Job Interviews. St. Gregory’s University Senior Seminar 14 March 2007. Highlights. Purpose of the Interview How to Prepare The Interview Process Follow-up Q&A. Purpose. To determine if this job and your job qualifications are a good match . Preparation Is Important!.
St. Gregory’s University
14 March 2007
To determine if this job and your job qualifications are a good match.
You have invested 4 or more years in college, now invest time, effort, and money into your interview.
Be very familiar with your resume
Prepare 3-5 questions for the interviewer
Review 3-6 key skills about yourself that fit the position
Establish 10 examples to showcase yourself
Practice, Practice, Practice!!!
Spend the $$$ and get items that fit well (e.g. altered properly)
Tailored, clean, conservative suit
Little to no perfume/cologne
Haircut and clean finger nails are NOT optional.
And men, matching dark socks are required.
Consider the employer’s viewpoint.
Quality of Cover Letter and Resume
Relevant Work Experience
Fit with Company Culture
Candidate’s Familiarity with the Organization
Positive Entrance Enthusiasm
Relaxed Smile Direct Eye Contact
Straight Posture Firm Handshake
Leaning Slightly Forward Use of Hand Movement
Feet Flat on Floor
Frowning Weak Handshake
Lack of Eye Contact Staring
Nervous Movements Arms Crossed
Hands Clenched Looking at Watch
Lack of Enthusiasm or Curiosity
Why are you applying for this position?
How would you describe yourself?
What are your strengths/weaknesses?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Why do you want to work here?
Why should I hire you?
What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?
Why did you leave your (are you leaving) your job?
What are your goals?
Expect random questions: