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INTERVIEWING FOR THE JOB YOU WANT. Angela Cameron October 24, 2006. Arrive late Be rude to the receptionist Chew gum during interview Be soft-spoken or too aggressive. Speak negatively about former jobs or colleagues Lie Answer cell phone during interview Answer “yes or no”

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interviewing for the job you want

INTERVIEWING FOR THE JOB YOU WANT

Angela Cameron

October 24, 2006

dont s
Arrive late

Be rude to the receptionist

Chew gum during interview

Be soft-spoken or too aggressive

Speak negatively about former jobs or colleagues

Lie

Answer cell phone during interview

Answer “yes or no”

Say “like” “um”

DONT’s
interviewing agenda
Interviewing Agenda
  • Mock Interview
  • Preparing for Interviews
    • Before
    • During
    • After
  • Informational Interviewing
  • Group Activities
objectives
Objectives
  • To learn about different aspects of the job interview
  • To recognize the importance of preparing for the job interview
  • To be aware of strengths and weaknesses related to job interviewing skills
  • To learn benefits of informational interviewing
before the interview
Do Your Research

Organization

Services

Size

Structure

Position

Know Yourself

Prepare Questions

Practice Communication Skills

Be Aware of Nonverbal Cues

Eye contact

Gestures

Posture

http://www.quintcareers.com/researching_companies.html

Before the Interview
the big day
The Big Day!
  • Be on time
  • Dress appropriately
  • Emphasize strengths
  • Be honest
after
After
  • Thank you letter
  • Learn from interview
the 4 p s of interviewing
The 4 P’s of Interviewing
  • Preparation
  • Practice
  • Personal Presentation
  • Pertinent Questions
what is informational interviewing
What is Informational Interviewing?
  • Gathering information about a given, industry, career or organization
  • Networking
  • Results
    • Information
    • Personal contacts
    • Awareness
    • Confidence
informational interviewing
Identify what information you want

Make a list of people you know

Make the appointment

Plan an agenda

Conduct yourself as a professional

Show Interest

Be Prepared to answer questions

Get Names

Send Thank You and Follow Up Letters

Utilize Referrals

Informational Interviewing
interviewing wrap up
Be proud of yourself

Be prepared

Know yourself

Be prompt and professional

Dress appropriately

Be honest

Be positive

Show interest

Practice

Follow-up!

Do it again

Interviewing Wrap-Up
thank you

Thank You

Questions?

references
References
  • Capell, P. (2006). How to answer any interview question. Retrieved October 23, 2006 from http://www.careerjournal.com/jobhunting/interviewing
  • Career Center Interviewing Skills. (N.D.). Retrieved October 23, 2006 from

http://www.hscareers.com/careercenter/articles.asp?id=1#faq

  • Hansen, R. (N.D.). Interviewing do’s and don’t’s. Retrieved October 23, 2006 from http://www.quintcareers.com/intvres.html
  • Informational Interviewing Tutorial (N.D.) Retrieved October 25, 2006 http://www.quintcareers.com/informational_interviewing.html
  • Martin, C. (N.D.) Informational interviewing: The neglected job search tool.

Retrieved October 23, 2006 from http://www.interview.monster.com

  • Peterson, T. (N.D.). The 4 P’s of interviewing. Retrieved October 23, 2006 from

http://www.interview.monster.com

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