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1 Winning Interviews

2 Purpose To sharpen your interviewing skills and increase your chances of being hired

3 Objectives Conduct pre-interview research to learn about a company. Dress appropriately for an interview. Respond to interview questions in a professional manner. Ask appropriate questions during an interview. Follow up interviews with letters and phone calls.

4 Importance of Interviews Employers make decisions based on personal characteristics Interviews allow them to observe applicant behaviors Interviews allow you to make a great impression Interviews allow you to learn more about a company or job

5 Your Interview Process Pre-interview research Dressing appropriately Responding to questions Asking good questions Follow-up after the interview

6 Before the Interview Set yourself apart from others Do pre-interview research Learn about the company

7 How to Find Information Company website People who work there Company literature Advertising brochures Newsletters Newspapers and magazines

8 Gathering Company Information From People Ask the right questions Ask the right people Prepare questions ahead of time Ask follow-up questions Schedule a time to talk

9 When You Get Answers Pay attention Take notes Use feedback to check understanding Make good eye contact Ask, What did I forget? Relax

10 Your Interview Process Pre-interview research Dressing appropriately Responding to questions Asking good questions Follow-up after the interview

11 Dressing for Interviews Don ts Dirty or torn clothes Clothes that are too casual Clothes that are too dressy Bright colors, wild patterns Extreme shoes Fancy jewelry Heavy makeup Extreme hair styles Poor personal hygiene

12 Dressing for Interviews Rule of thumb: If you want to work at a particular company, go to the interview looking like people who already work there.

13 Dressing for Interviews Similar to choosing a costume Type of clothes depend on type of business Always: Neat and clean Simple in color and design Conservative

14 Typical Interview Outfits Men: Long-sleeved white or light blue shirt, plain colored pants. Tie and jacket optional. Women: Long-sleeved white or light colored blouse, plain skirt or pants, simple scarf or plain jewelry. Jacket optional. Professional positions require a suit for both men and women.

15 Plan for Problems Have good directions Get a telephone number Rehearse the drive Allow time for parking Eat a healthy meal

16 Your Interview Process Pre-interview research Dressing appropriately Responding to questions Asking good questions Follow-up after the interview

17 During the Interview Avoid caffeine Decline refreshments, except for water Be courteous to everyone Don t use first names until invited Don t smoke Don t discuss sex, race, national origin, religion, age Don t ask about salary, benefits, or vacations

18 Parts of an Interview Introductions Questions/Answers End

19 Tell Me About Yourself Most interviewers ask it first You need to: Respond with confidence and enthusiasm Be creative/memorable Respond quickly & professionally Include only business information

20 Questions/Answers Listen carefully Answer appropriately and concisely Don t offer extra information Be honest but emphasize strengths Explain how your job skills will transfer Stress employability skills more important than job skills to most employers

21 Employability Skills Communication skills Teamwork Analytical and problem solving skills Personal management skills Interpersonal effectiveness Computer/technical literacy Leadership/management skills Learning skills Reading and math Strong work values

22 What Is Your Weakness? Employer wants to know your attitude Answer with a real weakness but one that is not vital to the job Make your ending positive

23 Behavioral Interview Questions Questions focused on discovering how you acted in specific employment-related situations The logic is that your past performance in the workplace will predict your future performance Instead of asking how you would behave, the interviewer will ask how you did behave.

24 Answering Behavior-style Questions Formulate stories giving examples of how you have performed at work Think CAR: What was the Challenge you were charged with at work, what Action did you take, and what was the positive end Result Write down your stories Practice your stories OUT LOUD working on conciseness, clarity, and progression to a positive end result

25 Body Language Do s Shake hands firmly; smile Lean forward slightly Wait to talk Nod to show understanding Wear glasses if you need them Keep your hands folded Use subtle gestures when speaking Mirror the interviewer s behavior Refer to your resume if needed Keep your feet still Walk tall Relax!

26 Body Language Don ts Staring Shifting your eyes Closing your eyes Wrinkling your brow Smiling continuously Interrupting Nodding rapidly Hands in mouth Nervous coughing Dark glasses Looking over glasses Folding arms across chest Fidgeting Clasping hands behind head Adjusting clothes Slouching Acting submissive Acting hurried

27 Your Interview Process Pre-interview research Dressing appropriately Responding to questions Asking good questions Follow-up after the interview

28 Questions To Ask The Interviewer I saw on your website How long have you been with the company? What do you like most about working here? What does the department hope to achieve in the next two to three years? What would be the initial top three objectives that you would like me to achieve Based on our conversation today, do you have any concerns about my ability to do the job?

29 Ending an Interview Ask any remaining questions Tell the interviewer about additional qualifications Respond with enthusiasm to an offer Get the correct spelling of the interviewer s name Ask when a decision will be made Shake the interviewer s hand Thank him/her

30 Your Interview Process Pre-interview research Dressing appropriately Responding to questions Asking good questions Follow-up after the interview

31 After the Interview Write down names of interviewers Include job titles List key points about the job Note questions you didn t answer well

32 Follow-up Letters Within 24 hours of interview One page Perfect - spelling, grammar, and appearance s, too!

33 Responding to a Job Offer If you get a call, be ready with questions: Job description go over it again for clarity Salary Start date and working hours Location Let him/her know of any upcoming pre-planned time off you may need for medical, vacations, etc.

34 Responding to a Job Offer DO NOT answer your phone if it is an inconvenient time (driving, errands, tending to children, etc). Talk only when it is quiet and you have time to think and focus. Thank caller for the offer If you need time to consider it, get back within 24 hours with your response If offer meets your needs, CONGRATULATIONS!

35 Key Points Interviews provide opportunity for you and employer. Learn about the company before an interview. Dress appropriately for the type of business. Practice answering common interview questions. Be sure to follow up with a thank you.

36 The in-depth, instructor led version of this workshop is available at your local WorkOne Indy office. Please see the workshop calendars for dates and times.

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