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Hingham High School School Counseling Department Keys for Interview Success.

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1 Hingham High School School Counseling Department Keys for Interview Success

2 Make a positive first impression ● Arrive 15 minutes early ● Handshakes, eye contact ● Turn off cell phone

3 ● Have at least one extra copy of your resume ● Know the names of the people you meet ● Have a notebook and pen to take notes

4 Dress appropriately ● Professional attire o Men: dark suit, light shirt and tie o Women: conservative business, mid-heels ● Details o No wrinkles or stains, shoes shined

5 Research the employer and position ● What does the job entail? ● Current events ● Mission, values, vision

6 Know yourself ● Strengths ● Areas of development ● Interests/skills ● Past work/volunteer experiences

7 Ask questions ● Demonstrates interest in the position ● Hours, supervision, goals for employees ● Avoid asking about compensation

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9 Follow up with interviewers ● Thank you notes ● Express gratitude for meeting ● Reiterate interest in position

10 Questions to ask yourself about a position ● Can I see myself in this position? ● Why is this position open? ● How are employees promoted? ● What is my career path? ● What is the policy on job training?

11 After the interview ● Respond in a timely manner to employers


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