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OFTEN CALLED THE:



  •Plant Visit
  •Second Interview
  •Site Visit
  •Office Visit
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Company Visit
Overview
 A major part of the
  hiring process
 A full day of
  interviewing and
  related activity
 Expect an offer after
  the company visit


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THE PURPOSE
 Allows for in-depth assessment of candidate by
  company officials before job offer
 Candidate gets to see company and some of its
  people first hand before offer




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What You
Need to Know
 Interview will be broader in focus and
  cover many more in-depth questions
 Interview will be longer and will probably
  meet a number of people
 Preparation is key
 Determine how this company and position
  fits with your short-term plans
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Arrangements
 Know name and phone number of trip
  coordinator
 Get answers to all questions from trip
  coordinator--be sure to get directions
 Know where you are to be and when & who
  to ask for upon arrival
 Have map, airline tickets, reservations
 Know reimbursement procedures
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Interview
Preparation
 Brush up on company research
 Refresh memory of who you met during 1st
  interview; review job description
 Practice your interviewing skills
 Develop insightful questions designed to
  show interest in the company & job
 Take resumes, transcript & references
 Take documentation pertaining to visit     7
Arrival &
Evening Before
 Try to arrive in the city the night before the
  company visit
 Hotel check-in (ask for messages or
  information for you)
 Company may arrange for an employee to
  meet you for dinner
 Companion for dinner might be line
  manager, key contact, new hire or a former
  student of Texas A&M
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The Site Interview
 Dress in business attire unless told
  otherwise
 Everyone you meet will be interviewing you
 No smoking or alcohol
 Be aware of your table manners
 Avoid controversial topics
 May be asked same questions by
  everyone interviewing you                  9
Things to Look For
 Look at human element and work
  environment
 Are people happy, tense, overworked?
 Enthusiasm about company and job
 Comfort of work environment. Is it a good
  place for work?


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Salary
 Sidestep questions about salary or give a
  broad range
 Avoid giving an exact figure
 Don’t mention salary until the company
  brings it up



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Before Departure
 Be sure all your questions have been
  answered
 Understand your responsibility regarding
  follow up




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Community
 Request information from local chamber of
  commerce on the area
 Get an apartment or home guide from the
  chamber or a local realtor
 Ask about housing, entertainment, cost of
  living and other personal concerns during
  the visit

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Trip Expenses
 Most are prepaid by the company
 May choose to put on your credit card and
  be reimbursed by company
 Always collect receipts for expenses
 Use common sense and good judgement
  regarding expenses


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After the Visit
 Write a thank-you letter within two days
 Send letter to your key contact person
 Ask for date to expect to hear about
  employment decision
 Call the company, if the decision date
  passes with no response


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An Offer During Visit
 Sleep on it before saying yes, never accept
  on the spot
 Always ask for time to consider it




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 Aggie Code of Honor

 When you sign an employment contract with a
  firm it is exactly that, a contract.
 Don’t accept an offer for employment unless you
  are serious about it and plan to work for them.
 You should not be looking for other employment
  once you have signed that contract.
 It’s OK to ask for a reasonable time extension to
  consider other jobs.
 Reneging hurts not only you, but the reputation
  of all Aggies interviewing now and in the future.
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