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Copy of Copy of Interview Skills Workshop

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Jeff Muzzerall

on 26 February 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Copy of Interview Skills Workshop

Workshop Objectives Before the Interview Research Industry, Organization & Job Type of Interview Questions Learn
What you can do to prepare before the interview (RIP)
Maximize performance during the interview
How to tip the balance in your favour

Deliverables
Well-practiced behaviour- based interview answers *Traditional/Common Questions
*Situational Questions (Hypothetical)
*Technical Questions (Job.Role Specific)
*Case- Scenario based Questions
*Behavioural/ Competency based Questions Sample Interview Question Sources R I P Tell me about yourself
Walk me through your resume
Why do you want to work for us?
Why should we hire you?
What are your strengths/weaknesses? Interview Preparation Common Questions Step 1
Determine the key competencies for the role
Step 2
Identify when you have demonstrated those competencies
Step 3
Write out these examples (stories)
Use the STAR Method
Practice, Practice, Practice Preparing for Behavior Based Interview Questions Effective Behavioural Techniques

Story selection is the basis of a good answer
Be specific!
Choose recent examples where possible
Choose relevant examples from work, extra curricular and school
Choose an example which demonstrates depth
Select an example that is unique to you Interview Preparation-Basics








Dress business formal
Have a mint before the interview
Do not wear too much perfume/cologne
Bring a portfolio with
Paper and a pen
2 copies of your resume
Copy of the job posting
Interview phone # and address
List of your references
Arrive 10 minutes early Mock Interview Exercise


Roles include
*Interviewer
*Candidate


Candidate confirms the question to be used
Interviewer will ask that question/probe
Class feedback
Prepare a minimum of 3-5 questions
Questions are an opportunity to demonstrate your interest and knowledge of the position
ALWAYS ask about the recruiting process and “next steps” at the end of the interview
Ask for the interviewer’s business card for follow up

A good thank you letter can provide an opportunity to:
Advance your candidacy
Demonstrate why you are an ideal candidate for the role
Reiterate your interest in the position
After the thank you:
Follow up only after the recruitment timeline has passed
Ask for feedback, even if you are moving to the next round Mock interview format
Job: Planner/Researcher
Behaviourial Interview: 20 minutes
Feedback/Questions: 10 minutes
Make note
Would you hire this student?
What was the best answer why?
Did s/he use the STAR format?
Did s/he make any common mistakes? Story selection is the basis of a good answer
Be specific!
Choose recent examples where possible
Choose relevant examples from work, extra curricular and school
Choose an example which demonstrates depth
Select an example that is unique to you What You Learned Today
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