Interviewing Strategies & Skills
What is an ‘INTERVIEW’??
An Interview Is A Conversation Between Two Or More
People Where Questions Are Asked By The Interv...
Interview Process (3 Steps)
1. Preparation
Know yourself
 Be Able To Articulate YOUR
 Skills
 Values
 Interests
 Abilities
 Long Term Plans
 Be Able To Give E...
Know The Employer
 Research! Research! Research!
 Prepare To Demonstrate Your Knowledge Of The
Profession And The Compan...
Common Questions To Prepare
 Tell Me About Yourself.
 Why Do You Want This Job?
 How Did You Become Interested In This ...
Rehearse
 Practice
• Tape Recorder
• Mirror
• Video Camera
• Friends, Family
 Visualize The Interview
 No Memorized Ans...
Interview Process (3 Steps)
2. Presentation / The Actual Interview
Types Of Interview
 On Campus Interviews
 Screening Interviews
 On Site Interviews
 Second Round Interviews
 One On O...
First impressions
Men Women
Suit
Jacket
Pressed Shirt
No Beepers
Suit
Plain Jewelry
No Perfume
Hair Groomed
Different clothing types
 Professional Dress
Interview outfit
Daily clothing for professional office setting
 Business...
Women’s Professional
Women’s Business Casual
Women’s Casual
Men’s Professional
Men’s Business Casual
Men’s Casual
Hints
 Dress For The Position You Want, Not The Position You Have
 Men
 Wear A White T-shirt Under Dress Shirt
 Helps ...
Accessories
 Shoes
 Polished, Comfortable
 Socks/Hose
 Do Not Go Without Socks/Hose
 Belts
 If Have Belt Loops, Wear...
Day Of The Interview
 Fresh Shower, Well Groomed
 Leave Plenty Of Time For Mishaps
 Eat Prior To The Interview
 Avoid ...
The Interview
 Give A Firm But Gentle Handshake
When You Meet Your Interviewer(s)
 Sit When Invited To Do So
 Make Dire...
Verbal Communication
 Verbal Communication
 Show Genuine Interest In The Position
 Listen And Answer The Questions Aske...
Non-verbal Communication
 Appearance And Mannerisms Are Very Important – Think
Of Body Language And Facial
 Expressions
...
Mistakes To Avoid In An Interview
× Be late
× Fidget or look at your watch
× Argue
× Put anything on the interviewer’s des...
Tricky Questions
a.k.a..
Behavioral
Questions
Behavioral Interview Techniques
 S - Situation
 T - Task
 A - Action
 R - Result
STAR METHOD
Behavioral Interview Questions
 Give me an example of a problem you encountered & how you handled it?
 Give me an exampl...
Closing The Interview
• Ask Your Questions - Make Sure You Have Asked All Your
Prepared Questions About The Job, Company A...
Closing The Interview
• Find Out the Next Step - you need to know exactly what
happens next in the interview process - a s...
Interview Process (3 Steps)
3. Post-Interview / Follow Up
Most Importantly
 Remember to be yourself…
 Everyone is nervous…
 Be prepared
Hope You Learned Something
Worthwhile.. 
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Everyone of us is bound to go through an interview in our life and most of us are unable to make a good first impression during an interview. I have made this presentation to help the interviewees understand the basic rules and skills they should use for a successful interview.

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Interviewing Skills & Strategies

  1. 1. Interviewing Strategies & Skills
  2. 2. What is an ‘INTERVIEW’?? An Interview Is A Conversation Between Two Or More People Where Questions Are Asked By The Interviewer To Elicit Facts Or Statements From The Interviewee.
  3. 3. Interview Process (3 Steps) 1. Preparation
  4. 4. Know yourself  Be Able To Articulate YOUR  Skills  Values  Interests  Abilities  Long Term Plans  Be Able To Give Examples Of Them  Know Your Resume Inside Out  Use Common Sense
  5. 5. Know The Employer  Research! Research! Research!  Prepare To Demonstrate Your Knowledge Of The Profession And The Company  Prepare To Give Reasons For Your Interest In Working In That Profession/Company  Develop Questions In Advance To Ask About The Job/Organization
  6. 6. Common Questions To Prepare  Tell Me About Yourself.  Why Do You Want This Job?  How Did You Become Interested In This Field Of Work?  What Do You Have To Offer This Organization?  What Are Some Of Your Strengths And Weaknesses?  What Do You See Yourself Doing In Five Years?  How Do You Handle Stress And Pressure?  Why Are You Leaving Or Have Left Your Job?  Why Should We Hire You?  What Are Your Goals For The Future?
  7. 7. Rehearse  Practice • Tape Recorder • Mirror • Video Camera • Friends, Family  Visualize The Interview  No Memorized Answers • Just Concepts And Key “Buzz Words”
  8. 8. Interview Process (3 Steps) 2. Presentation / The Actual Interview
  9. 9. Types Of Interview  On Campus Interviews  Screening Interviews  On Site Interviews  Second Round Interviews  One On One  Panel Interviews  Group Interviews  Over A Meal
  10. 10. First impressions Men Women Suit Jacket Pressed Shirt No Beepers Suit Plain Jewelry No Perfume Hair Groomed
  11. 11. Different clothing types  Professional Dress Interview outfit Daily clothing for professional office setting  Business Casual Dress Dress down Fridays or casual office environment Career Fair  Casual Dress Company picnic Traveling for work
  12. 12. Women’s Professional
  13. 13. Women’s Business Casual
  14. 14. Women’s Casual
  15. 15. Men’s Professional
  16. 16. Men’s Business Casual
  17. 17. Men’s Casual
  18. 18. Hints  Dress For The Position You Want, Not The Position You Have  Men  Wear A White T-shirt Under Dress Shirt  Helps With Perspiration  Have Someone Help You Tie Your Tie  Women  Pull Hair Back  Go Easy On Make Up  One Ring Per Hand
  19. 19. Accessories  Shoes  Polished, Comfortable  Socks/Hose  Do Not Go Without Socks/Hose  Belts  If Have Belt Loops, Wear A Belt  Jewelry  Minimal  Purse/Attache Case
  20. 20. Day Of The Interview  Fresh Shower, Well Groomed  Leave Plenty Of Time For Mishaps  Eat Prior To The Interview  Avoid Too Much Caffeine And Sugar  Arrive Early  15Too Early Makes Interviewers Nervous  Minutes Ample Time  When Arriving A Business, Be Courteous To All Employees
  21. 21. The Interview  Give A Firm But Gentle Handshake When You Meet Your Interviewer(s)  Sit When Invited To Do So  Make Direct Eye Contact And Remember To Smile.  From The Moment You Meet, Your Communication With The Interviewer Forms Part Of The Decision-making As To Whether To Recruit You; In Fact Most Decisions Are Made Within The First Three Minutes! So, You Need To Be Aware Of Both Your Verbal And Non-verbal Communication Skills
  22. 22. Verbal Communication  Verbal Communication  Show Genuine Interest In The Position  Listen And Answer The Questions Asked  Never Argue A Point  If You Do Not Understand Or Hear A Question, Ask For It To Be Repeated  Do Not Interrupt
  23. 23. Non-verbal Communication  Appearance And Mannerisms Are Very Important – Think Of Body Language And Facial  Expressions  Put Your Feet Squarely On The Floor Or Cross Your Legs At The Ankle  Put Anything You Are Carrying On The Floor  Rest Your Hands In Your Lap  Nod Your Head To Show You Are Listening  Do Not Fidget  Be Serious But Do Not Forget To Smile
  24. 24. Mistakes To Avoid In An Interview × Be late × Fidget or look at your watch × Argue × Put anything on the interviewer’s desk × Say anything negative × Appear indifferent × Appear aggressive or act in a superior way – nobody likes this! × Show too much interest in money and holidays
  25. 25. Tricky Questions a.k.a.. Behavioral Questions
  26. 26. Behavioral Interview Techniques  S - Situation  T - Task  A - Action  R - Result STAR METHOD
  27. 27. Behavioral Interview Questions  Give me an example of a problem you encountered & how you handled it?  Give me an example of a time when you faced a lot of obstacles to achieving a goal…  Talk about a stressful situation you’ve experienced…  Tell me about a time when you’ve been a team player..  Tell me about a project or role that you’ve taken on that is outside your job description….  How have you handled situations in which you had to deal with something that you're not totally comfortable with?  How do you build your confidence?  Give me an example of how you’ve failed…  Tell me about a time when you’ve had to challenge authority...
  28. 28. Closing The Interview • Ask Your Questions - Make Sure You Have Asked All Your Prepared Questions About The Job, Company And Management. • Reinforce The Positive - This Is The Time To Make A Positive Closing Statement By Highlighting Why You Are The Best Job Candidate. • Make Sure You Have Addressed The Interviewers Concerns - You Want To Be Sure That All The Issues Have Been Dealt With. Try An Approach Such As,"are There Any Issues Or Concerns That I Need To Address?"
  29. 29. Closing The Interview • Find Out the Next Step - you need to know exactly what happens next in the interview process - a second interview, assessments, a medical etc. Establish the timeframe for a hiring decision to be made and who you should get in touch with to follow up the status of your application. • Thank the Interviewer - Thank the interviewer sincerely for the time spent with you. Give a firm handshake and make confident eye contact when doing this. Ask for a business card from the interviewer to follow up and write a thank you note.
  30. 30. Interview Process (3 Steps) 3. Post-Interview / Follow Up
  31. 31. Most Importantly  Remember to be yourself…  Everyone is nervous…  Be prepared
  32. 32. Hope You Learned Something Worthwhile.. 

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