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  1. 1. The job Interview<br />Business Education<br />
  2. 2. Definition of Job Interview<br />A somewhat formaldiscussion between two parties in which information is exchanged. For a business looking to fill an openjobposition, an employee might interview potential candidates to gain a better understanding of their backgrounds, qualifications and skills.<br />
  3. 3. 10 Attitude Strikeouts …<br />Doesn’t ask questions  <br />Condemnation of past employer  <br />Inability to take criticism  <br />Poor personal appearance <br />Indecisive, cynical, lazy <br />
  4. 4. Overbearing, over aggressive, “know it all”  <br />Late to interview  <br />Failure to look at interviewer while interviewing <br />Unable to express self clearly <br />Overemphasis on money <br />
  5. 5. Interview Etiquette Before the Interview <br />Rehearse – Role Play<br />Your hair should be clean and combed. <br />Nails should <br /> be clean and <br /> trimmed. <br />
  6. 6. Plan Ahead <br />Research The Company<br />Turn off your cell phone or pager. <br />Don't assume that <br /> whoever greets <br /> you is the<br /> receptionist<br />
  7. 7. Dress For Success<br />Be conservative and err on the side of caution.  If the company does not have a dress code, remember that its better to overdress than under dress. <br />
  8. 8. Be Early - Prompt<br />Arrive at least 10 minutes before your interview.  The extra minutes will also give time to fill out any forms or applications that might be required. <br />
  9. 9. Be Prepared – Bring Portfolio and Resume<br />
  10. 10. Shake Hands – Address By Name<br />Make a positive and professional first impression by being assertive and giving a firm handshake to each interviewer and addressing each interviewer by name as he or she is introduced<br />
  11. 11. Make Eye Contact<br />
  12. 12. Be Positive<br />
  13. 13. Listen And Adapt<br />Reinforce your professionalism and your ability to communicate effectively by speaking clearly and avoiding "uhs", "you knows", and slang. <br />
  14. 14. Relate to Company Or Interviewer<br />
  15. 15. Ask Questions <br />Why is this position open?<br />
  16. 16. Sample Questions To Ask …<br />Now that we have talked about my qualifications, do you have any concerns about me fulfilling the responsibilities of this position?<br />As my direct report in this position, what are the three top priorities you would first like to see accomplished?<br />
  17. 17. 15 Rules To Ask Better Questions<br />Ask open-ended questions. <br />Keep it short. <br />Don’t Interrupt <br />Getting to Yes <br />Use Inclusive Language <br />Ask Questions the Interviewer Can Answer <br />
  18. 18. Avoid Questions that are Obvious or Easy to Determine <br />Avoid “Why” Questions <br />Avoid Asking Questions that Call for a Superlative <br />Avoid Leading or Loaded Questions <br />Avoid Veiled Threats <br />
  19. 19. Avoid Questions that Hint of Desperation<br />Avid asking Questions that Focus on What the Company Can Do for You <br />Don't Ask Questions that are irrelevant to the job or organization. <br />Relax and smile.<br />
  20. 20. Follow Up – Thank You!Send Thank You Letter<br />Thank You for your time Mr. Morgan<br />

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