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What is the purpose of an
INTERVIEW?
 To select a person.
 To collect information.
 To counsel.
 To monitor performance.
 To exchange information.
 On-campus Interviews.
 Telephone Screening.
 Video Interviews.
 Interviews Over a Meal.
 The Site Visit/Second Interview.
Discuss the different types
of INTERVIEW.
 Job interviews: They are usually format and
structured.
 Information interviews: One person asks a list
of question.
 Persuasive interviews: The persuader asks
about the other person’s needs.
 Exit interviews: To understand why the person is
leaving the job.
 Evaluation interviews: It gives an employee
feedback in his or her performance.
 Counseling interviews: It is about personal
problem that are interfering with work
performance.
 Conflict-resolution interviews: To explore the
problems and attitude.
 Disciplinary interviews: To correct the behavior of
a employee.
 Termination interviews: A supervisor informs an
employee of the reason for the termination of the
latter’s job.
 Telephone interviews: It is not just a phone call,
but is a basic business instrument which has
proved to be very essential.
What are the expectation
of the EMPLOYER?
 Disposition.
 Career Objective.
 Subject Knowledge.
 General Knowledge.
 Communication Skills.
 Mental Agility.
 Consistency.
 Self-confidence.
How to make
preparation for an
INTERVIEW?
 Go through a Mock-Interview.
 Gather adequate inside information.
 Dress appropriately.
 Be prepared to ask questions.
 Memorize your resume.
 Be punctual.
 Relax.
 Typically consists of 2 – 3 rounds of
interviews
 Interviews last between 30 – 45 minutes
 Mix of general, behavioral, situation/case
questions
 If possible, wear a suit to the
interview.
 Belt and shoes should be same color.
 Avoid ties with elaborate patterns or too
many colors.
 A wedding ring and/or watch is generally the
only jewelry that should be worn.
 Head to Toe: Hair should be well groomed
and shoes should be polished.
 A suit or dress is preferable.
 Skirts should meet at the top of the knee or
longer.
 The amount of jewelry should be minimized.
 Make-up should be light.
 Avoid perfumes and scented powders.
3 IMPORTANT STAGES
3 STAGES:
• Before the
Interview
• During the
Interview
• After the Interview
 Research the job,
the organisation
 Have at least one
practice interview
 Practise answering
questions out loud
 Review your
application for the
job
 Arrive 15 minutes
early
 Wear appropriate
dress
 Visualise yourself
answering
questions
confidently
 Be comfortable
 Offer evidence of how
your experience fits
the job
 Emphasise the positive
aspects of your
experience and
personality
 2-3 minute answers
 Look at the
interviewers while you
are talking
 Clarify any vague
questions
 Ask questions
 Don’t negotiate salary
and conditions at the
interview
 Do not waffle
 Convey enthusiasm for
the job - pay attention
to the tone of your
voice
 Send a thank you
email - even if you
don’t get the job
 Assess how you
performed in the
interview:
 What went well?
 What did you not
do so well in?
 What?
 Why?
 How?
• What are you
currently doing?
• What skills and
experience do you
have that fit our
needs?
• What kind of person
are you?
• What subject have
you enjoyed most?
Why?
• What subject have
you enjoyed least
and why?
• What are your
strengths and
weaknesses?
• What have you
learned from your
previous work
experience?
• What questions
would you like to
ask us?
 Why do you want
this job?
 Why have you
chosen this career?
 Why did you choose
to study…?
 Why do you want to
work in this
organisation?
 Why do you believe
that you are the
right person for this
job?
 How will your skills
help you to do this
job to a high
standard?
 How do you cope in
stressful situations?
 How would you
solve the problem
of…?
 How would you
tackle this job?
 Be sure to arrive 10 to
15 minutes prior to
the start of the
interview
 Greet the interviewer
with a firm handshake
 Maintain good eye
contact and posture
 Make sure you are
energetic and
enthusiastic
 Speak clearly and
articulate
 Would you tell me about yourself?
 What is your greatest strength?
 What is your greatest weakness?
 Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
 What about this position do you find most
appealing?
 Why do you want to work for our company?
 Why should we hire you?
 Can you describe the most
valuable criticism you have
received and what you did
with it?
 Can you tell me about an
event that really challenged
you?
 Can you give me an example
of a project that required
attention to detail and how
you handled the details?
 Can you tell me about a
difficult person with whom
you have worked?
 Can you describe the
supervisor that you have
liked the least?
 What kind of training will I receive?
 What type of advancement opportunities are
available with your organization?
 What is your time table for the remainder of
the hiring process?
NOTE: Ask questions that demonstrate your
knowledge of their company!
 Arrive 10 minutes early
 Dress professionally – wear a business suit
 Focus & relax – Be Yourself!
 Develop a firm handshake
 Be confident, enthusiastic, truthful
 Allow interviewer to lead
 Expect the unexpected!
In order to convince an
employer to hire you,
you need to have a
focus.
Think of your goals,
interests, strengths,
and experiences. Be
able to discuss them.
“Tell Me About
Yourself”
Think about how you might
respond.
 Arrive ten
minutes early
unless they ask
you to arrive even
sooner for
paperwork.
 Be pleasant and
professional to
everyone!
 interview

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interview

  • 1.
  • 2. What is the purpose of an INTERVIEW?
  • 3.  To select a person.  To collect information.  To counsel.  To monitor performance.  To exchange information.
  • 4.  On-campus Interviews.  Telephone Screening.  Video Interviews.  Interviews Over a Meal.  The Site Visit/Second Interview.
  • 5. Discuss the different types of INTERVIEW.
  • 6.  Job interviews: They are usually format and structured.  Information interviews: One person asks a list of question.  Persuasive interviews: The persuader asks about the other person’s needs.  Exit interviews: To understand why the person is leaving the job.  Evaluation interviews: It gives an employee feedback in his or her performance.
  • 7.  Counseling interviews: It is about personal problem that are interfering with work performance.  Conflict-resolution interviews: To explore the problems and attitude.  Disciplinary interviews: To correct the behavior of a employee.  Termination interviews: A supervisor informs an employee of the reason for the termination of the latter’s job.  Telephone interviews: It is not just a phone call, but is a basic business instrument which has proved to be very essential.
  • 8. What are the expectation of the EMPLOYER?
  • 9.  Disposition.  Career Objective.  Subject Knowledge.  General Knowledge.  Communication Skills.  Mental Agility.  Consistency.  Self-confidence.
  • 10. How to make preparation for an INTERVIEW?
  • 11.  Go through a Mock-Interview.  Gather adequate inside information.  Dress appropriately.  Be prepared to ask questions.  Memorize your resume.  Be punctual.  Relax.
  • 12.  Typically consists of 2 – 3 rounds of interviews  Interviews last between 30 – 45 minutes  Mix of general, behavioral, situation/case questions
  • 13.
  • 14.  If possible, wear a suit to the interview.  Belt and shoes should be same color.  Avoid ties with elaborate patterns or too many colors.  A wedding ring and/or watch is generally the only jewelry that should be worn.  Head to Toe: Hair should be well groomed and shoes should be polished.
  • 15.
  • 16.  A suit or dress is preferable.  Skirts should meet at the top of the knee or longer.  The amount of jewelry should be minimized.  Make-up should be light.  Avoid perfumes and scented powders.
  • 17.
  • 19. 3 STAGES: • Before the Interview • During the Interview • After the Interview
  • 20.  Research the job, the organisation  Have at least one practice interview  Practise answering questions out loud  Review your application for the job  Arrive 15 minutes early  Wear appropriate dress  Visualise yourself answering questions confidently
  • 21.  Be comfortable  Offer evidence of how your experience fits the job  Emphasise the positive aspects of your experience and personality  2-3 minute answers  Look at the interviewers while you are talking  Clarify any vague questions  Ask questions  Don’t negotiate salary and conditions at the interview  Do not waffle  Convey enthusiasm for the job - pay attention to the tone of your voice
  • 22.  Send a thank you email - even if you don’t get the job  Assess how you performed in the interview:  What went well?  What did you not do so well in?
  • 24. • What are you currently doing? • What skills and experience do you have that fit our needs? • What kind of person are you? • What subject have you enjoyed most? Why? • What subject have you enjoyed least and why? • What are your strengths and weaknesses? • What have you learned from your previous work experience? • What questions would you like to ask us?
  • 25.  Why do you want this job?  Why have you chosen this career?  Why did you choose to study…?  Why do you want to work in this organisation?  Why do you believe that you are the right person for this job?
  • 26.  How will your skills help you to do this job to a high standard?  How do you cope in stressful situations?  How would you solve the problem of…?  How would you tackle this job?
  • 27.  Be sure to arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start of the interview  Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake  Maintain good eye contact and posture  Make sure you are energetic and enthusiastic  Speak clearly and articulate
  • 28.  Would you tell me about yourself?  What is your greatest strength?  What is your greatest weakness?  Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  What about this position do you find most appealing?  Why do you want to work for our company?  Why should we hire you?
  • 29.  Can you describe the most valuable criticism you have received and what you did with it?  Can you tell me about an event that really challenged you?  Can you give me an example of a project that required attention to detail and how you handled the details?  Can you tell me about a difficult person with whom you have worked?  Can you describe the supervisor that you have liked the least?
  • 30.  What kind of training will I receive?  What type of advancement opportunities are available with your organization?  What is your time table for the remainder of the hiring process? NOTE: Ask questions that demonstrate your knowledge of their company!
  • 31.  Arrive 10 minutes early  Dress professionally – wear a business suit  Focus & relax – Be Yourself!  Develop a firm handshake  Be confident, enthusiastic, truthful  Allow interviewer to lead  Expect the unexpected!
  • 32. In order to convince an employer to hire you, you need to have a focus. Think of your goals, interests, strengths, and experiences. Be able to discuss them.
  • 33. “Tell Me About Yourself” Think about how you might respond.
  • 34.  Arrive ten minutes early unless they ask you to arrive even sooner for paperwork.  Be pleasant and professional to everyone!