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Preparing for the Interview

In this presentation, Shanna Kurpe shares tips to help students prepare for interviews for creative jobs, such as web design, web development and marketing positions.

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Preparing for the Interview

  1. 1. Interview Tips Presented by Shanna Kurpe
  2. 2. AgendaTips for Landing an Interview with an AgencySix Ways to Prepare for the InterviewBest Practices During the InterviewFollow-Up Best Practices
  3. 3. Tips for Landing anInterview with an Agency Network. Network. Network. Know the Agency Needs Use Keywords from the Job Post in Your Resume Stand Out in Your Delivery Call and/or Walk-In
  4. 4. How to Prepare for the Interview
  5. 5. #1 - Research the CompanyVisit the Company WebsiteGoogle Key ExecutivesRead Recent News ArticlesReview Primary Clientele
  6. 6. #2 - Prepare Intelligent Questions Don’t Ask Something You Can Learn Online Ask Open-Ended Questions Wait to Ask About Salary and Benefits Focus on Your Role, Company Culture and the Future Sample Questions Might Include: Why are You Hiring for this Position? What are the Opportunities for Growth and Learning? How does Your Company Show its Value of Employees? What are the Company’s Goals for the Next 5 Years and How Might I Fit in?
  7. 7. #3 - Write Down YourKey Accomplishments Align with the Hiring Company’s Business Needs Focus on Achievements, Not Responsibilities Be Specific Talk Process and Outcomes If Your Have a Shortage of Accomplishments, Focus on Your Passion
  8. 8. #4 - Practice Your Responses Anticipate What the Employer will Ask Give Your Responses to a Mirror Possible Interview Questions: Tell Me About Your Past Experience What Are Your Hopes and Goals for the Future? Describe a Time When You Were Presented with a Challenge and Explain How You Overcame that Challenge Please Share and Explain Your Portfolio
  9. 9. #5 - Map Your RouteKnow Where You’re Going Street Address Suite Number FloorDrive the Route Ahead of TimeArrive 15 Minutes EarlyHave Phone Number on Hand
  10. 10. #6 - Select an Appropriate Outfit Dress the Part Professional Attire Creative Style Pressed and Clean Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Pick it Out the Night Before Groom Yourself
  11. 11. During the InterviewSmile, and Show EnthusiasmGreet Everyone Professionally - Firm Handshake, Eye ContactStand Tall, and Be ConfidentRemain Positive - Even When Talking About Something Negative
  12. 12. The Follow UpSend an Immediate EmailThank YouAlways Send a Hand-Written Thank You NotePlace a Call a Few DaysAfter the Interview
  13. 13. Questions??
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