Presentation on theme: " Andrew Kampel & Jason Gould Book: “How to Say It at Work” Author: Jack Griffin."— Presentation transcript:
Andrew Kampel & Jason Gould Book: “How to Say It at Work” Author: Jack Griffin
Learn about the… ◦ Organization Needs, Goals, Problems ◦ Role of your target position Know the time and place of the interview Pre-interview Research Have an interview kit
Career goals Hours required, types of tasks Travel requirements Location of Company
Company’s annual reports Journals, newsletters The scope of the company The target company’s competition
Additional copies of your resume Letters of commendation Awards Copies of presentations you have completed
Whatever you wear should be sharp and clean Good personal hygiene
For Men: Dark blue, avoid black Natural fabrics Long-sleeved shirt Have a tie Should complement the suit
For Women: Suit is most appropriate Solids, pinstripes, and muted plaids in any color Long-sleeve blouse keep it simple Elegant shoes Small, discreet earrings
Employers want a nonverbal message that you can do the job. 1 st Impression ◦ SMILE! ◦ Eye Contact ◦ Take Advantage of Your Height
Steps to a Strong Handshake ◦ 1. Begin with dry palms ◦ 2. Take the initiative and extend your hand first ◦ 3. Deliver a full, MODERATELY tight grip ◦ 4. Hold the handshake and make eye contact ◦ 5. Before letting go, start talking!
Stand as you exchange greetings If the interviewer sits before you, they have the chance to see you at your full height!
Breathing Eye Contact Sit Fairly Still Keep Smiling Hand Gestures
Fear and Anxiety ◦ Tapping your foot ◦ Twirling hair ◦ Hand Gestures that don’t support your point ◦ Touching your face
Do Not’s ◦ Avoid Eye Contact ◦ Limp Handshake ◦ Don’t rush to a seat ◦ Don’t sit on soft chairs
Plan to Be Spontaneous Pre-interview Research Dress For The Interview Body language Strong Handshake Stay Relaxed