Succeeding in a Job Interview

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Succeeding in a Job Interview
Topic # 6405A
Ryan Stokoszynski
Job Interviews
Job interviews are meetings allowing an
employer to gather information about a
potential applicant on a personal level.
This interview can benefit both
employers and applicants.
Employers Benefit from Interviews
The employer is able to determine the
qualities the applicant possesses that may be
used for the job
Can verbally explain the job and duties
Can judge applicant’s verbal skills
Can ask about the resume
Allows for impromptu responses to determine
applicant’s ability to think on his or her feet.
Applicants Benefit from Interviews
To determine the exact duties of the job
To explain why you should be chosen
To explain why you are experienced and
educated enough for the job
To inquire about job security and hours
Study the Employer
If you come to the
interview with
knowledge of the
employer and a
developed interest,
you will be better
able to answer the
questions asked of
you.
Dress Appropriately
Dress neatly and be
well-groomed.
Remember that first
impressions can be
incredibly important.
Be Prepared
Bring a pen,
notepad, letter of
application, resume,
and remember to
have your social
security number
with you as well.
Be Prompt
Being on time for
the interview is very
important. It shows
your level of interest
in the position and
sets a precedent to
how you will react if
given the job.
Be Personable
Have good manners,
speak clearly and
skillfully, and be
confident of
yourself.
Concluding the Interview
Take cues or hints
from the interviewer
as to when to end
the interview.
Remember to
graciously thank him
or her for the
opportunity.
Following Up
Always send a letter
of thanks. It’s
alright to take this
as one last
opportunity to sell
yourself to the
potential employer.
Controlling a Denial
You can control your
education or training
in the field the
employer was trying
to fill.
There are also
things that the
applicant cannot
control – there are
things that a certain
employer might find
as negative.

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