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COM 110 Ch 8A Interviewing (text)

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COM 110 Ch 8A Interviewing (text)

  1. 1. Interviewing Appendix (Ch 8A)
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes LO4: Interview strategies for job seekers
  3. 3. Before we start… What are some “Do’s and Don’ts” for job interviews? What questions do you have about job interviews?
  4. 4. Job Interviews Applying for the job Preparing for the interview Behavior during the interview Following up
  5. 5. Job Interviews Applying for the job Preparing for the interview Behavior during the interview Following up
  6. 6. Applying for the job Research job requirements and company Write an effective cover letter Prepare a professional résumé
  7. 7. Applying for the job • Research job requirements • Research company • How?
  8. 8. Cover Letters Further detail • Qualifications for position • Employment and experience relevant to position Professional Format • Identify the job • Brief summary of qualifications • Indicate hope to be contacted for an interview • Close with thanks
  9. 9. Résumés  What should be on a résumé?
  10. 10. Résumés  Contact information  Career objective*  Employment history  Education  Relevant professional affiliations  Military background  Special skills  Community service  References*
  11. 11. Résumés • Clear descriptions • Bullets & sentence fragments typically OK • Use “Action” words and phrases • Focus on your accomplishments
  12. 12. Résumés  Example:  Computer Technician, Joe-Bob’s Office ◦ Helped with the day to day operations of all the computers ◦ Fixed things that needed fixing
  13. 13. Résumés  Example:  Computer Technician, Joe-Bob’s Office ◦ Maintained all office computers ◦ Diagnosed and repaired issues for all employees ◦ Used ABC software system on a daily basis
  14. 14. Résumés  Example:  Office Assistant, XYZ Law Firm ◦ I was responsible for answering the phones and scheduling appointments for the attorneys
  15. 15. Résumés  Example  Office Assistant, XYZ Law Firm ◦ Answered incoming calls on a multi line phone system ◦ Scheduled and verified appointments for six attorneys
  16. 16. Job Interviews Applying for the job Preparing for the interview Behavior during the interview Following up
  17. 17. Preparing for the interview  What can you do to prepare for a Job Interview??
  18. 18. Preparing for the interview  Prepare a self-summary ◦ Employment ◦ Skills ◦ Strengths/weaknesses  Prepare a list of questions about the company and the job*  Rehearse questions
  19. 19. Job Interviews Applying for the job Preparing for the interview Behavior during the interview Following up
  20. 20. During the Interview Dress appropriately
  21. 21. During the Interview Dress appropriately Arrive on time
  22. 22. During the Interview Dress appropriately Arrive on time Bring supplies
  23. 23. During the Interview Dress appropriately Arrive on time Bring supplies Use active listening
  24. 24. During the Interview Dress appropriately Arrive on time Bring supplies Use active listening Think before answering
  25. 25. During the Interview Dress appropriately Arrive on time Bring supplies Use active listening Think before answering Be enthusiastic
  26. 26. During the Interview Dress appropriately Arrive on time Bring supplies Use active listening Think before answering Be enthusiastic Ask questions*
  27. 27. Job Interviews Applying for the job Preparing for the interview Behavior during the interview Following up
  28. 28. After the interview Write a thank you note. Self-assess your performance Contact the interviewer for feedback

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