Presentation on theme: "INTERVIEWING FOR A JOB Interviewing Application forms and resumes serve the purpose of making an employer interested in you. Then they will interview."— Presentation transcript:
Interviewing Application forms and resumes serve the purpose of making an employer interested in you. Then they will interview you. You need a successful plan for a successful interview.
Three Steps for a Successful Interview Preparing for an Interview (Step 1) You will never have a second chance to make a first impression Dress and Grooming Women - Suit, dress, nylons, medium heeled shoes Men - Suit and tie Dress can also depend on the job that you are interviewing for.
Step 1 - Dress Continued Hair Women - Pull it back neatly. Men - Clean shave and hair cut Jewelry - Too much can be distracting
Step 1 - Things to Know Need to find out information about the company. Products they sell Advertising techniques they have used How long they have been in business. Know the name and of interviewer and time of appointment Read your resume several times before going in - work experience, education Practice interview questions and get feedback
Step 2 - Conducting Yourself in an Interview GGo alone AArrive 15 minutes early to interview BBe polite to the secretaries BBring extra copies of your resume SShake hands with interviewer Remain standing until asked to sit down Do not put anything on interviewers desk Make eye contact and do not chew gum. Relax!!!!!!
Step 3 - What to Say in an Interview Answer each question honestly Two questions of difficulty: 1. What type of work would you like to do? Be specific in your answer!!!!!! 22. What wage or salary do you expect? YYou could turn the question around on them. DDo research of position!!!
Step 3 - What to Say (con’t) Ask Questions Yourself! Makes you look more interested Opportunities for advancement When will I be notified if I am hired? What are the hours of work?
Step 4 - Closing the Interview May be offered job on the spot More likely, will be told that a decision will be made later Ask any last minute questions Shake hands again Thank them for interview Thank secretary on way out
Step 5 - Follow up the Interview Evaluate your own performance Telephone five or six days after the interview - the interviewer will know you are still interested. Thank you letter