Interviewing for Success. Please view this presentation in slideshow mode. Workshop Outline. A Few Words About Interviewing What Employers Are Seeking Preparation The Interview Process After the Interview Tips for Successful Interviewing Final Comments. A Few Words About Interviewing….
Interviewing for Success
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A Few Words About Interviewing
What Employers Are Seeking
The Interview Process
After the Interview
Tips for Successful Interviewing
Being invited to interview is a significant accomplishment.
And.. the competition becomes more fierce.
It is not always the most qualified person who gets the job. It is often someone who
HIGHLIGHT THESE QUALITIES/SKILLS IN ANSWERS AND EXAMPLES
(Source: Job Outlook 2007, National Association of Colleges and Employers)
Identify your skills and abilities
Analyze your strengths and weaknesses.
Be ready to give specific examples
Be prepared to say why you want to work there and why you are the best candidate for the job.
Do you know where you are going?
Do you know how long it will take?
Review possible questions
and formulate answers.
Develop a list of questions to ask your interviewer/s
Practice with a friend or set up a Practice Interview with Career Services
Check out the Career Services website for sample question to practice and to ask employers
Tell me about yourself.
What are your major strengths?
What is a weakness that you have?
What was an important decision or event in your life?
Require that you answer with specific examples from the past
Examples: Tell me about a time when….
Shows that you did your research
Focus on job responsibilities and organizational culture and structure
Avoid discussing benefits and salary unless the employer mentions them first
If they ask for your salary requirements
What if they don’t mention it?
What are illegal questions?
Answer the intent of the question, not the actual question.
Ask what their concern is.
Evaluate the interview; what do you want to improve?
Write a thank-you letter or e-mail within two days.
Follow up if you do not hear
Accept an offer verbally and in writing.
If rejected, ask for constructive feedback and work on weak areas.
Attitude and appearance
Schedule a Mock Interview with Career Services
Schedule an appointment to discuss interview skills
Stop by for Drop-Ins to get your resume critiqued before an interview or to ask a quick question.
There is more information and resources at the Career Services website