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Winning Interviewing Skills

  1. 1. Marco A. García, PHR Outreach Coordinator (928) 329-0990 Ext. 173 mgarcia Opening Doors Between Job Seekers and Employers
  2. 2. Winning Interviewing Skills "...Chance favors the prepared mind". - Louis Pasteur.
  3. 3. Local Feedback <ul><li>“ I am quite often disappointed in what the job prospect is wearing or how they are acting during the interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the examples from female applicants are skirts that are too short, too much cleavage showing, or they wear tight cropped pants that would look great at the park but not for work.  </li></ul><ul><li>This distracts from what the applicant is trying to convey about themselves and subtracts from a great first impression. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, too much perfume or after-shave is a problem.  Chewing gum, slouching in the chair, face jewelry/pins or too many tattoos showing are also a problem for us”  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Local Feedback <ul><li>One question that comes up often is “what are your weaknesses”?   </li></ul><ul><li>Most people will say I’m often late, or I get mad easily. The best respondent will have a weakness that will likely look like a strength.  For example: “I sometimes don’t know how to say no when others ask for my help.”   </li></ul><ul><li>You must also let them know how you’re trying to change the behavior.  For example: “I’m working on not taking on more than I’m able to handle without having to work extra hours.”  I’m available to help, but I must also set limits. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Local Input Local Feedback <ul><li>“ I love thank you cards.  I hired nearly everyone who sent one to me. </li></ul><ul><li>A firm handshake is very important. </li></ul><ul><li>I've had people who wouldn't look me in the eye and that drove me crazy as well.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. TOP 9 TYPES OF INTERVIEW <ul><li>Screening: In Person or via Telephone Directed </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional (One-on-One) </li></ul><ul><li>Panel or Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioral (57%) </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch or Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Group (of applicants) </li></ul><ul><li>Audition (Working Interview) dental offices use this one; movie reviewers </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Informational </li></ul>
  7. 7. Goals of a job Interview <ul><li>Determine Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Competences </li></ul><ul><li>Assess Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Fit for/in environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of Company </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Determine Career Path </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Skills </li></ul>
  8. 8. Application, Resume, Cover Letter <ul><li>What does the recruiter do with these three pieces?? </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate Application </li></ul><ul><li>Passionate Cover Letter </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted Resume </li></ul>
  9. 9. Preparing for the interview <ul><li>Know where you are going so that you are on time </li></ul><ul><li>If it is on your resume-be ready to talk about it, like it happened yesterday-no matter how long ago it was. </li></ul><ul><li>Research the company </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse, do a mock interview </li></ul><ul><li>Review questions you may be asked </li></ul><ul><li>Review questions you could ask </li></ul>
  10. 10. Arriving <ul><li>Dress appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>Smile (try to be sincere about it) </li></ul><ul><li>Firm handshake as you make eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t bring the family… </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t bring your own drink… </li></ul><ul><li>Turn you phone off </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting down </li></ul>
  11. 11. After the interview… <ul><li>Ask for a business card of the interviewer (s) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask when you can expect to hear from him/her/them? </li></ul><ul><li>Ask if you can call on the date they mention. </li></ul><ul><li>Send a written Thank You note! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tips for “Thank you” note or letter <ul><li>Thank-you letters should express gratitude for the interview opportunity, particular attention or kindness shown to you, assistance provided, or other experience that provided a memorable occasion for you (other than the terror of the interview, of course!). </li></ul><ul><li>Reconfirm your interest in working for the company and indicate that you hope to hear positive news soon. </li></ul><ul><li>Just sending a thank-you letter creates a favorable impression, unless it is illegible, poorly spelled, or grammatically incorrect. </li></ul>
  13. 13. You can make your thank-you letter work harder than that: <ul><li>  If you feel you didn't provide a complete or totally correct answer to a question in the interview, you can use your letter to clarify your response or to show that you cared enough to seek more information.  </li></ul><ul><li>Don't attempt to clarify more than one or two points, or you could talk yourself out of a job! </li></ul><ul><li>Restate the contribution that you can make to the company. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Local One-Stop Center One-Stop Services in Yuma County <ul><li>Yuma Career </li></ul><ul><li>Center </li></ul><ul><li>3834 West 16 th Street </li></ul><ul><li>Yuma, AZ 85364 </li></ul><ul><li>(928) 329-0990 </li></ul><ul><li>(Fully ADA Compliant) </li></ul>Somerton Career Center 663 E. Main Street Suite 1 Somerton, AZ 85350 (928) 627-9396
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  17. 17. Contact Information <ul><li>Marco A. Garcia, PHR, CSP </li></ul><ul><li>Community Outreach Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Yuma Private Industry Council, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>(928) 329-0990 Ext. 173 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>