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Interviewing Techniques

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Interviewing Techniques

  1. 1. Interviewing Techniques
  2. 2. Know the Company <ul><ul><li>Get a perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of the company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research is vital </li></ul>
  3. 3. Know the Company <ul><ul><li>Find out about recent activities or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>accomplishments </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Know the Company <ul><li>Become </li></ul><ul><li>familiar </li></ul><ul><li>with the </li></ul><ul><li>products or </li></ul><ul><li>services </li></ul><ul><li>they provide </li></ul>
  5. 5. Know the Company <ul><ul><li>Read the mission statement </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Online Company Research <ul><li>Navigate to the “About Us” or “Company History” link </li></ul><ul><li>Memorize or jot down important information to mention or ask about. </li></ul>Get to the company website
  7. 7. Job Description <ul><ul><li>Match your skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to their job description and be prepared to tell why you would be the perfect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ fit” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for the job. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Up to Date Information <ul><ul><li>Look for blogs or group discussion about the company. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Being able to quickly respond to the interviewer’s questions will get you noticed! </li></ul></ul>Practice Practice Practice
  10. 10. Commonly asked Interview Questions <ul><ul><ul><li>Why did you leave your last job? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What job have you held that was most gratifying? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How can you help my company become more profitable? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How would you handle multiple tasks? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Describe your ability to solve problems. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Describe a situation where you used your problem solving skills. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What can you bring to this position that other candidates cannot? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What would your previous managers/associates tell us about your attention to detail? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Commonly Asked Interview Questions (con’t) <ul><ul><ul><li>Do you have past experience meeting aggressive deadlines? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do you work well under pressure? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can you make important decisions on your own with confidence? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do you deal with change in the workplace? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do you keep your current skill set up to date? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are you currently attending any classes or do you plan to do so? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me about the most significant on-the-job accomplishment. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do you deal with change in the workplace? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Commonly Asked Interview Questions (con’t) <ul><ul><ul><li>How do you handle constructive criticism? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are your top strengths/weaknesses? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where do you see yourself in the next five years/ten years? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why did you choose your current/previous job? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What would be your ideal job? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me about your work ethic. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are you involved in any community activities or professional affiliations? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What one word best describes you? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do you do for fun? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why did you leave your last job? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why have you held so many jobs? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Commonly Asked Interview Questions (con’t) <ul><ul><li>Management questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Describe your management style. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have you ever hired someone? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What qualities where you looking for? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have you directly managed people? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How many? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How would you deal with difficult employees? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Define “leadership”. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How would you rate your leadership skills? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me about a critical decision you made without supervision </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Was there a good outcome to your decision? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Ace the Interview! <ul><li>I hope these techniques will help you get the career you want! </li></ul>

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