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Dr. Fred Fitch Assistant Professor of Communication Kean University. Preparing for the Job Interview. What is an interview?. A Conversation A Presentation A Power Negotiation A RELATIONSHIP. What is an interview?. THREE PARTS The opening The body Answering questions Asking questions

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Dr. Fred Fitch

Assistant Professor of Communication

Kean University

Preparing for theJob Interview


What is an interview?

  • A Conversation

  • A Presentation

  • A Power Negotiation

  • A RELATIONSHIP


What is an interview?

  • THREE PARTS

    • The opening

    • The body

      • Answering questions

      • Asking questions

    • The close


BEFORE THE INTERVIEW

  • DO A SELF ANALYSIS

    • What are your professional strengths and weaknesses?

    • What do you want in a position and organization?

    • What are your most valued needs?

    • What are your professional interests?

    • What is your tolerance of risk?


Slide 5

Do Your Homework

  • Research

    • your field

    • the organization

    • the recruiter

    • the position

    • current events

    • the interview process


Slide 6

Creating a Favorable First Impression

  • Dress and Appearance

    • Dress for a formal business occasion.

    • Neatness costs nothing and pays dividends.


Dress and Appearance

  • Men

    • Dirty wrinkled clothes that do not fit properly

    • Shirts that are too tight around the collar or waist

    • Dirty hands, nails, hair

    • Shoes that do not match or are dirty, scuffed

    • Wrong style for body shape.

  • Women

    • To much or inappropriate jewelry

    • Too much/little makeup. Overpowering perfume

    • Scuffed or inappropriate shoes.

    • Inappropriate clothing for the workplace.

    • Ill-fitting clothing


Slide 8

Creating a Favorable First Impression

  • Nonverbal Communication

    • Nonverbal communication is critical in first impressions.

    • Nonverbal communication is

      • How we communicate emotion

      • How we detect deception


Slide 9

Creating a Favorable First Impression

  • Be alive and dynamic.

  • Watch your adapters

  • Avoid disfluencies

  • Mirroring


Opening the Interview

  • Two-step process

    • Establish Rapport

    • Orientation (usually the recruiter)


Slide 11

Creating a Favorable First Impression

  • Arrival and Opening

    • Be on time and ready to interact.

    • Your interaction during this first 2 minutes will make/break your success.


Slide 12

Answering Questions

  • Preparing to Respond

    • Be ready to handle traditional questions.

      • Tell me about yourself

      • Why do you want to work for us

      • What are your long range/short range goals?

      • What do you know about…

    • Be ready to handle specific questions

      • Hypothetical problems

      • Real case scenarios

      • Professional dilemmas (What do you think about this issue?)


Slide 13

Answering Questions

  • Responding: Successful Applicants

    • Listen, think, and then answer.

    • Answer questions concisely

      • Prepare stories

      • Use professional jargon


Slide 14

Answering Questions

  • Unsuccessful Applicants

    • Passive and cautious

      • Qualifiers

      • Meaningless slang

      • Disfluencies


Slide 15

Asking Questions

  • MAKE SURE YOUHAVE QUESTIONS TO ASK!


Slide 16

The Closing

  • Be aware of everything you say and do.

  • Take and active part in the closing.

  • It’s not over ‘til it’s over.

  • The employer is likely to note everything you do and say.


Slide 17

Evaluation and Follow-Up

  • SEND A HAND-WRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE

    • Bring one with you already written and drop in the nearest mail box as you leave.


Slide 18

RECOMMENDATION

TAKE

COMM 3420

INTERVIEWING

BEFORE YOU GRADUATE!!


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