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1 Successful Interviewing Strategies. 2 Key Research Findings Power of first impressions Importance of attitude Know what you want Influence of the interviewer.

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1 1 Successful Interviewing Strategies

2 2 Key Research Findings Power of first impressions Importance of attitude Know what you want Influence of the interviewer Based on subjective assessment

3 3 First Impressions

4 4 Create a Good Impression Appearance Body language Attitude

5 5 Appearance - Men Clean shirt, dark suit trousers and belt Or, suit and tie Leather shoes Clean Shave Loose change Cologne or Aftershave

6 6 Appearance - Women Classic suit or dress Shoes Perfume Makeup Limited Jewelry Hairstyles

7 7 Body Language More than 50 percent of your communication is nonverbal Posture Dress Facial movement Energy Gestures Eye contact Handshake

8 8 Attitude Be enthusiastic Be honest Ask questions Maintain your composure Add a bit a humor, if appropriate

9 9 What employers want to know Your motivation for employment Your ability to do the job How you will fit into the organization How much you will cost

10 10 Be prepared To answer questions demonstrating: Your strengths Your leadership Your ability to learn new things Your contributions to the organization Your creativity in solving problems and handling people

11 11 Before the Interview Research the company Company history, culture and values Job description – skills and qualifications Learn about the interviewing process One person or a panel Length of time Directions What to bring

12 12 Preparation is Everything Understand the job, the organization, and where you fit Identify your main strengths and provide supportive evidence Anticipate the questions About you and you are the expert Research and set your salary range PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

13 13 Take Aim as You Practice Be concise Strive for poise Be clear Be specific - use examples, tell stories

14 14 Be a STAR S ituation T ask A ction R esult

15 15 The Interview – Sell Yourself Talk about your accomplishments, skills, and abilities Explain what you can do for the company Demonstrate you are a team player Turn negative questions into positive answers Summarize your strengths Ask for the job

16 16 Time To Practice No Failures, Just Lessons!

17 17 The Interview - Ask Questions It is important to ask questions of the interviewer Shows interest in the position Helps you to determine whether you want the position Find out the next steps Do not ask about salary or benefits Convey flexibility regarding your salary requirements

18 18 After the Interview – Follow-up Write a Fewer than half of jobseeker do this, so this sets you apart and tells the manager that you want the job Show your enthusiasm for the job Mention your skills that qualify you for the job State that you look forward to hearing from the interviewer Use business letter format

19 19 Special Interviewing Situations Group interview Phone interview Video interview Behavioral interview Case-study interview Second/on-site interview

20 20 Congratulations! Youre Hired!

21 21 QUESTIONS For further assistance contact: NE Workforce Development or your local college/university


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