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The key to interviewing

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  1. 1. Interviewing
  2. 2. Preparing for the interview <ul><li>Researching the company </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products/services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job duties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning your schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Dressing appropriately for the interview </li></ul><ul><li>Answering and asking questions in the interview </li></ul>
  3. 3. Interviewing Questions <ul><li>The more you know about the company and job, the more you can anticipate the questions </li></ul><ul><li>Employers often use a combination of traditional and behavioral interview questions </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that the job interview is the time to sell yourself to employers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sample Interview Questions <ul><li>Tell me about yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you leave your last job? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know about the company? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know about the job? </li></ul><ul><li>How well do you work with people? Do you prefer working alone or in teams? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you describe you form employer? </li></ul><ul><li>(Handout-50 Common Interview) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interview Do’s & Don’ts <ul><li>Don’ts </li></ul><ul><li>Have your phone on you </li></ul><ul><li>Move excessively </li></ul><ul><li>Be a distraction to your answers </li></ul><ul><li>Wear cologneperfume </li></ul><ul><li>Bad mouth your former employer </li></ul><ul><li>Do </li></ul><ul><li>Be early (5-10 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Relax </li></ul><ul><li>Dress professional (varies by job) </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest </li></ul><ul><li>Know how your experience relates to the job </li></ul>
  6. 6. Grooming and Dressing for Interview <ul><li>Dress </li></ul><ul><li>Jewelry </li></ul><ul><li>Shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Perfume </li></ul><ul><li>Make-up </li></ul><ul><li>Hair </li></ul><ul><li>Fingernails </li></ul><ul><li>Chewing Gum </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Hickies </li></ul><ul><li>Body Odor </li></ul><ul><li>Bad Breathe </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>(handout) </li></ul>