***Dress as you would if you wereemployed in the position which you are applying for
Before a Job Interview• Research about the company/ organization you are applying for• Familiarize yourself with the important information about the company• Be familiar with the job description of the position you are applying for
Job Description• qualifications• content and scope of job• duties and responsibilities• knowledge and skills required• working conditions• relationship with co-workers/ supervisors
Prepare a presentation folder• Resume/ Curriculum Vitae• Character References• Letters of Recommendation• Samples of your work/ portfolio
Before a Job Interview• Locate the correct place of the job interview• Familiarize yourself with the place (building, floor, room) of the interview
Before a Job Interview• Familiarize the route from your home to the place of interview• Anticipate the vehicular traffic you will encounter in going to the place of the interview
During a job interview• Be at the location at least 15 minutes before the scheduled interview• Upon arrival, inform the reception of your purpose• Smile!!!
During a job interview• Use the name/ title of the interviewer• Shake hands firmly• Wait to be asked to be seated
During a job interview• Maintain eye contact• Allow the interviewer to take the lead• Sit properly
During a job interview• Be positive• Ask when will you know about the results• Thank the interviewer and offer a hand shake
Common Inadequacies in a Job Interview (Peterson, 1997; Ayres et.al., 2001)1. communication Skills2. lack of response quality3. poor grammar ***These affect the hiring decisions
After the Job Interview• Send a letter of appreciation one/ two days after the interview >shows interest in the position >gives additional information regarding your qualifications
INTERVIEW “We believe that truthfulness,accuracy, honesty, and reason are essential to the integrity of communication.” –NCA Ethics Credo
Demonstrate Competencea. create a good first impressionb. speak with clarityc. demonstrate interest
Answering Interview Questions Effectively and Ethically1. Offer relevant answers2. Substantiate your claims with evidences3. Provide accurate answers4. Be positive
Ask questions Effectively and Ethically• Asking a questions shows your interest in the job: – provides insights to help you decide if you want this job – demonstrates communication skills – indirectly states your priorities, ambition, and level of commitment
Some Questions that you can ask>Could you describe further the responsibilities of the job?>What skills are most important for this job?>What type of person would be most successful in this position?
Dealing with illegal Questions1. Weigh the severity of the violation against your desire for the job2. Ask for clarification3. Be assertive4. Report the violation
Categories of Interview Questionsa. Qualificationsb. Characterc. Career Goalsd. Stress Questionse. Candid Questions
References:• Pearson, J. et al. (2008). Human Communication. (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw- Hill, Inc.• Eischen, C.W. and Eischen, L.A. (2007). Resume, Cover Letters, Networking, and Interviewing. (2nd ed.). USA: Thomson South- Western.