Job Interview

Darrick Helgoth

How to Dress...

How to Dress For Every Job Interview!

Before the Interview...

Make sure you arrive 5-15 minutes early and also make sure you know how to get there.
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During the Interview....

5 Common Interview Questions....


What Are Your Weaknesses?

Handle it by minimizing your weakness and emphasizing your strengths. Stay away from personal qualities and concentrate on professional traits.

2. Why Should We Hire You?

Summarize your experiences.

3. Why Do You Want to Work Here?

The interviewer is listening for an answer that indicates you've given this some thought and are not sending out resumes just because there is an opening.

4. What Are Your Goals?

Sometimes it's best to talk about short-term and intermediate goals rather than locking yourself into the distant future.

5. Why Did You Leave (Or Why Are You Leaving) Your Job?

If you're unemployed, state your reason for leaving in a positive context: "I managed to survive two rounds of corporate downsizing, but the third round was a 20 percent reduction in the workforce, which included me."

If you are employed, focus on what you want in your next job: "After two years, I made the decision to look for a company that is team-focused, where I can add my experience.

After the Interview....

Say thank you and goodbye and also tell them why you want to work for that company....
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Interview do's and don'ts

Don't: show up to an interview with your parents, a friend or a pet.
Do: arrive fifteen minutes early and treat everyone you meet with respect.

Don't: assume the recruiter or interviewer knows anything about you or has read your resume.
Do: come to the interview with copies of your resume, and be ready to walk them through your education and work experience.

Don't: refer to notes when responding to the interviewer's questions.
Do: take notes on what they say, and come prepared with five questions to ask.

Don't: ask the interviewer what they want to know about you.
Do: modify your elevator pitch to explain why you are qualified and interested in the specific role.

Interview Dos and Don'ts
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