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Job InterviewsLecture 9.4University of AlbertaALES 204Nancy Bray                        1
HousekeepingiClicker funny business and clarification                                            2
iClickers You can miss 3 lectures without penalty. You can be late once without penalty. After that if you are late and mi...
Lecture Outline1. Before the job interview2. At the job interview3. After the job interview                              4
1. Before the interview                          5
Know yourself        Your strengths   Their needs     Education     Experience     Qualifications     “Fit”               ...
Example: conservation officer                                7
Example: conservation officer                                8
Know yourself                9
P.A.R.questions            10
Practice Write a P.A.R. script from one of your accomplishment statements                                                 ...
Know the organizationResearch the organization                            12
Researching the organizationOrganization structureType of product/service offeredCustomer base and target marketCompetitio...
Dress the part                 14
Before theinterview             15
2. At the Interview                      16
Types ofinterviews             17
Phases of aninterview               18
TheIntroduction               19
The Interviewer’s QuestionsMaintain eye contactWatch your body languageWatch the tone and pitch of your voiceKeep your ans...
Interview Questions and Answers                              21
Typical themes in questionsCan you do the job?Will you do the job?Will you fit in?                              22
5 Types of Questions1. Directives2. Non-directive3. Hypothetical4. Behaviour Descriptive5. Stress                         ...
Top 10 Interview Questions1. What is your greatest strength?2. What is your greatest weakness?3. How do you handle stress ...
1. What is your greatest strength?                                 25
2. What is your greatestweakness?                           26
3. How do you handle stress?                               27
4. Describe a difficult worksituation                               28
5. How do you evaluate success?                              29
6. Why are your leaving or haveleft a job?                                  30
7. What do you want this job?                                31
8. Why should we hire you?                             32
9. What are your goals for thefuture?                                 33
10. Tell me about yourself                             34
Your QuestionsShould demonstrate your commitment, your long term goals, yourwillingness to learn, your flexibility and sel...
Sample questions for you to askWhat skills are considered the most important for success in theposition I’m applying for?W...
ClosingAsk the interviewer if there is any more info requiredRestate your qualifications and how they would benefit theorg...
Negotiating pay                  38
Negotiating Pay - During theInterview Interviewee should not bring up pay during an interview. Wait until you are offered ...
Negotiating Pay - After theInterview                              40
Reasons that you didn’t get thejob                                  41
Take awayPrepare, prepare, prepare!Practice, practice, practice!                                42
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  1. 1. Job InterviewsLecture 9.4University of AlbertaALES 204Nancy Bray 1
  2. 2. HousekeepingiClicker funny business and clarification 2
  3. 3. iClickers You can miss 3 lectures without penalty. You can be late once without penalty. After that if you are late and missed the question, you must come to me after class to explain your lateness. Be prepared to show me the notes you took during class. The number of questions that you answer will count towards the grade. Giving your iClicker to someone else to answer for you is academic fraud. You and the person who takes your iClicker face an investigation. If you think your iClicker is not working, please come to sign in after class. Be prepared to show me the notes you took during class. 3
  4. 4. Lecture Outline1. Before the job interview2. At the job interview3. After the job interview 4
  5. 5. 1. Before the interview 5
  6. 6. Know yourself Your strengths Their needs Education Experience Qualifications “Fit” 6
  7. 7. Example: conservation officer 7
  8. 8. Example: conservation officer 8
  9. 9. Know yourself 9
  10. 10. P.A.R.questions 10
  11. 11. Practice Write a P.A.R. script from one of your accomplishment statements 11
  12. 12. Know the organizationResearch the organization 12
  13. 13. Researching the organizationOrganization structureType of product/service offeredCustomer base and target marketCompetitionInterview process and notificationRecruiting team and selection processDress codeOrganizational culture / valuesTraining and development mandatePromotional opportunitiesFuture goalsTrends in the industry 13
  14. 14. Dress the part 14
  15. 15. Before theinterview 15
  16. 16. 2. At the Interview 16
  17. 17. Types ofinterviews 17
  18. 18. Phases of aninterview 18
  19. 19. TheIntroduction 19
  20. 20. The Interviewer’s QuestionsMaintain eye contactWatch your body languageWatch the tone and pitch of your voiceKeep your answers focusedGive examples to support your answersAsk if your answer was clear 20
  21. 21. Interview Questions and Answers 21
  22. 22. Typical themes in questionsCan you do the job?Will you do the job?Will you fit in? 22
  23. 23. 5 Types of Questions1. Directives2. Non-directive3. Hypothetical4. Behaviour Descriptive5. Stress 23
  24. 24. Top 10 Interview Questions1. What is your greatest strength?2. What is your greatest weakness?3. How do you handle stress and pressure?4. Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it.5. How do you evaluate success?6. Why are you leaving or have left your job?7. Why do you want this job?8. Why should we hire you?9. What are your goals for the future?10.Tell me about yourself. 24
  25. 25. 1. What is your greatest strength? 25
  26. 26. 2. What is your greatestweakness? 26
  27. 27. 3. How do you handle stress? 27
  28. 28. 4. Describe a difficult worksituation 28
  29. 29. 5. How do you evaluate success? 29
  30. 30. 6. Why are your leaving or haveleft a job? 30
  31. 31. 7. What do you want this job? 31
  32. 32. 8. Why should we hire you? 32
  33. 33. 9. What are your goals for thefuture? 33
  34. 34. 10. Tell me about yourself 34
  35. 35. Your QuestionsShould demonstrate your commitment, your long term goals, yourwillingness to learn, your flexibility and self-worthPrepare a number of key questions before the interview 35
  36. 36. Sample questions for you to askWhat skills are considered the most important for success in theposition I’m applying for?What is the most urgent or difficult part of the job?Tell me more about how this job fits into the big picture.Describe the type of person who does best in the organization.What style of management does this organization prefer?What are the next steps in the job application process?When would you like the ideal applicant to start? 36
  37. 37. ClosingAsk the interviewer if there is any more info requiredRestate your qualifications and how they would benefit theorganizationReaffirm your interest in working for the organization and in the jobState when you would be available to startAsk when the decision will be madeThank the interviewer for their timeSend thank you letter to interviewer within 48 hours. (Not togovernment jobs) 37
  38. 38. Negotiating pay 38
  39. 39. Negotiating Pay - During theInterview Interviewee should not bring up pay during an interview. Wait until you are offered the job. Interviewer may ask however: What do you think you are worth to us? We offer X for this position. Does that fit with your expectations? We have had other candidates who will accept $X. Will you? Back up your expected salary range with research from other organizations and tie it to your qualifications 39
  40. 40. Negotiating Pay - After theInterview 40
  41. 41. Reasons that you didn’t get thejob 41
  42. 42. Take awayPrepare, prepare, prepare!Practice, practice, practice! 42

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