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CAREER SERVICES

Interviewing


CAREER SERVICES

Students will learn how to

© CPCC Career Services 2010


CPCC CAREER SERVICES

Interviewing TipsPractice Makes Perfect!

  • Research the company

    • Use the Connections Employer Directory, the company’s website, etc.

  • Practice interview questions

    • Sample interview questions are available online and in the Career Guide

      www.cpcc.edu/career/studentsgrads/guide

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What Employers are Looking for

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C P C C C A R E E R S E R V I C E S

Avoid these Common Mistakes

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More Than Words

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What to Wear

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C E N T R A L P I E D M O N T C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

Elevator Speech

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C E N T R A L P I E D M O N T C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

Used to answer

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C E N T R A L P I E D M O N T C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

Behavioral Interviewing

  • A common type of interviewing for employers who believe that past behavior predicts future behavior.

    • Gather important details about your work style

    • Honesty and preparation are crucial

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C E N T R A L P I E D M O N T C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

Sample Behavioral Questions

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C E N T R A L P I E D M O N T C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

STAR Method

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C E N T R A L P I E D M O N T C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

What Do I Do Now?

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C E N T R A L P I E D M O N T C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E

You Ask the Questions

  • An interview is a “two-way street”

  • Employers expect you to ask questions

  • Be ready with multiple questions

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C P C C C A R E E R S E R V I C E S

After the Interview

Employers said sending a thank-you note:

Always helped 35.8%

Helped decide between candidates42.4%

Didn’t matter 18.8%

Some Guidelines

  • Send within 24 hours

  • Email is okay, but handwritten is better

  • Send to each person in the interview

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CAREER SERVICES

  • Get a Career Guide with interview tips and practice questions

  • Practice interviewing with a career counselor

  • Do a practice interview online with Perfect Interview software

VISIT CAREER SERVICES

Central High Rm. 122

704-330-6551

career.services@cpcc.edu

www.cpcc.edu/career


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