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Transcript of Interviewing
Four Methods in Securing Interview
INTERVIEWING SKILLS are actions candidates take during job interviews that make them stand out. These actions can include proper interview behavior, controlling nervousness or asking intelligent questions.
2. Introduce yourself as an applicant.
3. Hand in your employment kit if asked by the interviewer.
Tips and Stages
Job Interview Process
4. Allow the interviewer to open the conversation to show respect for her/his authority.
1. Greet the interviewer with a smile and firm handshake.
1.Observe good manners.
2. Sit properly.
3. Maintain a
2.Schedule in advance
3.Ask relevant questions.
4.Put the interviewee at ease.
7.Allow the interviewee to speak more than you do.
8.Do not exaggerate.
9.Use specific examples to support your assessment.
10.Provide constructive feedback.
11.Let the interviewee sum up his points and credentials.
12.Inform the interviewee of the course of action after the interview.
1.Close on a high note by summarizing key credentials.
2.Accept a take-home project if asked by the interviewer.
3.Do not leave the room until you know what to do next.
4.Say thank you after the interview with a handshake and smile.
1. Send thank you note after you have left the interview venue.
2. Follow up the status of your application through a letter or phone if the company permits.
3.Be prepared for the worst scenario. Use your experience as a learning tool for the next interview.
POST - INTERVIEW STAGE
Types of Interview
According to Purpose
8.Avoid too much chitchat with the interviewer. The interview is a business meeting not a social event.
9.Do not overanswer. Be direct to the point.
10.Do not mumble or speak too softly.
11.Do not use green and inappropriate jokes.
12.Do not use sexist and offensive language.
13.Do not ask about the salary during the preliminary interview.
14.Dress professionally or one step more formal than the attire of the company employees.
Positive and/or Neutral
1. Open hands and
unbuttoned coat - openmindedness
2. Leaning forward - enthusiasm
3. Sitting up straight - confidence
4.Tilting head, stroking chin, touching the bridge of the nose, and cleaning eyeglasses - thinking something over.
1. Crossing arms over chest, crossing legs, leaning backward - defensiveness
2. Leaning backward - arrogance
3. Glancing sideways, rubbing nose and eyes, buttoning a coat, moving away from the interviewer - suspicious and self- conscious
4. Looking at the ceiling - difficulty in thinking something
5. Wringing hands, rubbing back of neck, running hands through hair - frustration
6. Chewing a pen and biting fingernails - insecurity
7. Much clearing of throat, covering mouth while speaking, tugging of ears, smoking, jingling pocket money, fidgeting hands - nervousness
- several applicants, one interviewer
- one applicant, several interviewers
- one applicant, one interviewer
- a series of interviews that gradually narrow the field of applicants
1.Research the company you are applying for.
2. Get the interview details.
3. Dress professionally.
4. Prepare your portfolio or work samples that correspond to the job.
5. Study the possible questions and practice answering them.
6. Master your resume and application letter so you will not be caught off- guard.
7. Smile and introduce yourself to the receptionist.
8. Arrive 10 to 15 minutes earlier.
1. Turn off your cellphone during the interview.
2. Do not answer the phone of the interviewer while he/she is not in the room.
3. Do not recite and parrot your resumé and application letter. The interview is your opportunity to expand your skills.
4. Avoid being negative.
5. Never argue with the interviewer.
6. Maintain role clarity. Speak more than the interviewer.
7. Ask well-thought-out questions.
4. Observe an 80-20 ratio in speaking turns.
5. For shaking voice, speak slowly.
6. Avoid verbal mannerisms like uhs, ahms and okay.
7. Observe eye contact.
PRE - INTERVIEW STAGE