2 The Job Interview To prepare for the interview: Do your homework. Get organized.Plan to make a good first impression.Anticipate questions and plan appropriate responses.Think positively.
3 Standard Interview Questions Some examples are:“Tell me about yourself.”“What do you know about this company?”“Why does this job opening interest you?”“Do you prefer working alone or with others?”“How well do you work under pressure?”“What do you want to be doing in five years?”“Why should I hire you?”“How flexible can your schedule be?”“What are your skills?”
4 Good Questions to Ask Employers Some examples are:“How would you describe the responsibilities of the position?”“How would you describe a typical week/day for this position?”“Whom does this position report to? If I am offered the position, can I meet him or her?”“If I am extended a job offer, how soon would you like me to start?”“What are some of the job positions open?”
5 What Is Said Without Words An upright, confident posture reflects your sense of self-worth.Eye contact shows you are listening and are interested in what the interviewer has to say.A smile shows that are you relaxed and confident. Keep your facial expressions friendly, calm, relaxed, and positive.A firm handshake conveys that you are professional and enthusiastic. Avoid a weak or overly aggressive handshake.
7 What Is Said Without Words Leaning slightly forward toward the interviewer conveys that you are interested. Leaning back can give the opposite impression.Be aware of the interviewer’s body language to help you sense when you are losing the person’s attention or when you are going into too much detail.Don’t speak with your hands because that distracts the employer from what you are trying to tell him/her.
8 Common Errors Avoid these interview errors Pick your scabs. Poor eye contact.No goal.Poor appearance.No prepared questions.Chewing gumNot interested in what the interviewer has to say.Lack of enthusiasm.Asking about the salary and benefits too soon.Not asking for the job.Not being polite.Pick your scabs.Have body odor.Not brushing teeth.Answering your phone during an interview(turn your phone off).Not paying attention.And asking when/ what days you have off.
9 What Not to Do……. Don’t walk in chewing gum. Dress appropriately. Don’t text or make phone calls during the interview.Don’t act like a know-it all.Don’t have a negative attitude.Do not be late.Don’t put anything on the interviewer’s desk.DO NOT say, “I will take anything.”Try not to talk to much.Don’t argue or display negative attitude.DON’T ANSWER ANY OF THE QUESTIONS WITH LIES.
10 Dress and GroomingIn this picture you see a boy and a girl dressed and ready for an interview.We chose this picture because this is a typical look for an interview or a normal day at the office.Page 3
11 Dress and GroomingWe chose this picture because this also show a sophisticated look for an interview.Page 3
13 After the Interview Write a follow-up letter. Write a short thank-you for the interview.Write a statement about your interest in the job.Additional points that are important but were not discussed, such as job qualifications you possess & failed to mention.And last request to hear from the interviewer about the company’s decision.Page 8, 9
14 “Food for Thought”?2. What can you gain from seeking an evaluation of your interview performance from an interviewer who rejected you?You can understand what not to do in an interview, like constructive criticism.3. In what ways is each interview a learning experience?Because you learn What to do and what not to do.1. Assume that you applied for a job but were not selected for the position.Should you abandon your efforts to obtain a job with that particular employer? Why or why not?We say yes and no. If you think you were meant for that job, and you have the right qualifications for that job, then don’t abandon it right away try again. But if you don’t, try something new.