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  • 1. Presented By: Abdul Raoof Prabhat Kumar Jha 1 NAILING THE INTERVIEW
  • 2. 8/25/2013 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 2 AGENDA i. How to Prepare for the Interview Successfully ii. Interview Do’s and Don’ts iii. Types of Interview Questions iv. After the interview v. Question & Answer Session
  • 3. 8/25/2013 3 INTERVIEW PREPARATION • Bring multiple updated copies of resume/references • Have correct directions to interview site • Self-Assessment – Sell Yourself! • Know the Job, the Company and who you are Interviewing with • Do a Mock Interview – Practice! • Dress for Success • Bring Questions for the Interviewer
  • 4. 8/25/2013 4 WHAT TO BRING TO AN INTERVIEW? • A Notepad • Past Performance Reviews • Professional Licenses • Documents Demonstrating Success • Professional Portfolio • References
  • 5. 8/25/2013 5 INTERVIEWING & PROFESSIONALISM • Make eye contact • Stand and sit up straight – Don’t slouch! • Be respectful to everyone you meet • Respect people’s time • Be flexible • Make a good first impression
  • 6. 8/25/2013 6 INTERVIEW DO’S • Arrive early… • Firm handshake • Be yourself • Smile • Speak clearly • Be confident • Be enthusiastic, positive, and passionate
  • 7. 8/25/2013 7 INTERVIEW DON’TS • Don’t bring your cell phone • Don’t be negative • Don’t speak poorly of former employers • Don’t lie • Don’t mention personal issues • Don’t ask generic job questions • Don’t inquire about salary
  • 8. 8/25/2013 8 AN INTERVIEW DON’T
  • 9. TYPES OF INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Common Open-Ended Questions: • Tell me about yourself. • Tell me about your experience. • How has your education prepared you for your career? • What is your greatest strength/weakness? • How do you work in a team environment? • If I asked one of your professors/managers to describe you, what would they say? • Why do you want to work for us? • Why should you be hired? • Where do you want to be with your career in 5 years?
  • 10. 8/25/2013 10 OPEN INTERVIEW QUESTION
  • 11. 8/25/2013 11 THE STAR TECHNIQUE……. …to respond to behavioral interview questions Situation Task Action Results
  • 12. 8/25/2013 12 TYPES OF INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Behavioral Based Questions: • Give an example of a problem you faced at work, life or school, and how you solved it. • Give an example of a time when you had to be quick in making a decision. • Describe a time when you had to handle stress on the job, life, or at school. How did you handle it? • Describe a situation in which you had to deal with a difficult peer? • How do you handle conflict with a professor or boss? • Describe the most challenging project you completed.
  • 13. 8/25/2013 13 INTERVIEW THE INTERVIEWER • Sample Questions to ask the Interviewer – Why is this job available? – How long have you worked for the company? – What do you enjoy most about working here? – What would an average day consist of? – What is the company culture? – What are the opportunities for advancement? – What are the next steps in the process?
  • 14. 8/25/2013 14 AFTER THE INTERVIEW • Supply Interviewer with Letters of Recommendation/References • Obtain Business Cards • Send a Thank You Note to all Interviewers • Call to Follow-Up on Status
  • 15. 8/25/2013 15 THINGS TO REMEMBER • Be Prepared • Practice, Practice, Practice • Be Professional • Be Ready to Answer and Ask Questions • Ask for the job! • Follow-Up
  • 16. 8/25/2013 16 QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION