Mastering the Art of Interviewing. Career Center. Qualifications and the Interview. “Was I judged on my qualifications for the job or on how well I performed in the interview?”
Mastering the Art of Interviewing
-name, title, pronunciation, and position
* When you are finished with your research, draw up a list of questions on the organization or position
-find what you want to highlight in your interview
-pick most relevant experiences and note these on a separate piece of paper
-note personal strengths or accomplishments not mentioned in your résumé
-recall any positive work habits developed at work or in school
-leave only the most relevant examples of your work in it
-add any pertinent information
-determine how these might be presented during the interview
* you may want to travel to the location the day before to be sure you know where you’re going.
Clean, pressed business suit
Clean, trimmed head and facial hair
Minimal or no cologne
No food, gum, or cigarettes
Clean, pressed suit or tailored dress
Conservative hosiery without runs
Polished pumps in good repair
Carry either a purse or attache case
Attractive, controlled hair style
Minimal make-up and perfume
Clean fingernails with no chipped polish
No gum, food, or cigarettes
*What aspects of the job would you like to see improved?
* What are the key challenges and/or problems facing the person in the position?
*Is there room for professional growth and upward mobility?
*When, how, and by whom would I be evaluated? What are the performance criteria?
*What is the department’s environment/culture like?
*Make sure you have the interview’s name and address so you can send a thank you letter.
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