Job Interview Process

Aleah Johnson

Before the Interview

How to Prepare

  • Be sure to have a complete resume
  • Know when and where the interview is
  • Understand the job description
  • Research the company
  • Practice basic questions and answers
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During the Interview


  • Shake hands with the person/people you are interviewing with
  • Smile and make eye contact
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  • Arrive about 15 minutes early to the interview
  • Know where you are heading

What to Bring

  • no phone
  • extra resume
  • no bags

Questions to Ask

  • What is the dress code?
  • Who may I contact?
  • What is the average pay?
Top 5 Interview Questions To Ask In A Job Interview

5 Common Interview Questions

Tell me about yourself.
  • Start with a strong simple statement about yourself that could apply to the job.
  • Include past work experience that sums up what you did up until now.
  • Be specific (numbers, dates, times)
  • Point out your strong suits (creative, organized)
  • Be original; stand out from other interviewers.

What do you know about our company?
  • Look up information on the company's website.
  • Impress them
  • Use things that you could only know by the website.

What is your greatest strength?
  • Do the best to point out abilities you have and are needed for the job.
  • Be honest

What is your greatest weakness?
  • Make it a positive
  • Be truthful

Why should we hire you?
  • Focus on benefits to the employer for hiring you.
  • Analyze the job description.
  • Highlight requirements that you meet.

Questions to Avoid

These questions are called illegal questions. The interviewer is not allowed to ask them, and you don't have to answer them.
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After the Interview

After the interview, shake hands and thank them, like before the interview. Be sure to stand out and send a thank you note, this lets the interviewer know that you really do want the job.
1 Thing You MUST Do After Any Job Interview - Thank You Notes

How to Dress

How you dress for an interview greatly affects the interviewer's first opinion of you. Make sure to dress one step above the usual work attire. It is better to be overdressed than underdressed.

Interview Don'ts

  • Never take your phone into the interview. Keep it in the car or turn it off.
  • Use good posture.
  • Do not bring a purse or large bag.
  • Don't fidget. Sit on you hands or put them in your pockets.
  • Never bring somebody to the interview or waiting room/lobby.
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