We have taken quizzes about skills and abilities You usually have a good idea what types of jobs you may like … family, friends, media, etc. How do you know which job will be right for you?
A good way to choose which job you would like to work at would be: Asking friends and family Speaking with guidance counselors Taking a co-op to see if you will like a certain job Taking online quizzes Researching about a job or company to see if you will be a good fit Which job will be prepare you for the future? Last of all…. Use common sense!
Now that you know which job you would like to apply for, you need to apply for it. What are our options? Job application forms Online In person Resume and Cover Letter Go speak with the manager/boss
So you applied for your dream job… or some random job that you need so you can make some money What is the next step? Well if you get a call to come in for an interview, you need to be prepared What are some things you can do to be prepared for a job interview?
There are a few things to remember when you go in for a job interview: 1)Make a Positive First Impression 2)Answer Questions Effectively 3)Asking Questions of the Employer
Making a Positive First Impression Employers will determine their initial impression of you in a few seconds You want to do as much as you can to ensure their first thoughts are favourable Arrive early for interview Dress appropriately for the job Do not chew gum/mints Introduce yourself Offer a firm handshake Be aware of your voice tone and body language
When you get a job interview, you will be asked a variety of questions Sometimes you will know the questions in advance, but most times you will just be asked in the interview As you prepare for your interview, there are things you can do to ensure you will answer all questions confidently, and effectively You should: Make sure you do talk too much Maintain eye contact Ensure your answers relate to the job Do not stray off topic Ask for clarification if needed
Some common interview questions that may be asked of you are: Tell me about yourself. What is your greatest strengths? What skills do you possess that will help you in this job? What is a weakness that you have? Why should we hire you? What did you like/dislike about your last job? Why do you want to work here? Do you have any questions?
The interviewer may ask you additional questions that are specific to that job Example: Job Interview at Future Shop What do you know about our company? Do you ever shop here? What types of products have you bought? Which department would you like to work in and why? What types of technology do you use? (TV, Computer, Video Games, etc.) What makes a good salesperson? What would you do if a co-worker was caught stealing?
There are some questions that an employer is legally not allowed to ask an interviewer If you are asked an illegal question you can: You can answer, but realize the response is not job related You can refuse to answer, but do so in an appropriate manner Answer with a response that would apply to the job
SubjectIllegal QuestionLegal Counterpart National Origin/CitizenshipAre you a Canadian citizen? Where were you parents born? Are you authorized to work in Canada? What languages do you read, speak or write fluently? AgeHow old are you? When did you graduate? Are you over the age of 18? Marital/Family StatusWhat’s your marital status? Who do you live with? Do you plan to have a family? Would you be willing to relocate? Would you be willing to work overtime? AffiliationsWhat clubs or social organizations do you belong to? Do you belong to any professional or trade groups that you consider relevant to your ability to perform this job? PersonalHow tall are you? How much do you weigh? Are you able to life a 50 lbs weight and carry it 100 m, as that is part of the job? DisabilitiesDo you have any disabilities? How is your family’s health? Have you had any recent or past illnesses or operations? Are you able to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations? Arrest RecordHave you ever been arrested?Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense for which you have not received a pardon? MilitaryIf you’ve been in the military, were you honourably discharged? In what branch of the Armed forces did you serve?
You are to create and answer some possible interview questions You are to create 10 general questions that an employer may ask you (they do not have to be for a specific job, we will do that later) Answer all 10 questions just as you would in an interview