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									        University of Texas Medical Branch

             The Job Interview

Organizational Effectiveness Training & Recognition
Make your Interview – A Home Run
       Types of Interviews
Skills Interview
    The Interview Stages

The Interview

        Preparation Key Actions
1. Update your resume to fit the job description.

2. Prioritize technical and interpersonal key
  competencies required. Evaluate how your
  experience demonstrates these competencies.

3. Do your homework: What are the major issues of the
   industry? Specific organization?

4. Plan the questions you want to ask the interviewer.
   Samples – page 6
What do they want in a successful applicant?

 Review the job description

Identify & Prioritize the
   Technical and Interpersonal
   Key Competencies.
   Pg 3-4

 Update your resume to reflect
  these competencies
   Prepare for Behavioral based
 The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.

 Questions ask for specific examples of the candidate’s
   past experience, including work done or things
   accomplished and relating these to the competencies
   required for the position.

 Open-ended questions require more than a yes/no
          Behavioral-based Questions
Do you have experience dealing with stressed customers?
Can you tell me about a time that you worked with an upset
  customer and what the outcome was?

•   “Give me a specific example of…”
•   “Describe a situation…”
•   “Tell me more about…”
•   “You said that….could you explain more specifically…”
  Giving Information: EAR

E = Experience, example, or problem
A = Action you took
R = Results, outcome or effect of the action

Pg. 5
Complete list of sample questions – Pg. 13
           Managing the Interview

 Manage the Prescreening
 Prepare for a positive first
   Plan the Interview to give and
    get needed information
 Close the interview positively.
       Giving/Getting INFORMATION

• Give what is asked
• Give what isn’t asked

• If “Go”, ask interviewer
   for more in-depth information

• Plan for a long interview

• If “No-Go”, make it short, but
  remember you are still selling
              Peer Interview

• Usually 2-5 interviewers on panel
• Provides clearer picture of the job requirements
  and key people
• Group decision will build commitment to your
  success on the job.
       Close on a Positive Note

 Express your interest in the position and

 Clarify the next steps

 Thank the interviewer for his/her time and
  open discussion

Consider the time you
will spend on your job –
Weigh your options
         Plus                             Minus

 Will the job effectively use your skills? Can you meet all the
  job requirements?
 What about the people? Is this a positive working
  environment where you can succeed?
 What are the biggest challenges of the job?
 What is the future growth/potential in the job?
 Can you be successful? Consider commute, family
  arrangements, etc.
          Evaluate the interview

• Rate your job interview on a scale of 1-5. Why?

• What concerns may your interviewer have? Can these
  be addressed in your follow-up thank you note?

• What did you learn that you can apply to your future
        Prepare your References

• Carefully choose your references.
• Provide references with information about the job and
  key areas to stress in their reference if given individually.
• If standard letter, you may want to ask the
  manager/coworker to highlight specific skills/attributes in
  the letter.

  Send your Thank You Follow-ups
   Sample: pg. 8-9
              Interview Practice
1.   With a partner practice each step of the Interview
        –Make a strong first impression
        –Thank interviewer for time
        –Give information
        –Get information
        –Close the interview
It only takes one good one
     – For A Home Run

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