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Transcript of Interviewing Skills
YOUTH SERVICES WORKSHOP SERIES, 2013
Basics of a Job Interview
Types of Interview Questions
One-on-One Consultations can be scheduled with a Youth Employment Specialist!
Need More Information?
Contact Youth Services at (970) 498-6608 or email at YouthServices@larimer.org
Meeting between Job Candidate
and Hiring Person
Opportunity to “Sell Yourself”
TWO WAY PROCESS!
The Day of the Interview
Tell me about
a time when...
"Tell me about yourself."
Types of Interview Questions
Can you work this schedule?
Do you have reliable transportation?
You’re working the cash register and there’s a line out the door. A woman walks up with a complicated return request. What would you do?
What are your strengths & weaknesses?
Why should we hire you?
Tell me about a time when….
“What interests you about this job?”
“What are some strengths/weaknesses?”
“Why should we hire you?”
Common questions mean they will get common answers! Be creative, different, and TELL STORIES!!
The STAR Approach
Set the Stage
Questions for the Interviewer
How would you describe a typical workday?
What is the best part of working at this company?
Why did you join the company?
What is the next step in the hiring process?
What skills/qualities are the most important for the job?
Ask for the job! “I’d love to be a part of the team”
Follow timeline for hiring process
Continue job searching
Send a thank you note
Send a Thank You Note
I appreciate your time talking with me today about the _______________ job.
I am very interested in what we discussed and hope that I am selected to fill the job. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about my qualifications for your position.
I look forward to hearing from you!
It’s not just about the SKILLS, it’s about your FIT & FLARE!
Post Interview - Follow Up
What is a Job Interview?
Why should we
Visit the company prior to interview
Fashionable might not mean appropriate
Consider generational differences
Ask a trusted adult for their advice
step above rule
What to Wear?
What are your
Know the Job
Know the Company
Go Alone (No Friends, Parents, or Children)
Arrive Early – 10 minutes
Be Prepared with Your Portfolio
Example of a Terrible Interview
Do you have any
After the Interview