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How to prepare for an interview

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Tiffany Li

on 26 May 2011

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Transcript of How to prepare for an interview

STEPS!! Step1 Step 2 Practices by going on interviews, even for job you have no intention of taking. Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Think about how you want the interview to go. Research the company thoroughly. Use the Internet, libraries and periodicals to find current information. Know the company's market, products and goals. Memorize some facts about the company and be prepared to cite them during the interview. Formulate a list of intelligent questions that you think the employers might ask. Talk to people who work or have worked at the company. One day before the interview, hang around the building in the morning, noting how the staff dresses, as well as their body language. GET self ready before the interview. Practice makes perfect You are the type of the person they need Use a variety of research sources to get the most valid information. you should know in detail about the industry you are applying to. Show them you are in great interest of having this job. Practice makes perfect QUESTIONS MIGHT APPEAR IN EACH INTERVIEW

1.Tell me about yourself.

2.Why are you good for... what recommends you for...?

3.Mention 1 or 3 personal qualities/downsides.

4.Why this program/job?

5.In what way do you meet the requirements for...?

6.How do you see yourself in five years' time/ what is your career plan?

7.Tell us about a situation where you have proven to be a leader/innovator/person with initiative.

8.Don't you think you are too young/too old for...?

9.How are your studies/your background fit for...? SOME HINTS ON HOW TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ABOVE To ask for some advices Pick out your clothes Polish your shoes get to bed early eat breakfast After the interview why you are a good fit. what impression you want to leave on the employer how to make yourself to stand out from other applicants You are knowledgeable about the company, its mission and its employees. Think about how you want to answer those questions. HIGHLIGHT your best selling points and AVOID weaker aspects of your experience. your unique selling proposition who you are your biggest strength the major benefit that a company will derive from this strength. "I'm a seasoned Retail Manager strong in developing training programs and loss prevention techniques that have resulted in revenue savings of over $2.3Million for (employer's name) during the past 11 years." "I'd like to discuss how I might be able to do something like that for you." HOW TO DRESS FOR AN INTERVIEW? ? ? FOR MEN -• Suit (solid color - navy or dark grey)

-• Long sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with the suit)

-• Belt

-• Tie

- Dark socks, conservative leather shoes

-• Little or no jewelry

-• Neat, professional hairstyle

-• Limit the aftershave

-• Neatly trimmed nails

-• Portfolio or briefcase FOR WOMEN -• Suit (navy, black or dark grey)

-• The suit skirt should be long enough so you can sit down comfortably

-• Coordinated blouse

-• Conservative shoes

-• Limited jewelry (no dangling earrings or arms full of bracelets)

-• No jewelry is better than cheap jewelry

-• Professional hairstyle

-• Neutral pantyhose

-• Light make-up and perfume

-• Neatly manicured clean nails

-• Portfolio or briefcase To know how a usual day looks like in the company. Write a “thank you” note to thank the interviewer. Do it on the day of the interview. HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN INTERVIEW? WHAT NOT TO BRING TO THE INTERVIEW? AGENDA 1 Steps to prepare for an interview.

2 How to dress for an interview.

3 What not to bring to the interview.

4 What to do after the interview.

5 Video: Tips to Stand Out !! SOURCES http://www.jobinterviewtools.com/home.htm?gclid=CJiWnomO_KYCFQjrKgodswnWDQ







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