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10 Tips To Become An Interview Success Story

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Transcript of 10 Tips To Become An Interview Success Story

After: thank you
Continue to apply for other internships.
If you do not hear back from the recruiter within 2 weeks, it is appropriate to send a follow-up email.
Should you hear nothing, you can assume the position has been filled.

BEFORE: PRACTICE
COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
& EMPLOYER ANALYSIS
interviewing at jamba juice
how to ace an interview: tips from a harvard career advisor
logistics
During the Interview
Bring copies of your resume to hand to the employer.
Dress for success! Grab a handout from us to find out what this looks like!
Look up interview address if in-person and plan travel route.
Arrive 10 minutes early. Call if you are running late!
Dress appropriately.
Smile and give a firm handshake!
When answering questions, give examples and provide details. Tell stories that illustrate your achievements.
Show confidence and maintain good posture.
Always err on the side of caution by being more professional than the situation requires.
before: research
Where to look
BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEWS
CRAFT 30 SECOND ELEVATOR PITCH.
BE ABLE TO CONCISELY ANSWER THE QUESTION "WHY DO YOU WANT TO WORK HERE?"
PREPARE A RESPONSE OF WHY YOU WANT TO WORK IN THE FIELD OF THE ROLE IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERVIEWING.
STAR RESPONSE
Situation:
Describe a specific situation that relates to the question.
Task:
What was your goal to address situation?
Action:
What did you do? The interviewer will be looking for information on what you did, why you did it and what the alternatives were.
Result:
What was the outcome of your actions? What did you learn from this experience?
Learning & Success:
What did you learn and how did you define your success?
interviewing
mock interview


Complete your SRA interview prep sheet.
Schedule an interview prep session and complete a mock interview with your Career Advisor.


CLOSE
Ask three questions that demonstate your research and understanding of the role.
Summarize your strengths and why you are a good candidate for the role.
Re-iterate your interest and enthusiasm for the job.
Ask for next steps.
Follow-Up
Feel free to take your time when answering questions! It is better to take a brief pause then use filler words like "um".
Slow down.
Themes:
1) Leadership
2) Initiative
3) Time Management
4) Produced Results
in 2-3 minutes...

While the average length of an interview is 40 minutes,
33% of 2000 surveyed bosses indicated they know within the first 90 seconds if they will hire that candidate.


Having little to no knowledge of the company is the most common mistake made during interviews
failure to make eye contact is the most common nonverbal mistake.
The number one question most likely to be asked is: “Tell me about yourself”.
a major reason for not hiring someone was that they didn’t ask for the job!
55% of candidates eliminated during the interview by the way the candidate dressed, acted or walked through the door
Glassdoor for Students tools include…

Career Overview pages - Research different industries and career paths relating to your major including occupational outlook, salary trends, and career demographics.

Companies hiring new grads – Real-time information and job openings from companies that want to hire recent graduates.

Entry-level and internship search – A job search that already filters open positions based on experience level and role.
Glassdoor.com
The world's largest professional networking site with 300 million users.

Build your professional identity online and stay in touch with colleagues and classmates.

Discover professional opportunities and new ventures.

Get the latest news and insights you need to be great at what you do.
linkedin.com
company website
youtube.com
The company website is the first place you should look when preparing for an interview.

Review their about page to familiarize yourself with their background or story.

Know the industry or purpose of the organization.

Learn about their products or services.

Do they have a company blog? It’s a great way to learn about their culture or what’s important.
YouTube is a website designed for sharing video.

Search for videos that will help you:
learn more about the company
learn more about the job
prepare for the interview by highlighting mock interviews and interview tips
Youtube examples
http://www.slideshare.net/cpaaustralia/10-tips-to-become-an-interview-success-story

25 Fun Facts About Resumes, Interviews & Social Recruitment
Read more at http://www.business2community.com/human-resources/25-fun-facts-resumes-interviews-social-recruitment-0975676#jQ3Zzbeqm3GugrQ7.99

http://www.careergeekblog.com/2012/01/06/what-happens-in-job-interview/
22 percent of hiring managers are less likely to hire a job candidate who doesn’t send a thank-you note within 48 hours after an interview, because they believe that it shows a lack of follow-through and that the candidate isn’t serious about the job opportunity.
GOOD LUCK!
(The figure stated above is courtesy of JobVite.com, TheUndercoverRecruiter.com and Work4labs.com, and a survey conducted in 2014.)
(The figure stated above is courtesy of JobVite.com, TheUndercoverRecruiter.com and Work4labs.com, and a survey conducted in 2014.)
These surveys were conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive© on behalf of CareerBuilder.com among 2,878 U.S. hiring managers (employed full-time; not self-employed; non-government) ages 18 and over between February 21 and March 10, 2011
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