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					 Interviewing Skills I
 What Employers Expect During an Interview




C AREER S ERVICES
                     W HAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THIS
                     WORKSHOP ?

 Ask questions
 Give more
  examples
 Know the job
  description
 Be on top of
  their job search
                              N AME           THAT SKILL


Activity:

1. Divide into groups of three or more
2. A skill sticker will be placed upper front shoulder (do not look at it)
3. Ask other members of the group questions so you can name the skill

Once all members have guessed the skill, discuss if that skill fits you.
Talk about the way it does describe you and the way it does not.

How would you describe this skill to a prospective employer?
                  T YPE           OF I NTERVIEWS

   Screening
       General

       On-campus

       Career fair interaction

       Eliminates unqualified candidates

       Often on the phone

   Selection
       Longer, more thorough

       Identify more qualified

       Day-long, see about 3-5 people
                       W HAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
                           PRIOR TO THE INTERVIEW


1. Include keywords from the job description in your resume

2. Know what you are interviewing for

3. Prepare stories or examples to refer to during the interview

4. Research the company



  X examples of job descriptions here
    P REPARATION FOR AN INTERVIEW


   Analyze the job description for skills
    the employer desires

   Know your achievements and how
    they reflect your skills. Match w/ job
    description.

   Be ready to quantify your
    achievements

   Prepare anecdotes/stories to
    demonstrate your achievements
                             J OB D ESCRIPTIONS


Print out every job description that interests you whether you
Plan to apply for it or not.

Learn to read job descriptions

Learn the language of the “World of Work”
Company Info:
Nano-Media Marketing offers services ranging from strategy, to branding, to site design and
development, to eCommerce, to complete backend programming and custom software solutions!
We also work on drive to web and marketing efforts to support online programs. This includes
logo design, branding, advertising design, packaging, billboards, animation/multimedia, annual
reports, print and direct marketing and more. We work to push the envelope of technology and
its development in online business and its impact on offline channels. Full front to back end, print
to web, media and marketing strategy, development, design, and deployment.
•consulting
•development
•print design
•web and new media design
•training
•process and project managment
•marketing plans & strategy
•site assessments and evaluations
•logo and identity
•technology assistance
•digital photography studio, on or off-site (product, corporate, and media photography)
Location:
0000 Friendship Drive
Suite 10
Madison, WI 53719
www.NanoMediaMarketing.com

Contact:                              Email resume and names of three references to:
Nano-Media Marketng                   patpage@nanomedia.com
Pat Page
phone:608-442-8674
fax:608-204-7004
Company Info:
Nano-Media Marketing offers services ranging from strategy, to branding, to site design and
development, to eCommerce, to complete backend programming and custom software solutions!
We also work on drive to web and marketing efforts to support online programs. This includes
logo design, branding, advertising design, packaging, billboards, animation/multimedia, annual
reports, print and direct marketing and more. We work to push the envelope of technology and
its development in online business and its impact on offline channels. Full front to back end, print
to web, media and marketing strategy, development, design, and deployment.
•consulting
•development
•print design
•web and new media design
•training
•process and project manaegment
•marketing plans & strategy
•site assessments and evaluations
•logo and identity
•technology assistance
•digital photography studio, on or off-site (product, corporate, and media photography)
Location:
0000 Friendship Drive
Suite 10
Madison, WI 53719
www.NanoMediaMarketing.com

Contact:                              Email resume and names of three references to:
Nano-Media Marketng                   patpage@nanomedia.com
Pat Page
phone:608-442-8674
fax:608-204-7004
                         K NOW WHAT TYPE OF JOB
                    YOU ARE INTERVIEWING FOR


Do you understand the industry and the occupational cluster?

What is the occupational cluster for each of these job titles?

Teller                        Financial Services
Social Media Marketing        Graphic and Media Arts
English Teacher               Education
Lab Technician                Biological, Healthcare & Environmental Services
Actuary                       Insurance Industry
Art Therapy                   Psychology or Social Work

http://www.careerinfonet.org/                 http://online.onetcenter.org/
Occupations/select_occupation.
aspx?next=occ_rep&level=&opt
status=&id=1,&nodeid=2&socco
de=&stfips=&jobfam=
             P REPARE S TORIES OR EXAMPLES TO
                REFER TO DURING THE INTERVIEW


   I am reliable

    In four years I missed one day of work

   I am a good leader

    I was elected chairperson of the homecoming committee. During that time . . .

   I am good with people

    Last month I settled a dispute between. . .
                             TOUGH QUESTIONS


   Tell me about yourself

   Describe your greatest weakness

   What are your salary expectations

   Where would you like to be 5 years from
    now

   Trick/Stress questions such as:
    - tell me 2 reasons why we would not hire you

    - if you were a salad, what ingredient would you
    be and why
        D URING              THE I NTERVIEW

   Maintain poise with receptionist and
    others you have contact with

   Know how to pronounce the name of the
    interviewer(s)

   Maintain eye contact

   Allow interviewer to control the interview

   Be prepared with questions that
    demonstrate your understanding of the
    job and organization
                         A DVICE            FOR         C ANDIDATES
                  •Be prepared to ask questions

                  •Give more examples of actual work or activities
Hiring
managers are      •Know what you are interviewing for
away of
candidates        •Know something about the company
who walk into
an interview      •Know why you want to work for the company
with a sense of
entitlement.      •Understand WHY you want to work for the company

                  •Express how you can fit in the company culture

                  •Know why you want to work for a the company
C OMPETENCIES E MPLOYERS
                  ARE LOOKING FOR


• Confidence


• Maturity in Communication Skills

• Adaptability


•Written Communication Skills


• Focus

• Patience-learn from ground up
T HINGS TO BRING TO AN INTERVIEW


   A copy of your resume
   Chose materials that demonstrate the skills
    the employer is looking for
   Awards, letters of recommendation,
    certificates of achievement, samples of
    writing or other items you created, etc.
   Place in a simple folder; have copies for
    everyone involved in the interview process
            F OLLOW - UP AFTER THE
                                         INTERVIEW


•Write a thank you note to the chair of the search committee

•Write the note immediately following the interview

•Mail it on the way home or at the airport so they can receive
•It the next day

•Emails are okay, but handwritten thank you notes show sincerity
• Confidence


• Maturity in Communication Skills

• Adaptability


•Written Communication Skills


• Focus

• Patience-learn from ground up

				
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