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									Preparing for a Job Interview
Presenters

   Sonja Burke, Manager, Employment and
    Training, Goodwill, Ontario Great Lakes
   Katie Froussios, Human Resources
    Counsellor, Western Ontario Region, TD
    Canada Trust
Preparing for a Job Interview
           Agenda
   Preparing for the interview
   At the Interview - Presentation
   Post Interview
   Giving Quality Answers
   Sample Answers and Guidelines
   Questions to Ask at an Interview
   Disclosure
   Examples Good and Bad
The Call
When you get “the call” for an interview,
  you should ask the following:
 Time and location of interview.

 Who will I be meeting with?

 What is the person’s job title.

 What type of interview (1 to 1 or panel)

 Can I have a copy of the job
  description?
Get Ready
   Research the company
   Review job posting, advertisement
   Review your resume
   Practice interview answers
   Prepare questions to ask the
    interviewer
   Contact your references to let know
    about the interview and job applied for
Reduce the Stress
   Go to the location of the interview the day
    before
   Note the time it took you to get there
   Look for the best parking spot or closest bus
    stop
   If possible, look around the place of business
    you are applying to, get brochures,
    information etc
   Lay out your clothes the night before the
    interview – dress one notch better then what
    you would wear to work
The Big Day
   Be on time, not too early and NEVER
    late – 10 minutes early is acceptable
   Bring your resume, references,
    reference letters, certificates,
    outstanding performance reviews. Put
    in a file or folder
   No gum, cigarettes or fragrances
   Its okay to be nervous, the interviewer
    probably is too
The Interview
   Use positive statements, “I can, I will, I do”
   Be aware of your body language
   Use eye contact and try not to fidget
   Provide interviewer with your references

It is okay to:
 Ask for a moment to think about your answer

 Ask for the question to be repeated

 Ask to come back to the question later
Whew, its over…..
   Always send a thank you letter ASAP
   Call your references and provide them
    information on the job and review your
    skills that relate to the position
   Follow up with the employer
Behavioural Interviews
   Are based on the idea that a potential
    employee's past performance is the best
    predictor of their future performances and it
    increases an employer chance of picking the
    best candidate for the job.
   These questions usually begin with
       Tell me about a time when….
       Describe a situation that you….
       Give a specific example of….
       Give me an example of a time when you gave a
        suggestion or recommendation to improve……
       What interests you about this role?
Quality Answers
   Keep them business focused
   Mentions skills that are relevant to the
    job
   Back up what you say with examples
   Be positive – never “bad mouth”
    another employer
   Show motivation and enthusiasm
Questions You Should Not be
Asked
   Are you married? Separated? Divorced?
   What does your partner do?
   Do you have young children at home?
   What will happen if your children get
    sick?
   How old are you?
   Do you have a disability?
Questions to ask the
Interviewer
   Can you tell me more about…..?
   Do you have any training programs? Can you
    describe them?
   What would my schedule be like?
   How has this position become available?
   When will you be making your hiring
    decision?
   Will you be contacting all candidates once
    you have made your hiring decision?
Disclosure
   It is a personal decision, there is no
    right or wrong answer
   There are pros and cons to disclosing
Good and Bad Interviews
   We’ve all had them….
   Tell us about yours…..

								
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