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Interviewing Skills

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on 19 September 2013

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Transcript of Interviewing Skills

Basics of a Job Interview

Today's Agenda
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

Shake Hands
Open Arms
Back Straight
No Fidgeting
Nod Head
Eye Contact
Meeting between Job Candidate
and Hiring Person

Face-to-Face (Generally)

Opportunity to “Sell Yourself”

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?

Problem Solving
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?

Open Ended
What are your strengths & weaknesses?
Why should we hire you?

Tell me about a time when….
Common Questions
“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?
Show appreciation
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
Dear _____________,
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
Interview Preparation
hire you?
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
Interview Preparation
Know the Company
Know Yourself
Bring Identification

Go Alone (No Friends, Parents, or Children)

Arrive Early – 10 minutes

Be Prepared with Your Portfolio

Allow Time

career goals?
Example of a Terrible Interview
Do you have any
After the Interview
for me?
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