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Job interview

  1. 1. Group 7_ Tut 1 FB9 Nguyễn Kim Dung Huỳnh Hải Yến Lương Thị HữuNguyễn Đào Quỳnh Anh
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  3. 3. OutlineO IntroductionO Body Common problems Preparation The actual interview Post interviewO Conluclusion
  4. 4. A m utualexpl orationEmployers Youare looking for are looking forinformation to information todetermine if you determine if youcan do the job want to work for the company (positive from you, not bị động, so, think that: interview is a two way exploration, not come
  5. 5. Can not articulate Strengths & Weaknesses Fail to connect oneself to the job offeredLack knowledgeabout interview manners Lack informationCommon about company, job, employerProblems
  6. 6. CommonProblems – survey Jan 12th 2011:2,400 employers shared the most common mistakes candidates made during an interview Not providing specific answers – 35 % Not asking good questions – 32 %
  7. 7. Use cells Be arrogant 71% 66%Dress wrongly 69% Badmouth 63% Appear disinterested 69%
  8. 8. Three stages to interview 1 Preparation The actual interview 2 3 Post interview (follow up)
  10. 10. Company Position History The requirements Structure The competition CultureMission, objective, goals Salary rangeProduct lines & services Recent developments
  11. 11. O Assess yourself O Strengths/WeaknessesPreparation O Accomplishments/Achievement s O Qualifications/Skills O Academic Preparation O Values O Short/Long Term Goals Practice Practice Practice Review Practice your Consider conducting possible presentation & a mock interview in the Office of Career questions delivery Services
  12. 12. To show you’reExtra copies of your resume prepared and serious about getting References the job1 2 Copies of your transcript 3 What to 4 Supporting material bring along Pen and notepad 5
  13. 13. BE ON TIME!O10 minutes earlyO Drive to the locationof the interview a dayor so before →familiarize yourself withwhere you are going
  15. 15. Making a Good ImpressionO Make the First 10 Minutes Count→ Set the tone of the entire interview. Make sure that tone works to your advantage State everything as a positive & display genuine enthusiasm→ You’re interested, energetic and confident.O Interviewers evaluate you on your appearance communications skills attitude, enthusiasm technical knowledge knowledge about their company ability to do the job
  16. 16. oFirm handshakeO Eye contactO Smile, be friendlyO Actively listenO Obtain the interviewers name and use itO Establish rapport and show respectO Be aware of your posture and body languageO Sit straight upO Sit still in your seat, avoid fidgeting andslouching
  17. 17. O Think before answering questions; ask for clarification, if necessaryO Go straight to the pointO Link your skills, qualifications and experiences to the positionO Be specific —give results, specific examples whenever possibleO Use good grammar and good diction .O Say “yes”, not “yeah.” Don’t fill pauses with “um,” uh” or “ah”. Don’t punctuate sentences with “you know”, “like”, “see” or “okay”
  18. 18. GOL Rule The DENLoudly Clearly Slowly Speak
  19. 19. Use Power wordsO Use verbs in active tense , not passive tense.O Use verbs that convey power and action .O Use verbs to accurately describe what you have done on the job.O Use adjectives & adverbs sparingly, but when you use them, use them well.O Use nouns that are as specific and as descriptive as possible.O Use numbers whenever possible.O Never lie! It IS NOT worth it. It WILL catch up with you. you
  20. 20. O abate O communicate O doubledO abolish O completed O earnedO accelerate O computerized O eliminatedO accomplish O conceptualizedO achieve O conducted O emphasizedO actively participate O consolidated O enforcedO administer O contained O establishedO advance O contracted O evaluatedO advised O contributed O exceededO aggressively analyzed O controlledO apply O convinced O executedO assumed a key role O coordinated O exercisedO author O cost effectively created O expandedO automat O critiqued O expeditedO buid O cut O facilitatedO Hire O dealt effectivelyO coach O decreased O filledO co-developed O defined O focusedO codirected O delivered O formulatedO co-founded O designed O fosteredO collected O developed O foundedO co-managed O directed
  21. 21. O gained O profitably O motivated O scheduledO generated O project managedO O negotiated O O scoped out ground-breaking promotedO headed up O orchestrated O proposed O selectedO helped O organized O prospected O self-financedO identified O O protected O outmaneuvered set upO implemented O provided O overcame O solvedO improved O publishedO O oversaw O O staffed increased quadrupledO initiated O penetrated O ranked O streamlinedO innovated O performed O received O substitutedO instituted O O Recommended O permitted supervisedO instructed O recruited O persuaded O taughtO integrated O reducedO O planned O O tightened interviewed removedO introduced O played a key role O renegotiated O took the lead inO investigated O positioned O replaced O trainedO lectured O O researched O prepared tripledO led O resolved O presented O troubleshootedO leveraged O RestoredO O prevented O O turned around maintained restructuredO managed O produced O reversed O upgradedO marketed O satisfied O yielded
  22. 22. The Ten Most FrequentlyAsked Interview Questions 1. Why don’t you tell me about yourself? 2. Why should I hire you? 3. What are your major strengths? 4. What are your major weaknesses? 5. What sort of pay do you expect to receive? 6. How does your previous experience relate to the job we have here?
  23. 23. The Ten Most FrequentlyAsked Interview Questions 1. What are your plans for the future? 2. What will your former employers say about you? 3. Why are you looking for this sort of position, and why here? 4. Why don’t you tell me about your personal situation?
  24. 24. DiscussionFind the hidden meaning of interview questions
  25. 25. When the employer says… He/she is really asking…1. Tell me about yourself - What kind of person are you? - Are you going to fit into4. Why are you interested in this company? this job? - Are you just looking for any job or are you interested in this field?6. What are your strengths? - How well do you manage yourself? - How well do you manage your work with others?4. What are your - What should I be weaknesses? concerned about? - How would you like to5. Give me 2 reasons why I grow personally? should hire you - Are you confident? Can you sell yourself?
  26. 26. 1. TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF?O The interviewer wants you to: Highlight and summarize your background (education, training, experience) as it relates to the job.O The interviewer will learn:• how well you’ve matched yourself to the job.• how effectively you organize, summarize and anticipate what she/he needs to know about you.• how well you communicate.
  27. 27. Be Prepared for Behavior- based Questions!O Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses at work that tested your coping skills. What did you do?O Give an example of a time when you had to be relatively quick in coming to a decision.O Give me an example of an important goal you had to set and tell me about your progress in reaching that goal.O Give me an example of a problem you faced on the job, and tell me how you solved it.O Tell me about a situation in the past year in which you had to deal with a very upset customer or co- worker.
  28. 28. to RESPONSE wellO Be specific, not general or vague!O Don’t describe how you would behave. Describe how you DID behave. If you later decided you should have behaved differently, explain this → how well you learntO Present concrete examplesO Quantify your achievementsO Emphasize resultsO Link your experience to the job
  29. 29. P O I N TS TO R E M E M B E RO Be positiveO Be enthusiasticO Sell yourselfO Always keep in mind the interviewer’s needs and interestsO Show motivation to fit in, grow with the company and make a real contributionO Ask yourself: “What can I do for them and how can I be of value?” And most importantly, BE YOURSELF
  30. 30. Ask questions!→ Reinforce your interest in the job→ Decide if the position and company are a good fit for youO What will be my responsibilities?O Where will I fit into the overall organizational structure?O Who will I report to?O Who will report to me?O How experienced are they?O What level of performance do you expect from me?O Who are your customers?O Where is the company going? Upwards? Expansion plans?O What are the chances of advancement/promotion in this position? When?O Will travelling be required in this position?O Will relocation be required now or in the future?O What training do you provide?Not the kinds of question like: If I am hired, when will I start?
  31. 31. At the close of the interview…O Summarize your strengths that apply to the positionO Summarize what points you like about the position and the companyO Ask what the next step will be— timeline for making a decisionO Give a firm handshake and smileO Thank the interviewer First and last impressions count!
  33. 33. INTERVIEW DONT’S…O Don’t make negative comments about previous employers, company (or others).
  34. 34. INTERVIEW DONT’S…O Don’t treat the interview casually, as if you are just shopping around or doing the interview for practice.
  35. 35. INTERVIEW DONT’S…O Don’t give the impression you are only interested in salary.
  36. 36. INTERVIEW DONT’S…O Don’t chew gum or smell like smoke, drink.O Turn cell phone off & Don’t take cell phone calls during an interview
  38. 38. O Send a thank you letter—within 24 hrs → reiterate your interest in the company/position (Handwritten letters: more personal than email)O Review the interview → what to improve uponO Contact the interviewer within 10 - 14 days to inquire about the status of your application
  39. 39. Your NameYour AddressYour City, State, Zip CodeYour Phone NumberYour EmailDateNameTitleOrganizationAddressCity, State, Zip CodeDear Mr./Ms. Last Name:Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to me about the Senior Programmer Analyst positionwith XXX Company. I appreciate your time and consideration in interviewing me for this position.After speaking with you and the group, I believe that I would be a perfect candidate for this position, offering the quicklearning and adaptability that is needed for a diversified position.In addition to my enthusiasm for performing well, I would bring the technical and analytical skills necessary to get thejob done.I am very interested in working for you and look forward to hearing from you once the final decisions are maderegarding this position. Please feel free to contact me at anytime if further information is needed. My cell phonenumber is (555) 111-1111.Thank you again for your time and consideration.Sincerely,Your SignatureYour Typed Name
  40. 40. Other forms of interviewsI. Materials Groupinterview& Methods Panel interview Phone interview
  41. 41. Group interview O How you react O Whether you help or hinder the group to reach goal O How you take critism O Whether you take on leadership O How you plan & control the meeting O How good you’re at degelating tasks