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The Art of Interview. The Art of Interview. MAKING THE MOST OF THE INTERVIEW: TAKING CHARGE OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS: . The time you spend with an interviewer may determine your entire future, so a successful job interview is an important step towards fulfillment of your ambitions. .

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    1. The Art of Interview

    2. The Art of Interview MAKING THE MOST OF THE INTERVIEW: TAKING CHARGE OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS:

    3. The time you spend with an interviewer may determine your entire future, so a successful job interview is an important step towards fulfillment of your ambitions. The Art of Interview

    4. You have only one objective in an interview: The Art of Interview convince To convince the interviewer you can successfully do the job and become a desirable part of the organization.

    5. Four things you should do: - Prepare well prior to the interview. Prepare The Art of Interview - Dress professionally - Dress - Arrive - Arrive early - Be prepared to ask at least two questions. ask at least two questions

    6. Four things you should do: • - Prepare well prior to the interview. • o Research information about the company using contacts, the Internet, or library resources • o Review possible interview questions • o Practice interviewing • - Dress professionally – a business suit is always a “best bet.” • - Arrive early – ten to fifteen minutes is sufficient. • - Be prepared to ask at least two questions. The Art of Interview

    7. Three things you should know: • You must know exactly what you want to do – anything less is lack of focus. • You must know about the organization and the field in which it operates, how the organization is structured, its major activities, and its plans for the future. • - You must know specifically what you can do for the organization. • You must know exactly what you want to do – anything less is lack of focus. • You must know about the organization and the field in which it operates, how the organization is structured, its major activities, and its plans for the future. • - You must know specifically what you can do for the organization. The Art of Interview

    8. Prepare a list of the points about yourself that you want to cover in the interview: The Art of Interview o Accomplishments/success stories o Applicable education and training o Important prior job or internship experience o Personal traits o Professional skills

    9. TEN QUESTIONS INTERVIEWERS COMMONLY ASK: 1. Tell me about yourself. The Art of Interview 2. What are your long-term/short-term goals? 3. What are your strongest/weakest personal qualities? 4. Why do you think you would be successful at this job? 5. Why do you want to work for us?

    10. TEN QUESTIONS INTERVIEWERS COMMONLY ASK: 6. Why should we hire you? The Art of Interview 7. What supervising or leadership positions have you held? 8. What motivates you to get a job done? 9. Describe the perfect work environment in your opinion. 10. Do you prefer working alone or in teams?

    11. TOP TEN NEGATIVE FACTORS EVALUATED BY INTERVIEWERS 1. Poor personal appearance The Art of Interview

    12. TOP TEN NEGATIVE FACTORS EVALUATED BY INTERVIEWERS 2. Lack of planning for career – no purpose, goals, or focus The Art of Interview

    13. TOP TEN NEGATIVE FACTORS EVALUATED BY INTERVIEWERS 3. Lack of confidence and poise – nervousness The Art of Interview

    14. TOP TEN NEGATIVE FACTORS EVALUATED BY INTERVIEWERS 4. Overemphasis on compensation as the deciding factor The Art of Interview

    15. TOP TEN NEGATIVE FACTORS EVALUATED BY INTERVIEWERS 5. Making excuses for unfavorable events in work history The Art of Interview

    16. TOP TEN NEGATIVE FACTORS EVALUATED BY INTERVIEWERS 6. Lack of tact, maturity, and courtesy – overbearing or egotistical behavior The Art of Interview

    17. TOP TEN NEGATIVE FACTORS EVALUATED BY INTERVIEWERS 7. Condemnation of past employers The Art of Interview

    18. TOP TEN NEGATIVE FACTORS EVALUATED BY INTERVIEWERS 8. Failure to look the interviewer in the eye The Art of Interview

    19. TOP TEN NEGATIVE FACTORS EVALUATED BY INTERVIEWERS 9. Limp handshake The Art of Interview Some were good ones and others were just horrible with limp, fishlike

    20. TOP TEN NEGATIVE FACTORS EVALUATED BY INTERVIEWERS 10. Failure to appreciate the value of experience The Art of Interview

    21. SOME DOs AND DON’Ts CONCERNING INTERVIEWING DO -Bring extra copies of your resume and copies of your references. resume The Art of Interview • Greet the interviewer by last name and be sincerely glad to meet him or her. • Look the interviewer in the eye. - Wait to be offered a seat before sitting down. - Conduct yourself as if you are determined to get the job.

    22. SOME DOs AND DON’Ts CONCERNING INTERVIEWING DON’T - Chew gum, smoke, or eat. The Art of Interview - Lie or exaggerate. - Answer with a simple “yes” or “no.” Give examples that help portray your point. - Inquire about salary or other benefits during the first interview. - Make derogatory remarks about your last or present employer. Derogatory- Expressive of low opinion

    23. MORE QUESTIONS INTERVIEWS ASK • Getting you to express yourself: • Tell me about your present job. • How would you describe yourself? • What can this company do for you? The Art of Interview • Interests: • What are you interested in this company? • What did you do to prepare for this interview? • Skills: • What can you offer us? • What are your greatest strengths?

    24. MORE QUESTIONS INTERVIEWS ASK • Education/Training: • Why did you choose AUST? • What course did you like the most? Least? • What led you to pursue your major? • How would you rate your computer skills? The Art of Interview • Job History: • What duties performed in the past have you liked most? Least? Why? • Which of your past supervisors did you like best? Why? • Related to Job Opening: • How do you fit the requirements for this job? • Why do you think you would like this job?

    25. MORE QUESTIONS INTERVIEWS ASK • Salary: • What is the minimum pay you will accept? OR • What do you expect to earn? • What do you expect to be earning in five years? The Art of Interview • Personal: • What do you do in your free time? • What has influenced you the most in your life? • With which kind of people do you work best? • Will you travel? Relocate? Work overtime?

    26. INAPPROPRIATE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS • Personal Questions: • Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? • Do you drink or smoke? The Art of Interview • Questions About Your Spouse/Boyfriend/Girlfriend: • What is his/her education, training, salary level? • What are his/her feelings about you working? • Why did you get married if you want a career? • How can you be a good spouse if you work?

    27. INAPPROPRIATE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS • Questions About Children: • Do you have children? How do you plan to care for them? • How old are your children? The Art of Interview Questions About Your Relationships: Have you been divorced? • Questions Regarding Values and Sexual Mores: • Are you an activist of any kind? • How do you feel about birth control? Abortion?

    28. INAPPROPRIATE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS • Comments Indicating Tokenism: • Don’t worry about your skills or competence. We want a woman. • How can you compete with a man? • How disabled are you? The Art of Interview • Questions Regarding Your Age: • Why are you getting into the job market so late? • Aren’t you too young for this job?

    29. BE PREPARED TO ASK QUESTIONS FO THE INTERVIEWER Can you tell me what happened to my predecessor? How many people will be under my direct supervision, and how long have they been with the company? The Art of Interview Who will be my in-line supervisor if I am hired? How is an employee promoted – by seniority, quality of performance, or on another basis? What are the duties entailed in this job? What would my primary responsibilities be?

    30. BE PREPARED TO ASK QUESTIONS FO THE INTERVIEWER What type of person are you looking for? The Art of Interview What are the challenges and problems I would face? What are the goals for this department?

    31. ENDING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: • Would you please give me some information about your benefit program? • What salary package do you have in mind for this position? • Can I tell you anything more about my qualifications and experience? • When do you expect to make a hiring decision? • When can I expect to hear from you? The Art of Interview