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Tips for Successful Job Interviewing: Other Interview Tips


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Other Interview Tips: Interview tips, interview etiquette and final words on performing to the best of your abilities are shared in this presentation.

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Tips for Successful Job Interviewing: Other Interview Tips

  1. 1. Human Resources Lunch and Learn Series Session 3: Other Interview Tips TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL JOB INTERVIEWING 1
  2. 2. Session 1: Preparation • Purpose of the interview • What to expect from the interview • How to put your best foot forward Session 2: Interview Questions • Types of Questions • Behavioral Interviewing Session 3: Interview Tips and Open Forum Potential for additional sessions based on your feedback. Human Resources 2 Tips for Successful Jobs Interviewing
  3. 3. 3 Session 3 Agenda Human Resources Other interview tips and open forum. • Competition Process • Interview Etiquette and Additional Tips • Open Forum
  4. 4. 4 Session 3 Cartoon Human Resources
  5. 5. • For Academic and Support Staff competitions, internal candidates are reviewed and considered first. You may have seen this wording on a Notice of Job Competition: Internal/External (Employees who are full-time internal candidates, as defined by the Support Staff Collective Agreement, will be given first consideration.) • If there are no qualified internal applicants, then hiring managers will then have access to screen external applicants. • Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted by the hiring manager. • Interviews, testing and reference checks will be conducted. NOTE: These steps are all managed by the hiring department • All applicants will be notified that the competition has been filled via email automatic message. 5 Competition Process Information Human Resources
  6. 6. 6 Interview Etiquette • Smile • Make eye contact • Firm handshake • Sound enthusiastic • Sound confident • Sit up straight Human Resources DOs DON’Ts • Be too nervous • Cross your arms in front of you (negative body language) • Mumble your answers • Be a low talker • Don’t lie or exaggerate
  7. 7. • Selection committees are used, so be prepared to speak to a small group. • Pay attention to visual cues… if the committee has put down their pens or are glancing at each other, it’s time to move on. • The interview starts from the minute you arrive at the office - be polite to everyone! • Be friendly to everyone, but not their friend – stay professional. 7 Interview Tips Human Resources
  8. 8. • Toward the end of an interview, most selection committees will ask if you have any questions. If you say no, as some applicants do, you’re turning down an opportunity to:  make a positive impression on the employer  decide if this job is a good fit for you  use the information to summarize why you’re the best candidate for the job 8 Human Resources Interview Tips (Continued)
  9. 9. 9 Human Resources Ask Questions • Do you have any questions for the hiring committee? • Be prepared. • Ask the right questions o Example "What are the long-term and short-term goals of the department?“ • When you ask thoughtful questions, you show the selection committee that you: o care enough to do your research o are very interested in the position o are confident and able to assert yourself appropriately
  10. 10. 10 Human Resources Feedback on Your Interview The purpose of feedback, is to fine-tune your interviewing skills for the next job you apply for. Pay Attention, Be Polite Listen carefully…and remember - don’t get defensive Use Your Learnings Next Time Around
  11. 11. 11 Human Resources Final Preparation Expect the unexpected…….. 1. Bring extra copies of your resume (just in case) 2. Plan for an early arrival 3. Double check your appearance (dress to impress!) 4. Have a list of references available 5. Bring your notes and a pen 6. Relax
  12. 12. 12 Human Resources After the Interview • Write down some notes on the questions asked and where you thought you did well or poorly. • Send a “thank you” e-mail to the interviewer(s). • If you don't get the job, consider calling the hiring manager for some feedback about the interview. • Don't get discouraged! Interviews are about both parties finding the right fit for the job. Doing better interviews is something that can be developed through preparation and practice.
  13. 13. 13 Human Resources It Is YOUR Interview as Well It’s a two way street – you are learning just as much about the team, department, and position, as much as the selection committee is learning about you. Ask about the position or department. You want to make sure that it is the right fit for both of you.
  14. 14. 14 Human Resources Open Forum Would you like to share any interview best practices, or interview stories? Do you have any other questions?