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How to get a job. The Interview Process. 7 Interview Tips. Preparation Watch Get Ready Be On Time Stay Calm Show What You Know Follow Up. Goals, mission statement and concerns of the organization Job description Skills/responsibilities required Key elements of advertisement

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how to get a job

How to get a job

The Interview Process

How to find a job

7 interview tips
7 Interview Tips
  • Preparation
  • Watch
  • Get Ready
  • Be On Time
  • Stay Calm
  • Show What You Know
  • Follow Up

How to find a job

preparation
Goals, mission statement and concerns of the organization
  • Job description
  • Skills/responsibilities required
  • Key elements of advertisement
  • Practice sample interview questions
Preparation

If you are properly prepared, you will appear more CONFIDENTand COMFORTABLE during the interview.

How to find a job

watch
Use the following links to help you prepare for your interview:
  • www.workopolis.com
  • www.monsterjobs.com
  • www.gov.on.ca
  • www.jobsearch.about.co
  • Teen Interview Video
Watch

View some online VIDEO clips of interviews to ensure you’ll DAZZLE potential employers.

How to find a job

get ready
Neat
  • Tidy
  • Appropriate
  • Portfolio (resume, references, other)
  • Pen
Get ready

DRESS for SUCCESS!

How to find a job

be on time
5-10 minutes early
  • Test run (if needed)
  • Not too early
Be on time

Get to the interview ON TIME.

How to find a job

stay calm
Find ways to calm yourself
  • Use arrival time to prepare yourself mentally for the interview
  • Eye contact
  • Listen to questions, think before you speak
  • Watch your body movements (avoid fidgeting)
Stay calm

If it is to be, it is up to me.

How to find a job

show what you know
Relate your knowledge to the company
  • Match accomplishments to the company’s needs
Show what you know

There are no WRONG answers, there are only RIGHT MATCHES for both you and the employer.

How to find a job

follow up
ALWAYS follow-up with a thank you note.
  • Each interviewer should receive a thank you note.
Follow-up

It’s not over yet!

How to find a job

three stages
Three stages:

The Arrival

The Interview

The Finale

How to find a job

the arrival
The Arrival
  • 10-15 minutes early
  • Dressed to impress
  • Courteous to everyone
  • Use time to relax and think about the position
  • Firm handshake, eye contact, smile
  • Present a positive, confident and enthusiastic attitude

How to find a job

the interview
The Interview
  • Listen to questions carefully
  • Responses clear and concise
  • Focus on benefits YOU BRING to the position
  • Flexibility, willingness to learn and take responsibility
  • Stick to topic
  • Watch your body language
  • Ask only pertinent questions
  • Thank the interviewer by name for their time

How to find a job

the finale
The Finale
  • Follow-up with a thank you letter
  • Review questions and responses – learn from the experience
  • Personal evaluation will strengthen your chances for future success

How to find a job

just a few more things
Just a few more things…
  • Bring to your interview:
    • Several copies of your resume
    • A copy of the job posting/advertisement
    • Company information
    • List of references/letters of reference
    • Relevant certificates/accreditations
    • QUESTIONS…

How to find a job

sample questions
Sample Questions
  • In your notes, prepare answers for the sample questions discussed in class

How to find a job

questions to ask at an interview
Questions to ask at an Interview
  • What are some questions that you can (and should) ask during an interview?

How to find a job

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