Presentation on theme: "ROADMAPS- Session 5. In this session you’ll learn: 1.How to prepare for a job interview. 2.What TO DO on a job interview. 3.What NOT TO DO on a job interview."— Presentation transcript:
In this session you’ll learn: 1.How to prepare for a job interview. 2.What TO DO on a job interview. 3.What NOT TO DO on a job interview. 4.Typical questions you’ll be asked on a job interview. 5.How to dress and act on a job interview.
How to prepare for a job interview I’m ready for this interview and I feel confident !
How to prepare for a job interview: Research the company. Learn why the company needs the position filled. Get good directions to the interview location and plan to be early. Learn how to pronounce the interviewer’s name. Practice interviewing until you feel confident.
What TO DO on a job interview I have 103 applications on my desk …all for the same job. So what makes YOU think I should hire YOU?
What TO DO on a job interview: Arrive early…and bring a copy of your resume Pronounce the interviewer’s name correctly. Smile; be positive. Wait until you are offered a chair to sit. Shake hands firmly. Don’t say derogatory things about your present or former employers.
Other important job interview tips: 1.Turn your cell phone off. 2.Don’t chew gum. 3.Don’t answer with a simple “yes” or “no”. Interviewers want to know what you think. 4.Don’t over-answer questions. 5.Steer clear of controversial subjects…even if the interviewer brings them up. 6.Wait to ask about salary, vacations, bonuses, retirement plan…unless they are interested in hiring you. 7.If you are asked about the salary you expect, say you are interested in the job opportunity. If “pushed” give a salary range.
What NOT TO DO on a job interview… Dress inappropriately Talk on your cell or text someone Dude, I’m like at this interview right now…so I’ll call ya back in 10 minutes. Act disinterested in the job Act like you’re entitled to the job Look at the time on your watch
Preparation = A Successful Interview ! The most successful candidates are those who have done their homework… they come prepared.
How to Dress for an Interview FACT: 51% of hiring managers say that the most common interview mistake a candidate can make is dressing inappropriately. First Impressions Make a Difference. 1. Don’t just look good…look great! 2. Dress for the job you are seeking. 3. NEVER EVER show up for an interview In casual clothes like jeans and a t-shirt.
Guys! Ideas for Interview Attire Long sleeve buttoned down collared shirt Little or no studs, earrings, etc. Hair—recently cut Facial hair—trimmed Nails trimmed Limit the aftershave Folder with Resume No visible tattoos
Girls! Ideas for Interview Attire Shirt or sweater, no teeshirts! Limited jewelry Well groomed hair and nails Clean dark pants or jeans If you wear a skirt, it should be long enough to be able to sit comfortably Folder for Resume
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