(not too) Strong handshake Eye contact… looking around makes you look distracted/uninterested Don’t fidget or play with hair/face/jewelry
This reinforces your interest in the job Let’s the employer know that you are paying attention
This automatically make you stand out Shows appreciation Email, phone call, written note
When no one calls you, call them Express continuing interest Don’t be overbearing
Use the suggestions to prepare responses for frequently asked interview questions
Make yourself look good Quick run down of qualifications and experience Education, work history, recent experience, goals
List career goals Take what you learned and apply it to new position
You are stable You want to be with the company for the long haul…even if you don’t.
Don’t respond literally Identify areas of improvement that will be assets to your future employer
Answer as honestly as possible The company was experiencing the effects of a tough economy I’m confident it had nothing to do with my job performance
NEVER criticize past bosses. You can discuss what management style you most prefer Keep it positive: “While some taught me more than others…”
Always ask for feedback from coworkers and supervisors Highlight aspects that will help the company Carry examples
You get things done You have a passion for excellence You are positive and hard working Have examples to back your claims
ONLY SAY THE COMPANY YOU ARE INTERVIEWING FOR “I would not have applied here if I really didn’t want this job”
I am making ____ I know the average rate for this position is: _____to_____ I am more interested in the job than money I can start lower but I hope that once you see my potential you will raise my pay We can discuss it later
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