Presentation on theme: "Section 38.3 The Job Interview"— Presentation transcript:
1 Section 38.3 The Job Interview Marketing Essentialsn Chapter 38 Finding and Applying for a JobSection The Job Interview
2 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 What You'll LearnHow to prepare for and conduct yourself properly during a job interviewHow to follow up a job interview
3 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 Why It's ImportantAlmost all decisions to hire are made during or following an interview of an applicant. The goal of your search is to secure a job interview in which you may present yourself as the best applicant for the job.
4 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 Interviewing for a Job Application forms, letters of application, resumes and cover letters are all focused on making an employer want to interview you. It is the interview that causes most employers to choose an applicant. For a successful interview, follow these steps:prepareconduct yourself properlyfollow up
5 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 Preparing for an Interview The employer's first impression of you will greatly affect whether you are offered a job. To make a first impression be sure to:Dress appropriately and be neatly groomed.Use body language that shows confidence.Speak in standard English.
6 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 Dress and Grooming Even though many workplaces are very casual, you must dress appropriately for an interview.Your clothes should be neat, clean, and wrinkle-free.Regardless of style, your hair should be clean and neatAvoid wearing lots of perfume (men and women) or make-up (women)
7 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 Things to Know Before you schedule an interview, do some research on the company. You will make a better impression if you can can speak intelligently about the company's products.Carefully review your resume several times.Practice answering common interview questions and have a friend, teacher, or family member give you feedback on your answers.
8 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 Conducting Yourself Properly During an InterviewAlways go alone for a job interview. Employers seldom hire anyone who can't handle an interview alone.Plan to arrive for your interview about five to ten minutes early. Allow time for traffic and parking.Be courteous and polite to anyone you meet. The interviewer may ask these people for their opinion of you.Slide 1 of 3
9 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 Conducting Yourself Properly During an InterviewBe prepared to complete an application form by having a good pen (or two) with you.Bring two copies of your resume and leave one with the interviewer.Introduce yourself clearly and smile.Slide 2 of 3
10 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 Conducting Yourself Properly During an InterviewRemain standing until you are asked to sit down. When you do sit down, lean forward slightly toward the interviewer to show your interest.Place your purse or briefcase on the floor by your chair. Never put anything on the interviewer's deskSlide 3 of 3
11 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 What to Say in an Interview Most interviewers begin by asking specific questions. Answer each question honestly— if you don't know the answer to a particular question, say so. Keep your answers short.Slide 1 of 4
12 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 What to Say in an Interview The following two questions often cause problems for young job applicants:"What type of work would you like to do?" A good answer is to give the name of the specific job you want."What wage (or salary) do you expect?" The best answer is something like, "What do you usually pay for this type of work?"Slide 2 of 4
13 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 What to Say in an Interview Your interviewer may say, "Tell me about yourself." Be sure to cover all your qualifications and say why you would like to work for this particular company.If your interviewer does not mention pay, wait until the interview is almost over, then ask how much the job pays.Slide 3 of 4
14 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 What to Say in an Interview The interviewer will expect you to ask some questions. This is your time to ask a question referring to an article that you read about the company, a new company product, or new markets that the company might be entering.Slide 4 of 4
15 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 Closing the Interview At the end of the interview, you will probably be told a decision will be made later. If you are interested in the position, politely let the interviewer know and ask when they might make a decision. Be sure to smile and thank your interviewer for his or her time.
16 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 Following Up an Interview Evaluate your performance after every interview whether you were offered the job or not. Which questions did you answer best? Which ones did you not answer very well? Each interview is a learning experience that will help prepare you for the next one.Slide 1 of 2
17 The Job Interview SECTION 38.3 Following Up an Interview A thank-you letter is an appropriate way to follow up many interviews. Simply thank the employer for the time given you and reaffirm your interest in the job.Unless you were told not to call, it is all right to telephone the employer five or six days after the interview.Slide 2 of 2
18 Reviewing Key Terms and Concepts ASSESSMENT38.3Reviewing Key Terms and Concepts1. What steps can you take to plan for a successful interview?2. Why is it important to know something about the company before you interview?3. How should you dress for a job interview?4. How would you follow up a job interview?
19 ASSESSMENT Thinking Critically 38.3 What do you think about a situation in which a potential employer denies an applicant a job because he has long hair or a beard?
20 Graphic Organizer 38.3 Preparing for an Interview Interview Research thecompanyKnowyourrésuméPrepareyour ownquestionsAnticipateinterviewquestionsBe welldressed andgroomedInterviewGo alone and arrive minutes early