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TODAY’S…  DO NOW:  Get interview packet & hand in resume/cover – bus.card/reference/website  Write a 30second -1-minute “elevator pitch” / “story of.

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1 TODAY’S…  DO NOW:  Get interview packet & hand in resume/cover – bus.card/reference/website  Write a 30second -1-minute “elevator pitch” / “story of you” that would be appropriate to tell a potential employer. Think about…  Why an employer would want to hire you?  What you have to offer in terms of experiences, credentials, personality  Accomplishments to support your interest in your industry of choice  A statement of why you want to work in industry of choice  OBJECTIVES: Types of interviews & what employers want  HW: Answer ALL interview questions – written or typed – have printed copy for class

2 RESUME FOLLOW UP

3 FOLLOWING UP AFTER A RESUME  Continue to give positive impression & professionalism  Stick to the employer’s instructions  No f/u before “close date”  1 – 2 weeks after resume submitted  By or phone  **give an additional piece of info that speaks to your qualifications**

4 FOLLOWING UP AFTER A RESUME QUESTIONS TO ASK  Has a hiring decision been made yet?  Can you tell me what to expect next in terms of the hiring process?  What is the company’s timeframe for filling this position?  Could I follow up in another week if you haven’t had the chance to contact me yet?  Can I provide any additional information regarding my qualifications for the position?

5 WHAT DOES A FOLLOW UP DO?  You’re sincerely interested in working for the company  Persistent in pursuing your goals

6 INTERVIEWS Chapter 19

7 WHAT IS AN INTERVIEW?  A formal meeting where you and a prospective employer ask questions and exchange information  Employer objective  Your objective

8 REMEMBER…  The process takes TIME!  Start preparation & research EARLY – the best jobs go to the best prepared candidates  Check the name, spelling, and pronunciation of interviewer

9 THE 3-STEP PROCESS 1. PREPARE- Research & Practice 2. ACT PROFESSIONALLY- first impressions; appropriate dress; body language; proper English 3. FOLLOW UP- send a thank you!

10 INTERVIEW MEDIA  Phone   Virtual systems  Video conferencing BE PREPARED!  Resume, cover letter, references, business card  NOTES:  Key points to make  Questions to ask  Positive, alert tone

11 TYPES OF INTERVIEWS STRUCTURED UNSTRUCTURED / OPEN-ENDED  Questions in a predetermined order  ID those who don’t meet basic job criteria  Easy for team to compare answers  Line of questioning adapted based on answers and questions  More conversant

12 TYPES OF INTERVIEWS PANELGROUP  Meet with several interviewers  Each person has a different perspective  Tailor responses for each interviewer  Several candidates interview simultaneously  Observe how candidates interact with potential peers

13 TYPES OF INTERVIEWS BEHAVIORALSITUATIONAL  Asked to relate specific incidents and experiences from your past  [job-related success, challenges, heavy workloads, etc.]  PREPARE – summarize the situation, actions you took, outcome  Best predictor of job success  **most common** “Describe a time where you disagreed with a co-worker and the outcome”  Questions focus on how you would handle various hypothetical situations on the job  Most likely related to the job applied for  PREPARE – know about the position “How would you handle a situation with an unhappy client?”

14 TYPES OF INTERVIEWS WORKINGSTRESS  Most realistic  Perform job-related activity  Solve a business problem  Role – play  Make a presentation  Example: Teacher interivew  Questions made to unsettle you  Long periods of silence, criticism, interruption, hostile reactions, etc.  WHY? Show how you handle stressful situations  OVERCOME: recognize what’s happening; collect your thoughts; respond confidently

15 WHAT DO EMPLOYERS WANT?  Know you can handle the responsibilities of the position  Academics  Work experience  Personality  Will you be a good fit in the organization and target position  Personal background  Attitude  Personality corresponds to job atmosphere  [confident, dedicated, positive, curious, courteous, ethical, non- selfish]

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