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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 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
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 email or phone **give an additional piece of info that speaks to your qualifications**
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?
WHAT DOES A FOLLOW UP DO? You’re sincerely interested in working for the company Persistent in pursuing your goals
WHAT IS AN INTERVIEW? A formal meeting where you and a prospective employer ask questions and exchange information Employer objective Your objective
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
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!
INTERVIEW MEDIA Phone Email Virtual systems Video conferencing BE PREPARED! Resume, cover letter, references, business card NOTES: Key points to make Questions to ask Positive, alert tone
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
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
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?”
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
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]