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Successful Interviewing Tips on Landing the perfect career! Presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Getting the Job You Want: Strategies for Successful Interviewing. Preparing for the Interview The Interview The Close. Preparing for the Interview. The Professional Image: “Think Conservative”

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Successful InterviewingTips on Landing the perfect career! Presented byEnterprise Rent-A-Car


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Getting the Job You Want: Strategies for Successful Interviewing

  • Preparing for the Interview

  • The Interview

  • The Close


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Preparing for the Interview

  • The Professional Image: “Think Conservative”

  • Know the Company

  • Know Yourself

  • The Dos and Don’ts


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Preparing for the Interview

  • The Professional Image

    • Neat and Organized

      • Clothing that is Clean and Pressed

      • Neat, Professional hairstyle

  • Think “Conservative”

    • Wear a Suit

    • Be careful of Trends-- especially in shoes, skirt lengths, etc...

    • Earring/Piercing Rule


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Preparing for the Interview

  • Know the Company

    • Do your research

    • Look for things that are important to you

    • Get a Job Description


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Preparing for the Interview

  • Know yourself

    • What are your Skills, Strengths, Values and weaknesses?

    • What are your goals?


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Preparing for the Interview Dos and Don’ts

  • The Dos

    • Practice!

    • Arrive Early

    • Bring Many Copies of Your Resume

    • Have a Few Mints with you-and have one just before

    • Make Good Eye Contact

    • Remember to SMILE

    • Develop and Use A Firm Handshake

    • Accentuate the Positive


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Preparing for the InterviewDos and Don’ts

  • The Don’ts

    • Chew Gum (or chew on that mint!)

    • Use inappropriate language

    • Bring Beepers or Cellular phones into the interview

    • Bring other People with You to the Interview

    • Look at your watch or Clock

    • Assume that Anyone You Meet is “Unimportant”


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The Interview

  • How to Make a Good Impression

  • Behavioral Interviewing

  • How to Answer Behavioral Questions


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The Interview

  • How to Make a Good Impression

    • Presentation is Everything

      • Smile

      • Offer a firm handshake

      • Be conscientious of the non-verbal/verbal communication

        • delivery and animation

        • presentation of ideas

        • grammar and vocabulary

      • Show enthusiasm!


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The Interview

  • Behavioral Interviewing

    • What is Behavioral Interviewing?

      • Definition

      • Benefit

  • Behavioral Questions

    • Competencies

    • Sample questions


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The Interview

  • How to answer behavioral questions

    • What to avoid

    • Situation, task, action, result

    • Silence is OK

    • Positive result


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The Close

  • Be Prepared With Questions

  • Make Sure That You Completely Understand the Position

  • Ask For the Next Step In The Interview Process

    • Express Your Interest In The Position

    • If Not Interested, Decline Gracefully.


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The Close

  • Follow up After Interview

    • Send “Thank-You” cards or letters.

    • Follow up by phone.


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When Can You Start?Now What?

TIPS ON KEEPING THE JOB


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COLLEGE

FLIP FLOPS & JEANS

FALL, SPRING, SUMMER BREAKS

SLEEPING IN ‘TIL NOON

CRAMMING FOR TESTS

CAREER

BUSINESS SUIT & TIE

2 TO 3 WEEKS VACATION/YEAR

WAKING UP @ 6:30AM

WORKING LATE ON A PROJECT

COLLEGE TO CAREER


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1ST IMPRESSIONS/DAILY

  • DRESS AS IF EVERY DAY WERE AN INTERVIEW.

  • KNOW YOUR COMPANY’S DRESS CODE AND FOLLOW IT.

    *If in doubt, do not wear it!

  • PERSONAL HYGIENE (showering, shaving, cologne to a minimum) SHOULD BE AN EVERY DAY PRACTICE.

  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE EVERYTHING

    TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!


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PLANNING AHEAD

  • BUY & USE A PLANNER (Daytimer, PDA, etc.)

  • PLAN YOUR WEEKS/MONTHS IN ADVANCE.

  • SCHEDULE PERSONAL TIME (dry cleaning, haircuts, car maintenance, banking, etc.)


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PROFESSIONALISM

  • BE PUNCTUAL (10-15 minutes early).

  • NETWORK & BUILD RAPPORT WITH ALL OF YOUR PEERS. (Never know when you might need a favor.)

  • STAY AWAY FROM THE RUMOR MILL/GOSSIP.

  • ACCEPT CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. (Use every situation as a learning tool.)

  • ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS.

  • DO THE RIGHT THING—ETHICS!


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIESAVAILABLE

WWW.ENTERPRISE.COM

or

CONTACT:

Joe Kane

@ 916-487-3100

Joe.Kane@erac.com


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