CHAPTER 8 Interview
I had knee surgery on Friday. Say hi to Jen!!!
Finally! Your group project Click here  
Part of your group project is to interview a professional about the communication issue your group has identified within t...
Interview Agenda <ul><li>First:  Determine what you want to find out about the interviewee </li></ul><ul><li>Develop agend...
Opening <ul><li>Introduce yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Explain your purpose for interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce the...
Body: Types of questions <ul><li>Direct:  Explicit. Require specific examples </li></ul><ul><li>Open:  Less direct. Specif...
Closing <ul><li>Summarize </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Give the interviewee a chance to ask you ...
Role of the  Interviewee <ul><li>Answers questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asks for clarification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
In-Class Activity <ul><li>Meet your group and discuss what career path you want to explore together </li></ul><ul><li>Disc...
COMM107 – 1701 GROUPS
Bottoms, Major Burke, Rachel Leybengrub, Mark Chen, Sophie Smyth, Taylor Kramer, Kerry Dixon, Kara  Evans, Jace  House, Da...
COMM107 – 0801 GROUPS
Aragon, Amanda  Diaz, Stacy  Hunter, James Rumph, Ryan  Watson, Christopher  Isaac, Branden  Goodwin, Anae'  Cheng, Amy  K...
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Chapter 8: The Interview

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Source: Communication: A Social and Career Focus by Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin

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Chapter 8: The Interview

  1. 1. CHAPTER 8 Interview
  2. 2. I had knee surgery on Friday. Say hi to Jen!!!
  3. 3. Finally! Your group project Click here 
  4. 4. Part of your group project is to interview a professional about the communication issue your group has identified within that field EXAMPLE FIELD: Accounting COMMUNICATION ISSUE: Accountants communicate with numbers, but when they are relaying that information to businesses and organizations, they need to translate those numbers into words. PROFESSIONAL: Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers INTERVIEW: Read on…
  5. 5. Interview Agenda <ul><li>First: Determine what you want to find out about the interviewee </li></ul><ul><li>Develop agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opening </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Body (Questions) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Closing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Opening <ul><li>Introduce yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Explain your purpose for interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce the communication issue you have identified </li></ul><ul><li>And don’t forget to </li></ul><ul><li>dress to impress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(in appropriate business attire) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Body: Types of questions <ul><li>Direct: Explicit. Require specific examples </li></ul><ul><li>Open: Less direct. Specify only the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Closed: Provide alternatives and limit your response. Probe for opinions on opposite ends of a spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Bipolar: Require yes or no responses </li></ul><ul><li>Leading: Encourage a specific answer </li></ul><ul><li>Yes-response: Urges the interviewee to agree </li></ul><ul><li>Loaded: Elicit emotional response </li></ul><ul><li>Mirror: Ask interviewee to reflect on what has been said </li></ul><ul><li>Probes: Used to elicit a more detailed response </li></ul>
  8. 8. Closing <ul><li>Summarize </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Give the interviewee a chance to ask you questions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Role of the Interviewee <ul><li>Answers questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asks for clarification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restates question in the answer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actually answers question ( Remember Miss South Carolina? ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answers one question at a time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turns negative questions into positive answers </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. In-Class Activity <ul><li>Meet your group and discuss what career path you want to explore together </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss communication issues in that career but… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember our drawing activity. Brainstorm. Let ideas flow. Get to know each other. Have fun first in order to get down to business later. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>100-word blog post on the career path and communication issue of choice due at the beginning of Wednesday class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One per group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember requirements for all blog posts (link, title, label, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WEDNESDAY’S class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest speaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups will meet to brainstorm on potential interviewees and come up with questions for their interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FRIDAY’S class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Midterm review CHECK THE BLOG TONIGHT </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. COMM107 – 1701 GROUPS
  12. 12. Bottoms, Major Burke, Rachel Leybengrub, Mark Chen, Sophie Smyth, Taylor Kramer, Kerry Dixon, Kara Evans, Jace House, Darren Kelley, Quinn King, Michael Scott, Rob Wong, Ada Lee, Grace Bridges, Emily Ellis, Colm Yanus, Michael Cloud, Natasha Badami, Anupama Mehta, Ambi Sless, Thomas Wang, Geoffrey Zheng, Margaret Cho, Christy
  13. 13. COMM107 – 0801 GROUPS
  14. 14. Aragon, Amanda Diaz, Stacy Hunter, James Rumph, Ryan Watson, Christopher Isaac, Branden Goodwin, Anae' Cheng, Amy Kobylski, Katherine Truong, Melissa Litz, Aaron Gilmartin, Hollyann Nguyen, Kaylie Pearson, Sydney Laroche, Danielle Kostreski, Caroline Miller, Talya Tremaglio, Alison Sills, Kylee Zell, Laura McGuire, Gavin Yanushevsky, Camilla Rice, Terrence Solomon, Nathan

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