Presentation on theme: "Putting Your Best Foot Forward Take the time to prep! Learn about the company where you will be interviewing. Research, Research, Research! Have a specific."— Presentation transcript:
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Take the time to prep! Learn about the company where you will be interviewing. Research, Research, Research! Have a specific position in mind when you are interviewing. Practice an interview at the Career Center.
Be well groomed. First appearances matter! Line-up an interview wardrobe. Professional suit, tie, freshly pressed shirt and dress shoes make you look like you know what your doing. Carry a professional folio/organizer.
Mind your Ps and Qs. Do not chew gum, eat food or drink! Turn off your cell phone while at the interview. (Calls can wait.) Know where you are heading before you leave the house.
Leave yourself enough time to get to the interview and check your appearance minutes should suffice. Being late is a bad way to start. Remember the name of the person interviewing you. Have several copies of your resume ready.
Relax and answer each question concisely. avoid simple yes or no responses Use your body language to show interest (nod, make eye contact, dont slouch). Avoid making negative comments about your current job!
Prepare for the tough questions. Tell me about yourself. What is one of your weaknesses? Have 2-3 points ready for these types of questions. Practice makes perfect!
Ask specific questions about the company, not just generalities you could find on their website. Avoid asking about salary, vacation, and sick leave during the initial interview.
Remember to thank the interviewer for their time. Be courteous to everyone you meet in the office. Dont forget to shake hands and smile when you are done. Leave them with your best!!
If you would like some assistance with the interview preparation process, feel free to stop by during our Drop-in Hours, or schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.
WE HAVE DROP IN HOURS EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY& THURSDAY!! Tuesday – Thursday from12:00-3:00p.m. 15 minute or less career consultations Resume critique Cover letter critique Questions regarding internships, job searching, interviewing, and graduate school
If you would prefer individualized assistance with the interview preparation process, you can make an appointment with a Career Counselor. Contact the Career to schedule an appointment.