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Tips and tricks of interviewing

  1. 1. Tips & Tricks of Interviewing!<br />MiKaylaSanocki<br />Leadership Development Coordinator<br />January 22nd, 2011<br />
  2. 2. LET’S GET MOVING!! <br /> - What is your favorite movie?- What is your least favorite subject in school?- What is your favorite pizza topping?- What do you like to do the most over the weekend?<br />
  3. 3. Types of Interviews <br />Phone<br />Behavioral<br />Formal<br />Dinner<br />Personal<br />
  4. 4. Where to Start?<br />Research<br />Up date resume <br />Dress<br />The Interview<br />Tips & Tricks<br />
  5. 5. Research<br />Find out about the Organization <br />Mission Statements?<br />Goals?<br />Main Purpose of Organization?<br />Ask around, see if anyone else you know has worked there<br />Write down questions that pertain <br />
  6. 6. Up Date Materials<br />Cards<br />Resumes (Extra copies)<br />References:<br />Give them a heads up<br />Current place of employment<br />Cover Letter<br />Portfolio<br />Any materials given to them earlier<br />
  7. 7. Dress for success<br />
  8. 8. Men<br />Dress Suit <br />Solid dress Shirt<br />Shoe color matches Belt color<br />Long dress socks match your pants<br />No pink or Crazy ties<br />Good Hygiene<br />Winter Time:<br />Professional coat<br />
  9. 9. Women<br />Classic Looks<br />No Bold Print<br />No revealing Clothes<br />No Jingly Bangles<br />Close toed shoes <br />No or low heel height<br />Tame jewelry<br /> Good Hygiene<br />Hair<br />4 B’s<br />Back, Butt, Breast, Belly<br />
  10. 10. The Interview <br />Be on Time<br />Arrive 15 Minutes Early<br />Eye Contact<br />Firm Handshake <br />Upbeat attitude<br />Confidence!<br />
  11. 11. During the Interview<br />Avoid Swiveling Chairs<br />Use hand gestures or keep hands in lap<br />Avoid any fidgeting<br />
  12. 12. Mirror Techniques<br />Voice<br />Formal vs. Casual<br />Hand gestures<br />Eye Contact<br />Proximity <br />Mirror the actions of the interviewer<br />
  13. 13. During the Interview<br />Ask Questions:<br />About the company<br />What’s a typical day like?<br />About the Interviewer<br />How did you come to work here?<br />When do you expect to have your decision made?<br />
  14. 14. After the Interview <br />FOLLOW UP!<br />Hand written thank you note within 24 hours<br />If you’re hired: Thank them again<br />If you’re not: Formally thank them for the opportunity & that you appreciate their time. <br />
  15. 15. Question Categories Typically asked by Employers<br />Background/Activities/Volunteer<br />Work Experience<br />Interests<br />Motivations<br />Work Relationships<br />Character<br />Knowledge<br />
  16. 16. Questions! <br />Tell me about Past Job experiences.<br />Tell me about your worst boss.<br />Never Bad Mouth Past Employers, Friends or Colleagues!<br />*Find a way to show what you have learned from the experience and share that with the interviewer<br />
  17. 17. Your Turn!<br />What are your BEST qualities?<br />What are your WORST qualities?<br />How do you handle DIFFICULT people?<br />How would other people DESCRIBE you?<br />How do you answer “Tell me about yourself?”<br />Take some time to think about the answers to these questions. Always show that you are willing to learn and adapt to situations around you. <br />
  18. 18. Tips<br />Take time to reflect on yourself<br />Practice key answers<br />Incorporate past experiences and examples<br />Say them out loud to build comfort<br />NOW is not the time to by MODEST<br />Be genuinely curious<br />
  19. 19. Tips<br />Questions should show a working knowledge of the company<br />Don’t get too personal<br />Don’t ask about compensation or benefits<br />Show enthusiasm for how you can contribute<br />Have business maturity<br />
  20. 20. On Campus Resources<br />Career Services<br />Interview Stream<br />In your own home:<br /><br />Or at career Services<br />Advisors<br />
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  22. 22. Questions?<br />