Interviewing Strategy. Prepare Attend presentations/network Company research Be on time Know interviewer’s name Present copy of resume LISTEN to questions. Interviewing Strategy. Non-verbal communication Posture Eye contact Demeanor Distractions Ask questions Be positive.
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Be on time
Know interviewer’s name
Present copy of resume
LISTEN to questions
Focus on skills/examples
Interpersonal (enthusiasm, stress tolerance, flexibility, dependability)
Write thank you!
Prepare 5 things about yourself you want to convey during interview
Examples of past experiences
Difficulty may increase
Past behavior predicts future
Cases – scenarios of day-to-day situations that arise
Answers measured against std.s
Deliberate attempt to unnerve candidate
Blunt questions, interruptions
Relentless pursuit of a subject
Focus it how candidate reacts to stress
Discuss how to answer questions
Get several group members’ input
What is the interviewer trying to find out?
Share a difficult interview question
Discuss how to get rid of “nerves”
How is the training program structured? Time/format
I read that the company is planning expansion into Mexico…could you tell me about those plans and opportunities for international placement?
What is the average time it takes to reach _________ position?
Could you describe the employee evaluation system? How often will I receive a formal evaluation?
Is there opportunity to move from one functional area to another if I see an opportunity in which I am interested?
Background/Experience vs. Interviewing Skills
How much will one add to the other?
Knowledge of company and job/career
Likelihood of offer
Likelihood of on-site interview
Likelihood of consideration for position
Likelihood of student “fitting” with organization
Interviewing skills had a greater influence than background and experience on recruiter’s perceptions
Lack of experience can be compensated forby excellent interviewing skills
Excellent background or experience needs to be augmented by interviewing skills
Have you ever been arrested?
Conviction record, yes, if job related
Did you serve in the military? Type of discharge?
Military, yes…period of service, rank, training/experience
Do you have any disabilities?
Can applicant perform essential job functions?
Can applicant meet attendance requirements?
Do you currently use illegal drugs? What illegal drugs have you used in the last six months?
Yes, but cannot refer to past drug addiction
Do you drink alcoholic beverages?
Yes, but not how much applicant drinks or participation in alcohol rehabilitation
Reason for letter – use company knowledge
Specific position or work type
How you learned of company or position
Why you are interested
Academic background match with co./position
Specific achievements or unique qualifications
Do not repeat resume info.
Refer reader to resume
Can discuss coursework that helps qualify you
Indicate desire for personal interview
Repeat phone #
Statement or question that encourages response
Refer to interview date/place and say thank you
Express desire to work for company
Close with phone # and action