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					INTERVIEWING



  A Two Way Street
PURPOSE of INTERVIEWING
   Determine the Best Pool of People to Go
    Forward in the Process By:
      +Skills and Competencies
      Can You Do the Job We Have?
      +Interest
      Do You Want to Do It For Us?
      +Fit
      Will You Fit In With the People We Have
Preparing For The Interview
 Interviews Are Based On the Premise:
 The Best Predictor of Future
  Behavior is PAST Behavior
 So Prepare By Being Familiar With
  the Position So You Can Be Sure To
  Demonstrate You Can Do It!
 Do A Position Analysis!
    A Position Analysis Includes:
   Skills Necessary To Perform Satisfactorily
    +Decision Making and Problem Solving
    +Leadership
    +Motivation
    +Communication
    +Interpersonal Skills
    +Critical Thinking Skills
    +Team Building
    +Ability to Influence Others
            More Analysis
 What Makes a Successful Candidate?
  +Information Sources of Particular Import
  +Info Processing Abilities?
  +Physical Requirements
  +Scheduling/ Travel Requirements
 What Would Make An Unsuccessful Cand.
 Why Have People Left This Job
  Previously?
What To Take To The Interview

   A “Pile” of Resumes – One Pager
   Gold Cards
   3 x 5 Notecards
   Research Questions
   Reference List
   Recommendations
   Work Examples
   Dress ?
          Pre Interview
 Arrive 15 Minutes Early
 Go to the Interview ALONE
 While Waiting –
  +Be Productive / Read Professional
      Literature or Do Work
  + “Most Important Person” Rule
 If Kept Waiting “2 Long”
  +Reschedule and Leave
        Beginning The Interview
   “The Thrust”
   Remember Nonnie’s 4 Twelves & Pay Attention
    to Detail
    + Top 12”, Bottom 12”, First 12 Steps, First 12
    Words
   Show Interest With Your Posture
   Start By Offering Your Resume
   Maintain Eye Contact & Smile!! The First Part
    Will Set the Tone for the Remainder
   Pay Close Attention to the Interviewer
   Do NOT Fidget – Be Aware of Mannerisms
           Interviewer Types
   Be Aware That Not All Interviewers Are
    Trained to Be Interviewers
    + If Talks All the Time, Wait for a Lull
    and…….
    + If Asked A Series of Questions ALL at
    The Same Time, Answer Last First.
    Continue Until All Are Addressed. OK To
    Ask To Repeat.
    Answer the Question Asked
   Ask Yourself:
    + What Is the Purpose of The Question?
       COMPETENCIES
       INTEREST
       FIT

    +Answer Appropriately From Your
    Research in 3 MINUTES or Less
           The STAR Format
   After Determining the Purpose, Frame
    Your Answers in STAR Format
    + Situation
    + Task
    + Action
    + Result
 When    Finished With Result, Wait For
    Next Question
      Ending The Interview
 Have Questions Prepared to Ask Based
  On Interest and Fit
 Get Business Card (3 X 5 Strategy)
 Before You Leave, Know What Action
  Will Happen NEXT

 Leave Immediately – Follow “The Out Of
  Sight Rule”
 Make Quick Notes, Jot Down Thoughts,
  Complete Personal Interview Evaluation
The MOST IMPORTANT Letter
 If Formal, Spell Correctly
 Basic Content:
  +Thank for Time and Consideration
  +State Continued Interest
  +Reinforce Image & Connection to
      Position
  +End With Action – ie What You Are
      Going To Do Next
 Mail Same Day

				
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