Tips for Successful Interviewing
The Job Search
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Study the duties and the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for each
position.
Review t...
Communication Tools

•Preparing

for the Interview Communication Tools

•Completing
•Prepare

the Application

all Documen...
Completing the Application
 complete the state application without

being too wordy.
 Application form is available on t...
Interview DO’s
 Dress suitably
 Personal

for the industry.

grooming and cleanliness should be perfect.

 Know

the ex...
Continues….
 Maintain good eye contact
 Sit

during the interview.

still in your seat.

 Respond to questions and back...
 Treat

the interview sincerely and show interest in the
employer

 Watch the manner

of your voice.

 Answer

the ques...
Softly Toot Your Own Horn!

 Display

silent confidence.

 Organize
 apply
 Think

your thoughts

your knowledge, skil...
Interview Don’ts
 Don’ t

make excuses.

 Take responsibility

for your decisions and your actions.

 Don’ t

make nega...
What about Answering Questions?
Your

points must be understandable, appropriate
And Adequate.

To enable the interviewe...
Be Prepared for Behavior-based Questions!
 Describe a time when you were faced with

problems or stresses at work that te...
YOUR KEYS TO RESPONDING
•Be

specific, not general or vague!

•Don’t

describe how you would behave. Describe
how you did ...
After the interview….
politely

thank the interviewer(s) for the
opportunity to interview with the agency.

Extend

a ha...
CONTACT
www.joburban.com
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Job interview tips

  1. 1. Tips for Successful Interviewing
  2. 2. The Job Search       Study the duties and the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for each position. Review the value of what you have to offer to each position and the organization. How does your experience apply to what is required for the job? How do you interact with others? Become familiar with the organization so you can demonstrate how and why you will be an effective employee. Know your credentials and limitations. Wanting a job does not necessarily mean you’ re qualified for it.
  3. 3. Communication Tools •Preparing for the Interview Communication Tools •Completing •Prepare the Application all Document •Grooming •Do’s and Don’t
  4. 4. Completing the Application  complete the state application without being too wordy.  Application form is available on the Intranet in the HR Forms file.  Make sure all information is accurate and captures what you have done in each job.  Document your qualifications.  The application deadline date is exactly that.
  5. 5. Interview DO’s  Dress suitably  Personal for the industry. grooming and cleanliness should be perfect.  Know the exact time and location of your interview. Arrive 10 minutes early.  Treat other people you encounter with politeness and respect..  Offer a firm handshake, make eye contact with interviewer.  Listen to be sure you understand your correct pronunciation. interviewer’ s name and the
  6. 6. Continues….  Maintain good eye contact  Sit during the interview. still in your seat.  Respond to questions and back up your statements about yourself with specific examples whenever possible.  Ask for clarification if you don’ t understand a question;  Use good quality  grammar and good pronunciation. speak “ yes” , not “ yeah.” Don’ t fill pauses with “ um,” uh” or “ ah” .
  7. 7.  Treat the interview sincerely and show interest in the employer  Watch the manner of your voice.  Answer the question and use professional experiences how you would react or respond to a given situation.  Make sure answers have a definite way.  Evaluate the interviewer  An interview and the organization. is a two-way process.
  8. 8. Softly Toot Your Own Horn!  Display silent confidence.  Organize  apply  Think your thoughts your knowledge, skills and abilities. globally! Relate “outside” experiences to demonstrate your experience.
  9. 9. Interview Don’ts  Don’ t make excuses.  Take responsibility for your decisions and your actions.  Don’ t make negative comments about previous employers or supervisors  Don’ t treat the interview casually,.  Don’ t give the impression you are only interested in salary.  Don’ t act as though you would take any job
  10. 10. What about Answering Questions? Your points must be understandable, appropriate And Adequate. To enable the interviewer are trying to say. To determine your to understand what you strengths for that particular job; and to have sufficient information to make a good decision.
  11. 11. Be Prepared for Behavior-based Questions!  Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses at work that tested your coping skills.  Give an example of a time when you had to be relatively quick in coming to a judgment.  Give me an example of an important goal you had to set and tell me about your progress in reaching that goal.  Give me an example of a problem you faced on the job, and tell me how you solved it.
  12. 12. YOUR KEYS TO RESPONDING •Be specific, not general or vague! •Don’t describe how you would behave. Describe how you did behave. If you later decided you should have behaved differently, explain this. •The interviewer will see that you learned something from experience.
  13. 13. After the interview…. politely thank the interviewer(s) for the opportunity to interview with the agency. Extend a handshake and show interest about the career opportunity. Consider following up with a thank you note or e-mail of appreciation to the interviewer(s) to further show your interest.
  14. 14. CONTACT www.joburban.com

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