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1 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Interview Skills Workshop Facilitator Check List

2 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop CHECK IN Introductions of group members Individual and group goals for the workshop Ice Breaker

3 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop ICE BREAKER!!! Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Bingo Word Search Training Games

4 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop OBJECTIVE To provide the skills and tools for an effective interview Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources

5 Interview Skills Workshop Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources What is a interview? Types of interviews Preparing for the interview During the interview Questions to expect and ask Follow up AGENDA

6 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop People FORGET how fast you did a job…. But they REMEMBER how well you did it!

7 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop WHAT IS A INTERVIEW?

8 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop An interview is a conversation between two or more people (the interviewer and the interviewee) where questions are asked by the interviewer to obtain information from the interviewee.questions From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

9 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop What is the purpose of the interview?

10 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop 1.An employer needs to find out if you are the best candidate for the job. 2.You need to find out if this is a good opportunity for you. The purpose of an interview is two-fold

11 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop When does the interview start?

12 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop The interview starts when the employer calls to set up the interview!

13 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Tips to remember! Speak clearly Write everything down Agree to a time that you can meet with the potential employer listen carefully

14 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop What do you ask the employer when they call? The time and date of the interview The name of the person you are meeting with The address of the place where the interview is taking place The phone number of the office in case you need to call them.

15 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Appearance and impression Reliable and punctual Work experience ( depends on the job) Education/training What % of employers hire potential employees based on the following?

16 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop 45 % on appearance and impression 35% being reliable and punctual 10% on your work experience 10% on your education and training Do YOU make a good first impression?

17 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop The 5 senses to a successful interview!

18 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop SIGHT Dress appropriately for your interview Your clothes should be clean and ironed Facial hair should be clean shaven or trimmed Make sure your hair is cut and styled neatly Never chew gum during an interview Dress/Do’s and Don’ts Link to Youtube

19 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop HEARING Speak with a professional tone You do not want to be too loud or too quiet Do not use slang when speaking with your interviewer, and definitely do not swear Try not to say umm, ahh, you know or like

20 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop SMELL Hygiene is of the upmost importance Brush your teeth and do not smoke prior to your interview Shower before your interview Do not to use perfume or cologne Wear deodorant or anti-perspirant

21 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Always greet your interviewer with a firm hand shake, web to web If you have sweaty hands be sure discretely wipe them before shaking hands It is not appropriate to touch or hug your interviewer TOUCH Top 10 Handshake Types

22 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop TASTE Never leave a bad taste in your potential employers mouth!

23 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Preparing for the interview Research the Company Visit the site before hand Practice for the interview Review your resume and the job description for the position Prepare your interview questions Interview Hints Questions An Interviewer

24 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop ACTIVITY BREAK Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources

25 Interview Skills Workshop Types of job interviews One on one Interviews Behavioral Based Interviews Second Interviews Group Interviews Telephone Interviews Panel interviews Tradition Interview Questions

26 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop THE INTERVIEW! Why People

27 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop The Arrival Arrive to the interview no more then 10 minutes ahead of time Arrive alone Take a few minutes to relax and check your appearance Introduce yourself to the receptionist, and mention your appointment Review your notes while waiting quietly.

28 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Arrival continue.... Greet the interviewer and introduce yourself Shake the interviewers hand with a firm handshake Wait until you have been asked to be seated or ask the interviewer to be seated Offer and provide copies of your resume to the interviewer

29 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Tools for interviewing S – Face the person SQUARELY O – Adopt an OPEN posture L – LEAN toward the sender E – Maintain good EYE contact R – Try to be RELAXED

30 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Common interview questions Tell me about yourself What are your strengths? What are you weaknesses? Interview Questions

31 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop ACTIVITY BREAK Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources

32 Interview Skills Workshop Tell me about yourself?

33 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Tools for interviewing W – 80% Work Related A – 10% Attributes P – 10% Personal

34 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop What are your strengths?

35 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop What are your weaknesses?

36 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Behavioural questions B. Interview Questions

37 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Give me an example of a time when you have motivated others

38 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Tools for interviewing S - situation T - task A - action R - result Sample B. Interview Questions

39 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Questions you can ask Please describe a typical day on the job? What training programs do you have available for your employees? What are the plans for the company in the future? What level of responsibility could I expect in this position? Questions to Ask Questions Not To AskSample Questions to Ask

40 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop What are Illegal questions? Knowing Your Rights BC Human Rights

41 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Illegal questions Race Colour Ancestry Place of Origin Political Belief Religion Marital Status Physical or mental disability Age Gender, sexual orientation, or pregnancy Conviction for criminal offence unrelated to the employment

42 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop How to answer an illegal question Could you tell me how my age, marital status, race might have a bearing on the position I am applying for? OR “That’s an interesting question, I’d be happy to answer it if you could tell me the reason for asking”.

43 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Closing the interview Early to Bed Employers Reveal

44 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Tools for interviewing T- THANK the interviewer H - give a firm HANDSHAKE I- Reinstate your INTEREST in the job N- Use the NAME of the interviewer C – Get and confirm the CONTACT information of the interviewer

45 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop FOLLOW UP Ask the interviewer when they think a decision will be made. Follow up with a phone call after the date that was given, if you have not heard Send a Thank you card or letter to the employer within 24 hrs of the interview Thank You Note

46 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop FINAL THOUGHTS Know and understand what the employer is looking for in their applicants Check your appearance and review your interview questions Practice, practice, practice. Interview Checklist

47 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop Any Questions???

48 Copyright 2008 – Pacific Community Resources Interview Skills Workshop CHECK OUT Closing Activity Feedback Forms Resource Packages THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!


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