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How to get a job. The Interview Process. 7 Interview Tips. Preparation Watch Get Ready Be On Time Stay Calm Show What You Know Follow Up. Goals, mission statement and concerns of the organization Job description Skills/responsibilities required Key elements of advertisement

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How to get a job

The Interview Process

How to find a job


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7 Interview Tips

  • Preparation

  • Watch

  • Get Ready

  • Be On Time

  • Stay Calm

  • Show What You Know

  • Follow Up

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  • Goals, mission statement and concerns of the organization

  • Job description

  • Skills/responsibilities required

  • Key elements of advertisement

  • Practice sample interview questions

Preparation

If you are properly prepared, you will appear more CONFIDENTand COMFORTABLE during the interview.

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Use the following links to help you prepare for your interview:

  • www.workopolis.com

  • www.monsterjobs.com

  • www.gov.on.ca

  • www.jobsearch.about.co

  • Teen Interview Video

Watch

View some online VIDEO clips of interviews to ensure you’ll DAZZLE potential employers.

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  • Neat

  • Tidy

  • Appropriate

  • Portfolio (resume, references, other)

  • Pen

Get ready

DRESS for SUCCESS!

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  • 5-10 minutes early

  • Test run (if needed)

  • Not too early

Be on time

Get to the interview ON TIME.

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  • Find ways to calm yourself

  • Use arrival time to prepare yourself mentally for the interview

  • Eye contact

  • Listen to questions, think before you speak

  • Watch your body movements (avoid fidgeting)

Stay calm

If it is to be, it is up to me.

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  • Relate your knowledge to the company

  • Match accomplishments to the company’s needs

Show what you know

There are no WRONG answers, there are only RIGHT MATCHES for both you and the employer.

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  • ALWAYS follow-up with a thank you note.

  • Each interviewer should receive a thank you note.

Follow-up

It’s not over yet!

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Three stages:

The Arrival

The Interview

The Finale

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The Arrival

  • 10-15 minutes early

  • Dressed to impress

  • Courteous to everyone

  • Use time to relax and think about the position

  • Firm handshake, eye contact, smile

  • Present a positive, confident and enthusiastic attitude

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The Interview

  • Listen to questions carefully

  • Responses clear and concise

  • Focus on benefits YOU BRING to the position

  • Flexibility, willingness to learn and take responsibility

  • Stick to topic

  • Watch your body language

  • Ask only pertinent questions

  • Thank the interviewer by name for their time

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The Finale

  • Follow-up with a thank you letter

  • Review questions and responses – learn from the experience

  • Personal evaluation will strengthen your chances for future success

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Just a few more things…

  • Bring to your interview:

    • Several copies of your resume

    • A copy of the job posting/advertisement

    • Company information

    • List of references/letters of reference

    • Relevant certificates/accreditations

    • QUESTIONS…

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Common Interview Questions

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Sample Questions

  • In your notes, prepare answers for the sample questions discussed in class

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Questions to ask at an Interview

  • What are some questions that you can (and should) ask during an interview?

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