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1 11 MORE ABOUT JOB INTERVIEWS DRESSING CODE 25 QUESTIONS TO AVOID IN AN INTERVIEW TRADITIONAL JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS SALARY NEGOTIATIONS

2 DRESSING FOR THE INTERVIEW Wear clothing that indicates you are ready to go to work today. Men and Women All clothes should be neatly pressed. Conservative two-piece business suite (solid dark blue or gray is best) Conservative long-sleeved shirt/blouse (white is best, pastel is next best) Clean, polished, conservative shoes Clean and well-groomed* hairstyle Clean, trimmed fingernails Minimal cologne or perfume Empty pockets – no noisy coins No gum, candy or cigarette _____________ njegovan, dotjeran 2

3 Men Necktie should be silk with a conservative pattern Dark shoes (black lace-ups are best); clean and polished Dark socks (black is best) Short hair always fairs best in interviews No beards – mustaches are acceptable (keep neat and trimmed) No earrings No heavy cologne 3

4 4 Always wear a suit with a jacket; or a sheath (=uz tijelo) dress with a jacket Do not wear extremely high-heeled or platform shoes Do not wear open-toe shoes (they are more casual) Conservative hosiery at or near skin colour If you wear nail polish (not required), use clear or a conservative colour One set of earrings only Conservative makeup No heavy perfume No heavy cologne Women

5 5 25 THINGS TO AVOID IN AN INTERVIEW Poor personal appearance Lack of interest and enthusiasm; passive and indifferent Over-emphasis on money Criticism of past employer Poor eye contact with interviewer Late to interview Failure to express appreciation for interviewers time Ask no questions about the job Unwillingness to relocate Indefinite answer to question Overbearing, aggressive, conceited with know-it-all complex Inability to express self clearly; poor voice, poor diction, poor grammar

6 6 Lack of planning for career, no purpose or goals Lack of confidence and poise, nervous Failure to participate in activities Expect too much too soon Make excuses, evasive (=izbjegavanje odgovora), hedge (=oklijevanje) on unfavourable factors Lack of tact Lack of courtesy, ill-mannered Lack of vitality Lack of maturity Sloppy application form No interest in company or industry Cynical Intolerant, strong prejudices

7 7 TRADITIONAL JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS How would you describe yourself? An engineer, a mathematician, and a computer programmer are driving down the road when the car they are in gets a flat tire. The engineer says that they should buy a new car. The mathematician says they should sell the old tire and buy a new one. The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself.

8 8 Why did you leave your last job? What are your long range and short range goals and objectives? What specific goals other than those related to your occupation, have you established for yourself for the next ten years? What do you see yourself doing five years from now? Ten years from now? Anything practical you learn will be obsolete before you use it, except the complex math, which you will never use. Engineering is like having an 8 a.m. class and a late afternoon lab every day for the rest of your life. Overtime pay? What overtime pay? Managers, not engineers, rule the world.

9 9 What do you really want to do in life? What are your long range career objectives? How do you plan to achieve your career goals? How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Answer 1: None. They are all too busy trying to design the perfect light bulb. Answer 2: Only one with the instructional manual. Answer 3: Three. One to hold the ladder, one to hold the light bulb, and the third to interpret the Japanese text. Answer 4: None. According to my calculations, the problem doesnt exist. What are the most important rewards you expect in your career? What do you expect to be earning in five years?

10 10 Why did you choose this career? Engineers arent boring people; they just get excited over boring things. Can you explain this gap in your employment history? How well do you work with people? Do you prefer working alone or in teams? How would you evaluate your ability to deal with conflict? Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor? How did you resolve the conflict? What's more important to you -- the work itself or how much you're paid for doing it? What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses? How would a good friend describe you?

11 11 Describe the best job you've ever had. Describe the best supervisor you've ever had. What would your last boss say about your work performance? Why should I hire you? What makes you qualified for this position? Albert Einstein about communications: The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.

12 12 What qualifications do you have that make you successful in this career? How do you determine or evaluate? What do you think it takes to be successful in a company like ours? In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our company? Any circuit design must contain at least one part that is obsolete, two parts that are unobtainable and three parts that are still under development. Do you have any hobbies? What do you do in your spare time? Have you ever been fired or forced to resign? What qualities should a successful manager possess? Do you consider yourself a leader? What are the attributes of a good leader? Describe the workload in your current (or most recent) job.

13 13 Which is more important: creativity or efficiency? Why? What's the most recent book you've read? Describe the relationship that should exist between the supervisor and those reporting to him or her? What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why? Describe the most rewarding experience of your career thus far. If you were hiring a job-seeker for this position, what qualities would you look for? Do you have plans for continued study? An advanced degree? The graduate with a Science degree asks, "Why does it work?" The graduate with an Engineering degree asks, "How does it work?" The graduate with an Accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"

14 14 In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable? How do you work under pressure? Are you good at delegating tasks? What's one of the hardest decisions you've ever had to make? How well do you adapt to new situations? Why did you decide to seek a position in this company? What can you tell us about our company? What interests you about our products? What do you know about our competitors? What two or three things are most important to you in your job? Are you seeking employment in a company of a certain size? Why? What are your expectations regarding promotions and salary increases? What criteria are you using to evaluate the company for which you hope to work?

15 15 Do you have a geographic preference? Why? Are you willing to relocate? Are you willing to travel for the job? Why do you think you might like to live in the community in which our company is located? What have you learned from your mistakes? What have you accomplished that shows your initiative and willingness to work? What motivates you to go the extra mile on a project or job? Why should I hire you? What makes you qualified for this position? What qualifications do you have that make you successful in this career? How do you determine or evaluate? What do you think it takes to be successful in a company like ours? In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our company?

16 16 SALARY NEGOTIATIONS start by being very patient do your best not to bring up compensation until the employer makes you an offer if you're asked what your salary requirements are, say: 1 that they are open based upon the position and the overall compensation package or tell the employer 2 that you'd like to know more about the responsibilities and the challenges of the job prior to discussing salary. give the employer a salary range based upon the salary research you've done up front don't need to accept or reject the offer right away, say 3 "I need to think it over" – this can get you an increase in the original offer.

17 17 if you're ambivalent about the position a "no" can bring you a better offer too Regardless of salary, I turned down a position I knew I didn't want, and received three follow-up phone calls upping the compensation package, one candidate said. be careful though, if you do definitely need that new job, there's a risk that the employer may accept your declining the position and move on to the next candidate. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENTION! Anketa

18 Označite brojevima od 1 do.. znanja iz engleskog jezika koja smatrate najvažnijima za svoj budući rad. Dodajte i svoje sugestije ako ih imate. korištenje stručne literature razumijevanje stručnog teksta prevođenje s engleskog na hrvatski prevođenje s hrvatskog na engleski pisanje poslovnih pisama pisanje mailova pisanje sažetaka pisanje stručnih/znanstvenih članaka prezentacije članaka, projekata usmena komunikacija s kolegama usmena komunikacija s poslovnim partnerima sudjelovanje na simpozijima, kongresima gramatika (glagolska vremena, struktura rečenice..)

19 Navedite poglavlja 1. i 2. ciklusa koja smatrate da će Vam biti najkorisnija u budućem radu: 1. ciklus (zaokružite broj prezentacije): 1PRESENT CONTINUOUS – PAST TENSES 2&3PRESENT PERFECT – PASSIVE 4&5INDIRECT SPEECH – CONDITIONALS 6&7UNREAL PAST – ARTICLES 8&9COMPOUNDS; FORMAL WRITING AND RESEARCH PAPERS 10CAUSATIVE HAVE OR GET 11TRANSFORMATIONS 1 PREPOSITIONS 12TRANSFORMATIONS 2 INVERSION 13MODALS SKELETONS

20 2. ciklus (zaokružite broj prezentacije): 1HOW TO WRITE A CV HOW TO WRITE A COVER LETTER 2EUROPASS CURRICULUM VITAE 3HOW TO WRITE A LETTER (Business Letters, Useful Phrases for Writing Letters, s and Faxes, Punctuation) 4HOW TO MAKE A PRESENTATION (Body Language Quiz, Introduction, Todays Topic is …, My First Slide Shows …, The Rule of Six, To Sum up) 5SOME CULTURAL AND COMMUNICATION ASPECTS (When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do, Politically Correct Language – He vs. She, A Handshake, a Bow or an Embrace, Small Talks) 6HOW TO WRITE A SUMMARY / ABSTRACT (Useful Phrases and Distribution, Tenses in Technical and Scientific Writing, Final Tips) 7BUSINESS MEETINGS AND SOME HINTS ABOUT SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS (Business Meetings in English, Useful Meeting Phrases, Useful English Phrases for Participating in a Business Meeting)

21 8JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS (Job Interview Questions about You, about the New Job and the Company, Interview Questions: The Future, Questions about College, about You and Your Technical Skills) 9THE 25 MOST DIFFICULT QUESTIONS YOULL BE ASKED ON A JOB INTERVIEW (and tips for answers) 10TELEPHONE TERMS (Telephone Language, Making an Appointment, Taking a Message, Telephone Phrases, Leaving a Message) 11DIPLOMSKI RAD (Upute za izradu i obranu diplomskog rada, Pravopisni savjeti) 12POJMOVNIK 13GENERAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SHOWING YOU ARE THE ONE 14MORE ABOUT JOB INTERVIEWS (Dressing Code, 25 Things to Avoid in an Interview, Traditional Job Interview Questions, Salary Negotiations) Thank you for your attention, its been a pleasure working with you!


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