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How to Interview


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How to Interview Presentation for Teens--part of the SE PA Virtual Career Fair

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How to Interview

  1. 1. How to Interview SE PA Virtual Career Fair 2010 Sponsored by the Regional Career Education Partnerships of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton Counties All Rights Reserved, 2010
  2. 3. Sharon J. Scheirer , SPHR, MEd Director of Recruitment at St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network
  3. 4. Rachel Magargal , Recruitment Specialist, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network
  4. 5. Network, Network, Network <ul><li>What is networking? </li></ul>
  5. 6. Network, Network, Network <ul><li>net·work [net-wurk] –noun </li></ul><ul><li>1. an association of individuals having a common interest, formed to provide mutual assistance, helpful information, or the like: a network of recent college graduates. –verb (used without object) </li></ul><ul><li>2. to cultivate people who can be helpful to one professionally, esp. in finding employment or moving to a higher position: His business lunches were taken up with networking. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Network, Network, Network <ul><li>Start building your “Contacts” list now </li></ul>
  7. 8. Network, Network, Network <ul><li>Start building your “Contacts” list now </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch </li></ul>
  8. 9. Network, Network, Network <ul><li>Start building your “Contacts” list now </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch </li></ul><ul><li>Read local newspapers </li></ul>
  9. 10. Network, Network, Network <ul><li>Start building your “Contacts” list now </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch </li></ul><ul><li>Read local newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your parents’ friends, neighbors-anyone who will listen </li></ul>
  10. 11. Get Ready, Get Set, GO! <ul><li>Apply in person or on-line? </li></ul><ul><li>Send resume and cover letter via snail mail or email? </li></ul><ul><li>Follow all instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Proofread online applications, resumes and cover letters: NO TYPOS </li></ul><ul><li>If unsure, ask! </li></ul>
  11. 12. First Impressions Count!
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  13. 14. What’s Required: Pre-Interview <ul><li>Research the company and position </li></ul><ul><li>Write down a couple of good questions to ask at the interview </li></ul><ul><li>Have extra copies of your resume and references </li></ul><ul><li>Working papers needed? </li></ul>
  14. 15. What’s Required: Pre-Interview <ul><li>Do an honest assessment of your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Develop your own personal “commercial” </li></ul><ul><li>Practice, practice, practice </li></ul><ul><li>Be enthusiastic and “up” </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your time so you are early, but not too early </li></ul>
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  32. 33. Sample Interview Questions <ul><li>Warm Up: </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you interested in this position/this organization? </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation Based: </li></ul><ul><li>What career direction are you heading in? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you come to that decision? </li></ul>
  33. 34. Sample Interview Questions <ul><li>Job Performance: </li></ul><ul><li>What are your strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>What areas do you have room for improvement? </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioral Based: </li></ul><ul><li>Give me an example of a time when…? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you do if…? </li></ul>
  34. 35. How to Answer <ul><li>Think before you answer </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you are answering the question that was asked </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give too much information </li></ul><ul><li>It is o.k. to ask for a question to be repeated or rephrased </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Contact! </li></ul>
  35. 36. Leave a Lasting Impression <ul><li>Come prepared with some questions about the organization/position </li></ul><ul><li>Find out when and how you will be hearing about the position status. </li></ul>
  36. 37. A little humor…
  37. 38. Follow-up <ul><ul><li>Please complete post-webinar survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit our follow-up wiki: / </li></ul></ul>