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The key to getting the job!. It is a test – prepare and practice to be able to pass It is a chance to persuade – sell yourself It is a chance to ask questions – know what to ask in advance. Types of Interviews. Screening interviews Informational interviews Selection interviews

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the key to getting the job

The key to getting the job!

It is a test – prepare and practice to be able to pass

It is a chance to persuade – sell yourself

It is a chance to ask questions – know what to ask in advance

types of interviews
Types of Interviews
  • Screening interviews
  • Informational interviews
  • Selection interviews
  • Group interviews
  • Telephone interviews
  • Stress interviews
stages of the interview
Stages of the interview
  • Introduction – what the job is about
  • Questions about you and your qualifications
  • Questions from you about the job, company, etc.
  • Closing remarks
while waiting avoid
While waiting avoid
  • Think about your overall composure. Try to eliminate any distracting habits you may have like: nail biting, hair twirling, foot tapping or other fidgeting.
the five ps
  • Preparation
  • Practice
  • Positive Thinking
  • Punctuality
  • Politeness
  • Research the company
  • Know your qualifications
  • Bring the right materials
  • Dress for success
  • Get a good night’s sleep
things to bring with you
Things to bring with you!
  • Extra copies of your resume
  • Pen/pencil to write with
  • A pad or notebook for making note of names, phone numbers other info to remember
dress for interview success

Coat & tie preferred

Dress to impress

Wear shoes and socks

No piercings

Cover tattoos

Neat hair

Shave or trim well

Avoid cologne


Business attire to impress

Appropriate “cut”

No jeans

No piercings

Cover tattoos

Neat hair

Light makeup

Avoid perfume

Dress for Interview Success
  • Interview questions
  • Sound natural and spontaneous
  • Rehearse
  • It’s a learning experience
positive thinking
Positive Thinking
  • Visualization
  • Affirmation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Good posture


Plan ahead – arrive 15 minutes early

  • Be polite to everyone
  • Think about the image you are leaving
  • Send a thank-you note
things to avoid
Things to avoid:
  • Answers that are too short
  • More detail or information than is necessary
  • Becoming frustrated or uneasy when asked stressful / abstract questions
  • Making derogatory or negative statements about former employers or positions
more things to avoid
More Things to Avoid
  • Discussions about politics, religion, company problems
  • Salary or benefits information

(during the first interview)

  • Being too friendly
  • Taking along a friend or relative to the interview
still more to avoid
Still more to avoid
  • GUM
  • Weak Handshakes
  • Bad Breath
  • Stuff in your teeth
  • IPOD’s, MP3, Cell Phones,
things to do

Things to do:

Be well prepared. Practice your interviewing skills.

It generally takes 2-3 interviews before you become comfortable with answers.

things to do17
Things to do:
  • Maintain good eye contact
  • Smile and be congenial
  • Be positive about yourself, past employers and the future
  • Make sure the interviewer knows you are excited about the position and the organization
some more things to think about
Some more things to think about:
  • Show energy, drive and ambition with a quick stride and fresh appearance
  • Don’t be a “yes” man. An intelligent person usually weighs a question for a second or two before responding.
  • Be prepared for abstract questions
it is imperative

It is imperative…

That you present yourself in the best light possible and to always maintain honesty and integrity.

don t forget

Don’t forget…

to ask for the job!