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  • 1. How to Land the Job You Want: The Interview and Beyond Career Development Shawnee State University

2. Learning Outcomes Preparing for the interview During the interview Following up after an interview 3. Preparing for the Interview Your life online Conduct extensive research Practice, practice, practice 4. Your Life Online Facebook Twitter Other social media 5. Conducting Research Learn as much as you can about the job Research the company and its competition The internet is your best research tool 6. Practice, Practice, Practice Role play Speak clearly and not too fast Remain attentive and eager to listen 7. The Interview Look good and dress for the culture Bring your career portfolio Arrive early Dont bring your cell phone Offer a firm handshake Use proper, comfortable posture Be aware of your body language 8. Sell Yourself Be enthusiastic Explain your qualifications Relate your experience Maintain a positive attitude Make good eye contact Ask questions 9. Common Interview Questions Tell me about yourself. What is your greatest weakness? What are your long-term goals? Why do you want to work for us? Why should I hire you? Do you have any questions? 10. What Employers Look For Your dependability Your experience Good communication skills Your knowledge of the company and job How well you get along with others If you project a positive image How well you handle challenges 11. Interview Tips Keep your answers brief, but thorough Use examples to illustrate your point Think before you speak Relate your answers to the job 12. Interview Tips Match your skills with the companys needs Dont volunteer information Dont bring up compensation 13. The Closing: Ask Questions! When will you make a decision? Have I answered all your questions? May I call you in a few days? Stress that you want the job Thank the interviewer 14. Evaluate Your Interview 15. Following the Interview Send a formal thank-you note Re-iterate your qualifications Stress your enthusiasm Add ideas you may have forgotten Take notes on what worked, what didnt 16. Contact Nikki Karabinis Acting Director, Career Development nkarabinis@shawnee.edu 17. References Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers