Interviewing skills

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Apr. 8, 2014

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Interviewing skills

  1. INTERVIEW it is Defined as conversation in which a person or a group (interviewers) draw out information from another person (interviewee).
  2. INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES These techniques can be classified into five different catogories  Before Arranging an Interview  Preparing for an Interview  Arriving for the Interview  During the Interview  After the Interview
  3. Before Arranging an Interview  Know yourself  Know the position a. study the job description b. research similar positions and gather average salary data  Know the company a. research the organization’s mission b. Products and growth rates of the company
  4. Preparing for an Interview  Schedule practice interview to polish your interviewing skills.  Rehearse answers to questions i.e. commonly asked.  Write down five to ten questions to ask the employer  Select what you will wear to an interview  Create a professional portfolio. It can include a. A copy of your transcript b. Certificates of awards and honors c. Certificates of awards and honors
  6. Arriving for the Interview  Arrive early, but not more than 15 minutes.  Leave your cell phone in the car.  Carry with you only what is absolutely essential for the interview.  Enter the interview with a positive, confident attitude, even if you are nervous  Treat everyone you meet in the office with respect.  Greet the interviewer by name and shake hands firmly.
  7. NERVOUSNESS SYMPTOMS •Tapping fingers on the table • Playing with hair •Nail biting •Constant chair movement and leg movement.
  8. During the Interview  Be honest and be yourself.  Answer all questions thoroughly and concisely.  Use specific examples to support your statements.  Maintain eye contact with the interviewer(s).  Sit with good posture.  Ask questions when the employer gives you the opportunity.  Before you leave, ask for a business card from each person in the interview
  9. After the Interview  Take a necessary feedback from the interviewer for the further improvement in the future.  Send a thank you note to the interviewer as soon as possible.  remind the employer of your unique qualifications and express your genuine interest in the position.
  10. Common Interview Questions  Tell me about yourself. a. Give a brief history of your educational background and related work/internship experiences b. State why you are qualified for the position.  Why are you interested in working for this company? a. Provide specific reasons for your interest . b. Demonstrate that you have done your research about the company.
  11. Common Interview Questions  Why should we hire you? a. Before going to an interview, review the job posting and determine what you have to offer that fits with the requirements. b. Summarize features and achievements that make you unique
  12. Common Interview Questions  What is your greatest strength? a. Before going to an interview, make a list of skills gained through past experiences b. If you are having trouble identifying your unique skills or strengths, ask supervisors or professors who know you well what they consider to be your greatest strengths. c. Mention positive features that an employer would value and be prepared to provide specific examples of how you demonstrate those.
  13. Analyse Yourself Bad things should come up with some good things
  14. Common Interview Questions  What is your greatest weakness? a. ask supervisors or professors who know you well what they consider to be your greatest weakness. b. Offer a weakness and discuss action you have taken to overcome it c. Do not reveal a weakness that would disqualify you for the position.