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INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES BEFORE THE INTERVIEW Complete an application in your own handwriting. Use your best penmanship. Neatness counts! Learn something about the company and the job. Think about how you will fit into the job. List the skills you have to offer the company. Be prepared to ask at least one question at the end of the interview. Write them down and take the list with you. Having good questions is a sign of interest. Dress appropriately. Neatness and cleanliness are very important. Be sure that you are on time for the interview. Go alone! Cell phone OFF – not on vibrate.
AT THE INTERVIEW Have confidence in yourself. SMILE!!! Shake hands firmly. Say, “Hello, I’m……” Be pleasant, and try to relax. Avoid nervous habits. Never criticize a former employer. Maintain good posture. Look at the interviewer when talking. Think before you speak! Answer questions completely. Don’t give just “yes” or “no” answers. Show enthusiasm and interest in the job and the company. Ask about career opportunities. Don’t discuss salary and benefits first. Sell yourself!!
Always have at least one question to ask at the end of the interview. Shake hands when leaving. Say, “Thank you for your time and consideration. I have enjoyed meeting you, and I have enjoyed our discussion. AFTER THE INTERVIEW Send a thank you note.
Interviewer Comments / Questions Welcome (with handshake) Tell me about yourself. Why are you interested in this position? Why should I hire you? When are you available to work? Do you have a lot of conflicts? I heard you babysat for the Smiths. Their kids can be kind of bratty can’t they? Do you have any questions for me?
Additional Questions What are your strengths and weaknesses? What do you want to get out of this job? Tell me about a time you had to work in a group setting. Tell me about when you made a mistake and how you were able to fix it. What do you look for in a boss?