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Effective Interviewing Techniques

Effective Interviewing Techniques

Effective Interviewing Techniques

Facts of InterviewingInterviews are the most widely used process for screening job applicants.They provide the most direct information about a candidates background, personality, and skills.The purpose of an interview is to receive the job offer.

Know YourselfEmployment objective and how it relates to the position and the employerEducational background and how it relates to the position and the employerWork experienceAbilities and skills

Always be able to give examples!

Know the EmployerResearch! Research! Research!Prepare to demonstrate your knowledge of the profession and the companyPrepare to give reasons for your interest in working in that profession/companyDevelop questions in advance to ask about the job/organization

Interview PreparationSituational KnowledgeWhere/when the interview takes placeArrive 10 minutes early!

Physical PreparationGet plenty of restDress for successMental PreparationKnowledge of companyPractice a mock interview

Written PreparationTake extra resumes, references, etc.Make notesAsk questions

Types of InterviewsBasic/traditional interviewTelephone interviewGroup interviewInterview during a meal or social occasionSerial interview

5 StagesInterview ProcessIcebreakerGreetingsFirst ImpressionsSmall talkPersonal Qualifications and Interest in PositionAbilities, Skills, and Work ExperienceAccomplishments and ActivitiesGoals

Interview Process3. Organization and PositionEmployer may test your knowledge of the company. Why do you want to work for this company?What do you know about this department?

Other general questions regarding the company or the job.What is your geographic preference?Are you willing to relocate?

Interview ProcessCandidate QuestionsYour chance to ask questions about jobWhat type of on the job training do you provide?What makes your company different from its competitors?Close and Follow-UpFind out who makes next moveThank the interview for their timeEvaluate your performanceSend a thank you note within 24 hours

Behavioral InterviewingQuestions:1. In your own words, define the word challenging. Tell me about the most challenging course you have ever taken.

2. Tell me about a job or difficult course where you picked up things more quickly than others.

3. Give an example of a specific job condition, task, or assignment that was particularly displeasing.

STAR TechniqueSituation describe the situation, problem, or issue that you encountered.Task describe the tasks/responsibilities you took on to help solve the problem.Action discuss the steps you actually took to effect a solution.Result describe the positive results of your actions.

Tips for Successful InterviewingInterviewing is a two-way processNever give yes or no answersListen carefully and reactUse specific examples to make your caseThe interview begins the minute you step onto the company lotBe positive!

Tips for Successful InterviewingThink like an employerDont criticize past employers or co-workersBe aware of illegal questionsMaintain professionalism, even if the employer does notBe prepared for the unexpectedBe aware of body languageBe well-groomed

Ask QuestionsWhat are your expectations of the employees in your company?What are the strengths and weaknesses of your organization?Describe a typical day on the job in this position.Avoid asking questions about salary and benefits.

Interview ClosureKnow who makes the next move and when

After the InterviewEvaluate your performanceSend a thank-you note within 24 hoursKeep records of important dates and details for the follow-up

Just RememberBE CONFIDENT Sell Yourself!

Have FUN and ENJOY the interviewing process

When in doubt MOCK INTERVIEW!