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How to rock an interview

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on 13 November 2014

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Transcript of How to rock an interview

Appearance!
Formal, though not TOO formal
Some other notes when introducing :
At least appear confident
Be positive/friendly(SMILE)
Try your best not to stutter
NO SWEATY PALMS
For girls:
Formal shirt,skirt, and mini jacket
A FEW accessories and little/no perfume
Not SUPER COLORFUL
Hair is at least brushed
Low heels
NO LONG DRESSES
For Guys
Shirt with collar
Tie or bow tie
Suit
Dress pants
Dress shoes
-keep everything crisp-
Little or no cologne/accessories
Introducing yourself
Speech
Say 'nice to meet you'
Introduce with your REAL name
Make eye contact
Keep your introduction brief
How To Rock an Interview
Thank you!
Alina Saint Louis
1st

Too informal
Perfect
Too formal
Perfect
INTERVIEW SUCIDE
MMM, yes, very nice
More interview suicide
The handshake:
Firm grip(not tight/loose)
Connect webs of hands
ALWAYS approach first
Do not shake for too long/short
don't forget to smile c:
Be the essence of friendly and professional
Appropriate Body Language
sitting:
little or no fidgeting
posture is straight
legs are crossed or straight
FACE THEM
GOOD
BAD
When answering questions:
Again, NO FIDGETING
keep eye contact but don't STARE
hands in your lap unless talking
hand gestures should not be too high/low
don't nod your head too much/little
keep handbags, purses, etc. on the floor
don't cross your arms!
ew, no glaring
Your outro:
exit CALMLY and confidently
shake hands
thank them for their time
don't try to read their body language
proper grammar, no crying
DON'T RUN AWAY INTO THE DISTANCE
don't prance away
Other:
no gum or chewing on your lip
again, don't let your eyes wander
don't be smoking, chewing tobacco
NO SEDUCTIVE TACTICS
good examples of what not to do
Commonly asked questions:
Please describe a strength and a weakness:
Don't say 'I work too hard',
ex: 'I'm innovative and self-motivated'
Cover up negatives with positives,
ex: 'sometimes I push myself to hard and therefore take breaks'
take breaks...
...and draw
Can you tell me a little about yourself?
answer: 'what would you like to know specifiably'
ex: 'About my art career or school?'
OR, answer with examples that relate to the career
if your applying for an art job, blab about art!
if your not sure, ask!
Why should we hire you?
SELL YOURSELF!
you can do the work 110%
you can fit in the company culture
ex: 'I work well with others, know how to make a wide variety of coffee, and adore the cafe and atmosphere Starbucks provides.'
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Choose what caused the biggest wake
Provide background, accomplishment, and effect
ex: 'I volunteered at an art festival and set up 50 framed pieces to sell in order to raise money for art club. This increased profits for art club by 20 dollars.'
maybe you've done advertising
or something else, I dunno
Research!
research the company before the interview
look for mission statement
look up general information (culture, service, ect.)
Some misc. stuff
DON'T LOOK AT THE CELING
DON'T SAY 'UM' OR 'LIKE'
BE AS FLUENT AS POSSIBLE
NO INTENSE FIDGETING
NO CURSING
FOCUSE!!
none of this
or this
or for that matter this
Some good character traits to show
Confidence
Intelligence
Passion
Professionalism
Interest
Attentiveness
What to write on a 'thank you' note:
'Thank you for taking time out of your day'
'I look forward to seeing you again'
OR 'I can't wait to hear from you again'
and let's not forget...
...to sell yourself!
be confident
stay focused
and look/smell/act well groomed/civilized!
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