Acing the interview:Tips for turning your opportunity into a job offerJanice Goff, Regional Operations Manager at Adecco S...
2About usAdecco provides free temporary, contract and direct-hire staffing services to job seekers.To help you realize you...
3About our presenterJanice GoffRegional Operations Manager at Adecco Staffing• Recruits and helps the branches identify to...
4Agenda• Effective ways to prepare for an interview• Tips for keeping your cool and answering tough questions while in the...
IntroductionBefore your interview
6Preparation is key• Understand the position you are interviewing for• Dress appropriately for the company AND for the ind...
7Preparation• Research everything you can about thecompany you’re interviewing for• Try to find out who you will be interv...
8Anticipate the common questions• Tell me about yourself• Why you are interested in the position• How your background and ...
9Know your top strengths• Take time to write down your top 5 strengths• Think about how you have used them to help improve...
10Be ready for the tough parts• Prepare for the harrowing questions youmay be asked:- What are your weaknesses?- Why did y...
11When it’s your turn to ask questions• Wait until you are prompted to ask the questionsyou have reserved.Some questions y...
12Practice, practice, practice• Ask a friend or family member to practicewith you• They should be asking questions you may...
13A few simple tips• Get plenty of rest the night before• Eat something beforehand• Keep active, consider exercise• Check ...
IntroductionDuring the interview
15Items to remember during your interview• Make sure to answer honestly and directly• Be as brief as possible• Organize yo...
16Don’t forget these basicsBe sure to bring these important items:• A few hard copies of your resume• Pen and paper pad or...
17The four intangiblesEnthusiasm TechnicalinterestConfidence Intensity
18Closing the interview• Take time to ask questions• Mention pertinent information that has notbeen discussed• Ask about n...
19What you shouldn’t do• Ask about salary, benefits, work hours, parking, etc.• Take credit for tasks you didn’t do• Not t...
20The follow-up• Call your recruiter if applicable• Continue to sell yourself• Send a thank you note or email
21Putting it all together• Prepare yourself by researching andunderstanding the company and yourself• Practice often• Give...
22Question + Answer
23Visit us on Facebook:facebook.com/adecco
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  • You can reference this article: http://mashable.com/2012/07/01/questions-job-interview/ http://www.interviewmastermind.com/interview-questions-to-ask/5-smart-interview-questions-to-ask-employers-after-your-interview/
  • You can reference this article: http://www.merck.com/careers/search-and-apply/application-tips/interview-preparation.html
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  • Interview Tips & Tricks

    1. 1. Acing the interview:Tips for turning your opportunity into a job offerJanice Goff, Regional Operations Manager at Adecco Staffing
    2. 2. 2About usAdecco provides free temporary, contract and direct-hire staffing services to job seekers.To help you realize your goals, we offer career counseling, resume enhancement,interview preparation, skills training and advice about local job markets and workplacetrends, as well as one of the most comprehensive benefits programs in the industry.Please visit us at adeccousa.com to learn more.
    3. 3. 3About our presenterJanice GoffRegional Operations Manager at Adecco Staffing• Recruits and helps the branches identify toptalent to staff their branches ensuring theyhave the right people in the right positions• Successfully leads the Los Angeles and Hawaiiregion’s communication program and trainingschedules
    4. 4. 4Agenda• Effective ways to prepare for an interview• Tips for keeping your cool and answering tough questions while in the hot seat• Ways to demonstrate your value• How to determine if the company is a good fit for you• What to do after the interview to seal the deal
    5. 5. IntroductionBefore your interview
    6. 6. 6Preparation is key• Understand the position you are interviewing for• Dress appropriately for the company AND for the industry• Know your logistics:Who What When Where How
    7. 7. 7Preparation• Research everything you can about thecompany you’re interviewing for• Try to find out who you will be interviewing with• Review your resume• Prepare answers for each area you may beasked about
    8. 8. 8Anticipate the common questions• Tell me about yourself• Why you are interested in the position• How your background and skills apply to thisparticular position• What sets you apart from other candidatesthey may meet
    9. 9. 9Know your top strengths• Take time to write down your top 5 strengths• Think about how you have used them to help improve your abilityto do a great job• Memorize one example of how each strength applies to yourcurrent or past positions
    10. 10. 10Be ready for the tough parts• Prepare for the harrowing questions youmay be asked:- What are your weaknesses?- Why did you leave your last position?- Why do you want to leave your currentposition?- Tell me about a challenging situationand how you overcame it.• Take a deep breath to consider eachquestion before answering.
    11. 11. 11When it’s your turn to ask questions• Wait until you are prompted to ask the questionsyou have reserved.Some questions you may want to ask:• What are the main factors you’ll use to determinethe right person for this job?• How do you define success in this position?• What are the key challenges I would experiencein this position if hired?
    12. 12. 12Practice, practice, practice• Ask a friend or family member to practicewith you• They should be asking questions you maynot expect• Use their feedback to improve your answersand general comfort level• Make sure your responses sound naturaland conversational
    13. 13. 13A few simple tips• Get plenty of rest the night before• Eat something beforehand• Keep active, consider exercise• Check the mirror before you leave• Arrive early but not too early
    14. 14. IntroductionDuring the interview
    15. 15. 15Items to remember during your interview• Make sure to answer honestly and directly• Be as brief as possible• Organize your answers• Prepare a few questions to ask each interviewer you meet with
    16. 16. 16Don’t forget these basicsBe sure to bring these important items:• A few hard copies of your resume• Pen and paper pad or something to write on• Reference information –make sure contact information is up to date• Recent letters of recommendation if you have any
    17. 17. 17The four intangiblesEnthusiasm TechnicalinterestConfidence Intensity
    18. 18. 18Closing the interview• Take time to ask questions• Mention pertinent information that has notbeen discussed• Ask about next steps and a likely timeline• Smile• Shake hands• Don’t forget to thank the interviewer
    19. 19. 19What you shouldn’t do• Ask about salary, benefits, work hours, parking, etc.• Take credit for tasks you didn’t do• Not taking credit for things you did do• Stumble over your words or ramble on aboutirrelevant details• Be negative in any way
    20. 20. 20The follow-up• Call your recruiter if applicable• Continue to sell yourself• Send a thank you note or email
    21. 21. 21Putting it all together• Prepare yourself by researching andunderstanding the company and yourself• Practice often• Give yourself the chance to put your bestfoot forward• Be sure to follow-up in an appropriate way
    22. 22. 22Question + Answer
    23. 23. 23Visit us on Facebook:facebook.com/adecco

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