Selling Yourself Ask for the interviewer’s business card
3.What to Do Arrive 10-15 minutes early Review employer research information Have pen and paper
What to Do Be enthusiastic Listen carefully to the interviewer’s complete question before responding Pause before answering difficult questions
What to Do Keep going even if you think you have made a mistake Carry extra resumes, references etc in a portfolio. Unless asked to, do not discuss salaries and benefits
4.Stress Tips for handling stress Know what to expect Be prepared Focus on performance
Stress Prepare your answers Have a routine Keep your perspective
5.Anticipating Questions Focus on Your skills Your working style Your ability to work well with others How well you handle authority Your analytical skills
6.Preparing Questions To Ask Ask Questions Why? - indicates that your job search has been well thought out. - shows thorough research and preparation.
Questions to Ask Questions to which you want an answer. Questions that reveal the depth of your research and your interest in the job.
Sample questions: How and when will my performance be evaluated on this job? How is success measured in this department / organization? What will my typical day be like?
Sample Questions What is the number one priority of the person who accepts this job? What are your expectations for new hires within their first three to six months on the job? The first year?
Sample questions: Who would be my supervisor? To whom would I report? What happened to the last person who had this job?
Sample Questions What might I expect to be doing over the next three to five years? Are lateral or rotational job moves available to provide broader experience?
Questions NOT to ask What does your company do? Are you (the interviewer) married? Can you guarantee I will still have a job a year from now? The job description mentions weekend work. Would I really have to do that? How can you determine my qualifications in a short interview? How am I as a candidate?
More questions NOT to ask Do I get to keep the frequent flyer miles from my trips? Would anyone notice if I came in late and left early? What is the zodiac sign of your company's president? How many (particular ethnic group) do you have working here?
Day of the Interview Material to Bring to an Interview Resume, transcript, references, portfolio, work sample, and performance evaluations from previous employers. Notepad and pen.
7.The Routine of the Interview 1.Introduction 2.Employer sell 3.Candidate sell 4.Closing
The Routine of the Interview 1. Introduction create a comfortable, friendly environment. A light topic such as the weather, sports, or a major news story, etc.
The Routine of the Interview 2. Employer sell cover organizational structure, products or services, location(s), specifics on the position, salary (usually not during an initial interview), benefits, etc.
The Routine of the Interview 3. Candidate sell answering questions about your goals and qualifications and demonstrating your communication skills.
The Routine of the Interview 4. Closing both parties should indicate their level of interest in the other and understand what the next steps to be taken will be.