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3 Chapter Objectives Prepare for an interview. Prepare for an interview. Explain how to make a good impression on the interviewer. Explain how to make a good impression on the interviewer. Write a follow-up letter after an interview. Write a follow-up letter after an interview. Describe the factors to consider before accepting or rejecting a job offer. Describe the factors to consider before accepting or rejecting a job offer.

4 Key Concepts A job interview is your chance to convince the employer that you are the right person for the job. A job interview is your chance to convince the employer that you are the right person for the job. Be sure to prepare thoroughly for your job interview by making a list of questions to ask and researching the employer. Be sure to prepare thoroughly for your job interview by making a list of questions to ask and researching the employer. Before accepting a job offer, consider all the factors about the job. Before accepting a job offer, consider all the factors about the job.

5 Preparing for an Interview Follow these tips to prepare for an interview: Follow these tips to prepare for an interview: Learn about the employer and the job. Learn about the employer and the job. Make a list of questions to ask. Make a list of questions to ask. List materials to take with you. List materials to take with you. Decide what to wear. Decide what to wear. Be prepared for questions. Be prepared for questions. Practice for the interview. Practice for the interview. Know where to go for the interview. Know where to go for the interview.

6 Learn about the Employer and the Job Research the company’s products, services, size, reputation, and possibilities for growth. Research the company’s products, services, size, reputation, and possibilities for growth. Information can be found through business and industrial directories, school-to-work coordinators or guidance counselors, an employee of the company, or the company’s Web site. Information can be found through business and industrial directories, school-to-work coordinators or guidance counselors, an employee of the company, or the company’s Web site. Having knowledge of the company will show the interviewer that you are interested enough in the company to do outside research. Having knowledge of the company will show the interviewer that you are interested enough in the company to do outside research.

7 Make a List of Questions to Ask Asking questions is another way to show the employer your interest in the company. Asking questions is another way to show the employer your interest in the company. Ask questions that will help you decide if you really want the job. Ask questions that will help you decide if you really want the job. Save asking questions about salary ranges and benefits until the end of the interview. Save asking questions about salary ranges and benefits until the end of the interview.

8 List the Materials to Take with You Items you should take with you to an interview: Items you should take with you to an interview: Pen and personal fact sheet for filling out application. Pen and personal fact sheet for filling out application. Your résumé. Your résumé. List of questions you plan on asking. List of questions you plan on asking. A portfolio of your best samples. A portfolio of your best samples.

9 Decide What to Wear To make a good impression on the employer, you need to look your best. To make a good impression on the employer, you need to look your best. Dress one step above what you would wear on the job. Dress one step above what you would wear on the job. Make sure your clothes are neat, clean, and in good condition. Make sure your clothes are neat, clean, and in good condition.

10 Be Prepared for Questions Be prepared to answer commonly asked interview questions. Be prepared to answer commonly asked interview questions. Give responses that emphasize your qualifications for the job. Give responses that emphasize your qualifications for the job. continued

11 Be Prepared for Questions Keep in mind the questions interviewers cannot ask. Keep in mind the questions interviewers cannot ask. If you hear an improper question, you might respond by saying, “Please explain how that relates to the job.” If you hear an improper question, you might respond by saying, “Please explain how that relates to the job.” If you suspect the interviewer is violating your legal rights, politely end the interview. If you suspect the interviewer is violating your legal rights, politely end the interview.

12 Interview Questions “Won’t you tell me about yourself?” “Won’t you tell me about yourself?” “What do you know about our company?” “What do you know about our company?” “Why do you want to work for this company?” “Why do you want to work for this company?” “Why do you think you will like this kind of work?” “Why do you think you will like this kind of work?” “What were your best subjects in school?” “What were your best subjects in school?” “What were your poorest subjects in school?” “What were your poorest subjects in school?” “What other jobs have you held?” “What other jobs have you held?” “Why did you leave your last job?” “Why did you leave your last job?” continued

13 Interview Questions “Have you ever been fired from a job? If so, why?” “Have you ever been fired from a job? If so, why?” “What is your major strength? weakness?” “What is your major strength? weakness?” “Have you ever had a conflict with a coworker? How did you handle it?” “Have you ever had a conflict with a coworker? How did you handle it?” “What do you expect to be paid?” “What do you expect to be paid?” “Are you willing to work evenings and weekends?” “Are you willing to work evenings and weekends?” “What are your future plans?” “What are your future plans?” “Why should I hire you?” “Why should I hire you?”

14 Practice for the Interview  Mock interview: A practice interview conducted by an applicant’s friend, family member, or other adult with business experience. Practice answering questions in a natural and positive manner. Practice answering questions in a natural and positive manner. Do not memorize your answers. Do not memorize your answers.

15 Know Where to Go for the Interview Make sure you know the date, time, and location of your interview. Make sure you know the date, time, and location of your interview. Save yourself valuable time by asking where to park ahead of time. Save yourself valuable time by asking where to park ahead of time. Visit the company before the day of your interview so you can estimate travel time. Visit the company before the day of your interview so you can estimate travel time.

16 The Interview Other details of the interview to consider include the following: Other details of the interview to consider include the following: Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early. Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early. Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake and a friendly greeting. Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake and a friendly greeting. Listen intently. Listen intently. Act interested in what the interviewer is saying. Act interested in what the interviewer is saying. Ask questions at the appropriate time. Ask questions at the appropriate time. Do not expect to be offered a job on the spot. Do not expect to be offered a job on the spot. If it is not mentioned, ask when a hiring decision will be made. If it is not mentioned, ask when a hiring decision will be made.

17 The Dinner Interview Your behavior can influence whether you are offered the position. Your behavior can influence whether you are offered the position. Table etiquette begins as you approach the dining area and does not end until you have left the dining area. Table etiquette begins as you approach the dining area and does not end until you have left the dining area. Use good manners while engaging in conversation. Use good manners while engaging in conversation.

18 After the Interview  Follow-up letter: A short business letter thanking the interviewer for their time.  Postmark: The official U.S. Postal Service stamp on delivered mail. If the interviewer has not contacted you by the date promised, follow up with a phone call. If the interviewer has not contacted you by the date promised, follow up with a phone call. continued

19 After the Interview Ask yourself the following questions to evaluate your job hunting practices: Ask yourself the following questions to evaluate your job hunting practices: Are you qualified for the jobs for which you are applying? Are you qualified for the jobs for which you are applying? Are you applying to the wrong places? Are you applying to the wrong places? Are you filling out application forms properly? Are you filling out application forms properly? Do you lack interest and energy? Do you lack interest and energy? Do you lack confidence? Do you lack confidence? Are you being courteous? Are you being courteous? continued

20 After the Interview An informational interview may help you improve your job seeking skills. An informational interview may help you improve your job seeking skills.  Informational interview: A meeting in which a job applicant learns about an occupation from a person in that area. Because there is no pressure, you should be more relaxed and able to work on interview skills. Because there is no pressure, you should be more relaxed and able to work on interview skills. Thank the person and send a follow-up letter as you would for an actual interview. Thank the person and send a follow-up letter as you would for an actual interview.

21 Accepting a Job Offer Do not jump to accept a job offer before carefully considering all aspects of the offer. Do not jump to accept a job offer before carefully considering all aspects of the offer. In addition to salary, find out if your employer provides any fringe benefits, such as: In addition to salary, find out if your employer provides any fringe benefits, such as: Insurance. Insurance. Paid vacation. Paid vacation. Sick pay. Sick pay. Retirement or profit-sharing plans. Retirement or profit-sharing plans. Bonuses. Bonuses.

22 Rejecting a Job Offer If you need more time to consider a job offer, ask the interviewer for a few days to think it over. If you need more time to consider a job offer, ask the interviewer for a few days to think it over. If you must decide immediately and you do not want the job, politely thank the interviewer and explain why you are not accepting the offer. If you must decide immediately and you do not want the job, politely thank the interviewer and explain why you are not accepting the offer. When rejecting a job offer made by mail, send a follow-up letter explaining why and thanking the interviewer for the offer. When rejecting a job offer made by mail, send a follow-up letter explaining why and thanking the interviewer for the offer.

23 Thinking Back What can you do to prepare for an interview? What can you do to prepare for an interview? How can you make a good impression on the interviewer? How can you make a good impression on the interviewer? Why is it important to write a follow-up letter after an interview? Why is it important to write a follow-up letter after an interview? What factors should you consider before accepting or rejecting an offer? What factors should you consider before accepting or rejecting an offer?


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