Top 10 Interviewing Blunders! Don’t prepare Dress inappropriately Poor communicationskills Cell phone goes off Talk too much Don’t talk enough Fuzzy facts Give the wrong answer Badmouthing pastemployers Forget to follow up
Prepare for the Interview Research the company Check the website and ask around Update your paperwork Most recent employment and education Bring several copies to the interview Anticipate and practice interview questions
Commonly Asked Job InterviewQuestions Why do you want to work for our company? What are your future career plans? Tell me something about yourself. Why did you choose this particular field of work? Describe a past work situation where youencountered a problem and describe how yousolved it.
Dress for Interview Success Attire is determined for the job for which you’reapplying General Dress Guidelines: Clean and well-pressed clothes Clean-shaven or neatly trimmed hair Conceal piercings and tattoos Subtle fragrances only Clean nails Don’t smoke prior or chew gum during Turn off your cell phone
Participate in Your Interview Be honest and give complete answers Be positive about yourselfand past experiences Avoid one or two word responses Give concrete examples Paraphrase the question to avoid misunderstanding Limit responses to 30 seconds Emphasize what you have to offer the company
Participate in Your Interview Respond positively to questions about weaknesses Use positive nonverbal communication Sit up and lean forward Make eye contact and smile Avoid crossed arms and legs Use head nods and attentive facial expressions Ask questions and show interest in the company Avoid questions about salary, benefits, and vacation Express thanks and find out when a decision will bemade