/Interest in Industry
    • You can draw from RPI, professional, undergraduate & extracurricular activities to showcase your abilities
    • You need to show how your past successes & experiences will allow you to be successful at their organization
  • 4. Preparing for the Interview
    • Step 1: The Self-Interview
      • Know your strengths & weaknesses
      • Determine your employment interests; what do you want to do and why
      • Reflect on your values; what’s most important to you
      • Be prepared to cite several examples of experiences, accomplishments, successes
  • 5. Preparing for the Interview
    • Step 2: Research
    • Review employer website/literature
    • Develop targeted questions concerning employer and job
    • Attend Informational Meetings
    • Be sure you know what the company stands for, its culture, and why you want to work for them!
  • 6. Preparing for the Interview
    • Step 3: Practice!!
    • Review common questions
    • Schedule mock interview
    • Prepare list of questions
    • Be alert to body language & eye contact
    • SMILE
    • Speak clearly; listen carefully
    • Match your skills/experiences with jobs
  • 7. Modes of Interviewing
    • On-campus Interviews
    • Telephone Screening
    • Video Interviews
    • Interviews Over a Meal
    • The Site Visit/Second Interview
  • 8. Types of Interviews
    • Self-Analytic Interviews
    • Fact Finding Interviews
    • “ What If” Interviews
    • Problem Solving/Case Interviews
    • Critical Behavior Interviews
    • Role Playing Interviews
  • 9. Interview Process Overview
    • Typically consists of 2 – 3 rounds of interviews
    • Interviews last between 30 – 45 minutes
    • Mix of general, behavioral, situation/case questions
  • 10. Typical Interview Format
    • Introductions/Ice Breakers
    • Discussion of Positions/Opportunities
    • Candidate Assessment (Sell Yourself!)
    • Pose Questions – Make Them Good!
    • Conclusion/Find Out Next Steps
    • Assess Your Performance
    • Send Thank-You Note
    • Follow-up!
  • 11. General Interview Tips
    • Arrive 10 minutes early
    • Dress professionally – wear a business suit
    • Focus & relax – Be Yourself!
    • Develop a firm handshake
    • Be confident, enthusiastic, truthful
    • Allow interviewer to lead
    • Expect the unexpected!
  • 12. Post Interview Assessment
    • Was it evident that you have a clear understanding of your self?
    • Did you prove that you researched the company and the job?
    • Did you show the match between the job, your technical skills and experience?
    • What can you do to improve for the next interview?
  • 13. Post Interview Assessment
    • Did you successfully discuss your education and extracurricular activities?
    • Were you composed, honest, confident?
    • Did you look and act professional?
    • Were you energetic, enthusiastic and positive?
  • 14. Sample Questions
    • Tell me about yourself.
    • Walk me through your resume.
    • What are your strengths/weaknesses?
    • Give me an example of a situation that tested your leadership ability.
    • Tell me about a time that you had to do something you didn’t enjoy.
    • Describe your greatest accomplishment.
    • How would you define success?
  • 15. When the Offers Come In
    • Choosing the Right Job
    • The Art of Salary Negotiation
    • What About Fringe Benefits
    • Your Word is Your Honor
    • Notify Employers/CDC of Your Decision