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Head start interviews


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Head start interviews

  1. 1. Title of presentation Start Graduate Head 2013 Name of presenter INTERVIEWS Title of presenter School / Development CareerFaculty / Division Centre La Trobe University xx Month 201x 20 February CRICOS Provider 00115M
  2. 2. Interviews
  3. 3. Why an interview?An interview is used to find out:• Can you do the job? Do you have the skills, knowledge and experience appropriate for the role?• Will you do the job? What’s your motivation? Are you enthusiastic about the position and the organisation?• Will you fit in? Do you fit within the organisation’s culture and workplace environment?Click to edit Master text styles 3
  4. 4. Phone screening• Many organisations conduct a brief phone interview early in the selection process.• This can happen when you least expect it. If the timing is inconvenient let them know when would be more suitable.Click to edit Master text styles 4
  5. 5. Tips for phone interviews• Treat a phone interview as seriously as a face to face interview.• Ensure your phone is fully charged and that you have good reception.• Answer your phone in a professional manner.• Take the call in quiet place, free from interruptions.• Speak clearly and smile.• Have your resume and application handy but don’t be distracted by them.• Ensure that your voicemail message is professional.Click to edit Master text styles 5
  6. 6. Preparing for behavioural interviews• Review the selection criteria or key competencies required for the role; identify the key skills required.• Prepare examples. Think of examples from your recent past, draw on a range of experiences – study, placements, work, voluntary, sport/recreation.• Identify the STAR steps for each example• Be specific, describe what you did; don’t give vague statements, provide concrete examples that demonstrate your skills and abilities• Practice responding to questions. Become confident in using your examples. Click to edit Master text styles 6
  7. 7. Strategies to succeed at interviewResearch• the position (what questions are likely to be asked?)• the organisation (what attitudes & skills are valued?)• your background (what evidence can you provide?)• your motivation, experiences, skillsCommunication• summarise your key selling points• keep it simple and structuredBehaviour• Interpersonal skills (eye contact, body language)• Relax! (you should know the answers!) Click to edit Master text styles 7
  8. 8. Additional interview resources• → How to succeed at a job interview• Book a practice interview with a Careers Consultant•••• Youtube employer channels for interview tips e.g. to edit Master text styles 8
  9. 9. Wikijob – KPMG interviewsClick to edit Master text styles 9
  10. 10. Thank youContact Us:Bundoora: Level 1, Peribolos East 9479 @LTUcareers CRICOS Provider 00115M