Presentation on theme: "Why Should I Hire You? So school just let out for the summer. You’re planning on attending college in the fall. It’s time."— Presentation transcript:
1 Why Should I Hire You?So school just let out for the summer. You’re planning on attending college in the fall. It’s time
2 Keys to SuccessPreparationAppearanceThe InterviewFollow-up
3 There are two ways to prepare for an interview How do I prepare?There are two ways to prepare for an interviewKnow about the company and the job you’re interested inAnswer the question Why should I hire you?
4 Preparation Before the Interview Appropriate address and voice mail greetingResearch the CompanyPortfolios
5 Email and Voicemail Make sure you have a valid email Avoid childish or profane addressesMake sure you have a voic or answering machineProfessional and enthusiastic greeting
6 Research the Company Internet Newspapers Trade Magazines Company’s websitePress releasesProfiles –NewspapersUpcoming eventsAchievementsTrade MagazinesAlso know how to get the building, and where you need to go when you get there. Even call the human resource office and ask for information as well.
7 Portfolios What is a portfolio? All about you Your key to becoming memorable!All about youResumeReferencesWork samplesLetters of RecommendationAwards/CertificatesBring my portfolio to use as example. Tie in McCann-how we help prepare students with a portfolio.
8 During the InterviewAppearanceBody languageAttitude
9 Interview Attire Women Conservative suit Blouse Cotton or silk Interview AttireWomenConservative suitBlouseCotton or silkWhite or pastel colorsMinimal jewelryClose-toed shoes with small heelHair and makeup not overdonePanty-hose with skirtSkirt no shorter than the knee
10 Interview Attire Men Conservative suit White long sleeve shirt Tie Interview AttireMenConservative suitWhite long sleeve shirtTieAvoid bold designs and colorsHigh socksPolished shoes
11 Body Language Posture Eye contact Handshake Shoulders back Sit straight in a chairEye contactShows confidence and listening skillsHandshakeFirm
12 Attitude Slight sense Professional of Humor Confident Enthusiastic Optimistic
13 Interview Questions Answer all questions Answer honestly and thoughtfullyBe positiveTurn negatives into positivesSell yourself and what you can do for the company!Interview is your opportunity to shine!!!
14 Types of Interview Questions What do you think it takes to be successful in an organization like this?“I think determination, a willingness to work hard, and a desire to excel are key attributes to be successful in your organization. A successful employee would also need to be a team player, handle pressure well, and a great communicator.”Tell them the first question will probably be “Tell me about yourself”Example answer to question: I think determination, a willingness to work hard, and a desire to excel are key attributes to be successful in COMPANY’S NAME. A successful employee would also need to be a team player, handle pressure well, and a great communicator.
15 Types of Interview Questions Describe three things that are important to you in a job?“I feel my top three important things in any job I take is a great organization, a product or service I truly believe in, and a real career opportunity.”Example answer: I feel my top three important things in any job I take is a great organization, a product or service I truly believe in, and a real career opportunity
16 Types of Interview Questions Tell me about yourself.Explain how your academic training has prepared you to step into this position.How do you respond to criticism?
17 Types of Interview Questions “I’m well motivated, I’ve got a strong desire to succeed, and I’m always ready and willing to learn new information and skills.”What are your strengths?What are your weaknesses?“I’m a perfectionist. I like things to be in order, and I will keep trying until I think it is perfect.”Keep answer limited to no more than three strengths.Avoid listing personal flaws or negative weaknesses. Name a positive weakness such as too ambitious.
18 Types of Interview Questions Name three adjectives that can be best used to describe yourself.ReliableInnovativeEnergeticHard-workingOrganized
19 General Tips Arrive at least 15 minutes early Bring extra resumes, a notepad, and penDo not smoke, chew gum, swear, or use slangBe polite to everyoneTurn off your cell phone
20 Interview DO’S Be yourself Be relaxed Be honest Be a good listener Ask questionsTake notes
21 Interview Don'ts Ask about salary on the first interview Over exaggerateMake up answersMake negative statementsBad mouth past employers
22 What are employers looking for? Skills in the field of studyCritical thinking and problem solving skillsLeadershipCommunication skillsOral and writtenTechnical skillsImpersonal skillsConfidenceTeamworkFlexibilitySelf-motivationPositive attitude towards work
23 After the Interview Send a thank-you note Phone follow-up once a week until position has been filledFollowup
24 Summary WHY SHOULD I HIRE YOU? Preparation, appearance, the interview, and follow-up are all about one thing, and that is answering the questionWHY SHOULD I HIRE YOU?