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Ace the Interview : 

Ace the Interview Steps and Hints for Interviewing Success Mrs. KanithProf. Devel Source: http://www.ccp.edu

Table of Contents : 

Table of Contents 10 Steps to Interview Success 10 Interview Tips Quiz (Practice Questions) Conclusion Sources/Credits

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10 Steps for Success

10 Steps to Interview Success : 

10 Steps to Interview Success Know the company Use company research Practice Dress the part Get there early Make a good impression Answer well Ask questions Be yourself Follow up

Know the Company : 

Know the Company Visit Company (if possible) Talk to current employees (if possible) Visit Company’s Web site (if available) Use other Web Resources Search Engines (link to Google) Company Databases (link to The Vault) Use the Attached Worksheet to guide research

Use Co. Research & Match Personal Skills to Company Needs : 

Use Co. Research & Match Personal Skills to Company Needs Recognize personal skills and attributes Know company’s needs Find the Match Sell the Match

Practice : 

Practice Practice Questions (click link to view a description of how to answer common interview questions) Ask someone you trust to help Body Language (mirror or videotape) Self-evaluate & Improve

Dress the Part : 

Dress the Part Dress according to the available position (or a step above) Clean, neat overall appearance Ensure good personal grooming (Click image on right to read related article) Be Conservative: dress, colors, accessories, etc.

Get there Early : 

Get there Early Arrive 10-15 minutes early Complete application or forms Allow time to relax & think Review common interview questions or research Punctuality = 1st step to good impression Showing up late for an interview can hurt your chances of being hired in 70% of the interviews. (Dalstrom & Company, Inc., 2000, p. 33)

Make a Good Impression : 

Make a Good Impression A-B-C’s of 1st Impressions: Appearance/Attitude Body Language/Behavior Communication The Handshake (click image on right to learn more) “first impressions can be deal makers . . . or breakers.”

The Handshake: How to Get it Right : 

The Handshake: How to Get it Right Look interviewer in eye as you offer hand Shake his or her hand firmly Smile and offer a greeting such as, “Hello, Mr. Gentry, it’s nice to meet you.” Source: http://www.longview.k12.wa.us/mmhs/wyatt/pathway/behav.html

Answer Well : 

Answer Well Be clear, concise & concrete Use S-A-R approach Situation Action Result Gather thoughts as needed Be positive Answer with qualities employers seek in mind (click image for more info)

Ask Questions : 

Ask Questions Ask about the position or company Avoid asking about salary, vacation, etc. Ask about follow-up procedures (next steps after interview) Click the image for sample questions

Be Yourself : 

Be Yourself Be proud of who you are Believe in personal skills & abilities Show “the real you”

Follow Up : 

Follow Up Write brief thank you letter within 24 hours of interview (click image below for sample letter) Follow through with anything promised during interview Source: http://www.dreamstime.com

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10 Job Interview Tips

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Source: http://www.job-interview-questions.com/ Make a Good 1st Impression!

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Source: http://webs.wichita.edu/ Dress for Success! Source: http://www.ncaa.org/

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Source: http://www.canadaprospects.ca/ Keep Body Language Positive

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Source: http://www.blueskyinterviews.co.uk/ Show Initiative & Enthusiasm!

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Source: http://www.openvision.com/ Remember to Listen

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Source: http://www.muschealth.com Know what you have to offer & Sell Yourself!

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Reflect Before Answering ?s

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Photo taken by: Kellee Kanith, Students at North Hills High School on Mock Interview Day Be Yourself!

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Exhibit Confidence

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Thank Interviewer for Time

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Be Unbelievable!

Conclusion : 

Conclusion No advice is full-proof, but by using advice provided in this presentation you will: Improve confidence level Improve interview performance Improve interviewing skills “Be Unbelievable!”

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Quiz Time

Quiz Time… : 

Quiz Time… 1. Can you recall A-B-Cs of Good Impressions? Yes…try Sample Question 2 No…

Quiz Time… : 

Quiz Time… 2. Can you recall the S-A-R approach to answering questions? Yes…try Sample Question 3 No… Click to Review

Quiz Time… : 

3. Dress similar to, or perhaps a little better than, people working on the job for which you are interviewing. Quiz Time…

Quiz Time… : 

4. Asking questions during an interview shows interest. A good question to ask is, “What will my salary be?” Quiz Time…

Make a Good Impression : 

Make a Good Impression Remember: A-B-C’s Appearance/Attitude Body Language Communication

Answer Well : 

Answer Well Use S-A-R approach Situation Action Result

Ooops… : 

Ooops… Click the button below to review

Dress the Part : 

Dress the Part Clean, neat overall appearance Ensure good personal grooming (Click image on right to read related article) Dress according to the available position (or a step above) Conservative dress, colors, accessories, etc.

Ooops… : 

Ooops… Click the button below to review

Ask Questions : 

Ask Questions Ask about the position or company Avoid asking about salary, vacation, etc. Ask about follow-up procedures (next steps after interview) Click the image for sample questions

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Nice Listening!

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Nice Listening!

Sources/Credits : 

Sources/Credits Content: Monster, Inc. (2006). Prep for the Top 10 Interview Questions. Retrieved on May 1, 2006 from http://interview.monster.com/articles/iq/ GrooveJob.com. (2006). A Successful Interview. Retrieved April 28, 2006 from http://www.groovejob.com/resources/interview/success/one/ Adventures in Education, Inc. (2006). Job Interview Tips. Retrieved April 28, 2006 from http://www.adventuresineducation.org/HighSchool/hs_interviewtips.cfm The Job Hunting Handbook. Holliston: Dahlstrom & Company, Inc. 2003. Next (Fall 2004). “Interview Do’s and Don’ts” p. 39. Images: Sources of images used in this presentation were obtained from various Websites as noted. Permission to use images has been requested. Images without a source were obtained from MicroSoft Clipart & Media gallery retrieved from, http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us Audio: EMF. “Unbelievable” obtained from personal copy of Jocks Jams Volume 1. “Yeah Baby” and “Au Contre” wav files were obtained from http://www.moviesounds.com/austin.html “Jeapordy Theme Song” Midi file was obtained from http://timstvshowcase.com/jeopardy.html Video: “Bad Handshake” and “Good Handshake” were obtained from http://www.longview.k12.wa.us/mmhs/wyatt/pathway/behav.html permission is being sought.

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