Job Interview Process

Samantha Dramse

Before the Interview

  • Research the company
  • Call the company and find out who your interviewer is
  • Practice your interview by yourself
  • Arrive 5-15 minutes early
  • Come dressed a step above what the current employees wear

During the Interview

  • Bring a copy of your resume just in case they ask for it
  • Greet them with a firm handshake
  • Look them in the eyes
  • Tell them your answer and explain to the best you can
  • Give examples of your past work experience
  • Tell them why you are best for the job
  • Remember - It is okay to brag about yourself, you want them to pick you!

5 Common Interview Questions and Tips

When answering these questions during an interview, it is okay to think for a couple seconds. Research some other questions and be prepared to answer them by practicing in a mirror at home before the interview.

  • Tell me about yourself? - use 5 description words, don't tell your whole life story, highlight your strengths with specific details from the past
  • Why should we hire you? - think of the company and what they are looking for, tell them why they should and give them examples of you doing something
  • What is your greatest strength? - be specific, explain with a lot of detail
  • What is your greatest weakness? - be honest, don't mention the weakness if it might keep you from getting the job, show them you are trying to conquer the weakness
  • What is your greatest accomplishment? - think about this one and then answer with a specific answer that explains why it really was your greatest accomplishment

After the Interview

  • Give them another handshake and thank them for the interview
  • Ask them if they know when a decision is going to be made
  • If you haven't already, talk about the job payment wages
  • Send them a thank you letter or email just for the chance for an interview (This may get you the job)
  • If they haven't contacted you in a while, call them and ask them if a decision has been made

Dress for the Interview

  • You should always dress a step up from the company you are interviewing for
  • Don't dress too fancy
  • Don't dress in bright colors that are going to distract the interviewer
  • Ladies, take off all finger nail polish that isn't a natural color (blue, pink, yellow)

Interview Don'ts

Don't


  • Chew gum
  • Put on too much perfume/cologne
  • Smoke before the interview
  • Say anything negative about your past employers
  • Just say yes or no, explain!!
  • Answer your phone during an interview
  • Not ask questions