Interview Skills

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A presentation on interview skills to build on the CV writing skills presentation.

A presentation on interview skills to build on the CV writing skills presentation.

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  • 1. Interview skills http://a.pragprog.com/magazines/2009-07/images/iStock_000003707234Small__3ducyj__.jpg
  • 2. Prepare for and succeed in an interview 2 http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/512/912/51291204_640.jpg
  • 3. Communication is Inescapable: Even silence or absence is a message. 3 http://media-cache-ec0.pinterest.com/upload/71142869083803253_gBV2Zo9q.jpg
  • 4. Communication is Irreversible: You can’t really take back something once it has been said. http://sakshivashist.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/take_it_back.jpg 4
  • 5. Communication is Complicated: – communication does not happen in isolation. 5 http://partages.voila.net/photos/cerveaux.jpg
  • 6. You got the call Now what? http://i.imgur.com/JIjSsmK.jpg
  • 7. Accept the first date and time offered to you http://www.daviscos.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/interview-TIPS.jpg
  • 8. Check your documents http://www.hr4free.com/sites/default/files//field/image/MP900409031_2.JPG
  • 9. Prepare • research the company • prepare a few questions • rehearse replying to standard questions
  • 10. Typical interview questions Tell me about yourself: • Highlight: – Skills – Experience – Abilities • Related to the position http://www.jumpintothe.net/images/contact.jpg
  • 11. Typical interview questions Why do you want to work here? • Explain your interest and motivation for wanting to work with this employer http://www.jumpintothe.net/images/contact.jpg
  • 12. Typical interview questions Where do you see yourself in 5 years? • Tests ambition • Align your goals to the position and the company http://www.jumpintothe.net/images/contact.jpg
  • 13. Typical interview questions Why should we hire you? • Tie to key performance areas • Sell your talents • Meet the employer’s requirements http://www.jumpintothe.net/images/contact.jpg
  • 14. Typical interview questions What are your strengths? • Communicate any special ‘abilities’ http://www.jumpintothe.net/images/contact.jpg
  • 15. Typical interview questions What are your weaknesses? • Know your weakness • How to correct weakness • Turn your weakness into a strength http://www.jumpintothe.net/images/contact.jpg
  • 16. http://www.eldia.com.do/image/article/110/460x390/0/60F769D9-F46A-4C01-95C5-E2DBA44A9A10.jpeg Helpful pointers • • • • • • • • • • • • Get to the right place at least 30 min early You are being watched Dress appropriately Switch your phone off No chewing gum or nail biting or knuckle cracking Greet people by name Shake hands Sit when asked to Accept water Manage your body and voice Smile Make appropriate eye contact
  • 17. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5djcDiCnNNc/T_J3NrlaZzI/AAAAAAAABLM/IXVp8eb9ekY/s1600/interview_skills.png
  • 18. http://www.adriansnood.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Firstimpressions.jpg
  • 19. First impressions It takes 3 - 30 seconds http://timertopia.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/30-second-timer.gif
  • 20. First impressions http://www.ccrt.ch/sites/default/files/cerveau.jpg At least half will not change
  • 21. First impressions Only a third are may change their opinion after interacting with you http://thriveteam.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/1in3-logo-300x30011.png
  • 22. First impressions Less than 30% of the first impression is to do with WHAT you say http://www.dsaspeakyourpeace.org/downloads/how_you_say_it.jpg
  • 23. Managing your first impression http://www.siliconbeachtraining.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/first-impressions.jpg
  • 24. Handshake http://www.riseandgrind.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/business-handshake-close-up.jpg
  • 25. Unconventional Hair http://hybridtechcar.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/hair_tattoos_34.jpg
  • 26. http://cdn.vocalpoint.com/UGCContent/cms/2/500003708.jpg
  • 27. Piercings http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-new-thumbnail/ehow/images/a03/7g/2r/care-nose-piercing-
  • 28. Male Earrings http://cf.ltkcdn.net/jewelry/images/std/43429-425x281-Hoopearring.jpg
  • 29. Tattoos
  • 30. Non traditional clothes Medium influence
  • 31. Beard/Mustache http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/ig/mustache-beard-styles.jpg
  • 32. http://blog.onesuite.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/bad_hair_day.jpg . Grooming
  • 33. Body odour
  • 34. First impressions & body language How you handle your body marks you as confident, shy or arrogant http://laserowcoach.se/wp-content/uploads/body56.jpg
  • 35. http://bass-schuler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Student-Body-Language-Poster2.jpg
  • 36. Body language during the interview... • Give the appearance of energy as you walk • Smile • Shake hands firmly • Wait until you are offered a chair before sitting • Sit upright and look alert and interested • Look the interviewer in the eye • Be careful for folding hands and arms and crossing your legs • Do not fiddle! http://media.tumblr.com/68ca9c62c15082c68af20499101df2b4/tumblr_inline_mhpf47Zpg21qz4rgp.jpg
  • 37. First impressions & dressing the part Dress to match the context: this will determine how much you are perceived to “fit” http://www.pamelamarkey.com/wp-content/uploads/1362273652479-Picture6.png
  • 38. http://wellnessrounds.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/dressing-for-interview-copy.jpg
  • 39. Correct length http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/1bb/5/AAAADABrDaIAAAAAAbteug.jpg?v=1326074755000 http://www.jobbrander.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/short-skirt-job-interview.jpg
  • 40. Avoid inappropriate logos, slogans and pictures. http://spnx.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pSPNX17158086enh-z8.jpg https://www.mrwholesale.net/image/cache/data/crewneck/women-crewneck-black-round-t-shirt-845x1000.jpg
  • 41. Wear Opaque clothing http://www.modaplus.com.py/image/data/bl/BL00120.jpg http://i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/933477595/Chiffon-shirt-slim-male-lace-shirtmen-s-clothing-short-sleeve-shirt-summer-E303.jpg
  • 42. Midriff and back covered http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01756/Nicole-Scherzinger_1756969a.jpg http://www.boutique1.com/media/catalog/product/l/n/lna_238999_black_b.jpg
  • 43. All undergarments should be hidden http://1.bp.blogspot.com/NFi0_tSCpGk/T4b2qp_2HlI/AAAAAAAALLI/Ov1IvKvNMs8/s320/Saggin g+pants+judge+jail.jpg http://temp_thoughts_resize.s3.amazonaws.com/69/9a84499d6dcb6 844eea78b1036bb42/garterbelt.jpg
  • 44. Conceal all cleavage http://www.kleinepsteinparker.com/blog/wpcontent/uploads/2012/06/Tom-Ford-White-Suit.jpg http://film-book.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/juliannemoore-smiling-black-suit-cleavage-01-1024x768.jpg
  • 45. When an interview goes bad! What goes wrong? http://blogmedia.jobiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/coveringFaceSmall.jpg
  • 46. What is PERCEPTION? What influences perception? http://mindbodymedicine.hk/attachments/Image/15%3D20old%3D20young%3D20woman_1.jpg?template=generic
  • 47. http://www.kforceblog.com/uploads/images/photo_what_not_to_wear_on_job_interview_male_2.jpg Your impressions?
  • 48. Your impressions? http://www.kforceblog.com/uploads/images/photo_what_not_to_wear_on_job_interview_female_2.jpg
  • 49. What goes wrong? Sending mixed messages http://resume555.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Interview-Nerves.jpg We know that we are capable to do the job.
  • 50. What goes wrong? Not enough attention to what the person you are communicating with wants or expects http://www.schoolhours.com.au/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Get-Your-Body-Language-In-Shape.jpg
  • 51. What goes wrong? Prejudice and stereotype (accent, gender, etc.) http://g.gazetaprawna.pl/p/_wspolne/pliki/331000/331465.jpg
  • 52. What goes wrong? Power relationships Who has the power? http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KoqJ6RZEN4k/TfobWnMq6qI/AAAAAAAAACM/ha7kbTjPBFw/s1600/289_WorkplaceBullies.jpg
  • 53. What goes wrong? Different CULTURAL ways of doing things: • Greeting peers or older people? – First names – Titles – Generic name like “aunty”?) • • • • • Who greets first? Do you sit down? Do you knock? When do you enter? Saying thank you? http://oneworldpeacemakerfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/culture-flags.jpg
  • 54. What goes wrong? Preconceived assumptions http://www.lanewaves.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/assumenothing.jpg
  • 55. How to fix it http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDCacEZdMHY/T_b6-VzgBNI/AAAAAAAAA9c/oUUSrGW8cMQ/s200/button-fix-it.jpg
  • 56. Fixing it Make a “play” for the job– dress to it, use appropriate language, manage your body
  • 57. Fixing it Carefully monitor reactions and adapt to these http://kundalinidotorg.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/tumblr_m5rtltehls1rtg1mfo1_400.gif
  • 58. Fixing it Ask questions to clarify your understanding and theirs
  • 59. Fixing it Listen
  • 60. During the interview Some guidelines http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 61. During the interview Don’t lie, your answers should be truthful, sincere to the point http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 62. During the interview Don’t answer with a simple “yes” or “no” Explain using examples http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 63. During the interview Don’t lose your temper, control your emotions http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 64. During the interview Speak as clearly as possible http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 65. During the interview Never bad mouth or complain about a previous employer http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 66. During the interview Do not assume that the interviewers read your CV in detail, tell them about yourself http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 67. During the interview Avoid sensitive issues such as topics related to politics and religion unless directly linked to the job http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 68. During the interview Sound enthusiastic about the position and the company http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 69. During the interview Have a few questions about the job or company ready http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 70. During the interview Let the interviewer raise the issue of salary and benefits http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 71. During the interview Thank the interviewer/s for the opportunity and ask when you can expect to hear from them http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/interviews2.jpg
  • 72. If you get the job... http://www.lifedynamix.com/articles/files/iStockAchievementB_1.jpg
  • 73. If you get the job... • Reply in writing whether or not you accept • Be polite if you turn it down • Possibly Negotiate salary http://www.lifedynamix.com/articles/files/iStockAchievementB_1.jpg
  • 74. If you don’t get the job... http://mymarketability.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/4cs.jpg
  • 75. If you don’t get the job... • Be polite and gracious • Learn what you can from the experience • Try to find out (or work out) why you did not succeed and then do something to address the issues • Ask the company! http://mymarketability.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/4cs.jpg
  • 76. http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Failure-is-not-falling-down-but-refusing-to-get-up.jpg