Job Interview By: Dessi Cervantes, Shana Buckely Add a title for the presentation
The Job Interview • To prepare for the interview: • Do your homework. • Get organized. • Plan to make a good first impression. • Anticipate questions and plan appropriate responses. • Think positively. Add a theme, background picture, or color to the presentation
Standard Interview Questions • Some examples are: • “Tell me about yourself.” • “What do you know about this company?” • “Why does this job opening interest you?” • “Do you prefer working alone or with others?” • “How well do you work under pressure?” • “What do you want to be doing in five years?” • “Why should I hire you?”
Good Questions to Ask Employers • Some examples are: • “How would you describe the responsibilities of the position?” • “How would you describe a typical week/day for this position?” • “Whom does this position report to? If I am offered the position, can I meet him or her?” • “If I am extended a job offer, how soon would you like me to start?”
What Is Said Without Words • An upright, confident posture reflects your sense of self-worth. • Eye contact shows you are listening and are interested in what the interviewer has to say. • A smile shows that are you relaxed and confident. Keep your facial expressions friendly, calm, relaxed, and positive. • A firm handshake conveys that you are professional and enthusiastic. Avoid a weak or overly aggressive handshake. On the next slide, fill it with pictures of interviews taking place.
What Is Said Without Words (Continued) • Leaning slightly forward toward the interviewer conveys that you are interested. Leaning back can give the opposite impression. • Be aware of the interviewer’s body language to help you sense when you are losing the person’s attention or when you are going into too much detail.
Common Errors Avoid these interview errors • Poor eye contact. • No goal. • Poor appearance. • No prepared questions. • Lack of enthusiasm. • Asking about the salary and benefits too soon. • Not asking for the job.
Tangs you’ernot so post to do • Don’t come with piercings • Don’t come with messed up hair • Don’t act all messy • Don’t make a big deal if someone fraughts Add a title to this page and put a list and images of what not to do in an interview..
Dress and Grooming • I chose theses pictures because they show the way you are supposed to be when going to a interview. • And I would higher them if they come to one of my interview Page 3 (these sentence can be deleted when slide is finished)
Dress and Grooming • I chose these pictures because they are neat and welled dressed for a interview. Page 3
Dress and Grooming • Find and insert 5 pictures of how NOT to dress or look for an interview. Page 3, 4
After the Interview • Write a follow-up letter. • Write a short thank-you for the interview. • Insert an example of a follow-up letter: Page 8, 9
“Food for Thought” ? 1. Assume that you applied for a job but were not selected for the position. • Should you abandon your efforts to obtain a job with that particular employer? Why or why not? 2.What can you gain from seeking an evaluation of your interview performance from an interviewer who rejected you? 3. In what ways is each interview a learning experience?