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The key to getting the job!

The key to getting the job!

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The key to getting the job!

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  1. The key to getting the job! It is a test – prepare and practice to be able to pass It is a chance to persuade – sell yourself It is a chance to ask questions – know what to ask in advance

  2. Types of Interviews • Screening interviews • Informational interviews • Selection interviews • Group interviews • Telephone interviews • Stress interviews

  3. Stages of the interview • Introduction – what the job is about • Questions about you and your qualifications • Questions from you about the job, company, etc. • Closing remarks

  4. While waiting avoid • Think about your overall composure. Try to eliminate any distracting habits you may have like: nail biting, hair twirling, foot tapping or other fidgeting.

  5. THE FIVE Ps • Preparation • Practice • Positive Thinking • Punctuality • Politeness

  6. Preparation • Research the company • Know your qualifications • Bring the right materials • Dress for success • Get a good night’s sleep

  7. Things to bring with you! • Extra copies of your resume • Pen/pencil to write with • A pad or notebook for making note of names, phone numbers other info to remember

  8. Male Coat & tie preferred Dress to impress Wear shoes and socks No piercings Cover tattoos Neat hair Shave or trim well Avoid cologne Female Business attire to impress Appropriate “cut” No jeans No piercings Cover tattoos Neat hair Light makeup Avoid perfume Dress for Interview Success

  9. Practice • Interview questions • Sound natural and spontaneous • Rehearse • It’s a learning experience

  10. Positive Thinking • Visualization • Affirmation • Relaxation techniques • Good posture

  11. Punctuality Plan ahead – arrive 15 minutes early

  12. Politeness • Be polite to everyone • Think about the image you are leaving • Send a thank-you note

  13. Things to avoid: • Answers that are too short • More detail or information than is necessary • Becoming frustrated or uneasy when asked stressful / abstract questions • Making derogatory or negative statements about former employers or positions

  14. More Things to Avoid • Discussions about politics, religion, company problems • Salary or benefits information (during the first interview) • Being too friendly • Taking along a friend or relative to the interview

  15. Still more to avoid • GUM • Weak Handshakes • Bad Breath • Stuff in your teeth • IPOD’s, MP3, Cell Phones,

  16. Things to do: Be well prepared. Practice your interviewing skills. It generally takes 2-3 interviews before you become comfortable with answers.

  17. Things to do: • Maintain good eye contact • Smile and be congenial • Be positive about yourself, past employers and the future • Make sure the interviewer knows you are excited about the position and the organization

  18. Some more things to think about: • Show energy, drive and ambition with a quick stride and fresh appearance • Don’t be a “yes” man. An intelligent person usually weighs a question for a second or two before responding. • Be prepared for abstract questions

  19. It is imperative… That you present yourself in the best light possible and to always maintain honesty and integrity.

  20. Don’t forget… to ask for the job!