How to land the job you want

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How to land the job you want

  1. 1. How to Land the Job You Want: The Interview and Beyond Career Development Shawnee State University
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes  Preparing for the interview  During the interview  Following up after an interview
  3. 3. Preparing for the Interview  Your life online  Conduct extensive research  Practice, practice, practice
  4. 4. Your Life Online Facebook Twitter Other social media
  5. 5. Conducting Research Learn as much as you can about the job Research the company and its competition The internet is your best research tool
  6. 6. Practice, Practice, Practice Role play Speak clearly and not too fast Remain attentive and eager to listen
  7. 7. The Interview Look good and dress for the culture Bring your career portfolio Arrive early Don’t bring your cell phone Offer a firm handshake Use proper, comfortable posture Be aware of your body language
  8. 8. Sell Yourself Be enthusiastic Explain your qualifications Relate your experience Maintain a positive attitude Make good eye contact Ask questions
  9. 9. Common Interview Questions Tell me about yourself. What is your greatest weakness? What are your long-term goals? Why do you want to work for us? Why should I hire you? Do you have any questions?
  10. 10. What Employers Look For Your dependability Your experience Good communication skills Your knowledge of the company and job How well you get along with others If you project a positive image How well you handle challenges
  11. 11. Interview Tips Keep your answers brief, but thorough Use examples to illustrate your point Think before you speak Relate your answers to the job
  12. 12. Interview Tips Match your skills with the company’s needs Don’t volunteer information Don’t bring up compensation
  13. 13. The Closing: Ask Questions! When will you make a decision? Have I answered all your questions? May I call you in a few days? Stress that you want the job Thank the interviewer
  14. 14. Evaluate Your Interview
  15. 15. Following the Interview Send a formal thank-you note Re-iterate your qualifications Stress your enthusiasm Add ideas you may have forgotten Take notes on what worked, what didn’t
  16. 16. Contact Nikki Karabinis Acting Director, Career Development  nkarabinis@shawnee.edu
  17. 17. References Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers

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