Presentation on theme: "Interviewing 10 Tips for Success Kathleen Gosser February 21, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Interviewing 10 Tips for Success Kathleen Gosser February 21, 2009
Tip 1: Practice, Practice, Practice Your smile and handshake Your responses to “tough” questions Your ability to ask questions Get a friend to help Practice will ease your nerves!
Tip 2: Be early for the interview Keeping a prospective employer waiting can be viewed as disrespectful and apathetic.
Tip 3: Documents in order Complete applications neatly and accurately Bring copies of your resume to the interview
Tip 4: First impressions count! Smile! Appropriate dress Perfect grooming Strong handshake Eye Contact
Tip 5: Body language is LOUD! Posture Posture Attentiveness Attentiveness Gestures Gestures Listening signs Listening signs
Tip 6: Be positive! Smile! Positive only regarding prior position Watch getting “too comfortable” Project energy!
Tip 7: Know the company Research prior to the interview: Research prior to the interview: Product line Product line If public company, annual report review If public company, annual report review Culture – make sure you fit! Culture – make sure you fit!
Tip 8: Know your value Align your skills with the position Know the value you will add to the organization Make sure the interviewer knows it too Be honest at all times – no good can come from anything else! Be true to yourself
Tip 9: Be prepared with questions Questions you will be asked: Questions you will be asked: See handout See handout Questions you ask: Questions you ask: Be prepared with well-planned questions Be prepared with well-planned questions
Tip 10: End the interviewing process strong! Positive impression to voice that you want the job! At end, state again how your skills align with the position Ask for business card for follow-up Follow-up thank you letter is critical!
Stay positive…even if it seems like there are too many applicants…