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Interview Skills. By: Alyssa Arnold. Student Support Services Workshop Prepared by: Alyssa Arnold, B.A., M.Ed. Know yourself. Be able to articulate YOUR: Skills - Values - Interests Abilities - Long-term plans Be able to give examples of them Think on your feet Outside the box

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Interview skills

Interview Skills

By: Alyssa Arnold

Student Support Services Workshop

Prepared by: Alyssa Arnold, B.A., M.Ed.


Know yourself

Know yourself

Be able to articulate YOUR:

Skills - Values - Interests

Abilities - Long-term plans

Be able to give examples of them

Think on your feet

Outside the box

Use common sense


Review

Review

Be prepared for questions about your Resume

Typically asked questions:

“Tell me about yourself”

“Tell me about one of your weaknesses…?”

“Tell me what you know about us”

“Why should we hire you?”


Show the complete picture

Show the Complete Picture

Tell me about yourself…

Tell a story

How do you want companies to remember you


Rehearse

Rehearse

Practice

Tape Recorder - Mirror

Video Camera - Friends/Family

Notecards

No memorized answers

Just concepts & key buzz words


Preparing for the interview

Preparing for the Interview

Copies of Resume (references included)

Good quality Questions for Interviewer

Proper Attire

Proper Etiquette

Understanding of company

Make eye contact

Tone of voice

Anticipate stressors


First impression

First Impression

Dress to impress

Men: Pressed dress pants & shirt {Suit}

Polished shoes

Tie & jacket

Well groomed (be conservative with cologne)

Women: Pressed pants or LONG skirt or Suit

Pressed dress shirt {NOT low cut}

Nice shoes {NOT too high}

Be conservative with jewelry

Well groomed


Day of

Day of…

Well Groomed

Leave plenty of time for mishaps

Eat prior to interview

(avoid too much caffeine/sugar)

Arrive early

Be courteous to everyone you encounter


Follow up

Follow Up

Send a hand-written Thank You note directly to the person who interviewed you ASAP

Make sure to use proper grammar, check

your spelling & write legibly


Also don t forget

Also don’t forget:

Turn your cell phone OFF

Watch your language, slang terms, etc.

Don’t chew gum

PREPARE GOOD QUALITY QUESTIONS TO ASK!


To get credit for this workshop

*To get credit for this Workshop*

Email Mrs. Arnold at:

[email protected]

With the following information:

Your name

Title of workshop

Date completed workshop

What you learned from the workshop


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