Interviewing Like a Pro

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  • And definitely NOT good ways to stand out.
  • Be smart about how you stand out. There are good ways to stand out…
  • You’re pitching a product…you…at a job fair. Know your product!
  • Interviewing Like a Pro

    1. 1. The Art of Interviewing First Impressions
    2. 2. Not this guy!
    3. 3. Be a SUPER candidate
    4. 4. START WITH THE BASICS
    5. 5. First ImpressionsHow long does it take to make an impression? Within thirty seconds people judge: economic level educational level social position level of sophistication ability to success By four minutes most have made decisions about: trustworthiness compassion reliability Intelligence Capability Humility Friendliness confidence
    6. 6. ABC’s of Image Appearance Wardrobe clothing accessories Grooming hair skin nails makeup fragrance breath (don’t chew gum)
    7. 7. ABC’s of Image Behavior Etiquette Phone/email Manners Introductions Handshakes Civility Respectful behavior Consideration of others Attitude Positive attitude Self-confidence Self-esteem
    8. 8. ABC’s of Image Communication VerbalSpeaking skills (avoid “Like” and “Um”) Grammar Vocabulary Presentation skills Nonverbal Posture Gestures Eye contact Facial expressions Listening skills Written Language Grammar Professionalism
    9. 9. Why is it so important to ask the right questions during a phone interview or during a face to face job interview?Because, as an applicant, the questions you ask may portray a positive light on your motivations for applying for the position, may even give the interviewer a goodimpression on your knowledge and skills - the questions you ask can increase your odds to get the job down the road.
    10. 10. 1. What are the challenges for this position? 2. What are the main skills necessary for this position?3. What are the personal strengths/traits required for making the difference in this position? 4. What are the department/organization’s goals? 5. How do you describe the learning curve for this position? 6. Where is the department located within company organizational structure? http://www.job-interview-site.com/phone- interview-questions-to-ask-during-a-phone- interview.html
    11. 11. If you Remember Nothing Else …Remember This! Be Prepared Smile Firm handshake Be Courteous Answer this question before you go in…“What is one thing you want them to remember about you during your interview?” Get there early, take time to relax

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