Published on

  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • J. The purpose of the Interview is to get the job You are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you!
  • J.
  • Jerri
  • Impress them – an area where you might stand out 1-2 things that you may want to participate in – community service, because of the culture
  • Jerri Read J.
  • J.
  • Interview

    1. 1. Interview
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Interview and its Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation - Before the Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Starting - Opening the Interview </li></ul><ul><li>The Interview – Applying and showcasing </li></ul><ul><li>Final laps - Closing the Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up - After the interview </li></ul>
    3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>To determine if This job & Your job qualifications are a GOOD MATCH </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why Should I Hire You? <ul><li>Quality of Cover Letter </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Years of Relevant Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Fit with Company Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate’s Familiarity with the Organization </li></ul>
    5. 5. Before the Interview
    6. 6. How to Prepare for an Interview <ul><li>Self-Awareness - Know yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be very familiar with your resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to articulate your goals and strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>College career office or library may have a sheet or booklet on interview technique. </li></ul><ul><li>Take as much advice as you can. </li></ul><ul><li>Try and 'practice' an interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a friend, or college teacher, to pretend to interview you. </li></ul><ul><li>Make notes of your achievements and study the way you talk about them by practicing. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Position Awareness <ul><li>Know the company and specific job description: </li></ul><ul><li># employees, culture, philosophy, news, challenges/opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>primary & secondary functions of job </li></ul>
    8. 8. PREP <ul><li>P repare 3-5 questions for the interviewer </li></ul><ul><li>R eview 3-6 key skills about yourself that fit the position </li></ul><ul><li>E stablish 10 examples to showcase yourself </li></ul><ul><li>P ractice, Practice, Practice!!! </li></ul>
    9. 9. Opening the Interview
    10. 10. Professional Appearance <ul><li>Be positive, and confident (if you can!) but not over-confident. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a pen, notepad, and several resume copies </li></ul><ul><li>Be 15 minutes early </li></ul><ul><li>Wear suitable interview clothes. </li></ul><ul><li>Look yourself over once before entering the office </li></ul><ul><li>Have questions ready to ask about the company and the job. </li></ul><ul><li>Any applications handed before the interview begins, are to be filled in as accurately as possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure they match the information in your CV and Cover Letter. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Positive Body Language <ul><li>Positive Entrance </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxed Smile </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Straight Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Firm Handshake </li></ul><ul><li>Leaning Slightly Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Hand Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Feet Flat on Floor </li></ul>
    12. 12. Negative Body Language <ul><li>Lack of Enthusiasm or Curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Frowning </li></ul><ul><li>Weak Handshake </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Staring </li></ul><ul><li>Nervous Movements </li></ul><ul><li>Arms Crossed </li></ul><ul><li>Hands Clenched </li></ul><ul><li>Looking at Watch </li></ul>
    13. 13. The Interview
    14. 14. Startup <ul><li>Always greet the interviewer by his/her last name and try to pronounce it correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a good firm handshake. </li></ul><ul><li>Look alert and interested. Scan the room once and then keep your eyes on the interviewer. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait until you are offered a chair before you sit down. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Ice Breakers <ul><li>Your answer to the initial opening statements in the job interview are important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>these are called &quot;ice breakers&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some times the interviewer will ask whether you had difficulty finding the company premises </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your answer should be brief and polite. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The interviewer is merely being polite - if you had problems in finding the premises he/she doesn't need to know that. </li></ul>
    16. 16. During Interview <ul><li>Stress your achievements. </li></ul><ul><li>Always conduct yourself professionally and if something beyond your control occurs, show a sense of humor. </li></ul><ul><li>Be enthusiastic and show it in your replies and body language. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the interview question by more than a simple yes or no but try not to go over the 60 second limit. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid at all cost complaining about your current or former employer in your job interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not answer questions about politics or religion if the job is completely unrelated. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Conversation Tips <ul><li>Use replies such as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I'm fine thank you, and you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I'm very well, thank you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These replies express a careless attitude </li></ul><ul><ul><li>So, so </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not so well </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not raise salary discussions on your first interview - this is usually done on the second interview. Make sure you do your wage research before hand. </li></ul>
    18. 18. One to One Job Interview <ul><li>The most common interview type - interviewer with interviewee. </li></ul><ul><li>Is a test/conversation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>both parties will end the conversation with an opinion. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The interviewer: if the candidate is right for the job and </li></ul><ul><li>the interviewee: if the organization is right for him. </li></ul><ul><li>The interview starts when the interviewee meets the interviewer </li></ul><ul><li>Body language signs & other non-verbal communication </li></ul><ul><li>'investigation' in order to see an Best fitment among all </li></ul><ul><li>Technical and general questions </li></ul>
    19. 19. Questions <ul><li>Traditional Interviews – Historical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are you applying for this position? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How would you describe yourself? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your strengths/weaknesses? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do you see yourself in 5 years? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Behavioural – Contemporary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me about a time that you had a difficult problem to solve. How did you try to solve it? What did you learn from the experience? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give me your best example of working as a team member to accomplish an important goal. What was the goal? What was your role? What were the results? </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Questions <ul><li>Expect random questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What was the last book that you read? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you could have dinner with 3 people, who would you choose and why? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tricky Interview Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why should we hire you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do you want to work here? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your greatest weaknesses? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why did you leave your last job? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe a problem situation and how you solved it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What accomplishment are you most proud of? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me about yourself. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General questions will analyze your </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to socialize with the rest of the team. </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Responses <ul><li>Use the STAR approach to answer </li></ul>ST (Situation/Task) Describe the situation/task A (Action) Explain what you did R (Result) Describe the results
    22. 22. In Any Interview <ul><li>Be ready for: “Tell me about yourself” </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest, show your personality </li></ul><ul><li>Help the interviewer to know: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you dependable? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you a good worker? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will you fit in here? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take support documents or portfolio if appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Give reasons to hire you over the 100 other applicants </li></ul>
    23. 23. Closing the Interview
    24. 24. Closing the Interview <ul><li>Summarize key strengths and match for the position </li></ul><ul><li>Always ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Thank the interviewer by name </li></ul><ul><li>Ask about the next step </li></ul><ul><li>Express an interest in hearing from them </li></ul>
    25. 25. After the interview
    26. 26. The Next Step <ul><li>Follow-up with a thank you note </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for negotiating offer(s) or a second interview </li></ul><ul><li>Contact them by phone or e-mail if you do not hear back within the time frame indicated </li></ul><ul><li>Always leave them with a positive impression </li></ul>
    27. 27. Questions…
    28. 28. s.senthilkumar Technical project lead, IPOS-IPv6 Huawei Technologies India PVT LTD Level 3,4,5 and 7, Leela Galleria The Leela Palace, No 23, Airport Road, Bangalore – 560-008 E-Mail: Good Luck!! Wish you a happy journey!!!