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Successful Interviewing Tips on Landing the perfect career! Presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Getting the Job You Want: Strategies for Successful Interviewing. Preparing for the Interview The Interview The Close. Preparing for the Interview. The Professional Image: “Think Conservative”

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    1. Successful InterviewingTips on Landing the perfect career! Presented byEnterprise Rent-A-Car

    2. Getting the Job You Want: Strategies for Successful Interviewing • Preparing for the Interview • The Interview • The Close

    3. Preparing for the Interview • The Professional Image: “Think Conservative” • Know the Company • Know Yourself • The Dos and Don’ts

    4. Preparing for the Interview • The Professional Image • Neat and Organized • Clothing that is Clean and Pressed • Neat, Professional hairstyle • Think “Conservative” • Wear a Suit • Be careful of Trends-- especially in shoes, skirt lengths, etc... • Earring/Piercing Rule

    5. Preparing for the Interview • Know the Company • Do your research • Look for things that are important to you • Get a Job Description

    6. Preparing for the Interview • Know yourself • What are your Skills, Strengths, Values and weaknesses? • What are your goals?

    7. Preparing for the Interview Dos and Don’ts • The Dos • Practice! • Arrive Early • Bring Many Copies of Your Resume • Have a Few Mints with you-and have one just before • Make Good Eye Contact • Remember to SMILE • Develop and Use A Firm Handshake • Accentuate the Positive

    8. Preparing for the InterviewDos and Don’ts • The Don’ts • Chew Gum (or chew on that mint!) • Use inappropriate language • Bring Beepers or Cellular phones into the interview • Bring other People with You to the Interview • Look at your watch or Clock • Assume that Anyone You Meet is “Unimportant”

    9. The Interview • How to Make a Good Impression • Behavioral Interviewing • How to Answer Behavioral Questions

    10. The Interview • How to Make a Good Impression • Presentation is Everything • Smile • Offer a firm handshake • Be conscientious of the non-verbal/verbal communication • delivery and animation • presentation of ideas • grammar and vocabulary • Show enthusiasm!

    11. The Interview • Behavioral Interviewing • What is Behavioral Interviewing? • Definition • Benefit • Behavioral Questions • Competencies • Sample questions

    12. The Interview • How to answer behavioral questions • What to avoid • Situation, task, action, result • Silence is OK • Positive result

    13. The Close • Be Prepared With Questions • Make Sure That You Completely Understand the Position • Ask For the Next Step In The Interview Process • Express Your Interest In The Position • If Not Interested, Decline Gracefully.

    14. The Close • Follow up After Interview • Send “Thank-You” cards or letters. • Follow up by phone.

    15. When Can You Start?Now What? TIPS ON KEEPING THE JOB

    16. COLLEGE FLIP FLOPS & JEANS FALL, SPRING, SUMMER BREAKS SLEEPING IN ‘TIL NOON CRAMMING FOR TESTS CAREER BUSINESS SUIT & TIE 2 TO 3 WEEKS VACATION/YEAR WAKING UP @ 6:30AM WORKING LATE ON A PROJECT COLLEGE TO CAREER

    17. 1ST IMPRESSIONS/DAILY • DRESS AS IF EVERY DAY WERE AN INTERVIEW. • KNOW YOUR COMPANY’S DRESS CODE AND FOLLOW IT. *If in doubt, do not wear it! • PERSONAL HYGIENE (showering, shaving, cologne to a minimum) SHOULD BE AN EVERY DAY PRACTICE. • FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE EVERYTHING TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!

    18. PLANNING AHEAD • BUY & USE A PLANNER (Daytimer, PDA, etc.) • PLAN YOUR WEEKS/MONTHS IN ADVANCE. • SCHEDULE PERSONAL TIME (dry cleaning, haircuts, car maintenance, banking, etc.)

    19. PROFESSIONALISM • BE PUNCTUAL (10-15 minutes early). • NETWORK & BUILD RAPPORT WITH ALL OF YOUR PEERS. (Never know when you might need a favor.) • STAY AWAY FROM THE RUMOR MILL/GOSSIP. • ACCEPT CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. (Use every situation as a learning tool.) • ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS. • DO THE RIGHT THING—ETHICS!

    20. CAREER OPPORTUNITIESAVAILABLE WWW.ENTERPRISE.COM or CONTACT: Joe Kane @ 916-487-3100 Joe.Kane@erac.com