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1 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ THE JOB INTERVIEW Part II – The Interview

2 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ Seminar Overview The interview What really matters Appearance Behavior, good and bad Topics to avoid Questions to ask Salary negotiations Afterwards

3 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ Impact of Your Presence Never distract the interviewer Impact of ones presence: –55% body language –38% voice tone –7% word content

4 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ Appearance Dress to blend Good grooming is important Dont be late

5 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ Behavior Lean forward to show interest Keep your hands away from face and head Do not fold your arms across your chest Make eye contact, but dont stare Try to smile occasionally Try to sound enthusiastic

6 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ Behavior Do not over-talk Do not display arrogance Do not use profanity or risqué humor Restrain any distracting physical habits Do not complain about peripheral items Do not make negative references to others

7 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ The First Few Minutes Try to establish rapport Thank the interviewer for their time Ask where you should sit, etc. Ask the interviewer if he needs another copy of your resume Shake hands

8 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ Topics to Avoid Sex Race and ethnicity Religion Money Lunch Who you know in the organization Dont compliment their appearance

9 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ Questions You Should Ask What is it like to work for the group manager? What is the corporate culture? The group culture? The training and continuous education policy The group structure & prospects for advancement Turnover rate Why did the previous person leave? Detailed job description

10 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ Salary Negotiations Do not mention salary prematurely Know beforehand what you are worth and how much you need Do not be the first one to mention a number Salary is not everything

11 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ Last Minute Traps What a relief. Its almost over! Lunch

12 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ The Last Few Minutes Verify the next step. Say Thank you, and smile Leave

13 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ Follow Up! Send Thank-You letter Debrief yourself

14 ________________ Employment & Career Services Committee ________________ Sources Get Hired, by Paul Green, Bard Books, Inc. ISBN# Engineers Guide to Lifelong Employability, IEEE Press, ISBN# What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles, Ten Speed Press. ISBN#


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