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Interviewing Skills For Today’S Business World


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Interviewing Skills For Today’S Business World

  1. 1. Interviewing To Win Presented by Constance Hoffman
  2. 2. About Social and Business Graces <ul><li>Individual and Group Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business and Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dining Etiquette </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Branding </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Today’s Discussion <ul><ul><li>Communication Skills and Listening Techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct Introductions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Impressions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Non-Verbal Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handling the Common Interview Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asking the Correct Questions during an Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Interviewing Mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone Interviewing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appearance is Everything </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What to do After an Interview </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Social and Business Graces <ul><ul><li>Looking for a job is hugely stressful. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To get hired, you must become proficient at the job interview process. This takes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> practice, so attend as many job interviews as possible. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using a prepared script, phone companies to ask for interviews. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipate the questions you will be asked at an interview, and prepare credible, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> compelling responses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers want people who can do the work, don’t want too much pay and are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not risky. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your likeability is more important than your job qualifications. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask the interviewer questions that elicit information you really need about the job. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagine yourself in the interviewer’s chair to gain a clear perspective on what </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> attributes they seek. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t think that a job interview is a conversation between equals. First, you have to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> prove yourself. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t shoot yourself in the foot at the end of the interview by asking the interviewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> if they would like to know more about you. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Can You Hear Me Now? <ul><ul><li>LISTENING & COMMUNICATION SKILLS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Body language/Mannerisms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Being a quiet listener </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Let’s Talk About it <ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proper means to communicate using your voice, as well as, your non-verbal skills. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Let’s Talk About It <ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proper greetings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Handshakes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mis-introductions </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Reading a Interviewer <ul><li>Positive Signals </li></ul><ul><li>Negative Signals </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions Interviewers Ask <ul><ul><li>“ Tell me about yourself and your last few jobs.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ What was the most difficult part of your last two jobs?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ What is your management style?” or What is your work style? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ What do people like most about you? What do they like least?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Why did you leave your last position?” </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Questions Interviewers Ask cont. <ul><ul><li>“ You stayed short periods of time in your last three jobs. What’s wrong?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Where do you see yourself five years from now? Or, how does this job fit into your career goals? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ What kind of money would you like to earn? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Questions You Should Ask <ul><ul><li>“ How long have you been here?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Are there any internal candidates?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ What is the most difficult part of the job?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Based on our interview, do you have any concerns about my ability to do the job? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Why do you want to hire me? What did I demonstrate to you that the other candidates didn’t?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Why have people in the past failed to do well at this job?” </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Common Mistakes <ul><li>Have “poor body language or didn’t look the interviewer </li></ul><ul><li>in the eye” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Forget this is a selling situation…and don’t ask for the job” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Think that interviewing is a ‘two-way street’” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Don’t know what they’re really selling to an employer” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Don’t understand or think about what the employer is asking from the employer’s point of view” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Adopt an ‘I think great on my feet’ attitude” </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Set Up </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>What you need </li></ul>Telephone Interviews
  14. 14. Dress for Success <ul><li>Attire & Appearances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jewelry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perfume </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Follow Up <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct Supplies </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Questions
  17. 17. How to Reach <ul><li>Constance Hoffman </li></ul><ul><li>310-210-6103 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>For Daily Tips on Twitter/ Manners4Today </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>