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Objectives for this lesson: Determine Pre-interview courtesies. Discover the aspects of a good First Impression Discuss introductions Practice answering interview questions Determine Post-interview courtesies.
Pre-Interview Do your homework/research on the company. Prepare your questions. Make sure you know how to get to the interview location Coordinate your wardrobe. Look your best. Be 10 minutes early.
Why Prepare? Its a jungle out there….. Competition is strong, and the way we present ourselves is key to success!
First Impression The way you dress is the single biggest nonverbal communication you make about yourself. Your dress conveys success, trustworthiness, intelligence and suitability.
First Impression Grooming: 40% of unemployment is due to appearance: messy hair, dirty hair, body odor, dirty teeth, bad breath, dirty fingernails, too much make-up, unshaven, chipped polish, too much cologne, untrimmed nails, lipstick on teeth, gum, earrings, smoke smell, etc.
Proper Handshake Can make or break you Shake hands at the beginning and end Thumb web to thumb web Apply equal amounts of motion and pressure Firm, but not bone-crushing Lasts about 3 seconds. Includes good eye contact with the other person
Show what you know With the person next to you… Construct a mock interview Practice answering common questions Use the key components Take turns being the interviewer and interviewee Can you master the handshake??
Post Interview Ask for their Business Card. Reflect on how your interview went. Write down important discussion points. Write a thank you letter. Follow up with phone call.
Summary Pre and post interview courtesies. Key components to introductions and interviewing Effectively give a proper handshake Knowledge of proper interview etiquette is essential for success.