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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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getting the job you want strategies for successful interviewing
Getting the Job You Want: Strategies for Successful Interviewing
  • Preparing for the Interview
  • The Interview
  • The Close
preparing for the interview
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?
preparing for the interview dos and don ts
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
preparing for the interview dos and don ts8
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”
the interview
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!
the interview11
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
the close
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.
when can you start now what

When Can You Start?Now What?

TIPS ON KEEPING THE JOB

college to career
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
1 st impressions daily
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!

planning ahead
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.)
professionalism
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!
career opportunities available
CAREER OPPORTUNITIESAVAILABLE

WWW.ENTERPRISE.COM

or

CONTACT:

Joe Kane

@ 916-487-3100

[email protected]

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